The 5 Best Reddit Apps for Android

Reddit app logo stock image on android phone sitting on desk with coffee, glasses and other accessories
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Reddit is known as the “front page of the internet” and is a great place to read the latest news, see funny or fascinating content, and of course watch cats do silly things. But you don’t have to go to Reddit dot com for your daily fix – there are tons of apps out there that do a better job than the homepage ever could.

The best Reddit apps have intuitive interfaces and tons of options for customizing the look of the app, whether that’s with themes or font size, color, and type. They also offer a plethora of tools for moderators and can support popular features like Reddit Parts, multiple accounts, widgets, spoiler warning alerts, and a wide variety of file types and publishing tools. For what it’s worth, most of these apps also have their own subreddits that you can join, making it easy to stay on top of new developments and connect with fellow community members.

No Reddit app is necessarily the best overall; on the contrary, each has its own strengths which attract its own followers. Some pride themselves on sturdy tools and features, while others focus on good looks and ease of use. It all depends on what you are looking for in an Android Reddit app. We recommend that you try a few before choosing one.

OG Goodness: the official Reddit app

the official reddit app displaying news, cute images and other features
Reddit

If you are new to using Reddit on mobile (or in general), the official app for Reddit (free) is a great place to start. It has all the standard features you would expect from a good Reddit app and of course it supports Reddit Parts. The navigation bar at the bottom of the app offers five options to view your home feed and popular feed, find and access your attached subreddits, create a new post, chat in rooms or with another user, and view your inbox. This simple Reddit app works fine and does exactly what it claims to for casual users, but if you’re looking for more customization or extra functionality, you might want to consider another app.

Beautiful and easy to use: Sync for Reddit

sync for reddit app to display messages as cards, amolated night setting and other features
Sync for Reddit

If you want a Reddit app with a clean design and incredibly easy to use, go for Sync for Reddit (Free with ads, or $ 3.99). Its card-based material design user interface means that it is easy to use and images and other elements will load quickly and look great. The app supports multiple accounts, has an advanced submission editor, and syncs your posts between it and the desktop version. Color-coded comments make it much easier to navigate, and built-in sidebar support lets you view sub-reddit information at a glance.

Sync also offers spoiler support, recommends new subreddits based on your activity, lets you open multiple subreddits at once, and has an awesome nighttime theme with AMOLED support. You can also get rid of the ads with this version of the application for $ 3.99.

The classic Reddit experience: rif is fun

rif is fun looks like classic reddit and has a dark mode
rif is fun

Rif is fun (Free with Ads, or $ 2.99), aka “RIF,” is formerly known as “reddit is fun,” but brand licensing changes prompted a name change for the popular app. It’s designed to look like classic Reddit, with lots of text and little media thumbnails on the side, but still offers modern features for a smooth user experience.

RIF supports tons of file types and offers a good selection of moderator tools. There’s even a widget option if you want to be able to view the top posts in your feed at a glance without opening the app. Rif is fun is available in a free ad-supported version as well as a paid version without ads for $ 2.99. You can find a database on the developer’s site for troubleshooting or just to learn more about the app.

Fast and feature-rich: Boost for Reddit

boost for reddit offers a map-based user interface and a nice design
Boost for Reddit

Boost for Reddit (free) is super-fast and intuitive. It uses a card-based material design user interface, which still makes for a beautiful and easy-going user experience. Boost supports media previews for images and GIFs, post filtering, moderator tools, and has a nice widget. It also offers several themes to choose from, including one designed for AMOLED displays, and you can customize the theme colors and fonts as well.

Boost is packed with lots of amazing features and is ideal for those who like to have a lot of control over granular settings. It supports multiple display modes in a subdirectory, like maps with large photos, mini maps with thumbnails, slideshows to jump from one article to another, image galleries for articles with lots of photos, a compact list, etc., and each can be configured for left-hand users too.

Animations and smooth navigation: relay for Reddit

relay for reddit with multiple layout display options and image slideshows
Relay for Reddit

Relay for Reddit (free with ads, or $ 3.99) has a card-based material design UI and offers some super neat features that make the user experience incredibly smooth and enjoyable. As you’re scrolling through your feed, swipe a little left on a post to reveal a fleet of options, from upvoting and saving to sharing and commenting. Tap a media thumbnail to expand it, and in a post you can easily collapse nested comments (or see how many there are) just by tapping on it. There are also options for automatic media playback, hiding read posts, text editing, and a user-friendly dark mode for the night.

The navigation bar at the bottom offers options to sort your feed, refresh it, create a post, view your followed subreddits, and access other tools and options. A handy sidebar provides quick navigation to your messages, profile, inbox, moderator tools, friends, and other settings. As for the layout customization, you can choose to display the items as a list, gallery, or with small or large cards for easy viewing. If you want to enjoy the app without ads, go to the $ 3.99 version.

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