Alien Blue Reddit App Gets Numerous Improvements, Moderator Tools
The Alien Blue Reddit app for the iPhone has been updated with numerous improvements, moderator tools, new gestures, and fixes.
Alien Blue is a feature packed client for browsing Reddit. It has been developed from the ground-up for an intuitive touch-screen experience.
* Inline image viewing in comments
* Ability to search Reddit's archive of posts
* Support for iOS4 Multitasking
* Add / Create Posts (and Self Threads) (PRO)
* Multiple / Novelty Account Support
* Instapaper and Instapaper Mobiliser Support
* Read It Later Support
* One-Tap Imgur Integration when posting (and when commenting)
* One-Tap Quoting
* Support for Casual Subreddits
* Integrated "Readability" from Arc90 for in-built browser
* One-Tap to "View All Images" in comments (PRO)
* Large buttons for embedded links
* Save State (when reading posts/comments) on Exit
* Automatic notification of new messages from your Reddit inbox while you browse.
* Post, and *edit* your comments
* Interface optimised and tested for easy single handed browsing.
* Fullscreen mode
* Ability to exclude posts based on keywords (PRO)
* Easily identify which comments are made from the Post creator. This is especially developed for AMA and AskReddit style threads.
* Collapsable comments
* (PRO) Tilt Scroll
* (PRO) "Hide All" feature. Get fresh results every time. (syncs automatically with your hidden posts on the Reddit server).
* Night mode option for very low backlight and reduced contrast.
* Canvas View and Image Galleries
* Comment Link previews (retina device required)
* Retina Thumbnails (retina device required)
* Create Posts / Self Threads
* Exclude Posts by Keywords
* One-Tap Imgur Integration
* One-Tap Quoting
* Multiple / Novelty Account support
* "Hide All" displayed posts (syncs automatically with your Reddit account)
* Subscribe & Unsubscribe to Reddits via Alien Blue
* Tilt Scroll
What's New In This Version:
- Drag from screen edges, toolbar or navigation bar to easily navigate back (and forward) without reaching
- Clipboard detection for Reddit links
- Optimal article view now uses a hybrid readability engine to render articles to match your Alien Blue color/font settings
- Optimal switch now remembers your preference based on content type (gifs, videos, articles etc.)
- Ability to choose Instapaper Mobilizer, Readability, or Alien Blue's native layout for reformatting articles
- Ability to order search results by number of comments
- Improved handling of image centric / comic websites in optimal
- Improved scroll performance for comments
- Ability to approve/remove posts
- Template-based messages & comments to notify posters of moderation activity
- iCloud backup & sync of moderator templates across iOS devices
- Access to Mod Queue, Removed and Reported posts
- Subject line is now available in Mod Mail
- Tapping on a Mod-mail notification will now take you straight to your Mod inbox
- (Comment moderation is coming soon)
- Revised posts view improves density of visible posts per screen
- UI improvements to comments header bar
- Revised UI for switching post order
- Revised UI for searching posts
- Minor UI improvements to Inbox screen (major revisions coming soon)
- Screen edges (and navigation bar) can be dragged to navigate back or forward
- Drag beyond an article to switch to its comments. Same for switching from comments to an article.
- Dragging any browser content downward will quickly toggle between it's optimal and original view.
- Long press on back button to skip directly to any previous screen
- Triple tap on navigation bar to switch between day/night theme
- Critical: Canvas not handling revised Imgur links
- Fixed: Some GIFs freeze the application for a few seconds
- Fixed: Photos/GIF occasionally causing optimal switch to rapidly move backward and forward
- Fixed: Switching themes causes artifacts near the navigation bar
- Fixed: Texture distortion on additional options drawer for posts and comments
- Fixed: Texture distortion behind posts table
- Fixed: YouTube videos stuck in portrait when "Allow Rotation" is off
- Fixed: Some imgur albums appearing out of sequence
- Fixed: Occasional crashes when manually clearing cache
- Fixed: Image cache not routinely clearing
- Fixed: Crash from incorrectly encoded gif images
- Fixed: "More" button is hard to trigger while tilt-scrolling is enabled
- Fixed: Entering and exiting fullscreen slightly snaps the content out of place
You can download Alien Blue from the App Store for free.