When comparing BaconReader vs Joey for Reddit, the Slant community recommends Joey for Reddit for most people. In the question“What is the best Reddit app for Android?” Joey for Reddit is ranked 5th while BaconReader is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Pro Fully featured full profile support
All features that are available for profiles on the website are also available in BaconReader, giving the user full control.
Pro Collapsible comments
BaconReader allows for users to collapse comment threads in order to make it easier to read sections of comments.
Pro Excellent UI on both phones and tablets
BaconReader works well on tablets and phones alike whether in landscape or portrait. The phone UI uses a single column view while tablet mode allows for a double column, which utilizes the screen space better allowing for info to be read easier.
Pro Dark theme
BaconReader has an included dark theme that allows for easier reading in dark rooms.
Pro Responsive developers
The BaconReader developers are engaged with Reddit users so they can receive and respond to as much feedback as possible.
Pro Supports swipe gestures
To upvote or downvote, the comment can be swiped.
Pro Desktop widget
BaconReaders desktop widget allows for users to set the widget on one of their home screen for quicker access to the app and it's content.
Pro Fast and fluid
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
Pro Streams all GIFs
No waiting for download of entire GIF. Streams instantly
Pro Read AMA in magazine style Q/A format
AMAs are available in magazine style Q/A formatting. works for multi author AMAs too.
Pro See all the ancestors of a comment
You can see not only parent of a comment, but parent's parent and so on of a comment with single tap.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything
Pro Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
Pro Amoled Night theme available
Power saving with Amoled night theme. Normal night theme also present.
Pro It has the fastest gif loading speed
This is the faster reddit app, when it comes to loading gif files.
Pro Has screen lock feature
This is the only app with a screen lock feature.
Pro Supports live threads
Full support for Reddit live threads.
Pro Can collapse the comment thread from anywhere
You can collapse the comment thread from anywhere inside the comment tree.
Pro You can add upcoming AMAs to your calendar
Upcoming AMAs can be added to calendar, so you never miss an AMA.
Pro Easy to view albums and read image descriptions
It has vertical cards for albums, so swiping for next image and reading description is in same direction.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Pro Auto theme change
Change themes automatically.
Collapse comments at any level of your choice.
Pro Omni Subreddit Finder
Searches your subscriptions and the web simultaneously. http://i.imgur.com/5eJrjwD.png
Pro Shows which AMAs are going on
It shows live AMAs going on currently, so you can participate in them.
Pro Beautiful animations
Has very beautiful and smooth animations. For example when upvoting or downvoting stuff.
Pro Color coded usernames
Highlights users who have participated earlier in the comment chain. http://i.imgur.com/XsrxbXN.png
Pro Real trophy case for reddit trophies
This is the only app that has got the Reddit trophies correctly.
Pro Doesn't put strain on eyes
The sepia theme is very easy on the eyes.
Pro Beautiful error screens
Even the error screens have cute animals.
Con Occasionally slow
In comparison to other popular Reddit apps, BaconReader tends to be slow loading and displaying content.
Con i.reddituploads.com won't load
Links using i.reddituploads.com won't load.
Con Imgur crashes the app
Opening up an imgur album (and often an imgur link to a single image) will cause the app to crash.