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Readit for Windows Phone 8
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Readit is the most stunning Reddit client for Windows Phone, period

Editor's Choice for best Reddit client

We’re big fans of Reddit (reddit.com). It provides hours of entertainment, knowledge and general distractions for life. So far, our favorite client for Windows Phone has been the powerful Baconit, a superb demonstration of Windows Phone coding that also makes using Reddit a breeze. We also really enjoy Baconography, another fantastic offering.

However, today, we have what is arguably the most striking Reddit client yet: Readit, from Message Across Studios. We’re not going to pull any punches here: Readit’s design is one of the top we’ve seen for any Windows Phone app, let alone one dedicated for Reddit. You can toss it up there with 627.am, Simple Calendar, Vieather and anything by Rudy Huyn. (Actually, we know why we like it, as it reminds us very much of Amazon’s Kindle app.). 

Watch our video review below and see why it’s so great.

Readit for Windows Phone 8 features

  • Live Tiles
  • Lock Screen Backgrounds
  • Lock Screen Notifications
  • Toast Notifications
  • Pinning Subreddits to your start screen for easy access
  • Swipe View
  • Complete Imgur integration with native Album browsing
  • Gilded comments indicator
  • Complete Reddit markdown support
  • Very high performance
  • Customizable Theme
  • A stunning and beautiful interface

For a version 1.0, that is a lot of features for a Reddit client. In using the app, we truly enjoy the fluidity of the graphic animations, the tutorial on functions, the minimalist but revealing layout and yes, even the full GIF support.

Readit for Windows Phone 8

Our lockscreen took around 30 minutes to update (it uses the default sub-reddit /r/earthporn, which is always a great choice) and we really enjoyed the ability to pin sub-reddit’s to our Start screen for quick access.

Frankly, the app has just about everything we want: Live Tiles, Lockscreen support, Sharing (Social Network, Email, SMS, Pocket), View Sidebar, Open in IE, Copy Post URL…we can go on and on. It’s a full featured, outstandingly designed application that is a gem on Windows Phone. (Okay, we do wish there was a way to save images directly, so that’s one complaint).

Readit for Windows Phone 8

Are we gushing? Sure. But every once in a while you have to call a spade a spade, and we’re doing that with Readit today.

Readit runs for a pricey, but totally worth it, $1.99. There is a free trial, which we strongly encourage you to give a go—if only to see the app in action. Do you want to interact with the developers? Have a request? In true Reddit fashion, they have their own sub-reddit: /r/ReaditForWP

Developers: the bar has once again been set.

You can pick up Readit for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store, or scan the QR code below. Highly recommended.

QR: Readit

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Jas00555 says:

Lol Daniel is fanboying, it is a nice app though

anon5354051 says:

This app can't be praised enough, honestly. The devs are awesome, too. I took part in the beta test, they had fixes out in under 48 hours.

Because the app is really really good. It would be weird if he wasn't excited. Best reddit app period.

rockstarzzz says:

Not really. Images aren't as nicely displayed as Baconit. Upvote downvote is easy as pea in Baconit. This one forces you to get out of your OS UI look and learn new ways to use it whereas Baconit feels native. The way a WP app was meant to be since 2010.

PhilR8 says:

That's really high praise, considering how great of an app Baconit is... and yet I totally agree with you.  One minute playing with the Readit trial was all it took for me to decide to buy the app. 

jsnod25 says:

What's the difference between the trial and the paid version?

Wael Hasno says:

One account support, only 10 images viewable from an album.

And only 60 posts per subreddit

clappenings says:

I like the look of this app! Downloading now. I also like that grey case on the yellow @Daniel_Rubino

Justin5267 says:

Baconit is better.

drunkard says:

At this point yeah, Baconit has more functionality.

AngryNil says:

This app actually significantly outdoes Baconit in functionality, with the only exception I can notice being BaconSync.

HolyMustard says:

Like in what way?

pkvillager says:

Its very good. These guys should make a flipboard/weave replacement.

erzhik says:

So why is that cop asking him to drop it? It's Vegas, no open bottle law. And dropping it would equal to littering.

Jazmac says:

I live in vegas and if you think there is no open bottle law here, there is a name for people like you, defendants.

walter1832 says:

Hey, are you ok?  I heard you had an asthma attack on a plane?

timgabrhel says:

Baconit is and has always been excellent. Unfortunately, it's been silent by way of updates as of late. Baconit's baconsync is a great feature to sync read links with the browser. With that said, I'm picking this up now. I love the design, the quick swype for the view filter, and just something different.

twelvetudors says:

I've used baconit for a long time, but eventually the sheer lack of features made me start using readit more, and now I use readit full time and unpinned baconit. I will revisit baconit if it gets a big update but for now I prefer readit.

I will happily try this app. I'm downloading the trial right now. Does anybody know the limitations of the trial?
However, it has big shoes to fill, I love Baconit ever since the BSOD prank they pull on us for Aprils fool. I just live that kind of sense of humour.

Only 10 images viewable in an album, only one account support (full version supports multiple accounts).

rubenbest says:

Hey Daniel I know this off topic but I have a interview report for school. I was wondering if it where possible if I could interview you on being a head writer and a avid blogger. Is there anyway I can email you or something to speak further on this?

email: daniel AT wpcentral DOT com

KoreyTM says:

It's this kind of approachability that makes the Mobile Nations crew so awesome. Even though they represent the highest echelon of websites dedicated to everything mobile, they don't let it go to their heads and gladly talk to their readers. 

 

Well, they may let it go to their heads a little bit. ;)

rubenbest says:

Yea I was not expecting such a quick response. This will get me an A for sure ^.^

I instantly replaced this app with baconit the minute I tried it. But it is a bit slower than baconit I think its because of the animations.

So pretty!!!  sooooooo much slower than Baconit. :/

Microsis says:

Oh sweet. Downloading the trial now!

Microsis says:

Update: What a sexy app. Great use of animations, and simplistic UI.

Nice find Rubino!

ahmadsamhann says:

seems like I can't install it in my 620. zz

Dave Bhullar says:

Goodbye baconit

Ultimateone says:

I might install it but it seems from the video it has to load each page and it doesnt seem to be very fast

walter1832 says:

Why can't I figure out how to pull up different subreddits, other than what is on the initial list on the front screen.  Little help please.
 

rockstarzzz says:

Tap All, pull out menu and search. Counterintuitive.

walter1832 says:

Ah! thanks.  Kind of a weird way to do it.  Hope they improve that.

DJRedLine says:

Sign in then on the settings is the ability to remove / add any unwanted subs

twelvetudors says:

If you go to subreddits you can swipe to the "explore" pane and find more by searching.

deadwrong03 says:

I'll try it I just dropped baconit for baconography today ill add this to the mix

CobraJ82 says:

I hate the region restrictions

aafa says:

i still prefer Baconit. After giving Readit a try, it will be hard to part away with the 'metro' style interface that i love from Baconit. Though Readit has a nice interface as well. Both apps have their equal share of pros and cons...mostly pros! loving the reddit apps!

PostItNote says:

I too like baconit.  My reasons

 

  1. It's faster
  2. Baconsync
  3. Despite the tutorial, I can't figure out how to vote.
  4. Mobilizers for webpages.

topleya says:

Only thing I dislike is the CAPTCHA request on each post I make

Wael Hasno says:

I was sold right after I saw there's no "bacon" in the name.. Readit is a more serious, sensible and appealing name.

rockstarzzz says:

Bacon is yummy.

Wael Hasno says:

Salads are too but I'm not making Saladography apps.. All kidding aside, I just don't eat it for personal and religious reasons. Baconit and Baconography just seem "off" and lame to me, name-wise.

twelvetudors says:

I think I see a new market for reddit apps that offend all religions. Abortit, fornicatography, reddgaymarriage.

erasure25 says:

Some religions deserve to be offended.

Wael Hasno says:

Please don't lead this into a religious debate. Readit is cool.

Doomguy says:

This app is really amazing.

Menzlo says:

It supports Flair. Cya later Baconit.

Judge_Daniel says:

Just messed with it for about twenty minutes. Only complaints are viewing albums and how it handles self posts. I'm not completely satisfied with how Baconit handles albums, either, but I like how on there you can click the images and it will make the web browser in the app go full screen and you can then scroll up and down. I also don't understand why self posts wouldn't directly go to the comments page if you click anywhere on them. I could understand wanting consistency, but it doesn't feel natural.

jamvng says:

Oh wow. Its available for 7.x too

Not available in Indonesia yet, and here I was, getting excited :(

Z3MN says:

Sabar bro :(

Its the grey 1020 case again! Please review it or at least tell me what it is called, I want to buy it but can't find it anywhere.

I'll see about doing it today or if not, tomorrow

nishant786 says:

Hey I request details/review on that case too!

 

Acryion says:

It does look stunning.

Z3MN says:

Not available in Indonesia region... *booo*

drunkard says:

Wow. I feel completely the opposite. Readit is less functional to me.

WOW!! This app is gorgeous and responsive.  I'm in trial mode now, gonna use it a couple of days and see if it will replace my beloved Baconit.

Thanks for the recomendation Daniel.

d00cwe says:

Nice looking app!

I don't understand why Simple Calendar is mentioned every time beautiful design is discussed though.
It isn't that great looking imo...

I'll tell you why: Every time I shoot a video or post a picture and Simple Calendar just happens to be in it, it's a 100% guarantee one or more people will ask what app it is. It has strong visual appeal to many people. I feel like I need to tag all my photos with "...and that's Simple Calnedar in the background" just to stop people from asking.

d00cwe says:

Yes I've also noticed that Daniel. :-)
But it's only the live tile that is in all those photos, right?

I think that the options that exist on ios for example is much more usable and better design. Cal, Sunrise, Fantastical.
Microsoft really should open up their calendar APIs so that we could get better options to the built in one.

ryraansh says:

This app looks amazing, way better than BaconIt, but it need a way to add subs without a reddit account (local subscribe)

mystery01 says:

Apparently its 11 months ago all the time in that app

heywhitmarsh says:

Am I the only one that can't get this to show gifs?

Edit: just some gifs dont work. Most of the time they show up.