Move the “clear recent” option or make it harder to press 1/5
Move the “clear recent” option or make it harder to press. Right now, whenever I want to select a search option and then press “subreddit”, it’s very plausible I hit “clear recent” and clear all of my main searches.
Been using this app for years 1/5
Been a user for years now that I got an iPhone X the app ceaselessly crashes if I try to log into my reddit account. This is some bs I will fix my rating if the app developer can fix their app.
400 error 2/5
Latest update made the app unusable. I can’t read any subreddits or write any comments without getting a “bad request error”.
I’m sure the bug will be fixed.
Crashes every 15 minutes. 1/5
Bacon reader crashes, send report, crashes again, send report, crashes again...etc
Bacon reader is back 5/5
Glad to see bacon reader is back to how it used to be.
Love it 5/5
Only way I can read Reddit.
Great Ap 5/5
This is a far cry from the other aps. Nice design, easy to respond and post pics. Works well with iPhone.
One suggestion 5/5
In the list of subscribed subreddits, I really like that we can click “edit” organize them. I also like the sort alphabetically button. However, I like to keep my favorite subs at the top. If there was a way we could “favorite” subs to keep them from being sorted (keep them at the top of the list) when we click “sort alphabetically” that would be awesome
I've tried apollo and the reddit app but baconreader is better 5/5
Simple layout and all the functionality I need. I tried the others that I mentioned in the title, but I like baconreader best, so I came back.
Crashes way too damned much 1/5
This app crashes multiple times a day.
Bad Request (400) 1/5
Won’t even load any posts.
Behind The Curve 2/5
I really wanted to like BaconReader. I used it for almost a year, in which several problems surfaced. While I think this is a decent attempt at a competitor for the official app, it isn't a replacement.
The main thing BR has going for it is the ability to switch to gallery view. This works well for photo-heavy subreddits.
My main gripe is with formatting. When I post something that is more than two paragraphs long, I'd like to be able to add space those paragraphs without having to resort to HTML. Here, this lack of WYSIWYG formatting means posts and comments show up as an annoying wall of text.
I hate that. White space is extremely important to me and to many readers. Perhaps reviewing their formatting structure will make me more likely to use this app in the future.
I bought it 5/5
Get app I spend most of the time on my phone on it
Jumping issue bug NOT fixed... 1/5
By Not A Special Snowflake
Wow, that’s absolutely terrible. I didn’t have a problem before this most recent update (12/23) but now I do. It’s so bad that I can’t even just deal with it until the the next fix.
Force closing 1/5
Loved this app, until iOS 11 ruined it. Force closing randomly and I still send report after report...
Add scrolling to saved posts and other sections! 1/5
Why on earth has the feature to scroll left and right through my saved posts not been added? This probably could be added in a day or two. It is frustrating to have to click in and out of every single saved post I have. The other sections like hidden, and upvoted also lack scrolling functionality. You have to click in and out. Imagine if the whole app ran like this! No one would use it! So please add this very simple feature
Finally switching from Alien Blue 5/5
By big chris35625633
So far I'm diggin it. Took me until now to switch, and I really only did because Alien Blue REALLY started showing its age. The functionality and layout all seem up to snuff. Very easy to get used to. I'd recommend it.
Improve for iPhone X 3/5
By Gregg Benjamin
Please update to use iPhone X full display
Was great, new bug in last update makes it unusable 1/5
Was fine, last update a bug got through where if you are typing a comment and the text expands below the initial box the entire screen starts lurching with each new character input. Has rendered it unusable unfortunately.
Will happily change score back if/when this is addressed.
Bug report 5/5
When you save a draft with pictures attached to it, it doesn’t end up saving the pictures.
Responsive to feedback/best overall layout and feel 5/5
Basically as the title says. I’m here because BaconReader bugged me to rate it, but honestly I’ve now downloaded the free version of this app over the life of 3 phones and 2 tablets so maybe a review is the least I can do...
I’ve tried (and really wanted to like) the reddit sponsored app along with various other reddit 3rd party apps but always felt myself liking the baconreader layout best. I’ve run into maybe 3 or 4 instances where the software was buggy but was always patched pretty quickly. The devs post on r/baconreader and actually respond if you tell them about a bug.
The best alternative to Alien Blue 5/5
Its official I'm switching to BaconReader! After support for Alien Blue had stopped the app started feeling its age then I try this app many years later (late 2017) and by far this is the best Reddit app. I have zero complaints as this is how Alien Blue should have been.
Believe me I tried all the so called Reddit apps none hold a candle to this one. Nice job devs!
Useless changes 1/5
Commenting is now a total pain, same with up or down voting. Why did you remove the swipe feature? You changed it for the worse.
A step back, then forward 4/5
The latest update crashes constantly - loading images, reading comments, you name it. I’m restarting every fifteen minutes or so now. If this isn’t fixed soon, I’ll be moving on to a different app.
Edit: Developers are very responsive getting things back on track. Good work, guys. Seems much better now.
Developer addressed issues... 2/5
Developer has addressed issues that had cropped up, but I’ve moved on to a different app already.
What did you do? 4/5
Same opinions as the reviewer above. This was a first-page app on my phone since I discovered it a couple years ago. But you guys totally borked the UI and UX. Just please roll everything back to the way it was.
As it stands I’m looking for a new client since this is borderline unusable.
Update: Nov. 22
The developer thankfully listened to our concerns and made it much more user friendly. It’s still wonky in places but it’s much more usable. I really appreciate the feedback.
Nice app but bad scrolling 3/5
I love the new features and that the app supports the iPhone X. I just wish this app had smoother scrolling. I'm going to explore other options even though I paid for this app. I have to have a better experience if I'm going to use an app consistently.
Disappointing compared to the Android version 1/5
Baconreader for Android has a beautiful layout and is very easy to use. I use both iOS and Android, and upon installing on iOS, I was baffled by how disorganized this version is. You can't simply upvote and downvote comments without accessing a separate menu. There is no subreddit stroller, to access a specific subreddit, I have to search for it. I don't see an intuitive way to access /r/all, only /r/popular. All in all, this version is a mess and I will be looking into different apps.
Still better than Apollo 5/5
Everyone is super high on Apollo the new reddit app but I used it for a long time and still prefer Bacon reader. Easier to navigate through posts and subreddits and cleaner design.
New UI makes voting a pain 1/5
Since the last UI update the up and down arrow placement in comment threads is exactly where I scroll with my thumb causing me to downvote things without knowing it. Will not change my 1 star until this is addressed.
Arbitration clause 1/5
Before you can use the app, you have to agree that you waive your right to sue them. If they find an exploit in iOS that allows them to purposely steal your credit card information and sell it to criminals, you can’t sue them for damages.
They also reserve the right to change the agreement at any time without notifying you, and your continued use of the app constitutes acceptance. They specifically say it is your responsibility to constantly review the agreement to make sure they haven’t slipped something new into it. They could add a clause that says you consent to allowing them to put a lien on your house if you use swear words on Reddit, and you agree to it just by using the app.
Best Reddit app (edit: hate new UI!) 2/5
Edit: I so strongly dislike the changes to the app’s UI that I actually am editing my previous review. I hate that you can’t swipe to upvote or comment! As if I’m going to two or three finger tap to vote (I can’t even remember which one upvotes or downvotes!) and commenting is an unintuitive hot mess. Why would you remove the swiping option on purpose? I hope you update to bring this back soon.
I've tried pretty much every Reddit app around (including Reddit's own) but I think this one is the best of them all, as long as you spring for the paid version because no one likes ads. The interface is easy to navigate and the browser and image upload/viewer extensions work very well for me. My only complaint is that it seems to devour my battery, but I'm honestly not sure if that's just because I spend too much time on Reddit. Regardless, it's not enough of a complaint to get me to switch to a different app.
Hey it’s fixed 4/5
Still getting used to new stuff but it works again, thank you.
Maybe consider a ‘re-rate us’ push notification, I’m sure most people won’t remember their review like I did
Compact View Worthless 2/5
The Standard view is UGLY and the Compact view is worthless. I have the same number of posts available on my screen in the compact view as the standard view, the only benefit is now those random spaces between the posts on the standard view are gone.
New layout wastes lots of space 1/5
I'm not one to write negative reviews of apps if I haven't used them enough to form an opinion, but I've been using BaconReader for at least a year now and I feel like the new layout takes up too much screen space. As a frequent Reddit lurker, I prefer to read comments and posts with minimal scrolling, hence why I use this app instead of the abysmal official Reddit app. Now there's way too much blank space anytime I'm viewing comments on a post. It's saddening because this app has been a longtime favorite of mine because all of the features are otherwise perfect, and the developers have always been responsive to their users' wishes, so I'm hoping this will be remedied in some fashion.
How do I even upvote comments? 3/5
As others have said, the way you upvote and reply to comments has changed a few versions ago. Instead of swiping left to reveal the arrows, you must long press on the comment to reveal them. In the latest version, that doesn’t even work. The only way I found to vote is to tap the three dots to the right of the comment and tap “Upvote Comment”, which is even more clunky.
Haha wow 2/5
Apollo is so much better now, you killed the simplistic design.
The UI isn’t simple and intuitive anymore 5/5
Can you guys stop updating this app to where it looks more and more horrible each time?
Loving the update. New features are great. The only reddit app that you can swipe post to post. Love that feature the most.
Absolutely hate the new layout. 1/5
By C.S. Cummings
I’ve had this app for 3+ years and it’s been my preferred method for reddit browsing. Simple, sleek and no-frills. Absolutely hate the new layout you’ve decided to force. Adds two lines of text to each post on list mode and draws the eye away from the actual content. What used to be a simple and compact horizontal viewer now forces your eye to the vertical which, in my opinion, completely clogs up the page with info you could access easily with just a swipe (the intuitive controls is what made your app special.)
Now it’s just as clunky as the next reddit browsing app, which I’ll certainly be moving to. So long BaconReader, it was good while it lasted. At least give us the option to keep the old layout which I loved so much.
Why is username up top and sub at the bottom? 3/5
Makes more sense to have title up top, then sub, then user.
New voting method doesn’t work. 1/5
New method doesn’t work. Tapping just collapses the comment and the app is overall slower than it used to be. Will be looking for a new app.
Why oh why would you change 1/5
Seems like they are feeling the pressure from Apollo to provide a super complicated UI that wastes screen space (compact mode still has lines dedicated to just naming the user...)
Not only that but if you’re going to go that route you should at least provide the customization options they do...
Love the app...wish it didnt have recent update with post swiping 4/5
By MS3 peds rotation
I really love this app, the only bad things about it in the most recent update is that now instead of swiping a comment to upload it, you have to hold your finger over it and then select to upload it or download it. The old system was a lot better where you would swipe it to upvote it. It’s practically annoying now because on looking at a sub Reddit, you upload a individual post by swiping, but you can only upvote a comment by holding. I extremely dislike how it is incongruent between the sub Reddit versus the individual posts.
The other thing that I don’t like about it is that you can’t copy a text item from it. For instance you can’t hold your finger over an original post’s text, select individual text to copy it so you can paste it into another application, email or something like that. That’s extremely upsetting especially in that they are actively going against that ability with the most recent update.
Love it 5/5
Amazing app, love the hold to upvote, never change!
Love it 4/5
The UI is really easy to use and i actually use this more than my pc to browse reddit.
Would be 5*s but i’m not liking the new change with comments.
I really miss the sideswipe to upvote/reply to comment. I’ve used the app for over a year & hate this update.
By Patrick Kramer
I keep getting Unauthorized warnings and have to log out and log back in; support link just pops up a warning stating that my device doesn't support email when it clearly does.