Best Reddit clients for Android

Best Reddit clients for Android
Reddit, also known as the "frontpage of the Internet", is among the most popular places on the Interwebs. It won't be an overstatement to say that Reddit is a kind of place fit for all types of people, as the roughly 667,000 subreddits are covering almost all kinds of culture, activity, or whatever you might think of.

It's needless to say that there are many Reddit client apps available for Android, with each one having different set of pros and cons, as well as various unique features. If you're an avid Reddit users that browses it while on the go, then you probably have a favorite client that you use. Well, browsing Reddit through your browser is not out of the question, but using a dedicated app is so much better, isn't it?

Without further ado, here are the best ways to browse Reddit if you're on Android.

Relay for Reddit

Snappy, user-friendly Material Design interface with a plethora of features like multi-user support, themes (including a night mode that goes easy on your eyes in low-light environment), easy switching between comments and links, and many, many other. One of the highlights is the gesture-based UI, which is a big selling point. Relay is currently among the more popular Reddit clients for Android, and rightly so. It's available in a free (ad-supported) and paid versions. 

Sync for Reddit

Another quite popular Reddit client, Sync for Reddit (formerly known as Reddit Sync), also comes with a beautiful and customizable Material Design layout, messaging support, a gallery that supports GIF, Gfycat, and GIFV images, an advanced submission editor (an important feature for those redditors that like to contribute to the site). The free version comes with ads, but the paid one doesn't. 


For a long time, BaconReader has been one of the go-to choices when it comes to browsing Reddit on the go. What separates it from the rest? BaconReader is often lauded as one of the more intuitive and easier to use Reddit apps. It also comes with a "Redditorial" (Reddit tutorial) guide that will you show you the ropes of making full use of Reddit, a nice feature for novice users. It also comes with a fullscreen mode aimed at tablet users.

Reddit is fun

Reddit is fun, indeed, yet the eponymous Android app has a few issues. First of all, it doesn't natively support the images and GIFs hosted on  Reddit: you'll have to get content with Android's built-in WebView feature. Apart from this, it's  pretty straightforward Reddit client that comes with Material Design to some extent, as well as different themes (dark, light, pitch black by default, others can be downloaded as well). It's also the only Reddit app to support Synccit and browse your Reddit history on any supported device.

Now for Reddit

Another popular Android app for Reddit is Now for Reddit. It comes with a card-based interface layout that makes browsing pretty useful - you can browse your subreddits by swiping left or right, full theme support, and native link support for WebView, YouTube, Imgur, and Gfycat. You can also watch videos thanks to the baked-in support for Reddit TV.



1. LuckySwitz

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I used my stock browser instead..

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2. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Still waiting for the official Reddit client to finally be released on Android. Browser beta mobile reddit for now, which has a pretty clean iOSish kind of feel to it.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope Reddit don't touch Relay or Sync I don't want to see happened to Alien Blue repeat with those :(

7. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

But why D: Alien Blue (official Reddit client now right?) is still awesome in terms of mobile browsing! I like Relay a lot but testing out the mobile beta in the browser for now.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apparently Alien Blue's quality has crashed since Reddit's purchase, heaps of bugs and crashes I don't have my iPad Mini 2 any more, that's what I heard on Apple forums and on Reddit Also it has a 2 star rating for its current version (out of 658 reviews) And its all versions rating is now down to 3.5 stars (out of 1730 reviews) If I remember correctly before it was 4.5 stars I don't want that happening to Relay or Sync, which are my fav clients

10. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Dang. That blows =( When I'm on my iOS device, I don't really experience crashes. But then again, I -MOSTLY- browse reddit on my laptop 8/10 times, so I would't know.

3. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


4. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

11. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Readit for WindowsPhone is good too! :D but for me Converge is enough!

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