RedReader Beta

RedReader Beta


(5 stars)


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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

- Ability to sort search results (thanks to chaitan94)
- Fixed regression where "cache miss error" would be displayed instead of "end of
cached data" message
- Improved behaviour when searching from within search results (thanks to chaitan94)
- Added Italian translation (thanks to klenje)
- Potential improvement to how WiFi connections are detected (vs mobile data)
- Improved handling of out-of-memory errors when viewing images

Lists with RedReader Beta

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Comments and ratings for RedReader Beta
  • (74)

    by Vincent Šin on 06/04/2015

    I like this app a lot and also i would like ask if i can help with something :)

  • (74)

    by Vas Eelee on 04/04/2015


  • (74)

    by JC Denton on 01/04/2015

    Would benefit from a material design update. People are all about it. Displaying thread headlines in cards will make all the difference design wise.

  • (74)

    by David Kerry on 22/03/2015

    Far better than any other android client I've tried.

  • (74)

    by Riri Le Riton on 20/03/2015

    Almost very well. Just a problm with virtual keyboard

  • (74)

    by Nick Rodriguez on 13/03/2015

    Not as feature filled as Reddit News, but it is open source, which I can get behind. It's only beta and looking pretty good. Like some others have said, it could use more swiping gestures.

  • (74)

    by Adrian Niemyjski on 11/03/2015

    Connection and cache errors and maybe lack of some not necessary but helpful functions. Also I can't see all comments. Except that I liked it, especially when it's beta. I'm waiting for updates.

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