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Apollo is a third-party Reddit app three years in the making

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Apollo is a third-party Reddit app three years in the making

A former Apple worker simply introduced a new Reddit consumer constructed particularly for iOS, and it is improbable.

Christian Selig, a former Apple worker (and present Reddit consumer), launched his new Reddit app Apollo these days on the App Retailer. In step with Selig, he labored just about three years on perfecting the app in order to make it a best are compatible for iPhone and iPad customers:

Whilst there are some great [Reddit apps], not anything precisely scratched my itch as to what a Reddit consumer may in reality succeed in on iOS. Alien Blue got here shut, however nonetheless had a UI that particularly as soon as iOS 7 introduced felt out of date and slightly misplaced on iOS. Android additionally has some in reality nice shoppers, however I simply suppose the enjoy on iOS has been missing and is due for one thing to in reality display what Reddit on iOS may also be...Apollo is an iOS app duration, constructed to benefit from iOS options and really feel like a stunning, acquainted iOS app.

Many Redditors are already making a song the Apollo's praises. Even the moderator of r/Apple famous that whilst they do not normally permit for self-promotion, they made an exception for Selig as a result of the app is so well-done. The options listing on its site by myself units it method aside from different Reddit apps:

  • Supercharged media viewer: With Apollo, you'll be able to view lots of content material from a lot of assets reminiscent of Imgur, Reddit, Gfycat, Imgflip, XKCD, Streamable, YouTube, Vimeo, and extra. View photographs, albums, HTML5 GIFs (with time-scrubbing), movies and extra in an implausible, content-first media enjoy.
  • A remodeled feedback enjoy: Apollo lets in for inline previews of hyperlinks in feedback, customizable gestures with swipe to cave in, complete spoiler beef up, and lots of extra choices to be had by way of long-press.
  • Complete Markdown writing editor: Reddit makes use of markdown, which may also be a little bit of a trouble to grasp. Apollo's Markdown editor will do all the formatting and previewing for you so you'll be able to simply focal point on writing.
  • Lightning-fast leap bar: Apollo's subreddit autocomplete allows you to briefly leap between a lot of subreddits with simply a few letters entered, or Favourite a subreddit and feature it to be had in simply a unmarried faucet.
  • Darkish mode: For customers with delicate eyes, darkish mode is a massive will have to for social media apps. To toggle it, simply long-press the navigation bar.

Along with all of that, you'll be able to additionally be expecting such things as complete inline Imgur importing for each unmarried pictures and albums, GIF scrubbing, three-D contact beef up, a "random subreddit" serve as, and extra.

In case you are demise to check Apollo out to look the way it holds up towards different Reddit shoppers, you'll be able to get it here. It prices completely not anything and is ad-free, however you can improve to a Professional model inside the app for $2.99 to release some further options like automated darkish mode, gesture customization, and app icon customization.

Selig additionally posted a super detailed FAQ on the Apple subreddit, so if you wish to in finding out extra, we unquestionably counsel checking it out.


In case you are each an Apple consumer and a Reddit consumer, are you excited to present Apollo a take a look at? Tell us the way it is going in the feedback!


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