Well, sadly my favorite app to browse Reddit is shutting down. It won a multiple awards, was mentioned in this year WWDC and I’m sure it was also shown on previous events. It really encompassed what you want from a good iOS app, it just feels good to use it, like things or bear.
I thought “sub-reddit” was actually the definition for “suck”
More seriously, my usage of Reddit has gone down quite a lot. Seems it has become the new Twitter, which I quit years ago. I mostly follow tech-related subreddits, and the “quality” of advice offered has sunk to new record levels while the hostility has reached new heights. Maybe that’s just inevitable in this day and age…
I’m also a Narwhal user. I’ve tried Apollo, it’s good, but not as good for me.
Narwhal is still hoping to have some way to stay alive, …but Author isn’t ready with v2, It will need to have a large subscription cost in order to continue working past June 30th (this is actually easier for them since the current model only has ad support). Currently thinking there will be no non-paid Narwhal. Today’s AMA with the Reddit CEO will be hot and interesting.
Apollo Dev is currently very disgustipated with Reddit, so no matter how good today’s news is, I don’t know if Apollo will be back.
I agree with you, Apollo is so good to use! I’m only keeping my account alive because I contribute to one subreddit with comments, sharing templates to use in Supernote and other things. However, I’ll limit it only to the time when I’m using my MacBook. If sometime the company decides to make their own forum then I’ll quit Reddit completely.
Online communities should go back to the standalone forums away from the ads filled and heavy promoted-content platforms.
We give up the old standalone forums (mostly powered by vBulletin) ~13 years ago as social media platforms offered smartphone apps and instant updates, plus the people behind those social media platforms acted like some angels trying to connect people together in the heavens of the web, which turned out to be all pure bs.
But now we are in a different time and situation, some forum software such as Discourse checks all the boxes for a modern online community.
What I always struggled with was actually finding those online communities. Reddit made it really simple to search and find a community of a topic you were interested in. If there’s something like a “Discourse Indexer” where you can easily search and find Discourse Forums of things you like, I think that will push my use of Reddit to 0.