Edit: Rating it 1* now. The crashes continue. The app is basically useless. Time to go look for a new app, one that works. I love BaconReader and have been using it for many years now, but the past month nor so.. The app has stated to crash. A whole lot. Tap a link. Crash. Tap a hyperlink. Crash. Open the linked article. Crash. It's getting irritating at this point.
Edit 18-12-17 Awful. Littered with bugs and a developer who ignores users. Avoid at all costs. Vreddit links don't open. Imgur links rarely open. Gfycat doesn't load half the time. Twitter links are non existant and when you post about it in their subreddit they act like a female dog and remove it. Avoid Avoid Avoid! But after the recent updates I have found many pages not loading including simple images, Web pages or even links to YouTube videos! Shocking really and unfortunately happening all too often now.
I've owned the paid version of Baconreader for awhile now. It's worth the small amount paid to not have ads and supporting the developers. If you ever see a Reddit thread talking about best mobile apps Baconreader always makes an appearance if not the top suggested. Great app.
Baconreader may not be the prettiest or easiest app to learn but once you learn this app it is so good. Very customizable, this app really shines when you dive into the settings and make it work for you. I've been using this app for nearly 4 years and I can't see myself using anything else.
App has somehow gotten worse. I've used the app for a long long time and now Reddit based videos and images take ages to load if they even load at all. Thinking about switching apps because it's getting old to deal with. Edit: how come other apps can handle it with ease then? Sync for example in a side by side comparison is in secs loading and playing the links, BR is just an Orange loading symbol. If I held my breath I would die. And this has been going on for quite awhile.
It's a great app and glad I bought it. I do however was wondering if you guys can guys can put in support for v.Reddit.it links. People keep uploading in this format and whenever I try loading it, it keeps on timing out. Other wise 10/10
What's New in 5.3.0!
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