Pixels for Reddit lets you browse images in style on Android

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 15, 2015
Updated • Sep 5, 2019
Google Android

Pixels for Reddit is a free application for Android that provides you with an elegant user interface that has been optimized to browse images posted to Reddit by its userbase.

Update: The application is no longer available. I suggest you try Boost for Reddit instead which offers more features and an even better experience. End

If there is one thing that is hot on Reddit all the time it is images: from cute animals over the latest trending animated gifs to NSFW content that would many adult sites to shame.

The Reddit "all" frontpage is usually filed with images from all sorts of subreddits, with some more popular than others of course.

While there are dozens of apps for Android that let you browse Reddit, most are all-purpose applications that bring you all of Reddit in app-format.

Pixels for Reddit review

Pixel for Reddit is optimized for images on the other hand and it shows when you open the app. New pics are thrown at you right away, and they take up most of the screen as this is what this app is all about.

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You can swipe down to browse the current selection of images, or bring up the navigation to browse a selection of popular image-focused subreddits, or use search to browse any other subreddit featuring images. And yes, that includes all NSFW subreddits but with the caveat that all NSFW images are blurred by default.

It is easy enough to change that in the settings the app makes available though. The blurring is not perfect though, as you can clearly see images flagged as NSFW for a brief moment before they are blurred by the app.

Images loaded very fast during tests even when using a mobile connection. The app loads them as soon as you start to swipe down and if your Internet connection is reasonably fast, you will notice no delay when you do so.

Pixels for Reddit is not just an image viewer though. You can tap on an image to bring up the post on Reddit. There you find options to vote, load the full image in an app of your choice, share it, or read comments posted on Reddit.

You may swipe left or right while a single post is open to go to the previous or next image in line which is quite handy.

The author of the application notes that some features are still missing, and that that's the main reason why the app is labeled as beta currently.

Plans include features such as a Night Mode, comment voting, and opening YouTube videos natively in the app.

Closing Words

Pixels for Reddit is one of the better image browsing applications for the site even though it is not feature complete yet. The browsing works really well already, and if the developer adds missing features to the app, it could very well become the best image browsing application for Reddit.

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