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

Added ability to subscribe to/unsubscribe from subreddits
Added ability to view subreddit sidebar
No longer cuts off subreddit list if you have 100+ subscriptions
Made main menu customisable
Ability to view mod mail, submitted posts, downvoted posts
Fixed bug where saved/hidden posts were marked as unsaved/unhidden
Fixed bug with HTML entities when editing comments
Avoids crashing when the disk is full
Opens Google Play links externally
Tidied up some code (thanks to kageiit)
Fixed crash bug


Lists with RedReader Beta

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Comments and ratings for RedReader Beta
  • (75)

    by Ian Gibson on 19/06/2014

    Makes Reddit readable on mobile. I'd like to see an option for notifications when people respond to my comments, and also an auto-refresh option. But it's already the best Reddit app.

  • (75)

    by jijo james on 16/06/2014

    But there's always room for improvements like smooth transition, better imgur support, offline reading. Thank you for this app.

  • (75)

    by Ia Tee on 13/06/2014

    Scrolling lags. Otherwise great app.

  • (75)

    by Kevin Farnum on 07/06/2014

    I like the app. Looks good, no ads. However, being able to browse subs and jump to a sub to which I am not subscribed woul be excellent additions.

  • (75)

    by Aamer Khan on 23/05/2014

    Almost perfect. Replaced Reddit flow as my daily driver. I wish the gestures were a bit more intuitive. Otherwise it's still the best reddit reader in the play store.

  • (75)

    by Jared Hollins on 23/05/2014

    Great reader

  • (75)

    by Kevin Kutys on 20/05/2014

    Great app. After switching from Alien Blue on my iPhone to Reddit Flow on my Android, I couldn't handle the lack of support but luckily I stumbled upon this and its quickly become my favorite way of browsing Reddit!