Some changes happened over at reddit recently. Some reddit apps’ names have been changed. The name change happened because of a revision in the licensing policy of reddit to access their API. The reddit team specifically wants third-party apps to use “for reddit” in the title of the app. This policy change warns developers not to use “reddit” without the word “for” at the beginning of the title of the app. Because of this, Reddit News app has been renamed to ‘Relay for reddit’ and the Reddit Now app is now called ‘Now for Reddit’. Confused? Don’t be. Only names have been changed.
The news app has been very useful for regular redditors and it will still continue to be a full-feature app for reading recent stories on the website. Relay for reddit makes reading easier, smoother, and more convenient because of the improved navigation and readability. App is popular among reddit users whether you’re moderator, a power user, or even just a lurker.
Reddit app app for reddit now features Material Design elements. Notice the ripples, setting, dialogs, and the tinted status bar. Interface is made more intuitive and more attractive while animations are more fluid. The enhancements also include comments and stories now loading at the same time. To switch between them, just swipe through the screen. The developer added OLED night more to quick change theme list and fixed a previous memory leak, as well as, that issue of an app not resuming from where you left off when tapping on the launcher icon.
More websites get more image previews in this version too. Of course, we can expect numerous bugfixes–most of them we didn’t really notice. For active reddit users, you can have multiple accounts and take advantage of full user profile support. You can also get notifications for moderator messages and mail. For more customization, you can also filter subreddits from the frontpage, change the font size and style, and even enable left-handed viewing. You won’t be confused with the comment threads because they can be color coded. Other reddit features you can use include searching for topics, submitting original content and links, and subscribing to subreddits.
The Reddit Now app has also been changed to ‘Now for Reddit’. The same app lets you browse stories on Reddit with a nice card based interface for a more intuitive and gesture based experience on Reddit. Just swipe on the screen to change subreddits. You can also take advantage of the Reddit TV, full multireddit support, messaging, and saving of images. For faster typing of messages and comments, the developer updated the text editor. Feel free to share posts, comment, hide, save, and vote.