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Most Redditors who’ve been around the site for a while probably recall wondering, “why haven’t I been here since it launched?” Having been hooked on Reddit for a while now, I barely remember how I used to spend my spare time four months ago, before I became a regular at this something-for-everyone repository of links and discussions. Naturally, it quickly became important for me to find an Android app to browse this beautiful universe, on the couch, in the kitchen and eventually, at my desk while I write reviews. Yeah, I have something of a problem.

I tried a bunch of Reddit clients, but eventually settled on OneLouder’s BaconReader, because I prefer a more visual Reddit experience: the app’s slideshow mode allows users to swipe through posts with their accompanying content without having to manually launch links — making it perfect for bedtime reading. But just when I thought that my Reddit fix couldn’t get any sweeter, a friend introduced me to a new client doing the rounds that promised speed, a slick UI and no ads. I decided to take it for a spin, and boy, was I pleasantly surprised by Flow for Reddit.

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Reddit is slowly working its way to becoming one of the most popular social networks on the internet. It has achieved this by the unique, democratic system it uses to display content, where the most popular content is front and center. While the website has always been a pleasure to use on a computer, there was unfortunately a long period of time where viewing Reddit on mobile deivces was not even worth it due to the lack of a complete experience.

Things are different now as Android users have several different Reddit applications to choose from. However, two applications seem to stand out the most, Reddit News and Reddit Sync. The reason these applications have become so popular is that they were developed and are actively maintained by Redittors, which is a great advantage when it comes to user interface.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve heard of reddit - a social news site that thrives on user generated content and conversations. “redditors” submit links, images or simply text messages on subsets of the site called sub-reddits, and earn points based on how many up or down votes the story gets. The conversations on reddit are probably some of the best on the web and are the reason the site has millions of users completely hooked.

Although reddit clients were a little slow coming to Android – I struggled to find a few good ones just last year – the scenario is quite the opposite now and one is spoilt for choice when it comes to getting the reddit dose on an Android phone or tablet. Here’s my list of some of the best reddit clients on Android, and although all of these apps are free and mostly ad-supported, I’ve included links to their pro versions whenever available.

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Put simply: Bacon Reader is a great app for browsing Reddit.

Its well-designed interface is what really sets it apart from the other Reddit apps for Android. The attention to detail is astounding, and welcomed on an app I use so much. The level of thought put into the app has allowed it to make browsing Reddit a much nicer experience than on the reddit.com site itself!

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