BaconReader is a tasty Reddit client that lets you enjoy all of the best content and features of popular social news site Reddit. Access news and entertainment content, post links, submit pics and comments, upvote and downvote to your heart’s content – all in a beautiful interface enhanced for easy use on your iPhone or iPad

With features like multiple account support, messages, enhanced search, follow friends, direct image uploads, and a unique subreddit explorer, BaconReader is intuitive and easy to use new and experienced redditors alike.

Join the BaconReader community at r/BaconReader for the latest news and updates on BaconReader features and release plans.

• Support for iPhone X devices
• Compact Mode available for viewing more content in a smaller space
• Gesture support for quick voting - 2 finger tap to up vote and 3 finger tap to down vote
• Supports 3D touch for Front Page thumbnails and Home screen
• Support for multitasking on iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro devices
• Dual-Pane view available for iPhone Plus devices
• Image/gif viewer: Supports swipe up/down to close and Imgur album captions
• Subscribe, set User and Link flair, submit posts, upvote/downvote, full iPad support -- all for free!
• Cake day notification
• Reddituploads image display support
• Filtering: Keyword, Domain, and exclude subreddits from r/all
• Moderator features: Modmail, approve/remove posts, mark as spam)
• Switch between multiple accounts and create new ones
• Select Explore from the menu to get started discovering great new content.
• Create and manage multireddits, add subreddit to multireddit from sidebar
• Select between list and tile displays – swipe sideways in detail view to access the next story without returning to the front page!
• New search makes it even easier to search for posts, subreddits, and users
• Follow posts/comments made by other redditors by adding them to your Friends list
• Bookmark a subreddit, multireddit or keywords for quick access, without adding it to your front page
• Post images directly to imgur within posts and comments
• Left-handed mode allows you to switch thumbnails from right to left for easy access

What’s New

Version 3.6.1

- New! Can now set Link/Post Flair when submitting post
- Fixed Superscript text layout
- Fixed Table format layout
- Fixed Code Markdown layout
- Fixed font size in sidebar
- Fixed resume background audio after BR video ends
- Fixed Inbox scrolling when opened
- Fixed background when changing Themes
- Fixed crash when trying to purchase
- BR is now CCPA compliant

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
925 Ratings

925 Ratings

Gavin Horoszewski ,

What’s with the new full-screen ads?

I’ve been using BaconReader for 3+ years as my main Reddit app. I use this app more than just about any other app on my phone. As long as I’ve been using the app, there've been ad banners at the bottom of the screen. The only ads have been these banner ads. I can ignore those ads, so I’m fine with them.

However, in the past day — that is, since the most recent update — I’ve had 4 or 5 full-screen pop-up ads appear out of nowhere, and I’ve had to wait several seconds to close them. This completely takes me out of my Reddit browsing experience. Don’t get me wrong, I love this app, but I’d give it 5 stars if the developers removed the full-screen ads.

Developer Response ,

We have always had interstitial ads. For years. The issue is that the former ad mediator we've been using since the launch of the app went out of business, requiring us to switch to a new one. The new aggregator is filling the interstitial at a much higher rate (though the frequency isn't actually any higher - you just see it more because it's actually filling). Because of this, we reached out and asked them to please reduce the frequency way, way down. It should be significantly better now.

R.Clark. ,

Five star Reddit client with one caveat.

As of the time of me writing this review, the app doesn't allow me to post comments, stating only that an error has occurred and nothing much beyond that. This is, in my opinion, the best Reddit client available right now and has so much amazing functionality. However, not being able to post comments (as I've been able to do before recent updates) has been killing me. I've tried across multiple subreddits in case some subs prohibit comments based on user frequency or karma etc and it just doesn't work.

It's still not enough for me to rate below five stars, despite this glaring issue. It could also be due to NAT issues which don't fault the app at all. Have not tested that yet.

Tldr; freaking fantastic Reddit client. Hoping my comment issue is an isolated one.

JordoElGuero ,

Still my favorite iOS Reddit app

Recent update was much appreciated! It's not as pretty as a lot of the other Reddit apps are, but I think it's super high on usability and user interface functionality.

The one thing I'd ask for is to letting an image of videos width determine the height. There are so many skinny pictures I have to click on the post and then click on the picture just to see it whereas if it displayed it wider (thus pushing comments down a little) it would improve it visually.


41.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Upgrade to BaconReader Pro $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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