Popular Reddit app BaconReader makes its way to the iPhone

Popular Reddit app BaconReader makes its way to the iPhone

BaconReader for Reddit, which has long been popular on Android, has made its way to the iPhone. iOS 7 ready, BaconReader lets you easily navigate posts, pictures, links, and comments from across Reddit. Navigate to different subreddits by tapping the title bar at the top to access the dropdown menu, and make your selection. Choose to view your chosen page in either list or tile format. Use a simple pull-to-refresh to load new content.

BaconReader also supports multiple accounts, which can be easily accessed through the sidebar menu, found by tapping the two omnipresent bacon strips in the top left corner. In the sidebar, you'll also find quick access to the front page, your bookmarks, and your Friends. BaconReader lets you follow comments and posts by other Redditors after you add them to your list of friends. There's also easy access to mail from subreddits that you moderate. Just for fun, BaconReader lets you doodle on any image that you post to Reddit.

BaconReader is an iPhone app for now, with an iPad version on the way, and is available for free. Pay a one-time in-app purchase of $4.99 to get rid of the ads. So, is there a new favorite for Reddit in town?

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Joseph Keller

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Popular Reddit app BaconReader makes its way to the iPhone


I think I'ma stick with iAlien for now. BaconReader does look nice and may just take a little getting used to. I like the gesture control of iAlien better so far and overall seems more intuitive/easy to navigate.

Edit: I do love how you can just scroll down when viewing an image in BaconReader to go in to the comments. Pretty slick.

I was seriously jonesing for this app before I took my iPhone 5s back. After using it on Android, it was hard to go back to anything else. As good as Alien Blue is, it doesn't let you browse ALL reddit posts full screen and scroll through them (only pics) and that is how I have gotten used to browsing reddit.

Figures they'd release this after I no longer have an iPhone. Doesn't look horrible blown up on the iPad, but I sincerely hope they release an iPad-optimized version in the near future. That would be epic.