narwhal for reddit 17+

Fast, fun, and gesture-based

Rick Harrison

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



narwhal is a fast, gesture-based application to browse all of reddit. All of these features were designed from the ground up specifically for iOS:

- View any and all subreddits
- A seamless experience to see a link and its comments at the same time
- Voting on posts and comments through a simple swipe
- Hide and save links to your reddit account
- Add new posts to your favorite subreddit
- View all of your orangereds
- What are you waiting for!? It’s free, go ahead and download and browse reddit as much as you want!

We are always trying to make the best reddit experience, so come visit our subreddit /r/getnarwhal and let us know what you want to see next!

What’s New

Version 2.48

Squashed some more bugs!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

YoloSwag4Yoda ,

Best reddit app I’ve found.

I’m not one to leave a review typically, but this app is my most used by far and it deserves praise. The most used functions of reddit such as browsing and sorting through posts and comments are nicely designed and intuitive to navigate on both my iPhone and iPad. Though there are a multitude of options in menus and sub menus that I personally found confusing at times, there is no doubt you can make the app as simple or complex as you’d like. Signing into my reddit account was easy and has me replying to comment threads or scrolling through my favorite subs in no time. The developers constantly make minor tweaks and subtle improvements that keep the app running smooth as silk. My only gripe is going through my comment history and not being able to pull up the original post from my comment alone, but rather I would have to select the OP’s profile and scroll through to the post to open it. A minor inconvenience that I don’t feel warrants a less than 5-star review from me. Overall, if you’re looking for a great reddit browser for your iPhone or iPad, look no further than Narwhal.

TenikoGames ,

Never mind, overhearing back

07 Aug 2022 - Overheating is back again, was just using the app for about 30 minutes and felt it through my case. I use an Apple silicone case so it isn’t very thick. Hot to the touch after taking the case off. Previous update and original review follows: Overheating issues were fixed. Developer commented that it was due to bad banner ads. I still have the other issues so not 5 stars but still the best experience I’ve found as most other unofficial Reddit apps that would measure up require you to buy the app to post or sign in with an account. Not giving those apps the time of day. Original review below for posterity: As of writing this (24 July 2022), the app is causing my phone to overheat. This started within the last 1-2 weeks. I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max that’s up to date on the latest public iOS 15.6 (no beta channel). Sometimes it takes about 7-10 minutes, other times it’s noticeable within just a few minutes. App is also up to date. Not sure what’s causing the issue. Going to check out other apps because I’ve had assorted smaller issues (GIFs playing slower than they should be, accidentally triggering gestures while scrolling). It’s not every iPhone that these issues happen to as my roommate uses the same app on an iPhone 12 and doesn’t have the overheating or GIF issue.

OneNEETOtaku ,

So much customization!

Coming from iAlien (which I was very happy with) was kinda weird. The menu bar being on the right than the left was hard to get used to also. BUT as time went on the app gained more traction and more customization options kept being added. Things like what happens to a video or post when force touching (for force touch compatible devices) or what icon you prefer to use. Dark and light mode with a single tap! No going through settings to change the mode when viewing at night or day. The font you read can be changed. Literally almost everything can be changed to your liking. You can even hide certain menu options that you find yourself never using at all. Hopefully one day they add an option to switch the menu tab from the right to left lol.

Recently a new tab was added called recently viewed and my goodness I did not know how much I actually would use that tab. I always find posts I find interesting but forget to save it and wouldn’t be able to find it later. Now I just go to that tab and it’s there! It’s super useful.

App Privacy

The developer, Rick Harrison, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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