Updated Windows Phone App for Desktop Available for Download

With improved podcast support, flexible library selection, and more

A new flavor of the Windows Phone app for desktop is now available for download for the owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, with some appealing enhancements packed inside.

The application was designed to provide users with an easy tool to keep their phones synced with a desktop PC, and the latest update enhances this by offering improved iTunes podcast support.

Additionally, the application comes with various performance enhancements, as well as with bug fixes, Microsoft announced in a blog post.

The software also allows users to share content from the phone with Windows 8 apps, to add ringtones and playlists to the phone, and to get music, photos, and videos from the PC to the phone and the other way around.

The list of changes included in the new application release also shows:

- Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app, but many people get their podcasts from other sources. Now, as long as your podcasts are saved in a folder, you can automatically sync them to your phone.

- Simplified updates. Previous versions of the app required you to install updates from windowsphone.com. Now the app tells you when improvements are available, so you install them with a click.

- Flexible library selection. To provide more flexibility, the app can now sync files from any library or folder on your computer, even if they’re on an external hard drive.

- Many bug fixes. We’ve rolled up your feedback on the preview versions and made fixes to improve performance.

Users who would like to learn more on what the application has to offer to them can head over to this page on Microsoft’s website for an online tutorial on its features.

The Windows Phone App for Desktop is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link.

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