Reddit is …Well it’s Reddit: there’s little else like it on the internet.
Thos of us who use Reddit probably do so a tab, in a browser, because that’s how the site works best.
Many desktop Reddit apps exist, but few translate the unique experience of using the service to the desktop in a way that really works.
Until now, perhaps?
A Desktop Reddit App for Linux
‘Something for Reddit‘ is an open-source Reddit desktop app built for GNOME using GTK+ and Python.
It uses a dual-column layout, in almost a Geary-esque way: the left-hand sidebar shows a list of posts for a given sub-reddit, you click on one and responses to it load in the adjacent pane.
A button to switch to the integrated web-browser sits in the toolbar at the top of the app.
Something for Reddit lets you search, browse and read subreddits. You also read, vote and reply to comments and their parent posts, as well as load external links or media in the built-in browser.
While a bit of padding and spacing wouldn’t hurt in a few areas, Something for Reddit is responsive, functional, and free of some of the visual clutter/distraction that crowds the real website.
Other features include:
- Light & dark themes
- Built-in web browser
- VIM style keybindings
- Support for multiple accounts
- Touch-friendly interface
Willing contributors are welcome, with plenty of plans and features waiting to be wrestled with. Among the features on the road-map is a new app icon, improved media preview, better handling of private messages and a slate of interface and layout tweaks.
Install ‘Something For Reddit’ on Ubuntu
Naturally you can build this open-source app from source using the code that’s available on the project’s github page .
But that’s effort, right?
The GetDeb repository distributes the app for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. Head to their website if you’d like to learn how to add their repository and import their security key, etc.
Also too much effort?
You can zap the download links below to download pre-built installers of Something for Reddit for Ubuntu:
H/t to Scott B.