RedReader Beta

RedReader Beta

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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

"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.

- 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:

Thanks to:
- Jason Polites, for the GestureImageView (
- Lawrence Dawson, for the ActiveTextView (
-, for the GIF decoder (
- HoloEverywhere ( and ActionBarSherlock (
- Apache, for various libraries
- The Jackson JSON processor (
- Joda (

Recently changed in this version

- Added asterisk next to edited comments
- Added Czech translation (thanks to Martin Macko)
- German translation improvements (thanks to andihorner)
- Spanish translation improvements (thanks to moshpirit)
- Fixed bug when searching in two-pane mode (thanks to Oleksiy Kovtun)
- Fixed parse error with invalid named Unicode characters
- Fixed bug where users subscribed to precisely 100 subreddits would be shown extra (unwanted) subreddits
- Fixed crash bug when selecting "Submit Post"

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Comments and ratings for RedReader Beta
  • (74)

    by Evan McArdle on 11/12/2014

    Can't get the comments to be ordered by upvotes. :/ only most recent comments are at the top.

  • (74)

    by StuB ᴹᴴ on 03/12/2014

    Highly customizable, fast, functional and reliable. You really can't ask for anything more

  • (74)

    by Cameron Christ on 02/12/2014

    No pretty color coded comment strings like in Reddit Sync, and the solid black option isn't implemented enough throughout the app (like in settings menu, main screen, post titles etc.). On the plus side, its free, ad-free, and doesn't need any questionable permissions

  • (74)

    by Jonathan Irwin on 01/12/2014

    Only used it briefly but it looks great coming from beaconreader

  • (74)

    by Andrej Kralovic on 30/11/2014

    Can I help with translation? To Slovak language

  • (74)

    by Eddi Bento on 27/11/2014

    It took me a while to figure out that a swipe from the right gave you option menus. I kept long pressing. I feel a long press should either bounce the side menu to suggest it is there or even display the entire menu.

  • (74)

    by Nathan Rittri on 26/11/2014

    Use it every day and night. Probably too much...