BaconReader is a tasty Reddit client that lets you enjoy all of the best content and features of popular social news site Reddit. Access news and entertainment content, post links, submit pics and comments, upvote and downvote to your heart’s content – all in a beautiful interface enhanced for easy use on your iPhone or iPad

With features like multiple account support, messages, enhanced search, follow friends, direct image uploads, and a unique subreddit explorer, BaconReader is intuitive and easy to use new and experienced redditors alike.

Join the BaconReader community at r/BaconReader for the latest news and updates on BaconReader features and release plans.

• Support for iPhone X
• Compact Mode available for viewing more content in a smaller space
• Gesture support for quick voting - 2 finger tap to up vote and 3 finger tap to down vote
• Supports 3D touch for Front Page thumbnails and Home screen
• Support for multitasking on iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro devices
• Dual-Pane view available for iPhone Plus devices
• Image/gif viewer: Supports swipe up/down to close and Imgur album captions
• Subscribe, set User and Link flair, submit posts, upvote/downvote, full iPad support -- all for free!
• Cake day notification
• Reddituploads image display support
• Filtering: Keyword, Domain, and exclude subreddits from r/all
• Moderator features: Modmail, approve/remove posts, mark as spam)
• Switch between multiple accounts and create new ones
• Select Explore from the menu to get started discovering great new content.
• Create and manage multireddits, add subreddit to multireddit from sidebar
• Select between list and tile displays – swipe sideways in detail view to access the next story without returning to the front page!
• New search makes it even easier to search for posts, subreddits, and users
• Follow posts/comments made by other redditors by adding them to your Friends list
• Bookmark a subreddit, multireddit or keywords for quick access, without adding it to your front page
• Post images directly to imgur within posts and comments
• Left-handed mode allows you to switch thumbnails from right to left for easy access

What's New

Version 3.3.1

+ Add Rising sort order to Frontpage
+ Fix issue where inline images didn't display if Reddit preferences were set to don't show thumbnails

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Dissapointing Changes


I have always used BR for it's simplistic lay out, well they have done away with that and now the screen is an ever loving mess. Why are subreddit options no longer the default when doing a search? If I type in "Movies" I don't want the first five options I see to be six year old posts. So you have to go through yet another step to select a subreddit. The bottom of the screen is a mess with messaging tabs etc no longer being accesses via hidden sidebar. Hate that. And also, I can not even listen to music while using the app because the loud and intrusive adds that pop up will override your music app and stop your music forcing you to leave the app the reselect the play button. Some of that could potentially be overlooked if the app ran smoothly, which it doesn't. Always has errors when loading, randomly crashes, intrusive adds in every corner of the screen... I am not happy at all the with the previous slew of updates. They are far from improvements.

Also, now you have to hold a comment in order for the reply/upvote/downvote/etc. to appear. This is far less intuitive than swipe the comment to the the left. Now I just find myself either accidently swapping posts or being annoyed to the point where I don’t want to upvote/reply to comments.

I find myself using other mobile Reddit platforms increasingly more often. This app gets worse and worse with every update and I will be making the move to another platform permenantly if this trend continues.

Perfect once a couple things get fixed...


Overall, great app. MUCH prefer this to any of the other Reddit clients I've tried on the App Store. However, two major things stick out.

1. Attaching photos. It's awful. Like, horrendous. It only sometimes barely gets the job done. It uses a UI specific to Bacon Reader rather than using API's to sort of pull up a direct window of Photos like most apps. For some reason it always pulls up inside the "Snapchat" album, never "All Photos". Also, it's very rare that the photos I need to attach actually show up. Yes I have photos allowed for bacon reader under privacy settings on my phone. Sometimes photos appear, but they're only the extremely recent ones. Other times some show up but they're like the "sort of recent" ones. Not anything that I JUST took. Super extremely annoying.

2. There also needs to be an "Are you sure" pop up at least when you hit cancel on a comment you're typing. I have had this happen several times, I have a large comment all typed out, and then my phone literally slips and I bump the cancel button by accident. Deleting everything. It's infuriating. Also when my phone (iPhone 6) runs out of RAM and refreshes bacon reader upon switching back from a different app, there is no draft system or any safeguard for lost comments because of this. Very very annoying.

Love the app...wish it didnt have recent update with post swiping

MS3 peds rotation

I really love this app, the only bad things about it in the most recent update is that now instead of swiping a comment to upload it, you have to hold your finger over it and then select to upload it or download it. The old system was a lot better where you would swipe it to upvote it. It’s practically annoying now because on looking at a sub Reddit, you upload a individual post by swiping, but you can only upvote a comment by holding. I extremely dislike how it is incongruent between the sub Reddit versus the individual posts.

The other thing that I don’t like about it is that you can’t copy a text item from it. For instance you can’t hold your finger over an original post’s text, select individual text to copy it so you can paste it into another application, email or something like that. That’s extremely upsetting especially in that they are actively going against that ability with the most recent update.

Developer Response

Developer Response (Pending) - Nov 22, 2017 It may take up to 24 hours for this response to appear on the App Store.
Version 3.2.1 with updates based on your, and other customer feedback is now available. We have re-implemented swipe to vote, with a swipe right to upvote and swipe left to downvote on comments (toggled in settings "swipe in comment cell").


61.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2018, OneLouder Apps
In-App Purchases
  1. Upgrade to BaconReader Pro $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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