One of the most catchy feature of the app is that the stories you find here have videos available along with them, which can be a great way of storytelling to kids. You can add these videos to your favorites, and can also pin them to your Start Screen to access them quickly.
Story Time is available for free under the Books & Reference category of the Windows Store.
Using this Windows 8 Story App
At the main landing page of this free story finding app, two main categories, namely, Top Rated and Recent, would be shown to you. The stories will be available as tiles.
When you get into any of these categories, you would get an option to filter out the stories as: Top Rated, Newest, and Title.
Let me tell you more about the stories that are shown here:
If you get to a particular story, the video for the story is available on the left side. On the right side, the story is available in textual f0rm. Two options are also available on the page: to read the entire story, to record.
Get to the Read Full Story option, and the entire story would be shown to you to read. Good quality pictures are available here to make the children understand the stories in a better way. Make sure that you use the arrows present on the left and the right side to read the entire story.
Record option can be used if you want to narrate and record the entire story which can be listened to at a later point of time.
To use all the options, make sure that you have signed in into the app. For that, use your Settings charm. Login to the app uses your Windows 8 Microsoft Account’s credentials.
Pin the Videos to the Start screen
You can also pin the videos that are available here, to your start screen. For that, right click on the video and choose the pin option. The video’s tile would be pinned to the Start Screen.
Add Videos to Favorite
You can also add videos to your Favorites list. For that, right click the video, and use the option available for it in the bottom flyout. The video would be added to your favorite list.
You can use the Favorite option by right clicking on the main screen, and can readily access your favorite videos from there.
You can also search stories by using the Search option that is available in the bottom flyout.
Also check Endless Alphabet.
Key Features of Story Time
- The app is freely available in the Windows Store.
- The stories are illustrated with good quality images.
- There is an option to record the stories.
- The app’s database is quite large.
- Option to block any particular story is available.
A nice Windows 8 Story App according to me, Story Time deserves a try for sure!