Bean for Lemmy 17+

Explore the Threadiverse

Cocoon Development Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 18 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Bean is the best way to explore the Lemmy and the threadiverse with a beautiful UI designed for iPhone and iPad, and with a number of themes, customisation, and view options to choose from, you'll be right at home with Bean.

Gestures make it a breeze to navigate around. Upvote or downvote, comment, bookmark, or collapse an entire comment thread with a single swipe. If that's not your thing, you can toggle these in the settings or turn on the full screen swipe to go back.

Bean also features a beautiful media viewer that displays images, GIFs, and videos. If a post has multiple images, you can simply swipe through them all. Uploading images is also fully integrated with Lemmy's pict-rs service so you can rest assured that your images are safely hosted on your instance and not a third party service.

When creating new posts or comments, Bean offers you a comprehensive markdown editor to make crafting the perfect hot take easy.

With privacy in mind, Bean connects directly to your chosen Lemmy instance, only sharing your authentication token with our push notification server if you opt-in to notifications.

And, with Bean Pro you can unlock even more features, themes, and customisation options!

- Multi-Account Support: Connect to as many instances and accounts as you'd like.
- Push Notifications: Our notification server will keep an eye on your Lemmy notifications.
- Grouped Communities: Group your favourite communities together into a single fee.
- Premium Themes: Gain access to a bunch more beautiful themes.
- Accent Colour Options: Make Bean your own by changing the accent colour.
- Comment Themes: Change the indicators to match your style.
- Custom App Icons: Access a tonne of app icons, designed by various artists.
- More Font Options: Choose from more fonts including Avenir and Menlo.

By using Bean, you agree to the standard Apple Terms of Use (EULA) —

What’s New

Version 1.0.11

- Fixed a regression with the navigation to avoid the tab bar from being hidden when navigating to posts and communities.
- Added a missing icon for "Next Comment".

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Tcripe497 ,

Beautiful app

After using this app for 30 seconds I got the lifetime membership. This is an app I want to support. It's so nice I highly recommend it. I've tried nearly every other app and they just don't work for me. I don't like em but this one is awesome

Orange N Green ,

Great Lemmy Client

Bean is an aesthetically pleasing, feature-rich client for browsing Lemmy. It’s made even better by the fact that the developer responds quickly to posts about bugs and feature requests, and he seems truly intent on making this a great app!

Update: While I still love the look of Bean, development stopped shortly after switching to an in-app-purchases model. I paid for a “lifetime” subscription expecting the “lifetime” of the app to be longer than just a couple of months.

By now, a few free apps have many features that Bean lacks. That said, if development resumes on Bean, and if the features catch up to the other apps, I’d likely switch back to this app in a heartbeat.

MikhailT ,

Wait for active development before buying anything

After Bean 1.0 was released, the whole development basically stopped. One of the devs said they were too busy with other projects and didn’t have time to spend on Bean until the end of Oct.

There is a difference between Bean in beta and not spending full time on it because they have other projects vs. releasing an actual product with expensive IAP that actually does deserve some on-going active support regardless. They should’ve waited to release it until they have the resources they need to support the app. Their excuse is not valid as a business.

I regretted getting the lifetime perk. Voyager and other apps are getting updates for free.

App Privacy

The developer, Cocoon Development Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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