ReddPlanet is a well-designed free reddit client for Windows 10

May 7, 2021
Updated • Jun 15, 2021
Windows software

Reddit is a great resource for learning, sharing your experience about something, discussing various topics, etc. The social network's website though is absolutely awful, especially on mobile.

ReddPlanet is a well-designed free reddit client for Windows 10

A lot of users prefer the old design, which you can access by substituting the www in the URL with old, or by using a third-party interface such as Teddit.



On my phone, I use an app called RedReader which is open source, and very fluid in terms of browsing, interacting with posts, etc. Maybe it is because of that, I prefer using an app on my PC too, it's just convenient.

ReddPlanet is a standalone reddit client app for Windows 10. You don't need to login to your account to use the app, but doing so offers the best experience.

The application's interface is kind of unique, the title of posts from your subscribed feeds are listed on the sidebar. The side-panel has the upvote and downvote buttons, which you can use for interacting with the selected thread, and it also tells you how many comments, points, and awards a topic has. The program will load the selected thread the right pane, with the media and the comments. ReddPlanet has a built-in video player and image viewer, which is probably its best feature. It lets you switch to fullscreen, has a seekbar, mute button, aspect ratio, and even lets you cast it to another device.

ReddPlanet save video or image

Hit the menu button in the top left corner to bring up the navigation sidebar, you will find your subreddits here. The search box at the top can be used to go to a specific subreddit.

ReddPlanet navigate and manage subreddits

Right-click on an image or a video to save it to your computer. If a thread links to a webpage, the app will load it directly, without opening it in your external browser. The buttons near the bottom right corner let you comment to a thread, sort the comments, refresh the post. The three dot button opens a pop-up menu with options to share the post, open it in your browser, copy the URL for the post, view the subreddit or the user profile.

ReddPlanet thread menu

The set of buttons below the sidebar are for searching reddit, submitting a new post, refreshing the feed, sorting your subs.

ReddPlanet search subreddit

Some subs have useful information, links to a wiki, relevant subs, etc on the website's sidebar, this is often hidden in reddit client apps. ReddPlanet lets you view the sidebar, it can be accessed from the three dot button below the left pane.

ReddPlanet view subreddit sidebar

The arrow button in the top right corner can also be used to toggle the subreddit sidebar.

ReddPlanet post a reddit thread

The editor for writing comments and submitting threads is pretty neat, it has a preview option, allows you to format the text, add links, images, etc.

ReddPlanet comment editor

The program has a lot of options, you can toggle a live tile, javascript, set the default view for comments, sorting subreddits and comments, set the default start page, etc. Don't like the Dark Theme? Switch to the light one from the Settings. You may choose a different accent color which changes the color of the top bar, some of the text, and a few elements like the selection bar, buttons, etc.

ReddPlanet settings

Clicking your username lists your submitted posts and comments, along with some additional account related information. To view your inbox, replies, etc, hit the envelope icon next to your username.

Download ReddPlanet from the Windows Store. If you use reddit a lot, and want a quick way to check your feeds, this application is a fantasic choice. The program is freeware, does not display ads whatsoever, and doesn't have the ugly redesign of the website.


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  1. Zelanium said on May 7, 2021 at 7:27 am

    “Reddit is a great resource for learning, sharing your experience about something, discussing various topics”

    It’s a load of unhinged, tyrannical cringe and probably the only site on the internet that’s worse and more embarrassing than Facebook and Twitter. But I’m happy that you like it.

    1. MattyMouse said on May 7, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      You could use that logic to describe the internet itself. Do you use the internet? Apparently you do since you’re here commenting. There are subreddits for nearly any topic and not all of them are “unhinged tyrannical cringe”, whatever that is. I subscribe to several tech related ones, a few for vintage consoles and computers, and one for a language I’ve been studying. I would certainly describe them as great resources for learning.

      1. Anon said on May 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

        +1 MattyMouse

  2. Dumbledalf said on May 7, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Shame it has to be downloaded from the Microsoft crAppstore. I can’t wait for Microsoft to finally come to terms that nobody uses their store and just completely remove it from Windows in the near future. They have been trying so hard to shove it down people’s throats and have them use it, but nobody cares about it. It’s buggy, slow, the UI is very oversized and ugly like the rest of these “Modern Apps” – like they assume every device is a touch screen one, there are also not enough apps and only a handful of developers maintain their products. What’s more, everything can be better achieved with Win32 programs instead – they are more powerful, allow for more options and customization and work faster.

    1. Anonymous said on May 7, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      Now that Windows 10x is dead, hopefully they can focus on making Windows 10 an desktop OS again. Sick of Windows 10 being ugly mobile smartphone.

    2. Simon said on May 8, 2021 at 1:26 am


      I couldn’t have said that any better. Thank you.

    3. Anon said on May 9, 2021 at 12:29 am

      > I can’t wait for Microsoft to finally come to terms that nobody uses their store and just completely remove it from Windows in the near future.

      Keep waiting. MS has long since realized it’s pointless to push UWP apps, especially without any mobile play and thus dev interest/support to back it up. However it has big plans to revitalize the Store. Winget based, and will be open to all desktop programs too. Devs can use own payment channels (no cut to MS required) to monetize paid apps, or rely on Store to handle things. Lots more, wait and see.

  3. Pedro said on May 7, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I was looking for a decent Reddit client for W10. This seems to fit the bill!
    Thanks. :)

  4. beemeup5 said on May 7, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    There are two scripts I use which make using Reddit much more bearable:

    I only Reddit occasionally but my god the standard interface is awful. The only site interface more horrendous that I’ve seen is Pinterest.

  5. Anonymous said on May 7, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Since it can only be downloaded from MS store, I’m out.

    1. J. Tripper said on May 7, 2021 at 6:45 pm


  6. OSD expert said on May 7, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Any good android client out there?

    I use reddit quite a lot on various topics IT related but miss good client so end up in Firefox almost all the time.

    1. Mystique said on May 8, 2021 at 7:52 am

      Infinity is a good free android client

      Joey is a good paid one but is probably not worth the money given that Infinity is a good enough option available for free.

  7. kkat said on May 8, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    It’s not an open source app, can anyone tell if this is based on WebView2, electron or something else?

  8. Reddit said on May 9, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Used to use Readit and Baconit, but switched to this one a few years back and it’s still the best properly maintained Reddit app for Win 10.

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