Beam: the open source Reddit client for iOS

Beam is a Reddit client that's built to browse. It lets you enjoy all of Reddit's content in a unique and beautiful package. Beam brings the best features of Reddit to your iPhone and iPad. With support for Night Mode, Mediaview, Multiple Accounts, Passcode Lock, Multireddits, In-app Messaging, 3D Touch and more.

Join the r/beamreddit community and let's discuss the development of Beam together.

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

2.6.1 features numerous fixes for issues with the iPad update of 2.6. It also fixes other small and general bugs.

Thank you Beamers, for reporting all your feedback that help us create these updates. And if you’re new to Beam, please join the r/beamreddit community. It’s where we discuss our plans for world domination and stuff..

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
494 Ratings

494 Ratings

ThatOneStickman ,

The glitches outweigh the good

I browse reddit almost daily, and I've been looking for a new 3rd party reddit application since Narwhal wasn't good enough. I tried out Beam, and it was pretty great. Most of the features work as intended. Most of the features. Sometimes when you long tap a photo, it freezes for a few seconds, and you never get to save it. Sometimes when you're browsing reddit, it freezes and NEVER unfreezes until you close the app and reopen it.

If the glitches are fixed, go ahead. Give it a try. But for now, the app is too broken to stand on its two feet.

T-NAN1 ,

Better than the rest

I have tried the official app, narwhal, and Apolo but was dissatisfied with being shown sponsored ads, poor interface, and not being able to add more than 1 account without paying more. I came across Beam while transferring phones and searching for a new reddit app.
It’s criminal how far down I scrolled to find this when searching “reddit” on the App Store. It’s definitely the best Reddit client I’ve used. I’m happy with the layout, the ease of use, and customizable design that Beam offers. Being open source is just another plus. Two thumbs up

Molly Moldavite ,

Don’t know any better?

So, I haven’t used anything else in the past few years so I don’t know better?
Most of the time I don’t know if it’s the app that has problems or my internet connection.
The one thing that does irritate me and I know is the app.... I will click on a link and go back and it takes me way back on the list of things I’ve already read through. Take me back to where I was.

App Privacy

The developer, Awkward, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

No Details Provided

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Awkward BV
46.4 MB

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



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
In-App Purchases
  1. Display Pack
  2. Identity Pack
  3. Donation $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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