With the fall of the once popular Digg social voting site came the rise of better alternatives like Reddit.
If you look at Digg today you will notice that the site took a big dive in recent years. From thousands of so called diggs (that is votes) for popular stories to one or two hundred on the frontpage. Reddit on the other hand seems to have thrived in past years.
With the rise came add-ons and userscripts to improve various aspects of the Reddit site and user experience.
The Reddit Enhancement Suite has been recently updated to version 4 for all supported browsers. It adds a custom dashboard to Reddit that adds features to the popular site.
When you first install the add-on you will probably not notice a big difference to the way the Reddit web page looked before.
What you will see on the other hand is a new button at the top right corner of the screen (next to the user information) that opens the dashboard, settings console and night or day mode (the latter turns the white background into black and changes various other styles on the page).
The group edit bar at the very top on Reddit may look different as well as you get direct shortcuts on the top right to add groups directly on the page you are on without leaving it.
The Settings Console is where all the new features and changes can be activated and configured.
Buttons at the top lead to configuration menus to configure accounts, comments, filters, the user interface and users.
This can be overwhelming at first as there is a lot to explore on this page.
Lets take a look at each menu:
Here are a couple of examples where Reddit Enhancement Suite helps you improve how you use Reddit:
Those are just a couple of the improvements that Reddit Enhancement Suite brings to the table.
The Reddit Enhancement suite is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari. It can be downloaded directly from the official project website.
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