If you're on the internet, then you've probably heard of Reddit. It classifies itself as "the front page of the internet," and that's a pretty accurate statement. It's one of the most popular websites in the world, and where a lot of news and internet memes begin, since it's just hundreds of forums and message boards in one place.
Why do we need a good iOS Reddit app?
Can't we just use the website?
I've been a Redditor for many years now, but the website is also my least favorite way to browse. Reddit's own app isn't bad, but there are even better user experiences to be had. We've rounded up the creme de la creme for iOS Reddit apps, so let's dive in to the best Reddit apps for iOS.
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Which is the best Reddit app iOS has to offer?
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Apollo for Reddit
Apollo is a simple and beautiful Reddit client that's fast and packed with a ton of powerful features right from the get-go making it perfect for your best iPhone. You can quickly navigate through your subreddits with the Jump Bar, check out all kinds of entertainment with the fantastic Media Viewer, several different themes that can switch automatically depending on the time of day, and much more.
Even composing a post or comment is easy with full Markdown support, and you add full Imgur albums and uploads inline with your post. And don't get fooled by a Rick Roll again, because Apollo's media viewer gives you thumbnail previews of images and videos before you open them.
You can also support the amazing and responsive developer by getting Apollo Pro by purchasing Apollo Pro or Apollo Ultra, which unlocks a ton of cool customization options, including a bunch of extra app icons. Plus, the developer, Christian Selig, is insanely responsive and communicative with the Apollo community making Apollo better with each passing update. We were fortunate enough to interview Christian Selig on the iMore Show, gaining some interesting insights into Apollo.
Back when Apollo was first getting off the ground, iMore reviewed Apollo and was super impressed with the minimalist style and just how easy it is to scroll through all your favorite subreddits, upvote or downvote posts, and check your inbox for private messages. It's changed a bunch since our initial review, but It's still an app the iMore team uses daily. It just keeps getting better.
Apollo for Reddit
A personal favorite of the iMore team; you'll be hard-pressed to find a better Reddit client for iOS.
Narwhal is a fast and simple Reddit client that packs in a lot of information on the screen in a single, easy-to-read glance. The app is also heavily gesture-based since the developer built it with iOS in mind. It also carries an aesthetic that definitely feels like the classic browser Reddit you may remember, but tidied up.
Narwhal is free, with an in-app purchase to unlock additional features, such as icons and more extras. However, the core features of the app remain free.
If you want an app that feels a little more like the classic Reddit on the browser did, Narwhal is a pretty great choice!
Readder for Reddit
With Readder, users get a lightning-fast, no-frills experience. The app will load up the front page quickly, and you can easily jump to whatever subreddit you'd like to view. You'll be able to view all kinds of media with the gallery views, and there are also article previews, so you can make sure an article is worth clicking on.
The only negative is that you'll have to pay for the $2.99 in-app purchase if you want to add your Reddit account, which lets you vote, write comments, and submit posts. However, Readder is completely free if you just want to read.
Readder for Reddit
Readder is another good alternative, though it feels a bit barebones compared to others.
Slide for Reddit
Slide features an interface that is unlike any of the other Reddit apps, and it looks gorgeous. When you launch the app, you're asked to choose one of four beautiful themes and a display view. The card style is unique and allows you to smoothly view full previews of images and videos as you scroll through your subscriptions.
You can always change the look later to fit your own preferences, as the app supports complete customization. This means the colors can be changed to whatever you want, and there are a lot of other settings that you can tweak to make the app yours.
There's also Slide Pro for $5, which unlocks things like multicolumn mode, more base themes, auto night mode, username scrubbing (anonymous account names), and more.
Slide for Reddit
For those who want a fresh approach to Reddit, then Slide is worth checking out with its Material-inspired design.
If you're the kind of person who prefers to just use the official app for everything, then there's Reddit — the official app. This used to be Alien Blue (if you remember that app), but then Reddit purchased it and converted it into its official app somewhere along the way.
With the official app, users get a minimal and clean interface that presents plenty of information on a single screen. You'll get infinite scrolling, so there's no end to the rabbit hole, auto-playing GIFs, fast load times, and more. Log in to your account and upvote away, submit posts, and leave comments on things that interest you!
If you want to stick with the official thing, then Reddit is right for you. It is one of the only apps that can access certain Reddit-specific features —like answering polls. This is how Reddit was meant to be, clearly.
Our Best Reddit app iOS recommendation: Apollo is by far our favorite
Reddit's a great way to get lost in entertainment for a few hours, so why not make the experience top-notch? While these are some of the best Reddit apps available for iOS, with each providing its own distinctive take on the front page of the internet, we feel like it's worth reiterating just how much we love Apollo.
it's the only Reddit app the iMore team uses every day, and it really does just keep getting better. In fact, it's such a good app, that we'd even call it one of the best apps for iPhone, period. If you're browsing Reddit on the latest iPhone, this is the way to go.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.