BaconReader for Reddit Reviews – Page 3

4/5 rating based on 386 reviews. Read all reviews for BaconReader for Reddit for iPhone.
BaconReader for Reddit is free iOS app published by OneLouder

Was my favorite reddit app, until it started to significantly drain my battery


I noticed a few days ago that my phone battery would go from 100 to 20% by noon with minimal use. I checked my battery usage in the settings and noticed that for this app, with 5 min on screen, there was 12 HOURS of background activity. What is it doing? Mining bitcoin or something? Yes my background app refresh is off, but I usually leave the app open and just switch apps, which has worked for me for the most part and no other apps have such significant background activity usage. I don’t want to explicitly close all my apps after I’m done using them just because of this issue. But if you are already used to doing that, this app will probably work fine for you. So I’ve deleted the app and have decided I will look for another app to browse Reddit with. Now my battery is at 80% at noon.

Cannot create xxxea an account


Cannot create an account. Their sign up GUI says only “care to try these again” no matter what I do. I’ve triple checked that my passwords match and my username is unique. It won’t tel me what I’ve done wrong, all it says is “care to try these again?” Useless broken app, one star unless someone can tell me its fixed

Worth the money!


This is by far the best reddit app in the App Store, it is well worth the money to remove the ads. I've used all the others and this is by far the best way to browse reddit. Only thing I’d say I would like to see, is a system default theme option. I don’t like having to manually change the theme based on time of day, its the only app that I use regularly that hasn’t integrated this feature yet.

No sound on videos


The app now allows you to scrub through videos but the sound is now gone

Sounds won’t play if ringer is off


In this newest update, sounds can now be played from imgur and gycat links with the in app viewer but only if the ringer is on. Please make it so that there is an option for the sound to play even when the ringer is off for those of us who like to have their phone on silent.



Most recent update added FULL SCREEN ADS when scrolling. To the developer: i will NEVER use ANYTHING that intrudes on my browsing the way your ads currently do.

Ads, Gus, and more!


Ads are 1/6 of content - doing the math, that’s a lot! Lost of long-standing bugs that have been reported and never fixed. Rime to find a new client...

Thanks for lying about what the updates are.


Now there are more advertisements everywhere that are sometimes difficult to get away from without accidentally clicking.

Image display problems

Pete The Chop

I’ve always enjoyed Bacon Reader. Lately, however, many images don’t display at all, some animation/video types display as an image instead of being playable, and the videos that do play have no sound.



Seriously by far my most over the used app over the last 6 years and I have zero complaints. I paid for the premium version so no ads and it makes the experience a ton better. Also this has a one time payment unlike the Reddit official app which is a recurring monthly payment. This app is also much better looking and functions better than the official app. Use Google to search specific Reddit posts because the only function that doesn’t work well on this app is the search bar but that’s what Google is for anyway. Overall just an excellently simple and enjoyable way to browse Reddit.