Fake news, echo chambers and unconscious bias. How do you get out of a filter bubble if you don’t know you’re in one? Enter Burst.
For everything in your feed, Burst finds reposts all over reddit and intelligently merges the comments together. This helps you see things from other perspectives to foster a more open mindset.
If a link in your feed is reposted across r/apple, r/iphone, r/technology and r/android, Burst merges them all into a single discussion. Links posted to r/politics, r/conservative, and r/liberal are combined to help break down filter bubbles you might be stuck in.
Vertically-scrolled comments are here! If you're not a fan of paging through comment threads horizontally, there's now a setting to turn that side to side into an up and down. And because I'm so nice I've also included a handy extra button to jump to the next comment thread in the list. Enjoy!
Also in this update is a little performance enhancement. You might notice swiping in and out of the comments is a little smoother.
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve tried almost every Reddit client on the App Store. I keep going back to the official Reddit app because it has everything I need and for now this app is still a work in progress. I’ve noticed little animation glitches when swiping between comments and I hope a compose button will be added so I can send messages to other Reddit users on here. That along with message notifications would make me delete the official app once and for all. Great start! Keep up the good work!
Good idea, force touch is non existent
Although I like the app as an idea, there is a big force touch bug that is infuriating to use especially Because that's how your supposed to use the app anyway. When opening the app for the first time, there is a fake subreddit, or is very hard to find, telling you how to use the app. It's just simply not a good client
Note, I do have an X and I have seen a couple other apps not be able to do 3D touch inside, so it may be an iOS bug, but other apps allow me to 3D touch so I highly doubt it. Please fix this, I would love to post an unbiased review at one point
Sorry about that! I've just released an update that should fix the issue you were having with force touch voting. Let me know how you go!
If this app had full-size cards like narwhal or the official app and you could enable auto play of stuff like gifs, it would be my default app hands down. Easily the most attractive reddit app I have used.
For me, the way the comments work is perfect. Not only do I get the ‘bubble burst’ thing going, but it seems to cut down on a little of the rabbit hole-esque memery that the comments always revolve into after one or 2 levels of comments.
- Alex Duckmanton
- 10.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Alex Duckmanton
- In-App Purchases
- Buy me a coffee $1.99
- Buy me a banh mi $3.99
- Buy me a fancy beer $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.