Reddit Sync is probably the best Reddit app for Android right now

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 30, 2013
Apps, Google Android

I like Reddit a lot. I'm subscribed to a couple of groups (called subreddits) that I follow closely including Android Dev, Technology or Firefox Add-ons. The customization options are great as it limits posts on the site to topics of interest. So, no cat or funny images for me as I'm not subscribed to those groups. While I use Reddit on the desktop PC most of the time, I sometimes also use it on mobile devices that I own to read the latest news and topics of interest while I'm on the go.

Reddit Sync is available as a free (with ads) and pro application for the Android operating system that helps me get the most out of Reddit almost effortlessly. You can use the application without having an account, but the real strength only comes to light after you sign in to your account.

The application immediately displays the groups you are subscribed to in an easy to browse interface. Each article is listed with its title, the number of comments, points it has accumulated and links on the right that either lead to a web destination if the article links to another website, or the description posted by the original thread starter. What is interesting in this regard is that it is displayed right on the screen  if that is the case without any further loading going on.

A smart toolbar can be displayed right underneath each article with a tap on the triangle in the bottom right corner of it. You can use it to vote for the post, star or hide it, open the profile of the user who posted it, open it on Reddit using a mobile browser, or use Android's sharing options to share it.

The top bar displays the groups you are subscribed to giving you the option to switch between them directly to browse only posts of a group of interest. The settings icon on the top right lets you switch between "what's hot, new, rising, top or controversial" posts in that group. The two remaining icons there refresh the posts and let you add text, link or photo posts of your own to Reddit.

A tap on a post opens its comment thread on the device. A smart toolbar is displayed here as well, providing you with the means reply to a comment or leave a new comment. The image browser displays one image at a time. Swipe to the left or right to browse the remaining images of the gallery.

browse reddit images android

The subreddits listing on the frontpage displays a different menu to you. Here you can subscribe to new groups that you are interested in.

The preferences that you can open here list many different options from searching Reddit to opening saved articles, open messages that you have received, switch to fullscreen mode or open the settings where you can change preferences such as the message check interval (set to 30 minutes by default), how many comments are displayed on threads initially (15 by default, up to all possible) or change the color scheme and font used.

NSFW posts are not filtered by default, which you can enable here. You may also want to look at the privacy section at the bottom of the preferences. The app makes use Google Analytics and bug tracking which you can disable both here.

The app offers many comfortable options that you will probably come to like. From watching YouTube videos in the app over viewing Imgur galleries inline as well to saving images automatically to Google Drive if available.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

  14. TelV said on October 4, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    The only “Hot” aspect about this discussion is that all the users are psychic and have discovered a way to comment on a particular topic a couple of weeks before it actually appears i.e. the article is dated 3 October while the comments date from August 18.

    Is this an example of how the super intelligent AI is going about its business?

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