Biscuit for reddit by Matthias Tretter (iPad)
Released: Sep 30, 2013
Version: 1.2.3
Size: 12 MB
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Biscuit for reddit

Matthias Tretter
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»holy sh** this app is the bomb« (reddit user, 2001 link karma, 3259 comment karma)
»Just installed Biscuit and I love it! ... I'm really digging the simplicity and minimalism« (reddit user, 1042 link karma, 588 comment karma)
»Biscuit has a lot going for it as a reddit client, but most notably is its central strength: it has the single best, most compelling structure of reddit's comment threads I've ever seen.« (reddit user, 1978 link karma, 19339 comment karma)

For some people, reddit is all about the frenzied information overload experience. In a way, it's like those 10 hour long YouTube videos: let's see how long you can endure.

We see reddit differently. We want to focus, dive deep, and read with dedication. So we built Biscuit, a reddit client for iPad.

Biscuit is about the joy of following discussions. Instead of the web reddit wall of text experience – stimulative as it might be for some – we use an infinite canvas to arrange the comments in two dimensions; horizontally to drill down into an argument, vertically to read all the immediate replies. This puts you into the driver seat!

Map out your own path through the comments, you decide where to dive and where to skip. Because interaction is swift and smooth, this is a rather enjoyable experience. You can even set your own column width and optimize it for either reading or browsing.

Biscuit is smart about preloading comments you might want to read next. Also, it indicates buried OP replies. This is ideal for going through discussion-heavy subs like IAmA, Askreddit and TIL, but it's also great for all the other subs.

Making friends on reddit suddenly makes sense; Biscuit colors your friends’ comments, so you always know whom you can trust (or better don’t trust). Also, it marks OP-comments, and shows you where OP-replies are hidden.

We built in single-gesture voting and replying, because we believe that this kind of interaction is the backbone of reddit. Vote and reply with easy to remember two-finger gestures: swipe up on a comment to vote up (and reverse), and swipe left to reply.

Once you type your reply, you will find it easy to quote other comments. There are extra markdown keys for your writing comfort, and even a key for the famous disapproving face. We hope you approve.

Finally, Biscuit is a beautiful, iOS 8 native app. We’ve spared no efforts to make sure that typography, layout, white space, pacing, colors, gestures are just right. Take the color for example. We call it »golden brown«. Not only is it beautiful, but it's a little gold for every redditor. We thoroughly thought about every little detail, and again and again, to make reading reddit a comfortable and tasteful experience – as long as you don’t read the wrong subs ;-)

Like so often, it is hard to describe. Biscuit offers you a unique reading experience. Try it and you will discover a whole new way to enjoy reddit.

Note: This application is not affiliated with or made by reddit Inc. The reddit trademarks are property of their respective holders.

What's new in version 1.2.3
• Add the missing sorting option "month" to top/controversial listings

• Fixed a bug where the remove/approve controls weren't correctly removed on the detail page of websites
• Fixed a gfycat GIF optimization bug
• Fixed a bug where the image disappears, when the detail view of a submission is swiped back
• Fixed a bug where the 'send comment' button was disabled even though a comment was entered
Our verdict: Good
  • + Biscuit for reddit is a highly rated app (5-star).
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