Reddit is the “front page of the Internet” for many users. It might even be the first page you check when you go online. That’s why it’s frustrating when the page isn’t user-friendly or when it lacks basic customization options.
If you love Reddit but don’t like using the official Reddit apps, you can try one of the third-party Reddit alternatives. They are free to use and provide a better user experience for re-browser.
If you consider yourself a proficient user of Reddit, you will enjoy Deck for Reddit very much. The name of the site is easy to understand – it allows you to create a group of columns with different sub-credits within each page. There is no limit to the number of columns you can have in a window.
The deck for Reddit gives you even more viewing possibilities – you can select a post and read it inside a column, or open and view it separately in a new browser tab.
The only downside to the Deck for Reddit is that it doesn’t yet allow you to search all of Reddit.
- New look – see Reddit as a group of columns with different sub-credits in each
- Sort your side credits by Popular, New and Top
- Added viewing options: Standard, Wide and Collapse
- Added customization options: light and dark themes, different fonts, an option to hide NSFW posts and posts you’ve already viewed
Unless you’re a complete beginner on Reddit, you probably have a collection of saved posts on the site. With the wide variety of content you can find on Reddit, anything from funny GIFs to political debates, it’s important to keep your saved posts organized. Updoot is an app that can help you find a link or image that you saved on Reddit and can’t seem to find now.
Updoot makes it easier to find your saved Reddit posts. All you need to get started is to link your account to the web app. You will then see all your saved posts in one place on the Updoot page.
- Keep all your saved posts in one place
- You don’t have to remember the entire text to search for your posts – one word, even one letter, is enough to search
- According to the developers, Updoot can also understand typos – so you can find posts even if the author doesn’t use the correct spelling
Although the official Reddit page has undergone a redesign, you can still access Old Reddit in its original form and shape. If you are a relatively new redditor joining the site after it was redesigned, you may not feel any major difference between the two. However, many experienced redditors have found that Old Reddit has a much more realistic look and feel, and overall the site is better organized.
Whether you’re an Old Reddit team or a New Reddit group, you can now enjoy your time on the site you like best – old or new. You can even switch back and forth for a while to see which works best for you.
- Bring back the original look of Old Reddit
- According to user reviews, Old Reddit has better information density and a better organized subreddits system
- Faster than the new redesigned Reddit
With the amount of fake reviews on sites like Amazon, it’s hard to trust any product recommendations.
Reddit Favorites is where you can find product reviews and recommendations that you can trust by other redditors. Open the main page and select Products to see the full list of categories. You can also search for items by keyword and the time period when they were listed
- Find items and products from a variety of categories, including software, YouTube videos, books, electronics, sports equipment, beauty products, clothing, and more.
- For each product, you’ll get a list of comments on where that product was featured on Reddit
- See how many users recommended a product and when it was most popular
- See the popularity score of every item ordered by Reddit Favorites
As an Android user, you can find many Reddit clients on the Google Play Store. However, most of them are ads that you cannot ignore or require you to purchase a subscription to unlock premium features. Boost for reddit is an ad-free Android app that automatically makes it stand out.
- An ad-free Reddit app for Android that you can use for free
- Added customization options: light and dark themes, ability to change layout and filter content by post type (image, GIF, album, video, text or link)
- A special AMOLED theme can help you use a significantly smaller battery of your smartphone while browsing Reddit
For iOS users, Apollo is a great third-party alternative that you can use to browse Reddit for free. Apollo was built by a former Apple employee and experienced redditor, so you can trust the app to give you a seamless Reddit experience.
Among the features that make Apollo stand out is the full Markdown text editor that allows extensive text formatting, like using bold, italic, underline, and strikethrough text.
- An iOS-specific Reddit app that you can use for free
- According to user reviews, works faster than the official Reddit page
- More in line with iOS design and interface
- The full Markdown writing editor lets you write Reddit posts and comments faster and easier
- The app’s media viewer supports Imgur, Reddit, Gfycat, Streamable, YouTube and other popular image hosting sites. You can import and view media from these websites without having to open it in a new tab or window.
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What if it’s not the simple interface you’re bored of, but Reddit itself? Maybe it’s time for a change and try using a different platform to find interesting, weird, or educational content. It could be your chance to find out if you’re a truly loyal red-head, or a frequent lurker like most of us.
What third-party apps did you use to browse Reddit? What made you switch from the official Reddit app? Share your experience with Reddit apps in the comments section below.