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Enjoy the best and most entertaining content on the web with Alien Blue, the official reddit client! The iPad version of the app is specifically adapted for larger screens and a better reddit browsing experience.

• Browse all of reddit, including funny pictures, original stories, and news
• View images and video seamlessly
• Upvote the best content to help it rise to the top
• Subscribe and participate in subreddit communities centered around your interests
• Post your own comments, content, and stories for others to view and discuss
• Use night mode for easy reading in the dark
• Be notified of new messages from your reddit inbox
• View websites using the integrated "Readability" reader from Arc90
• Switch between multiple reddit accounts easily
• Browse in Gallery mode (formerly Canvas)
• Discover subreddits by topic or interest
• Upload images directly to Imgur when posting or commenting
• Expand all images in the comments with one tap
• Quote comments in one tap
• Exclude posts based on keywords
• “Hide All / Hide Read” comments with one tap
• Easily identify which comments are made by the Post author

Existing Alien Blue users: this is still the same Alien Blue with the same developer you know and (hopefully) love, just 100% more official! You’ll want to transfer your settings from the old client using the option in Settings/Advanced Settings/Privacy Settings/Export Settings, then Import them into this app.

Feedback: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditmobile
Support: alienblue@reddit.zendesk.com

What's New

Version 2.9.7


In one quick motion, the window blinds shot towards the ceiling, revealing the San Francisco morning. As the sunlight poured into Reddit's engineering department, all eyes were fixated on the small hand of the office clock as it ticked ever so slowly towards the 10 o’clock hour.

They hadn’t reached this level of early morning excitement since Waffle House day, but today was special in an entirely different way.

iOS 9 was imminent. And they would be ready.

As the clock struck 10, the engineers feverishly hit “download and update,” blasting through user agree after user agreement—each promising themselves they’d read it in full later that day (except Thomas, who scrolled, line-by-line, for the rest of the week before finally hitting “Agree”).
One by one, as the progress bars filled and the updates applied, the engineers immediately installed the latest build of Alien Blue. Tapping, swiping, scrolling—they quickly ran through every corner of the app to make sure it functioned as it should. (Of course, they’d all done their due diligence and tested extensively with the beta, but somehow this was different.)

This was real.

Fixed: Status bar appearing momentarily while video is playing
Fixed: Status bar disappearing after viewing videos on Classic UI (iOS 9 – iPhone)
Fixed: UI shifting upwards and underneath the status bar (iOS 9)
Fixed: Occasional crashing when running AB iPhone on the iPad
Fixed: Non-reddit links failing to load (iOS 9)
Fixed: Email subject when sharing a link through email
Fixed: Infinite loading spinner for banned or non-existent subreddits

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
321 Ratings
321 Ratings

Great except for uploading photos


While I'm still new to Reddit itself, I've found navigation and new sub discovery to work really nicely in this app. My biggest complaint is that when posting there appears to be an option to post using photos directly in the app but if you actually try to use it you'll get a message "Uploading. Please wait." and then nothing happens at all, and you'll have to restart the app to do anything with it again. Unfortunate, but I can find ways around. Otherwise great app, I really hope it isn't going away as some other reviews have threatened! I like it a lot. (Four stars because of the picture thing, I'm mostly on mobile and wanted to be able to have all my Reddit experiences that way if possible)

Neglected compared to iPhone app, app will soon be discontinued.


This app does not get the same amount of dev support as the iPhone app, the iPad version of this app has not gotten a single update since September, meanwhile the iPhone version was last updated March 11th.

The app also has major problems with syncing subreddits, with most of my subreddits that I sub to on my desktop taking weeks or even months to finally appear on alien blue.

And ya know as if the lack of support of this app wasn't enough the devs are planning on completely doing away with this app, alien blue, and making a new "Reddit for iOS" app with NO iPad version. I'll be moving to the iOS version of Reddit sync as soon as it's released, and the devs of this app and the future one will never see another dollar from me, and no amount of Reddit gold bribing will change my mind.

Oh, and I almost forgot, even if you buy the paid version of this app they will still show you "sponsored" ads, which is completely unfair and is yet another reason why I will never buy an app from these people again.

I recommend Narwhal as a current alternative to alien blue.

Great! Just needs a few bugs ironed out

Alex K, 00

This app is fantastic overall but it's plagued by some annoyances. Here are a few that, if fixed, would for me make this a 5-star app. First, there is no support for split-screen or for the higher resolution of iPad Pro. Second, for some reason your list of subscribed subreddits doesn't update properly - unsubscribed subs still show up and there's no easy way to prune the list (or sort, for example, alphabetically). There's also no support for multireddits. Nevertheless, fantastic app and by far the most enjoyable Reddit experience I've seen.


42 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Unrestricted Web Access
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© reddit inc.


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