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

- Links to specific comments (e.g. in /r/bestof) now go directly to those comments
- Ability to load more comments
- Comment long-click menu now has "Context" and "Go to Comment"
- Tapping a comment reply in the inbox takes you to that specific comment thread
- Notifications for new inbox messages/comment replies (thanks to NoNeedToBail)
- Image view now shows all images at full resolution
- Double-tap to zoom, and double-tap-and-drag to zoom, supported in image view


Lists with RedReader Beta

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

Comments and ratings for RedReader Beta
  • (74)

    by Akhil Unnikrishnan on 08/01/2015

    Its kind of hard to explain this app. This app does what it says, and then some more too.

  • (74)

    by alexander anderson on 06/01/2015

    Bestest and free-est

  • (74)

    by Christoffer Roslund on 04/01/2015

    Might have been an issue with the ROM I used before but now it works perfectly with Android 5.0! Fast, easy to use and right up gorgeous! Best reddit app there is!

  • (74)

    by Talal Siddiqui on 02/01/2015

    Easy to use

  • (74)

    by Igor Fedorov on 01/01/2015

    Simply the best

  • (74)

    by Thomas Gahr on 28/12/2014

    Has some rough edges (cache miss issues that force you to reload the complete subreddit) but it's the best reader I've come across so far! Five stars if the cache issue is resolved!

  • (74)

    by Thomas Tay on 28/12/2014

    Tried other reddit apps and this is still my favourite

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