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BaconReader for Reddit for Android

By OneLouder Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2014

BaconReader for Reddit brings the complete Reddit experience to your smartphone or tablet; using it is in many ways more appealing than accessing the popular bulletin board-styled news and social Web site through your Web browser. To really enjoy this app, however, you may have to pay to remove the distracting ads.


Great functionality: BaconReader for Reddit enables you not only to read Reddit content, but also to comment, scroll and expand comments, view posted slideshows, vote submissions up or down, and easily save or share favorites. We especially like the subreddit sidebar for quick navigation and the full user profile support.

Sleek interface: Frankly, this app's interface looks better than the official Reddit Web site, featuring color-coded comment threads, full screen mode, and a tablet-optimized design for easy viewing of images and videos. Of all Reddit apps available, this is probably the best looking.

Handy tutorial and excellent support: Although the app looks quite different from the official Reddit Web site, the quick and straightforward tutorial that greets you after installation helps you get started right away. What's more, the developers are known to provide excellent support, so if you ever have a question, you can expect a quick response via the app's Google Play page.


Nagging ads: Whether you're viewing slideshows or browsing through the news, a banner appears at all times onscreen. It's especially annoying on the main screen, where it hides some of the comments.

Overwhelming at first: While beautiful, the interface looks unlike that of the official site and can feel cluttered, at least until you get used to it.

Bottom Line

Whether you're a casual or hardcore redditor, BaconReader for Reddit won't disappoint you. Offering you a convenient way to access the Reddit site and enjoy its main features, this app has what it takes to keep you glued to the popular social and news site.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.6

  • Added Gold Coins to posts/comments!
  • Can now Save and Share comments
  • Added swipe/long press menu item to View Subreddit from list view
  • Fixed flashing in browser!
  • Moved/Modified 'Full Screen' icon
  • Fixed np.reddit.com links
  • Fixed code formatting display
  • General

    Release April 22, 2014
    Date Added April 22, 2014
    Version 3.6

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements Requires Android 2.0 and up


    Total Downloads 29
    Downloads Last Week 0
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    Developer's Description

    The EASIEST Way to Reddit is now the ONLY Reddit app with a "Redditorial" guide to the front page of the internet! Now with a NEW SLIDESHOW MODE in addition to our simple list view, enjoy your news however you want it!!!

    BaconReader is tailored to the most experienced redditors and the newest redditors alike, making reddit so simple to use with instant access to news and post links, pics, comments, and everything else reddit.

    With features like subreddit grouping, keyword and domain filtering, and immediate picture uploading, you've got all things reddit in one easy and delicious place: BaconReader.

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