Readit hits 2.0, now faster, fewer bugs, and still VERY Amoled-friendly

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Back in the day(!) we had Compuserve and (in the UK) CIX, dial-up, mainly text-based conferencing systems where you can topics on everything under the sun. Then the Internet happened and conferencing got a bit lost for a while, split across a million different sites and forums. But 'reddit' has been emerging over the last decade as the natural successor to CIX et al, with massive popularity among those who prize content over glamour. And Windows Phone's own top reddit client just got itself a big v2.0 update.

We covered Readit once before, back at the end of 2013, when it launched, but v2.0 is a far more mature application.

From the Store description:

Welcome to Readit! A beautiful, well-crafted Reddit app for the Windows Phone Platform. From features like live tiles, a stunning interface, and complete markdown support, you are missing out if you aren't using Readit for your Reddit browsing habits on Windows Phone.

Readit supports so many features, including the following:

  • 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
  • Many more features

The focus for v2.0 and in recent versions has been in improving the speed and reliability of the user experience by making everything faster and eliminating bugs and issues on a comprehensive scale. The intention is to then build up the UI a little to conform to Windows 10 style (a universal app version is already in progress) just as soon as Microsoft has finished deciding what the latter will look like!

Some screens of the new version in action, in the default AMOLED-friendly black theme (yay!):

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A clean design, though evidently reworked with Windows 10 in mind and just as unpolished as the latter! Here I'm delving into some of the 'hottest' subreddits....

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Let's find something more relevant, what about the main 'windowsphone' subreddit (conference/topic)?

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Finally, tapping through into both a story and the lengthy comment thread...

You can grab a trial version or buy Readit here in the Store. Interestingly, the application still has 'beta' in its title, at least on my phone - surely it's time to drop this tag now?

PS. Do many of our readers use reddit? Would a comparison feature for the various clients be of interest?

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store