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Reddit is Fun is the workhorse of Android Reddit clients. It's minimalist and snappy – no time for fancy animations and effects, there is Redditing to be done. The app has a ton of features, and it just got some more with a big update to version 3.0.

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The custom themes are going to be supported through a new site, redditthemes.com. Designers will be able to create themes and sell them inside Reddit is Fun. Yes, there will be in-app purchases for some themes. This is a beta feature, so it isn't clear how exactly it's going to work yet. Trying to buy credits currently causes a crash.

This is a significant update that includes includes performance boosts for Android 4.0 and higher. The app was already fairly fast, but you'll get no complaints from me about making it even faster. NFC sharing is also neat if you want to quickly get posts up on a different device without going to the browser. Here's everything included in 3.0:

  • Custom user themes from redditthemes.com (BETA)(PRO)
  • New setting: Link flair
  • New setting: Filter posts based on titles and link flair
  • NFC sharing support
  • Major speed improvements throughout app for Android 4.0+
  • Improved login reliability
  • Improved battery in dual pane mode
  • Fixed HTML5 video
  • Moved subreddits into left drawer

The free version of Reddit is Fun has most of the features, but the $1.99 Golden Platinum edition adds a few cool extras.

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.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Phil Oakley

    If reddit had an official app, I feel like this would be it.

    • zephiK

      No that would be BaconReader. BaconReader is a far superior app than Reddit Is Fun IMO.

      • daburghit

        What is superior about BaconReader? I haven't tried it out yet, I use Reddit is Fun. I keep meaning to give BaconReader a shot but haven't found any reason to be disappointed with RIF so I haven't bothered.

        • migueljonathan

          There is this Cover Flow type of deal. Where it shows one story and you swipe and it'll give you the next story on the list. I missed that from my Windows Phone days. Baconit. It had that and it was really good to have that.

          Now that it's on BaconReader it makes it easier to switch stories and what not.

          There is this one feature also where if you had read a story. It'll take it off your story line and load new ones.

      • Evan

        I prefer Reddit News for two reasons

        1) The gesture based navigation in RN works well for me

        2) BaconReader Premium has a "rate me" nag screen that still pops up after rating it.

      • Phil Oakley

        Like Ryan said: this app may not be pretty, but it best embodies the spirit of reddit.

      • tlogank

        Reddit News just does everything better, plus looks a lot cleaner.

  • Marc

    I still prefer Reddit Sync, just because you can read it offline and the looks.

    • didibus

      Ya, for offline reddit sync is the best, I still prefer reddid news though when I don't need offline viewing

  • housry23

    I used to use Reddit is fun until I tried Reddit News. Does this update warrant a switch? Anyone?

    • didibus

      Nope, Reddit News still the best for me

  • runderekrun

    Keep an eye out for Reddit Flow. Not yet feature complete but pretty freaking sweet.

  • tlogank

    It just doesn't look near as clean as Reddit News & Reddit Sync