When it comes to social news sites, Reddit and Digg are the two names that pop up in my mind. Digg of course has lost its popularity and is no more a reliable site, but Reddit is still charming and growing day by day. For those who are not familiar with the concept, here’s a quote from Wikipedia.
“Reddit, stylized as reddit, is a social news website where the registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text “self” post. Other users then vote the submission “up” or “down”, which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site’s pages and front page. Reddit is based in San Francisco, California, USA.”
Launching the browser and visiting reddit can be a pain sometimes, and when it comes to smartphones, we have apps for almost anything and Reddit is one among them. Previously, there was a shortage of Reddit clients, but same isn’t the case now and below are some reddit clients which I found useful:
BaconReader is one of the oldest reddit specific clients, and over the years it has refined a lot and all I can say is it’s the best out there. The app comes from the house of OneLouder Apps who have made some notable high quality apps like Friendcaster, 1Weather, Slices and more.
Talking of the design, just like reddit itself, even the baconreader has a clean and minimalistic UI. It supports full user profile, image previews and more. One of the things which make reddit interesting is the comment section, and if you are into reading those awesome conversations, BaconReader has color coded comments interface which makes reading comments easier than ever. This app undoubtedly has a lot of loyal users.
‘Reddit is fun’ is better known for its tablet user interface, but that said, it works perfectly fine on an Android smartphone as well. The interface is fluidic and user intuitive. It’s easy to flip through your list and quickly glance through the story details and comments, and with the dual pane interface, it works like a charm on tablets.
If you take a look at the Play Store listing of this app, they haven’t listed a lot of details about this app, but this reddit client works very well and has a tabbed interface which lets you shift between sections by just moving your fingers left or right.
For people who like to read white text on black background, the developers of this app have covered that too and users can choose the darker theme if they want to.
Again, this is an app which is focused on tablets. The interface takes advantage of the extra screen real estate that is available on tablet devices. Even this one uses two pane interface and you can browse through sub-reddits, preview stories and conversations, or browse through your profile, and as the name says it, it’s available free of cost.
Let us know if you have any better app in mind than the ones I have listed above in the comment section below.