Apollo Makes Reddit Beautiful for IOS Users
Christian Selig created Apollo , a Reddit iOS app that’s as elegant as Apple could imagine. The design is beautiful and the usability is top notch (and much better than the official Reddit app ). It even has a dark mode for all your nightly meme posts andGIF views .
The app covers many areas that are most useful when exploring and interacting with Reddit, and I love the Jump Bar, an auto-complete command center for switching between subreddits.
It also does a great job of commenting, with built-in link previews, spoiler support, and intuitive gestures for collapsing and interacting with comments.
Apollo’s gestures can even be customized if you upgrade to Pro, as well as a host of other features. Updates are tip-based, so you can pay what you think for the added features (one-time, no subscription). As far as the features you pay for, these include the ability to publish, multiple accounts, and many customization options. In other words, if you’re not hiding Reddit, you might pay a little to unleash the full power of Apollo.
Apollo also has a dedicated Markdown editor. If you’ve ever tried to write Markdown using the default iOS keyboard, you’ll understand why an editor that handles all syntax (and loading inline images and albums) from a single screen is essential for commenting and posting.
The in-app’s built-in media viewer is quite sophisticated and one of the best I’ve ever used. From videos to GIFs (with time scrubbing), it makes using Reddit’s multimedia areas a pleasure – even if using Reddit by itself doesn’t always feel like efficient use of time.