For the longest time the only Reddit browser worth having on Android was Reddit is Fun. The rest were buggy or lacked features. Reddit is Fun has reigned supreme for quite some time now, but it looks like there are a couple new kids on the block: BaconReader and Reddionic. Let’s take a look at how they compare.
Reddit is Fun
Reddit is Fun has a simple and straightforward interface. It supports browsing sub-reddits, sorting by what’s hot, new, etc, and posting new links. It’s a single celled protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs. Ok, so I stole that line from The Matrix, but like the goop they eat in the movie Reddit is Fun is just bland and flavorless.
BaconReader has a very nice interface. They’ve done a great job of making the interface easy to read. The navigation works really well and I like how you can select the sub-reddit and sort at the top. Lots of polish on this interface. The only negative is that the free version is ad supported .
This app is in beta, but you can still download it from the Android Market. The interface is clean and has a nice modern design. The app allows you to swipe left/right to select different sub-reddits which is cool, but I actually prefer the selector in BaconReader since I can jump to a particular sub-reddit quicker. Reddionic also has an interesting preview window that pops up if you select the thumbnail next to the post. It looks nice, but on my tiny cell phone screen I’d prefer that it just jump to the actual item so that I can see it full screen. I think they are adding that as an option since I see it mentioned in the settings.
Of the three I prefer BaconReader. However, Reddionic is still in beta and looks really nice as well. If they leave the ads out, I’ll probably end up using Reddionic.