Looking for a better way to digest your VentureBeat news? We recently developed a slick, simple desktop reader for Windows-powered PCs and Intel Atom processor-based tablets and netbooks.

The desktop app, which we built in conjunction with the Intel AppUp developer program, is now available for free in the AppUp store. Click here to download it.

For those of you who like to read the news quickly and often, having a dedicated app that can run in its own thread provides some great advantages versus running it in a browser, especially on a tablet. Smaller, faster, and lighter than a browser tab, the new VB dedicated reader is great for those who simply want to check the headlines and then get back to playing Angry Birds.

The image below shows the desktop app on a PC. Again, it’s available for download here.

VB Desktop App