While users await for an official reddit app to lend on their beloved Windows Phone marketplace, we’ve gone through the pain of finding the best free third-party reddit clients for our loyal readers. An appalling absence of social networking applications on platform put WP7 users in bit of pain, but thanks to third-party developers the ache has been de-escalated a bit. While we’re yet to see dedicated official apps from many social networking sites, Windows Phone aficionados are already enjoying other apps like rowi app, PrimeTube etc.
While other social news sites have been crammed with spams, imperishable Reddit has survived from such unwanted assailment from the spammers thanks to active community users. As a Windows Phone smartphone-toting redditor myself, I’ve tried every possible clients to enhance my browsing experience on my WP7 handset. But much to disdain most of the apps have disappointed until couple of months back when I stumbled across Baconit app.
This extensive list contains capacious third-party reddit apps on Windows Phone platform that we’ve tried personally. The list is in no particular order.
Reddit app for Windows Phone
Baconit one of the most astonishing unofficial reddit client available on WP7 platform. It is a full-fledged client that supports live tile, instant uploading of subreddits, image upload and night support are few features that will flabbergast you. Undoubtedly, Baconit is the best reddit client available in two different flavors in the marketplace. For casual redditors free version is more than sufficient.
Features of Baconit
- Mango support
- Fast loading and animated interface
- Pinning of subreddits and stories with nightly update
- Live tile support
- Full screen image view with endless scrolling
- Unread message live tile
- Ability to post/ edit/ delete stories and comments
- Real-time formatting preview
- Submit links/images
- Search url and news
- User profile
- Fast app switching/ multitasking support
Some of the noticeable features like full screen viewing, endless scrolling, save images to phone are extremely useful for reddit aficionado.
Grab Baconit from here (free version).
The second reddit app that has impressed us is InstaReddit. It serves as a reddit browser and makes your browsing experience tad easy. Like Baconit, it also supports Mango powered devices. Fast app switching, pinning tiles and other features have been niftily integrated into this WP7 app.
Features of InstaReddit
- Mango Support
- Browse images
- Fast app switching and live tile support
- Comment on any reddit
- Post to reddit and subreddits
- Engage yourself in voting
- Subscribe/ unsubscribe to subreddits
- Landscape support
- View and manage profile
- Toast notification
For those who witnessed frequent crashing of app should now be able to use it without any hindrance. The developer has fixed app crashing issue in version 1.7.
Grab InstaReddit from here
Unlike its name, Alien News doesn’t act like an alien when you wish to browse your favorite social news site. Having tried it personally, the app crashes occasionally, however, there is some space for improvement. Much like previous two apps, it lets you browse reddit, upvote/ downvote on submission, comments on subreddits and more. The search function will allow you to find various news on the board. Instapaper support will let you save the link to ‘Read it Later’. All in all, Alien News is worth mentioning client for reddit lovers that needs some finishing touch.
Have you come across any other reddit app for Windows Phone that needs our attention? Sound off in comment section.