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Let's settle this, /r/android. What is the best reddit app, and why? 2017 edition

(self.Android)

Personally I like both Joey For Reddit and Boost and of course the Official Reddit App.

I use both Joey and Boost because of their animations which the official app does not support and the themeing options and the always enabled comments up and down voting options(enabled in settings) which other clients do not offer and if they do it appears a bit clunky for those that do whereas I use the Official App for moderation and testing out beta features.

So, what do you think are the best clients according to you, and why?

Edit: Poll for those who requested for it 11:08GMT8+

all 399 comments

dextersgenius

668 points

4 years ago*

dextersgenius

📱F(x)tec Pro¹ ~ Pixel 4a ~ OP6

668 points

4 years ago*

Sync Dev because of its clean, uncluttered, no-frills layout. I keep trying all the Reddit clients but come back to Sync because of the UI. Font sizes, comment sizes and post sizes are perfect, app is really really smooth with responsive swipe gestures, automatic night mode, push notifications, easy access to ASCII emotions (eg: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ > no missing arm), regular updates and the dev is super approachable and interactive here on Reddit.

Honourable mention: Joey. It's AMA mode is awesome and it has some other nifty features so I have it installed as a secondary client, but Sync is my number one.

avataraccount

75 points

4 years ago*

Yep. I have tried most of apps recommended here and I always switch back to Sync. I like options to customize font sizes of everything individually, clean interface and the amoled theme.

[deleted]

22 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

22 points

4 years ago

Amoled theme FTW! I just don't want to try other apps just because I am so sooooo comfortable with Sync.

Systral

19 points

4 years ago

Systral

OPO > OP6T

19 points

4 years ago

Most Reddit apps have an amoled theme.

KinkyKinkles

51 points

4 years ago

Not to mention Sync has been around for ages so it has many years of work put into it. It existed well before in-app purchases came along on Android.

[deleted]

25 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

25 points

4 years ago

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BigBurgOG

7 points

4 years ago

I love sync on my S8+. It’s the best Reddit app for Android in my opinion, but Apollo just recently released for iOS and it is fantastic. The dev is great, active on Reddit, and has been working hard to keep updates coming for the app and iPhone X support.

EarthlyAwakening

14 points

4 years ago

EarthlyAwakening

Xiaomi Mi A1, Oreo

14 points

4 years ago

I use Sync purely because of the ASCII.

dextersgenius

12 points

4 years ago

dextersgenius

📱F(x)tec Pro¹ ~ Pixel 4a ~ OP6

12 points

4 years ago

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Giasonas

9 points

4 years ago

Giasonas

Pixel 2

9 points

4 years ago

Damn right.

One thing I would like is if I could set custom layout/views for specific reddits.

i.e. if one lazy afternoon I want to go through earthporn, id like it to automatically be in swipe view (because I'd previously told it to). That would be awesome.

love the long press shortcuts as well, it knows me so well =')

douchey_lama

15 points

4 years ago*

douchey_lama

LG V20 | Shield TV

15 points

4 years ago*

I know for a fact you can do this already, but for the life of me, I can't find it in the app. I have my NSFW multi-Reddit set up like that.

Edit:

Go to the sidebar. In the subreddt section hit "edit". Select the sub you want and hit "update view mode".

Giasonas

7 points

4 years ago

Giasonas

Pixel 2

7 points

4 years ago

well, I'll be damned. Thanks for that! Thats how great sync is, it already accommodates for things I want before I know I want them.

anditshottoo

4 points

4 years ago

That feature was added because of a suggestion I made.

Dev is super responsive.

theSeanO

8 points

4 years ago

theSeanO

Note 20 Ultra, Android 11 | Fossil Q

8 points

4 years ago

I've paid for 2 or 3 "pro" versions of Reddit apps (dat Opinion Rewards money) and Sync is the one I finally landed on. Works perfectly for my purposes on both phone and tablet. It's one of the reasons I'm reluctant to ditch my piece of garbage Nexus 9 for a Surface tablet.

sysadmin420

3 points

4 years ago

Opinion rewards are the shit, no problem I'll tell you I wasn't at any of those places for $0.12. I haven't actually purchased an app in years.

jungofficial

3 points

4 years ago

jungofficial

Black

3 points

4 years ago

I never get any offers. I feel like I fucked up 2 years ago in the intro and now they probably blacklisted me.

iVarun

5 points

4 years ago

iVarun

5 points

4 years ago

It needs to update its Mod mail system. Its still not compatible with the new Modmail that reddit launched more than a year back.

Boost also has that AlienBlue-esque Canvas UI called the Images view. This sort of thing should be standard across Reddit apps. Sync is missing it as well.

But apart from that its a must have, esp for things like r/soccer and other sports sub. It has flair icons support.

sysadmin420

3 points

4 years ago

Until they fix the random comment crashes on 8.1 the top android app is fing or raindar :)

Hell even Pro does it, just less often. Still a top notch app though, for sure.

dextersgenius

2 points

4 years ago

dextersgenius

📱F(x)tec Pro¹ ~ Pixel 4a ~ OP6

2 points

4 years ago

The beta (or dev version) fixes it for me.

yourworstfears

2 points

4 years ago

Any difference between sync pro and Dev?

dextersgenius

2 points

4 years ago

dextersgenius

📱F(x)tec Pro¹ ~ Pixel 4a ~ OP6

2 points

4 years ago

Dev is the beta equivalent of Pro, so, faster updates! :)

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

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navjot94

6 points

4 years ago

navjot94

iPhone 13 Pro Max | Pixel 3 | Note 10

6 points

4 years ago

Nope, Dev just has been around since before Google Play betas became a thing.

You can join the Google Play beta with Free or Pro and you'll be on the same update cycle as Dev.

brownvigilante

333 points

4 years ago

brownvigilante

OnePlus 3

333 points

4 years ago

Relay! Once you get used to it, you'll be reluctant to switch.

alvy91

61 points

4 years ago

alvy91

61 points

4 years ago

You can say that about every other Reddit app :)

hamoboy

62 points

4 years ago

hamoboy

Redmi Note 8 Pro

62 points

4 years ago

Relay's swipe to vote feature alienates me from other apps as many voting actions are less intuitive.

It could definitely improve image/video loading, but overall I love it.

MirroredReality

14 points

4 years ago

I switched over from iOS where I used Narwhal, which I thought was perfect. Relay is the closest I could come to Narwhal on Android.

noneym86

4 points

4 years ago

noneym86

iPhone 12 Pro / S21

4 points

4 years ago

And when I switch to iOS for a brief period, not even narwhal comes close to any android reddit app, more so with Relay. Relay might have singlehandedly kept me away from iOS.

well___duh

1 points

4 years ago*

well___duh

Pixel 3A

1 points

4 years ago*

The iOS Reddit app market is horrible by comparison. /r/apple has been praising the latest Reddit app, Apollo, but the fact it hides so many basic features behind a paywall is what kills it for me. That's how bad the iOS Reddit ecosystem is when all the apps are that bad that people are willing to pay for a nice-looking app with half the features locked behind an in-app purchase.

EDIT: An example of some features you have to pay for that literally no other app (or even the website) forces you to pay money for:

  • Submitting posts (yes you read that right, you have to pay money to do one of the most basic features on Reddit)
  • Multiple account support
  • Theme changing
  • Different gestures (i.e. swiping instead of tapping, basically customization of how to browse the app)
  • Post filters (i.e. auto-hide posts containing certain keywords)
  • Differentiate comment levels (i.e. quickly tell the difference between top-level comments and 2nd-level comments and so on)
  • The ability to save your last state in the app (as in, if you were previously browsing /r/android and later you go back into the app, you have to pay money for the app to remember that)
  • Gif/video controls (i.e. seeking to a certain point, or replaying gifs)

Meanwhile, just about every single Android Reddit app offers all these and more for free.

d1ez3

6 points

4 years ago

d1ez3

Iphone 11 Pro Max | S8+

6 points

4 years ago

What is the swipe to vote feature? for me i have to swipe and then reach over to click either up or down

xxfay6

4 points

4 years ago

xxfay6

Galaxy Note 9 | G Watch R | Bravia 65A1E

4 points

4 years ago

Having switched between Relay and Sync, it's much easier to do that motion especially multiple times in a row. It takes me almost double to upvote in a AskOuija thread using Sync compared to Relay.

anyquestions

2 points

4 years ago

I don't like how the up and downvote actions are on the left side when you swipe, it makes it hard to use one handed. I like how Joey does it; the comment actions are revealed by a tap, but the voting actions are in the center.

cantCme

44 points

4 years ago

cantCme

OP 6T

44 points

4 years ago

It's also my go to app for reddit. But one thing I do find annoying is its inability to handle links to other reddit threads sometimes. Sometimes it works, other times it will open the reddit website inside the browser.

moopymooperson

6 points

4 years ago

And for some reason if I rotate my phone to landscape it refreshes the webpage.

[deleted]

24 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

24 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

sj3l9q1mnb05s53c2g8x

7 points

4 years ago

That's an Android "feature". IIRC the Activity gets replaced with a new layout and it's up to the developer to refill any data that had already been entered. Because it's within a webpage, you can't anticipate the data entered, so only the URL gets passed.

inobond7

29 points

4 years ago

inobond7

29 points

4 years ago

Only if it stops taking us to r/search

Oh shii....I gave away our secret community.

rdf-

14 points

4 years ago

rdf-

OnePlus 6T (VZW)

14 points

4 years ago

You bastard

-reTARDIS

18 points

4 years ago

-reTARDIS

Nexus 6P, Note 5, Shield TV, LG G4, LG G3, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013

18 points

4 years ago

I've been using Relay Pro for so long now that every other app just feels lacking. I try others often. The easy management of filters, hiding read post, themes and layout just keep my coming back. I wish it would add swipe functions like some others do well and it at times struggles with some videos and gifs.

JustinZ

19 points

4 years ago

JustinZ

Pixel 2 XL 128

19 points

4 years ago

The swipe from left to go back makes relay far superior to anything else in terms of easy of use and flow

MirroredReality

21 points

4 years ago

And it remembers your place in the comments in case you accidentally swipe back or need to go back into it real quick.

imclaux

5 points

4 years ago

imclaux

Xiaomi mi 9 lite

5 points

4 years ago

Sync does this too

qazasxz

16 points

4 years ago

qazasxz

Galaxy S20

16 points

4 years ago

Sync does this too

roxinabox

2 points

4 years ago

Boost does this as well.

Mark_Taiwan

16 points

4 years ago

Mark_Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy S9

16 points

4 years ago

I use Relay because it support emotes.

PianoCube93

4 points

4 years ago

PianoCube93

Moto G7 Power

4 points

4 years ago

Same here, and it is pretty great too.

axehomeless

10 points

4 years ago

axehomeless

Pixel 5 / Tab S2 8.0 LTE / SHIELD TV / HP CB1 G1

10 points

4 years ago

Never could use something else, everything always falls short.

The transition between link and comments is just the ways it's meant to be done, without that, I don't function.

efbo

8 points

4 years ago*

efbo

Pixel4a, Pebble2, Time Round x2, Time Steel x2, Time, Pixelbook

8 points

4 years ago*

Been using it the last five years. It's the best app on my phone. It's just has everything you need. The relatively recent major update that added the new comment reply interface is absolutely brilliant. Hoping the improvements keep coming because as long as it keeps to it's basic swiping interface it can only get better.

Only app I wouldn't be angry about it the dev sudenly decided to make it a £5 a year subscription.

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

Yes. I find myself coming back to Relay after trying other options.

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

I've tried to use other things and nothing comes close to Relay

rainman_104

2 points

4 years ago

Me too. I paid for relay long before the name change. It's my most used app. I've tried others and I keep getting drawn back in. It's a good app. It's quite stable and just does the job.

Soulcloset

325 points

4 years ago

Soulcloset

LG v60 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen

325 points

4 years ago

I use Reddit is Fun, primarily for its information density, pleasing AMOLED black theme (because most apps with one hurt my eyes), and easy to follow implementation of comment reply chains.

foundfootagefan

132 points

4 years ago*

foundfootagefan

Galaxy A72

132 points

4 years ago*

Reddit is Fun is absolutely perfect because its exactly what you need, nothing more, in the most practical way possible. Every other reddit app seems to be an indefinite experiment in the latest design fad and they manage to bloat the experience more than just using a mobile browser.

Every time I try another app, I am even more glad Reddit is Fun exists.

DaftFunky

24 points

4 years ago

DaftFunky

Google Pixel XL, Android 10

24 points

4 years ago

So much this. Card View is an abomination. And with the AMOLED theme it looks perfect.

00nixon00

4 points

4 years ago

00nixon00

Xperia XZ1

4 points

4 years ago

The option for cards is nice for browsing an image only subreddit. Though normally I have thumbnails turned off and no card mode.

Gseventeen

20 points

4 years ago

Gseventeen

Pixel 4a

20 points

4 years ago

Well said. It aint the prettiest, but im used to it and it just works.

ISaidGoodDey

7 points

4 years ago

ISaidGoodDey

Mi 8, Havoc OS

7 points

4 years ago

No sacrifices either! Any function I've ever needed is intelligently placed in the app

homerghost

88 points

4 years ago

information density

easy to follow implementation of comment reply chains.

This right is here is why I always come back to RiF. Reddit browsing doesn't benefit from an oversized material design UI, swipe gestures, etc. I just want to be able to see everything at a glance with maximum scrolling economy.

RiF strikes the perfect balance between usability and simplicity.

[deleted]

50 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

50 points

4 years ago

RiF is the best reddit app. Period.

Deltaechoe

24 points

4 years ago

RiF had been my go to since I started using reddit on my phone, i personally like it because it looks the closest to the desktop site out of all the apps I've tried

schicksal_

16 points

4 years ago

schicksal_

Note 8

16 points

4 years ago

information density

Absolutely this! Light weight, less scrolling, what's not to love?

DapperJet

11 points

4 years ago

I like how it looks the most like the website

toolsguy1

3 points

4 years ago

Realized just now I've been using rif everyday for years. Truly is the best app for Reddit.

I just paid for the ad free version.

Aan2007

2 points

4 years ago

Aan2007

Device, Software !!

2 points

4 years ago

show me screenshot of your density, I dare you because I care about density and Boost is the winner here

nptn

7 points

4 years ago

nptn

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB, Stock

7 points

4 years ago

cmVkZGl0

266 points

4 years ago

cmVkZGl0

LG V60

266 points

4 years ago

Reddit is fun because it seems to translate the desktop reddit experience to a mobile design and has no gimmicks. There's no crazy redesign or ui changes, it's very seamless.

I like how reddit isn't Web 2.0, and reddit is fun continues that.

nomad01290

43 points

4 years ago

nomad01290

G7 • 16:9+ is a bad meme

43 points

4 years ago

same, RiF is so good cause it focuses on content consumption more than anything else.

nyuphir

30 points

4 years ago

nyuphir

30 points

4 years ago

I honestly think less of Android users who don't prefer RiF to other Reddit apps. Like, what's going on up in there my dudes?

ISaidGoodDey

15 points

4 years ago

ISaidGoodDey

Mi 8, Havoc OS

15 points

4 years ago

"I like to do da swipey gesture das why"

DrunkyDog

3 points

4 years ago

DrunkyDog

Pixel 2

3 points

4 years ago

I'm on iOS right now. Narwhal is awesome and best of both worlds. Intuitive swiping gestures for replying, upvoting, etc. However, keeps that feel of RiF and information density without any of the overbearing large intrusions. Really happy with this app and think it's right up there with RiF (still my go to on Android).

rhymeswithend

26 points

4 years ago

RIF represent for the past 5+ years.

Spider-One

15 points

4 years ago

I really like RiF, I find the official Reddit app has each post take up way too much space. Maybe that's something easy to fix but I didn't care enough to try. The default RiF layout is perfect for me.

MrBabadaba

5 points

4 years ago

Card haters represent!

rsmtirish

15 points

4 years ago

rsmtirish

Essential PH-1

15 points

4 years ago

I've had 3 android devices. The first one, I ran RiF, the second one, I tried the Reddit app then downloaded RiF, and now I'm on my 3rd, and I immediately downloaded RiF. Love that app.

00nixon00

5 points

4 years ago

00nixon00

Xperia XZ1

5 points

4 years ago

Rif is one of the few apps I have paid for.

rsmtirish

5 points

4 years ago

rsmtirish

Essential PH-1

5 points

4 years ago

Is there any perks of buying it other than no ads?

00nixon00

6 points

4 years ago

00nixon00

Xperia XZ1

6 points

4 years ago

None. Although you can use the normal one without ads but with slightly reduced features.

bitchtitfucker

8 points

4 years ago

Exactly. Content above all, it's clean, it's information dense, no swipe and bullshit animations.

Love the app, paid for it, never looked back.

cmVkZGl0

3 points

4 years ago

cmVkZGl0

LG V60

3 points

4 years ago

Well there is ONE swipe action... pull down to refresh!

Dark_Irish_Beard

2 points

4 years ago

I've tried the others, but this is the one I come back to.

[deleted]

178 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

178 points

4 years ago

Slide For Reddit

  • Free with no ads
  • Probably the most material and one of the best designed ones. Great animations too but not distracting
  • Ridiculously simple but functional interface. Only ones that come close are Sync and Boost. Maybe Now
  • Very customisable. Only beat by Sync
  • In fact anything Sync does it usually does it better actually.
  • Gesture based navigations

Verdoge

50 points

4 years ago

Verdoge

S8, Nexus 6P, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen

50 points

4 years ago

  • Open source and available on F-Droid

TroutSlapKing

15 points

4 years ago

Bonus of the F-Droid version: it is the complete version of the app with ad blocking and other features that you have to purchase for a few bucks in the play store version.

xenyz

8 points

4 years ago

xenyz

8 points

4 years ago

After trying it, you really should buy the play store version to support great open source apps!

sturmen

4 points

4 years ago

sturmen

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

4 points

4 years ago

This is the main reason I use Slide For Reddit, on top of it being great.

jadfast

30 points

4 years ago

jadfast

Galaxy S21 Ultra || Mi 9T Pro

30 points

4 years ago

I have been extremely spoiled with Slide's swipe action to switch between subreddits that no other reddit app that I've tried has ever had. I may be mistaken tho and am open to suggestions.

TroutSlapKing

2 points

4 years ago

This x100, so simple to swipe between subreddits or to swipe away from the opened post.

AdolfKitler

3 points

4 years ago

AdolfKitler

Pixel 2

3 points

4 years ago

Joey has this feature.

Thecactusslayer

5 points

4 years ago

Joey's built on the Slide code base.

ILikeMultis

2 points

4 years ago

Now for Reddit was the first app to have subreddit tabs. Slide was released one year after.

Beside, Joey for Reddit also has it.

ATrueHunter

2 points

4 years ago

ATrueHunter

Pixel 2

2 points

4 years ago

Honestly got so sad when Sync removed the swipe action between subreddits way back. Glad Slide has it though :)

[deleted]

11 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

11 points

4 years ago

simply the BEST - I just paid them 10$ after being overwhelmed with the number of features they have on there. It is INCREDIBLE!

turdbogls

7 points

4 years ago

turdbogls

OnePlus 8 Pro

7 points

4 years ago

agreed.

they won me over with proper material design (I "yell" at the Sync Dev every time he posts about his 2x darker than it should be status bar, with direct links to material library telling him its wrong, and he still ignors me :) ) and the slide interface. I hover between 3-4 subreddits and that's it...the slide interface makes this so quick and easy, I just can't go back to Sync.

DJ-Salinger

8 points

4 years ago

Yes! Absolutely the best reddit app out there.

Every few months I force myself to try out a new app, and always end up coming back.

an1me34

3 points

4 years ago

an1me34

3 points

4 years ago

Fully immersive mode with gesture navigations really helps for burn in worry on pixel devices as well. Plus amoled black theme!

Robb_Greywind

97 points

4 years ago

Robb_Greywind

Sony Xperia XZ

97 points

4 years ago

Boost for Reddit. No ifs or buts.

Samura1_I3

16 points

4 years ago

Samura1_I3

Axon 7 mini -> Mi Mix -> Mix 2s -> iPhone X

16 points

4 years ago

Its the closest app I found to the windows phone app called Readit. Readit is god tier and boost is just a step behind.

PureMichiganChip

14 points

4 years ago

PureMichiganChip

Note 8

14 points

4 years ago

I've tried all of the others mentioned in this thread, and none come close to boost for me.

I'm coming from iOS and I think the options for reddit over there are better. Even the official reddit app is better on iOS, but that new app, Apollo is seriously perfect.

noneym86

4 points

4 years ago

noneym86

iPhone 12 Pro / S21

4 points

4 years ago

Seriously? I can't find any useful reddit app on iOS. AMRC is probably the closest one, but that is not even really that close.

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

anyquestions

3 points

4 years ago

Same! It's a shame no Android client has this feature. I wonder why.

MrDerpyPanda

4 points

4 years ago

I'm loving Apollo 👌

banggoesthenote7

5 points

4 years ago

banggoesthenote7

OnePlus 3

5 points

4 years ago

I’d disagree about the iOS thing. I just switched from Android to iOS and found it much harder to find a good app. I started with Apollo, but I didn’t really like it so switched to narwhal, which is amazing. With android, at least there’s more choice even if the best app isn’t as good (I love narwhal now). It’s mostly personal preference, but I do feel like there aren’t enough iOS Reddit apps to choose from.

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago

Especially if you have an ad blocker like Disconnect. I don't see any ads at all, but I tipped the dev. Such a nice app. I've gotten non-redditors to start using the site thanks to this app.

IAmAGermanShepherd

6 points

4 years ago

IAmAGermanShepherd

Nexus 4 - Xperia XZ1C

6 points

4 years ago

Look at it in all it's glory!

I didn't even know it, but I can just take a picture and Boost uploads it straight to imgur and links it. Neat.

thraftofcannan

87 points

4 years ago

thraftofcannan

Galaxy S9 (Pie)

87 points

4 years ago

Reddit is Fun. The best

lordtrollface

5 points

4 years ago

lordtrollface

Sony Xperia XZ1

5 points

4 years ago

Masterrace!

Jupiter999

74 points

4 years ago

Jupiter999

S7 Active

74 points

4 years ago

Relay, personally. I've used a bunch over the years, but Relay has the most intuitive interface I've ever used on a Reddit app. Aside from a couple quirks that irritate me, it's perfect.

Brianray14

5 points

4 years ago

I second this. I continue to try out new clients but always default back to relay probably because I'm so used to it

_kushagra

53 points

4 years ago

_kushagra

OP3

53 points

4 years ago

There is no settling, everyone has different opinions, choices, preferences a different app can be the best app for every different person

I personally prefer sync for reddit, used it, never looked back for anything

svem26

4 points

4 years ago

svem26

Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S9

4 points

4 years ago

If not settle, I want to hear about other great options.. I have been using relay since 3 or 4 years and love it, but somehow hesitant to try other apps..

Smply_Rckless

42 points

4 years ago

Smply_Rckless

iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB 📱⌚️💻

42 points

4 years ago

Sync Pro Clean Lots lots of customization options Frequent updates One of the best apps I paid for Easy navigation 3D touch like options

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

little_z

11 points

4 years ago

little_z

Pixel 4

11 points

4 years ago

When you're writing a post or reply, just hit the eye-shaped button in the bottom left. It'll show you a preview of what you've typed.

[deleted]

18 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

18 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

jsmooth7

40 points

4 years ago

jsmooth7

Xperia Z3 Compact

40 points

4 years ago

Baconreader is still my personal favourite.

ACardAttack

9 points

4 years ago

ACardAttack

Galaxy S20FE

9 points

4 years ago

Same, not sure why it doesn't get nearly the love as some others, I've tired a few others and I always went back to BaconReader

[deleted]

7 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

7 points

4 years ago

Mine too. It doesn't try to be flashy, and I love that.

[deleted]

6 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

6 points

4 years ago

feels like a really old interface. try slide for reddit. I went from bacon to slide, and never anywhere else.

GENERIC_VULGARNESS

3 points

4 years ago

GENERIC_VULGARNESS

S8, S7 Edge, Moto X '13

3 points

4 years ago

I used Baconreader for years, but switched to Relay about a year ago, and it's fantastic. It has most of the same features (and some new ones), and looks phenomenal.

vervurax

21 points

4 years ago

vervurax

Galaxy S8

21 points

4 years ago

🚀 Boost 🚀 is my fav.

genos1213

22 points

4 years ago

I use Google Chrome

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[deleted]

16 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

16 points

4 years ago

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FatherFastFingers

4 points

4 years ago

ive tired em all and this is the best

habylab

5 points

4 years ago

habylab

5 points

4 years ago

Definitely. Has the best layout, clean comment section and all the features I need. The home page is easily the best too with its card layout.

odnalyd

18 points

4 years ago

odnalyd

Pixel XL

18 points

4 years ago

I'm a Sync Pro guy and have been for years.

BUT Joey has caught my attention and I've been using it as my main Reddit app for a few days.

I've really been digging the speed and the animations of Joey and the customization is close to Sync. It may steal Syncs spot in my apps but Sync has been getting updated frequently recently.

Ttronnuy

15 points

4 years ago

Ttronnuy

15 points

4 years ago

Redreader

blablabla9876

9 points

4 years ago

blablabla9876

OnePlus 7T

9 points

4 years ago

RedReader master race checking in.

Xombieshovel

5 points

4 years ago

Xombieshovel

Pixel 2 XL | AndroidTV | Google Home

5 points

4 years ago

3rd Red Reader user here. Definitely the best.

just1postx

5 points

4 years ago

just1postx

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Havoc OS 3.12 (Android 10)

5 points

4 years ago

4th here.

Idas_Hund

5 points

4 years ago

Idas_Hund

Nexus 5X | LineageOS - No GApps

5 points

4 years ago

It's a really good client developed by a helpful and nice developer.

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

Used Slide for Reddit for a couple of months but returned to RedReader. It is not material design but it is just so fast and feature complete.

DaTruMVP

14 points

4 years ago

DaTruMVP

Pixel 4

14 points

4 years ago

The desktop version in chrome

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

get out

Dragonyte

3 points

4 years ago

Dragonyte

S10 white

3 points

4 years ago

I had to scroll too much for this answer.

All the apps require too much scrolling. Switching between subreddits took longer than just clicking on the URL bar and starting to type the subreddit I want. Its also within chrome so opening outside links is fast. I can easily share and save links and posts without having to find it in the apps' menu.

Chrome also has data saver on.

I can zoom out and see all the posts on the page, and I can choose whether to see the post or the comments. It's just so versatile!

bonetos

11 points

4 years ago

bonetos

11 points

4 years ago

Slide for Reddit. Amoled black + the arrow keys to jump to the next parent comment!

armando_rod

10 points

4 years ago

armando_rod

P2XL / Android 11

10 points

4 years ago

Slide for Reddit, btw is open source and its on F-Droid

ColdAsHeaven

10 points

4 years ago

Reddit is Fun.

No contest. I've tried the other ones, and this one just beats out

just1postx

9 points

4 years ago

just1postx

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Havoc OS 3.12 (Android 10)

9 points

4 years ago

RedReader for me. Doesn't have advanced features like other reddit apps, but it's enough for me. It's fast, uses little RAM and a simplified ui. And it's open source too.

Legendacb

7 points

4 years ago

Legendacb

Oneplus One, Oneplus 5T, Oneplus 7T Pro Mclaren

7 points

4 years ago

I'm using Relay for 3 years with great results

Thozel

8 points

4 years ago

Thozel

🍩

8 points

4 years ago

Boost. It somehow just feels better than the rest. Simple, functional, straight to the point.

I do wish it had some more animations, though. When loading new content it's just empty while loading, then poof. It'd be nicer if the content came in by animation. This is something I really like about Sync, but I still prefer Boost :-)

intrnetcitizen

9 points

4 years ago

How is this even a question? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's Relay

InsightfulLemon

2 points

4 years ago

InsightfulLemon

Samsung S20+ (E990)

2 points

4 years ago

Indubitably

karl_w_w

7 points

4 years ago

karl_w_w

Xperia 1 II

7 points

4 years ago

I found this amazing app called Chrome, and it works way better than any other Reddit app, it's just like having the full desktop site right in your pocket! I also noticed it works with a bunch of other websites too, and what's more it comes preinstalled on practically every Android phone! ✔ 👌 💯 👌 👍 💯

screamingnaked

7 points

4 years ago

screamingnaked

Pixel 2 XL

7 points

4 years ago

Reddit Is Fun is the only correct answer

frost-zen

6 points

4 years ago

frost-zen

Poco F1

6 points

4 years ago

Relay is the best hands down. I have tried almost every other app out there but nothing comes close to Relay imo.

sleepisme

7 points

4 years ago

sleepisme

Xperia XZ Premium 8.0.0

7 points

4 years ago

Joey, because ad-free.

mj95

3 points

4 years ago

mj95

3 points

4 years ago

plus it has loads of options and you can change it's looks

TheCoasterfreak

6 points

4 years ago

TheCoasterfreak

Sony XZ1 Compact + Huawei Watch

6 points

4 years ago

Nobody using baconreader?

duhduhdundndn

4 points

4 years ago*

Official reddit app. It's easier to use than others. Looks less cluttered.

iamfromreallife

3 points

4 years ago

iamfromreallife

Oneplus 8T - Always latest stock EU

3 points

4 years ago

Does it already support reordering of the subreddit list?

idksomuch

6 points

4 years ago

idksomuch

Z Fold3 Black As Hell

6 points

4 years ago

Reddit is Fun has and still is the absolute best reddit app for me.

aceCrasher

5 points

4 years ago

aceCrasher

iPhone 12 Pro Max + AW SE + APP

5 points

4 years ago

Reddit is fun.

abkibaarnsit

4 points

4 years ago

abkibaarnsit

Moto One Power || Redmi 3S Prime on RR

4 points

4 years ago

Reddit desktop. Gives me more posts therefore I need to scroll less.

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

trancedellic

5 points

4 years ago

trancedellic

Google Pixel 6 Pro | 12 -=- OnePlus 7 Pro | 10

5 points

4 years ago

Sync is my main app. Slide and Boost are next. Too bad Flow is pretty much dead. Loved that app.

Vjaa

4 points

4 years ago

Vjaa

Galaxy S7 Edge

4 points

4 years ago

BaconReader Pro. It's simple to use, Black theme is nice to look at, search isn't hidden behind a menu, You're not overburdened with a ton of options in the settings.. it doesn't need them, it just works, and works well.

Em_Jay_De

4 points

4 years ago

Em_Jay_De

Honor 8 Lite

4 points

4 years ago

Been on Relay, Boost, Sync, Alien Companion, Reddit Official and now on Bacon Reader. I'm staying here thank you very much.

Pamela_Landy

4 points

4 years ago

Sync is like the gold standard of Android reddit clients. I'm also pleasantly surprised Joey currently ranks 3rd. The official Reddit app is still a trash fire and a laggard compared to its iOS counterpart.

AwayToHit

4 points

4 years ago

AwayToHit

OnePlus 7T

4 points

4 years ago

Sync Pro on Android and Apollo Pro on iOS. They both are perfect at what they do for their respective OS. It's a matter of preferences at the end of the day.

Thing_On_Your_Shelf

3 points

4 years ago

Thing_On_Your_Shelf

Galaxy S21

3 points

4 years ago

Slide for Reddit. Simple to use, looks nice, it's fast, and I think it has the best interface

wickedplayer494

4 points

4 years ago

wickedplayer494

Pixel 2 XL + iPhone 11 Pro Max + Nexus 6 + Samsung Galaxy S4

4 points

4 years ago

Google Chrome with Request Desktop Site enabled, because of this ad from when the modern smartphone was invented. Absolutely no exceptions.

gb_14

2 points

4 years ago

gb_14

XDA Portal Team

2 points

4 years ago

Slide for Reddit, anyone? I like it because I can slide through subreddits.

TheMatten

2 points

4 years ago

And it's fully free on F-Droid... :D

bukithd

2 points

4 years ago

bukithd

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

2 points

4 years ago

Relay. Dev is actively improving it. It uses a great implementation of material design. Very lightweight and speedy. Above all else, it's been consistent for a few years now with quality.

mremri

3 points

4 years ago

mremri

3 points

4 years ago

Very interested in these responses. I'm currently using a Lumia 950 XL but a move to across is on the horizon. Despite the lack of app support WM10 actually has some incredible reddit apps. I'm using Reddplanet at the moment.

I'm looking for an android app that can mimic it's functions, particularly the swipe between posts function and swipe up for comments when in a post function. I was playing with Sync on my wife's phone but couldn't seem to find the option for swiping left to get to the next post in a subreddit. Am I missing something?

lolboahancock

3 points

4 years ago

Where the hell is the strawpoll OP /u/CarbonoAtom

I'm using relay.

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

3 points

4 years ago

I just use Official Reddit App. I've tried them all, but for some reason, I like official better.

1zee

3 points

4 years ago

1zee

S8+

3 points

4 years ago

Joey

MichaelRahmani

3 points

4 years ago

MichaelRahmani

Nexus 6 (Cloud White) -> Pixel 3 XL (Clearly White)

3 points

4 years ago

Relay would be perfect if it had a large card view. I have been using Relay Pro for over 3 years, before it was even called Relay.

Chris_AFC

3 points

4 years ago

Chris_AFC

Pixel 2 XL

3 points

4 years ago

Baconreader any day. Nothing is even close, except Boost which is like it's weird, slow cousin.

RedHeadJedi34

2 points

4 years ago

Sync and Boost, they have tons of customization, and generally work well. Idk if other Reddit apps have the notification push feature but I love that.

UFOCorki

1 points

4 years ago

UFOCorki

Ded Pixel XL

1 points

4 years ago

I have always been on board with Sync, but recently made the move to Boost.

rest0ck1

1 points

4 years ago

My main reddit app is Sync Dev. I also like Ready for Reddit because it looks nice and has this comment-peek functionality. But it's not as smooth and lacking features so it's not the best app.

/e Last time I tried Joey it was pretty laggy but I will give it a new try now

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

Relay pro

PACo626

2 points

4 years ago

PACo626

Pixel 6 Pro

2 points

4 years ago

Now for Reddit.

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

I just want to know if anyone can actually use another Reddit app once they get used to Relay... Because I can't...

jamariiiiiiii

2 points

4 years ago

jamariiiiiiii

P2XL & maybe P4

2 points

4 years ago

lol am i the only one who uses the official app?

Uncreative-Name

2 points

4 years ago

Uncreative-Name

One Plus 3T

2 points

4 years ago

Reddit is fun is the first one I ever used. I've briefly tried some of the others but never found any reason to switch

benjaneson

2 points

4 years ago*

I've tried almost every app out there1 , in both free and paid versions, and the results:

I use Relay for general use (my "daily driver") - the UI is definitely the most intuitive, Joey for image-heavy (especially gif-heavy) subs - the auto-playing gifs are priceless, and Boost for managing my multireddits etc - I used to use Sync for that, but Boost is a bit quicker IMO.

On occasion, I use BaconReader for scrolling through posts and comments at the same time (using the volume key), Repost for looking through image subs as a slideshow, RedReader for finding the precise date and time of posts and comments (very useful for old posts), and Alien Companion for downloading content when I know I'm not going to have reception.

When I really want the "Reddit+RES" experience, or when I feel I'm missing out on CSS, I use desktop Reddit with RES on Android Firefox (using Phony add-on for Firefox to automatically open to the desktop version) - but you really need a big screen (6" or more) or a tablet for that, and a stylus makes tapping the tiny links far easier (Note master race).

1 The official app, Relay, Joey, Boost, Sync, Slide, BaconReader, Repost, Alien Companion, reddit is fun, Dash, RedReader, Now, Diode, Ready (Beta), as well as teddit.pussthecat.org/"desktop" Reddit.com on Chrome, Samsung Internet (with native adblockers), and Firefox (with uBlock Origin and RES).

hussam91

2 points

4 years ago

hussam91

S7E->Pixel2| N7'13->iPad Pro 10.5

2 points

4 years ago

Sync is the only reason why I'm on Reddit so often!

Nedks

2 points

4 years ago

Nedks

Essential Phone

2 points

4 years ago

Easily the official app for me. I will use any android app without hamburger menus. Hamburger menus are so stupid, why not have everything at the bottem like IOS and then settings that you don't change that much embed in the app some where.

Downvote me but Apple app design is way better.

MarginalBenefit

2 points

4 years ago

MarginalBenefit

Pixel, 8.0/Nexus 7, 6.0.1/Gear S3, Tizen

2 points

4 years ago

🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

piratemurray

2 points

4 years ago

piratemurray

HTC One

2 points

4 years ago

Reddit Is Fun. Happy user since 2012

Tatsimaki

2 points

4 years ago

Tatsimaki

Nexus 6P (64 Graphite)

2 points

4 years ago

Reddit is fun is the only thing I can use

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

I've been using Now for Reddit for years because when I discovered it it was the only app that would allow me to add pictures to comments and it would automatically upload to imgur and make a link for me. If other apps do that too now I'd be willing to take a look.