When comparing Swarm by Foursquare vs Joey for Reddit, the Slant community recommends Joey for Reddit for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Joey for Reddit is ranked 14th while Swarm by Foursquare is ranked 55th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Formerly known as badges in the original app, you will be rewarded stickers whenever you check-in to a specific place or for the number of check-ins you have made.
Mayorships is a feature where the person with the most check-ins in that particular place will be rewarded with a mayorship of that particular place.
Leaderboard is a features that ranks how frequent you and your friends gain points via check-ins, exploring new places and mayorships.
Pro Powered by Foursquare
All of the places data is obtained from Foursquare, as Swarm is part of Foursquare product.
Pro Fast and fluid
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
Pro Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
Pro Streams all GIFs
No waiting for download of entire GIF. Streams instantly
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 It has the fastest gif loading speed
This is the faster reddit app, when it comes to loading gif files.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
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 Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
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 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 Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything
Pro Amoled Night theme available
Power saving with Amoled night theme. Normal night theme also present.
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 Viewing a place requires main Foursquare app
Since there is a split between place discovery and the social check-in feature in main Foursquare app, anyone who wants to check out a place must install the main Foursquare app in order to view the places details, photos and contacts.
Con Multireddits are not niche, it is standard to incorporate them in apps
The other apps have it multireddit integration.