Popular Reddit client Readit 2.0 gets a major overhaul for Windows Phone, now available

If you like to keep up on your Reddits when out in the world, you have a few client apps for Windows Phone to meet your needs. Our top choice for some time now has been Readit, and today version 2.0 has gone live in the Store after it started testing in January.

What's new in Readit 2.0? According to the app developer, there is no changelog because it is "so huge that I could not complete it... The whole app has basically changed since it was mostly rewritten".

Readit 2.0

  • Completely new user experience, plenty of new features and tons of bug fixes and optimizations (specifically battery and memory related)

The app is still written for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, so most of the rewriting has to do with design and functionality.

Firing up 2.0, and we like what we see. The app is super smooth with excellent transitions between screens. You also get all the bells and whistles that you expect from a top notch Reddit client, like Live Tile, notifications for messages, plenty of configuration options and more (although our light theme is not working).

Readit fetches for a reasonable $1.99 with a free trial. The developer is one of the best around, even having a dedicated Reddit for the app to interact with customers. Due to the quality of the app, and frequency of updates, we still give this app a high recommendation.

Oh, and for now, ignore the 'beta' part, just a mistake and will be fixed soon in the Store listing.

Download Readit 2.0 for Windows Phone ($1.99, free trial)

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • wow great...will buy it...
  • Cool name "readit" But what is reddit for? What is in there to read?
  • I dunno, if there was only someway to go to www.reddit.com to find out, lol
  • Hahahahahahah
  • Wow
  • In short: It user user driven content. People post many different items to many different Sub Communities. People in the different communities upvote or down vote that content. Content then can make it to the "front page" of reddit, outside of the specific subs if it has enough votes.   Their tag line is: The Front Page of the Internet. I recommend checking out www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone I have honestly learned more about this world, life, etc on Reddit that anyone could possibly try to teach. With that though, there are many many hateful people in the community. In a sense, for the most part it balances out. (You also get to see Daniel get into a fun "conversation" every once in a while. Though, I haven't seen a fun "conversation" from him in some time.)   Check it out!     
  • Sounds Nice.
  • Very random and interesting stuff.
  • Careful though. A lot of horrible things are amongst the reddit community. Proceed cautiously.
  • Readit is hands-down the best Reddit client on WP, and I'd go so far as to say it's better than most other apps on other platforms as well. It's just so well laid-out, slick, and just... freakin' better. There's no 1 thing in specific that makes it better, I think - just the entire app is a solid offering. I had Baconit installed for a bit before Readit, and that doesn't hold a candle to this app. Happily paid $ for this.
  • Couldn't have said it better, the developers deserve an award IMHO!
  • Give me a background theme in the start screen and it will be the perfect and best reddit app of all OS's
  • Readit has gone to complete shit for me and my L920. WTF happened. With this update it doesn't want to load any subreddits and before that it wouldn't load gifs or YouTube videos. It worked fine when it came out. This is a prime example of "if it's not broken, don't fix it." I am now forced to use Baconit after paying for this App.
  • Or you know, uninstall, and reinstall. Also removing you're account, and then re-adding it. Or use Baconit again. Either or.
  • Remove and readd your accounts.
  • Baconit still rules :p
  • I was a huge fan, but Readit has been actively supported and updated and we haven't seen anything from Baconit in some time. The bugs are too much for me anymore, I had to switch. Though, I would still support Quinn if he ever got back to it.
  • I felt the same, until I tried the beta
  • Better be good and not buggy for $1.99.  Using Baconit for free. 
  • This is funny, but from my observation, most of the third-party apps on Windows Phone are always cool and feature-rich. It's just the official ones that sucks.
  • This^^^.
  • Hmm, I updated, but now very little works. I can see my profile and it shows all my subscribed subreddits, but tapping on anything just spins for a second and says "Failed to download links." Tapping the profile button gives me "Failed to load profile data. Check your internet connection and try again." And all of my inbox views just show empty.   [edit] I checked /r/readitforwp, and it's a common issue. Remove and re-add your account, back out and restart readit, and it works fine.
  • Delete your account from the app. restart the app then add it in again. Reddit ses the app as a new app so it needs your permission for the app to see your stuff.
  • I'm getting the same thing...  "Failed to load data".  Nothing is working. 
  • I had the same problem. Uninstalling the app and reinstalling it fixed everything!
  • Reddit can be so weird lol. Check picturesofiansleeping LOL.
    Anyway this app the bomb!! The way you can quickly view videos and images and the whole flow its fuckin A!
  • Spelling error in title. Available*
  • Cant seem to download links with the app
  • The live tile doesn't work, stays empty..
  • Update makes almost every function slower to load. Yay?
  • seems faster to me...
  • Working much smoother and faster than before, uninstall and reinstall should solve your problem.
  • Still with that ugly ass font and no way to use default Segoe. The devs don't care when it comes to feedback regarding visual appeal. A simple option to choose would be sufficient.
  • I hate the new font.. It's so ugly that its distracting. Please allow us to change the font or offer another font as an option. It reminds me of comic sans, which is the worst font ever created....
  • I think is a beautiful app. Because of Readit (more precisely Readit Beta) now I'm fan of Reddit. Good news for a change.
  • This is by far the best Reddit client I've ever used. I have since switched to Android and this is one of the apps I miss the most from WP. Highly recommended. The ability to swipe between posts is amazing. 
  • The app is now broken for me on the Lumia 930, either it does not start or it crashes. :/
  • Worth e.v.e.r.y. penny, I tell you.
  • Awesome
  • Probably have to delete and add your account back... This bug was never fixed
  • i hope they make it free for a short period of time. :(
  • I am not sure I like this update. Continually fails to download links and makes this app totally unusable!!! Edit: I deleted my account and readded it. It works fine now.
  • After the update it stopped loading content. It's broken...
  • Remove and readd your accounts.
  • Light theme doesn't work...
  • The rewritten app is much faster than the earlier version, best reddit app on Windows phone and the developers deserve the money.