Nextly: browse Reddit contents blazingly fast with the keyboard - gHacks Tech News

Nextly: browse Reddit contents blazingly fast with the keyboard

Reddit itself has been designed to make contents linked on the site accessible. Each category on the site lists a title, maybe a preview picture and a couple of links for each post made on it. While that is great for browsing the site, it is not so great if you want to access each individual post on the site or on the sites it links to. That's especially true for image and other media related categories on Reddit.

You can improve your workflow on the site with extensions or userscripts, Reddit Enhancement Suite comes to mind, or hop over to Imgur to browse all picture subreddits right on the site by adding the /r/name path to the imgur.com domain name (example imgur.com/r/wallpapers/).

Nextly offers another opportunity to you. While it has not been specifically designed for Reddit, it works very well on the site but also on other popular sites such as Hacker News, BBC, ESPN or the New York Times. Here is how it works. You click on the Nextly link above which takes you to the Reddit hub on the site. Here you can start to browse Reddit's frontpage stories immediately using your keyboard. Just hit right arrow to jump to the next story or left arrow to go back one.

If you prefer to click, you can do so at the top to browse the top stories on the site. While that is great for the frontpage, you probably want to access subreddits as well. This can be done easily in two ways.

nextly reddit

You can click on the settings icon at the top left to open the Nextly stream and there on Reddit to display Reddit streams in the sidebar. A click opens them on the page and you can browse the as usual this way.  A better option in my opinion is to add the /r/subreddit path right to nextly.com/ to jump to your favorite subreddit right away.

If you are the first user to access a stream, it needs to be activated which takes a couple of seconds. Once done, you can browse it just like any other Reddit stream on the site.

Several other keyboard shortcuts are available to make your life easier and your browsing faster. You can press N to open the page in a new tab in the browser, and use the t, s and f commands to share the contents on Twitter, per email or on Facebook.

The browsing works well for image-based groups but also for any other type of group on Reddit. I'd like to point out though that you do not really know what is in store on the next page. While you may look at the titles at the top all the times, it somewhat lowers the use of the service as you won't be able to browse the posts this fast anymore. You may however land on pages that you prefer not to visit, especially if you browse general news site forums on Reddit or image groups were NSFW posts are accepted in.

Advertisement

We need your help

Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.

We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.

If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:


Previous Post: «
Next Post: »

Comments

There are no comments on this post yet, be the first one to share your thoughts!

Leave a Reply

Check the box to consent to your data being stored in line with the guidelines set out in our privacy policy

Please note that your comment may not appear immediately after you post it.