The official Reddit client for iOS is one that many users have found to be lackluster over the past few years. Between slow updates, slow implementation of new features like 3D Touch, bugs and other assorted issues, it's no surprise that users often turn to third-party alternatives to get the best Reddit experience. And today, a new contender has launched that is claiming to do away with the competition; Apollo for Reddit.
Apollo was built and developed from the ground up by developer and former Apple employee Christian Selig. The app is focused primarily on speed and power, ensuring that users can get the full, no-compromises Reddit experience in the form of a beautiful and fast application. The app's features include swift and simple gestures and tabbed controls for functions such as bookmarking and upvoting both threads and comments, as well as a slick media viewer, a jump bar to quickly switch between subreddits, full Markdown text editing and formatting support and a rather nice dark theme. It also fully supports iPad use, which is a godsend for many users.
The video released by the developer showcases some of the app's best features, including the easy gestures to vote and bookmark, the powerful media viewer and more. The majority of these features seem well-implemented, such as the media viewer which is seamlessly displaying content from an external source; a field the official app lags behind in.
While we cannot say for sure how well all these features function in day to day usage before further testing, we can definitely say that this app appears to have the potential to be a terrific offering for iOS users; it looks beautifully designed and functional enough to sate all of our Reddit cravings. Grab it from the link below:
What do you guys think? Will you start using Apollo? Do you think this overcomes some of the shortcomings of the official app? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.
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