When comparing Now for Reddit 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 Now for Reddit is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Pro Clean slick interface
With the card-based UI, the app fits in very well design wise with the Material Design of the OS. Everything is intuitive to use being that the interface is familiar and follows Google's design guidelines.
Pro Translucent nav bar for Android 4.4+
Now for Reddit utilizes the transparent nav bar implemented in Android 4.4+, making for a cleaner looking interface.
Pro Nicely designed launcher icon
The design of the icon for Now for Reddit is clean, simple and fits well with material design.
Pro Configurable card sizes
Now for Reddit is one of the few Reddit clients that come with the ability to change how much content can be viewed on the screen. You'd also be hard pressed to find another Reddit client that can show you full-size images (via full-size cards) without you having even tapped on the image.
Keep in mind that the configurable card sizes might also have an impact on battery consumption, ranging from tiny cards (most battery efficient) to full size cards (most battery/data hungry).
Pro UI for phones and tablets
The design of the app lends itself well to phones and tablets alike no matter the orientation that the device is being held in. Not having to switch apps depending on the users device is a nice feature.
Pro Great performance/less jank
Using Android's profile GPU rendering tool it can be clearly shown how the Now for Reddit is generally more responsive than quite a few of the other popular reddit clients. For people obsessive about the 60 FPS mark, it would be hard to find a near 60 FPS experience as good as Now for Reddit.
Pro Easy navigation of subreddits
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 Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
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 Read AMA in magazine style Q/A format
AMAs are available in magazine style Q/A formatting. works for multi author AMAs too.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
Pro Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
Pro Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything.
Pro Auto theme change
Change themes automatically.
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 Beautiful error screens
Even the error screens have cute animals.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Collapse comments at any level of your choice.
Pro Omni Subreddit Finder
Searches your subscriptions and the web simultaneously.
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.
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.
Con Hard to navigate when you subscribe to many subreddits
Con Can be CPU and/or data intensive
Reddit Now tends to use a lot of data as well as runs the CPU pretty hard, which in turn drains the battery fast.
Con Delayed messages
Most Reddit clients refresh your inbox upon opening the app, notifying you instantly about any messages that you have. Now for Reddit on the other hand may not alert you of any messages even if you're using the app. The delay is generally short, but sometimes can take up to a couple of hours with no noticeable pattern. As a workaround, it's possible to manually refresh, but this might be a deal-breaker for some.