Reddit isn't going to check itself, so you're going to want a good app to get it done. BaconReader gained an immediate following when it was released a few years back, and that continued after it was acquired by OneLouder Apps. This popular client has just been updated to version 3.0, and there are improvements aplenty.

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The headlining point is the new tablet UI with dual columns and better comment threading. You can also disable the tablet mode if you prefer the single-column style. Here's the full changelog for v3.0:

  • AWESOME NEW tablet layout
  • Load more comments in posts
  • Added specify image save location
  • Improved reset to Front Page bug
  • Added popular Meme backgrounds

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BaconReader is still one of the more attractive Reddit clients out there, and its performance is solid. You also can't argue with the price of zero dollars. This is another staged rollout, folks. Mash the refresh button all you want, it won't do any good.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Another staged rollout.

  • Alessio Panacotta

    Isn't this the reddit client that before was cool but now everyone hates?

    • Leo Z

      I still use this on a daily basis, and loving it. Would you mind telling me why everyone would hate this?

      • Alessio Panacotta

        I think it was because at some point in the past the original developer sold it to some big company and they added ads for everyone (even those who paid for the app) hence the massive hate.

        I remember this happening about 4 or 5 months ago in r/android (internet time perception, not reliable!). They ended up taking away the ads from the payed version, as far as I know.

        Personally, I don't love it nor hate it.. never used it, but let's say I didn't even try it mainly thanks to critics from other redditors. Now I'm used to reddit sync.

        • guy

          Ads beats having to pay for an alpha version like some reddit apps.

  • Kcls

    Eh, I still prefer RedditSync. V8 is going to be boss, based on the latest screenshots.

    • BetterWithRoot

      I love "Reddit is Fun". It's a great layout, with great features like blacked out spoilers. Plus the dev updates it quite frequently fixing any bugs that may arise.

      • brononomous

        Yeah, I've never had any problems with "reddit is fun". Perfect for casual browsing.

  • Herman

    That name.
    Is genius.

  • skitchbeatz

    Death to staged rollouts.

  • Jason

    You can also disable the tablet mode if you prefer the single-collum style.


  • Brian

    I may ditch Reddit News now even if it's the better app. Filtering is crucial imo

  • http://goo.gl/xuiTR Out of the Park Apps

    Bit too grey for me...

  • Connor Hartzog

    Personally I find Reddit News and Reddit Sync to be the best reddit apps out there. Both devs are involved with the community and their apps are very well designed.