If you spend any amount of time on Reddit on the iPhone, Alien Blue is the app you’ve been waiting for.
Alien Blue is a Reddit iPhone app that is optimized for the iPhone 5’s larger screen, offers better linking and conversation tracking than the competition and it’s free.
Heavy Reddit users will want to upgrade to the Pro version for $1.99 for an excellent Gallery view that is the best way to browse /r/aww or any subreddit with photos.
One of the best features of Alien Blue for the iPhone is that it handles images and links to other Reddit posts perfectly.
When clicking on a Reddit /r/bestof or to a great comment, Alien Blue delivers users right to that comment instead of dropping them on a page full of useless comments.
With Alien Blue, users can also view most images inline, so when someone links to a funny meme in the middle of an informative post, just tap the arrow to see another photo of Walter asking if he’s the only one who cares about something, or to find out what Good Guy Greg would do.
When it comes to looking at subreddits full of images, the gallery mode found in the pro version is wonderful. It allows users to view eight images on-screen at once. Tap on an image to see it at full size and then swipe to the sides to browse through all the images. In many ways this beats the desktop Reddit experience.
Alien Blue offers quick links at the bottom of the screen to sharing a post, viewing full screen and switching between comments and the source. Up top, users can upvote or downvote with ease. While reading comments users can reply, collapse, jump to the parent and of course, up or downvote.
Alien Blue is easily the best Reddit iPhone app, and the pro in-app purchase is well worth $1.99.