Big Baconit 4.6.5 update brings many changes to memory usage and design

If you are a fan of using Reddit on your phone or PC then Baconit should be on your list of apps to use.

The popular Reddit app just received a rather substantial update today, one that developer Quinn Damerell a little over two and half weeks to make happen due to "the complex code behind it".

Version 4.6.5 has a lot of changes, but many of them go to memory management especially for devices with less RAM available. Quinn tells informs us:

"There are quite a few visual changes, but the massive work when into a memory management system that should make the app crash much less on low-end devices. It might not be perfect coming out of the gate, but with time, I will tweak it and make it even better."

Sounds good to us. For now, you can peruse the rather lengthy changelog we received about 6.0.

Baconit Update 4.6.5


  • Memory is now managed much more efficiently; the app should crash less on low memory devices
  • Webpages will be monitored for memory usage
  • Much more


  • Added Gilded indicator to posts
  • Added default sorting options

Flip View

  • Updated UI
  • Added post score
  • Added Gilded indication
  • Smoothed comment scrolling transition
  • Improved GIF support
  • Improved large image handling


  • Added Gilded indication
  • Added default sorting options
  • Added comment count in the comment bar
  • Comments scroll much faster


  • Subreddit descriptions are now shown in markdown


  • General cleanup of text and styles


  • Fixed a spacing issue with text runs
  • Fixed a link parsing issue where extra chars were picked up


  • Profile link added to global menu
  • Added profile information to the main live tile.
  • Smoothed out / added animations
  • Fixed loading for some subreddits (thanks, Eugênio!)

Sounds like a nice update so be sure to grab it. Then again, if you are experiencing the app-update issue we reported on earlier you will not see the update until Microsoft fixes the issue. You could just uninstall the app and redownload it if you do not want to wait, which is what we did.

The update should be live now or rolling out to users in the next few hours. Let us know what you think in comments or head to the Baconit subreddit for more information.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.