Oh goodness bacon reader, why design an app like this and have my spot lost when I switch to check another app? I'll be reading an interesting post and switch to my internet to do something and come back to my home page. This is as terrible as IG doing that. Would have 4 5 stars if not for this horrendous feature.
You can't collapse comments individually and users have been asking for this for at least 6-years. So obviously customer support is lacking. Also, the app overall is fairly clunky. No swipe features to make voting easier. What I do like is you can swipe from story to story. Overall, without being able to collapse comments - this app is not for me.
Really great app. I use it enough to warrant upgrading to the paid version which I did. Only two problems I see: sometimes gfycat links take forever to load or just don't and v.reddit does not play sound. Both pretty minor as I can just open in browser.
Edit 2: no signs of hope, ads still reappear. Doesn't need to be like this :(. Edit: Yet again, after this recent update, ads appear again. Still without fail, every time this app updates, ads reappear. I paid ages ago to remove them, and for the longest time it worked fine. Restarting the phone sometimes works, and then sometimes it doesn't. There's no option to "restore purchases" either.
Since a few weeks ago, when I open a post I no longer see the title of the post on the top. There I don't see the subreddit and username either. Please revert this change or at least give the option to show it again. This ruins a perfectly fine app for me.
Annoying that the paid for version sometimes shows ads if the internet connection isn't great on start-up - always loads the ads fine though! The new YouTube link highlighting is very good though, a welcome new feature. Other than that a very good app, used to using it for several years but have tried other apps, and while this is the only one I've paid for, is definitely among the best!
What's New in 5.3:
Added video support for v.redd.it media files
Fixes for Android 8
Expanded Edit comment field to 8 lines
Fixed imgur album loading on older OS devices
Embedded YouTube links indicated with red font
Auto append # to image files when downloading
Mod Feature - indicate removed comments
Mod Feature - mark a post as an "Announcement"
Improved sharing from The Guardian news app
Fixed several crashes