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RedReader Beta

RedReader Beta

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Compression and precaching options
  • Ease of use
  • Offline mode
  • Two-column mode (tablets)
  • Holo layout
  • Android 2.2+
Cons
  • Too sober
  • Should be more visual
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Easiest way to read reddits"

Reviewed by / Apr 10, 2013

RedReader Beta is an unofficial Reddit reader

The success of Reddit shows the current state of the Internet. Fast-news, coming not just from newspapers but from everyone, everyone and concerning whatever. A chaotic public wall in which news, memes and curiosities flow to keep you both fun and up-to-date. Whatever you are watching today in the news was in Reddit three days ago.

RedReader is a comfortable and well-crafted reader for Reddit. Users can access anonymously or by logging in (multiple accounts support). Thanks to its intuitive interface, users can access Reddit's front page, all subreddits or even create custom subreddits. In addition, it comes with interesting filters as hot, new, rising, controversial and top. From any of these filters you will have access what's being most discussed or watched on reddit, which is like keeping the track of the virals.

Lots of features will improve your reading experience. First, it allows to swipe posts left and right to perform customizable actions, such as upvote/downvote or save/hide (default). In addition, it automatically sync with the web and it keeps a cache of the reddits in order to let you check them offline. If you have data limits concerns, don't worry, since it works with image precaching which is optional (always, never or WiFi only). Compression makes the difference.

RedReader is set in a Holo-layout although it can be used on Android 2.2+ devices. Actually, if you are running it from a tablet, you will enjoy its two-column mode that allows to load content on one stream will keeping the timeline on the other.

In a few words, an excellent app for reddit-addicted.

The only catch of the app is that it

Tags: redreader beta.

Developer's original description available here
An unofficial, open source client for reddit.

Features:
- Free and Open Source - no ads/tracking.
- Swipe posts left and right to perform customizable actions, such as upvote/downvote, or save/hide.
- Advanced cache management - automatically stores past versions of posts and comments.
- Streaming - shows posts/comments as they download - good for slow connections.
- Support for multiple accounts.
- Two-column tablet mode (can be used on your phone, if it's big enough)
- Image precaching (optional: always, never, or Wi-Fi only).
- Built in image viewer, and GIF player.
- Compression
- Night mode (i.e. a dark theme)
- Holo theme on every device
- Support for Android 2.2+ (but works best on Android 4.0+)
- Translations for: English, German, Danish, and French (let me know if you'd like to help out!)

Reporting Bugs
RedReader is beta software, so it is possible that you may encounter bugs.

Details of each crash in the UI thread will be logged to external storage, under the filename "redreader_crash_log_(UUID).txt" - please attach the relevant log when reporting a bug.

Crashes in other parts of the application will cause a prompt to be displayed asking you to email the exception details directly.

Source Code
Available on GitHub: https://github.com/QuantumBadger/RedReader

Thanks to:
- Jason Polites, for the GestureImageView (https://github.com/jasonpolites/gesture-imageview)
- Lawrence Dawson, for the ActiveTextView (https://github.com/laurencedawson/activetextview)
- tomorrowkey.jp, for the GIF decoder (https://code.google.com/p/android-gifview/)
- HoloEverywhere (https://github.com/Prototik/HoloEverywhere) and ActionBarSherlock (http://actionbarsherlock.com/)
- Apache, for various libraries
- The Jackson JSON processor (http://jackson.codehaus.org/)
- Joda (http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/)

Recently changed in this version

Warning! This update will empty RedReader's cache, due to some changes which improve performance.

- Comment header now shows if a comment has been given reddit gold
- Shows modmail replies
- Fixed handling of some links starting with '/'
- Fixed bug where [deleted] comments were highlighted in [deleted] posts
- Sidebar is black when in night mode
- Improved "invalid user" error message
- Cache performance improvement


Lists with RedReader Beta

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for RedReader Beta
  • (74)

    by Kevin Allen on 15/09/2014

    Very happy with it so far. Need to add multireddit support.

  • (74)

    by Gregory Cohen on 09/09/2014

    Seems to be a decent app and is highly customizable. Though I don't seem to see an easy way to up vote and down vote comments.

  • (74)

    by Phil Evans on 04/09/2014

    A superb way to keep up with reddit. It's one of the first apps I install on any new phone. A minimalist UI, excellent themes and no ads covering any of the screen.

  • (74)

    by Fer C. on 25/08/2014

  • (74)

    by Christopher Dehart on 22/08/2014

    I love this app, but I'm having an issue with it lately. It's saying that I can't save pictures anymore cause I'm out of space, but I have about 8 gigs free on my phone, and 7 in my sd card. I don't know how to fix this. Please help.

  • (74)

    by Daisy Daisy on 22/08/2014

    The simplicity makes it very good but it has quirks unfortunately... I wanted it to be great so I can delete my other readers...

  • (74)

    by Christopher Csikos on 19/08/2014

    Best reddit client I've ever tried on android. And it's free!