Apollo for Reddit 1.8 Improves Media Viewing, Sharing Options, and More

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Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind.

The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance.

Users can also save and share GIFs, while sharing in general has been streamlined and improved within the app. For example, sharing the video file for Reddit videos now automatically merges the video and audio stream.

In addition, users can now share a comment or a post as an image by tapping Share as Image, which will stitch together as many screens as necessary. The option also supports sharing image posts, which is useful for posts that would benefit from having the title merged with the image for context.

Apollo's latest update also adds iPadOS 13.4 cursor support, and plays nice with the new Reddit awards system and Reddit Polls.


Elsewhere, there are five new app icons to check out, bug fixes, improvements to viewing comments, and more.

Apollo is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store [Direct Link] as a free download without ads, with optional in-app purchases available to unlock enhanced features such as multiple accounts, gestures, Touch ID or Face ID authentication, and GIF scrubbing.

Tags: Apollo, Reddit

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6 weeks ago
Thank you for all the kind words everyone. ? Really glad you like the update, 1.9 and 2.0 (big ol iPad update) have some really awesome stuff planned too, can't wait to show ya.


Great app but not worth having to pay a subscription fee just to enable notifications.

As others mentioned this is one I wish I could give out for free, but the "push" in "push notifications" comes from the fact it's "pushed" from an external server. Running a server has expensive, ongoing monthly costs and being just one guy and not a billion dollar company I can't just eat those costs and give it out for free or a low fee when it costs me quite a bit, I don't want to jeopardize the future of the app with a poor financial decision. The venerable Scott Forstall discussed the system here for those curious and how it operates on an external server rather than the device to preserve device battery life:



This is a great, great app, my favorite Reddit client. However, I guess that because it is coded and tested by just one man, there are still annoying bugs. This latest version introduced a lot of new features which are awesome, don’t get me wrong, and currently it is the most complete Reddit client, BUT I would really appreciate a major release (1.9 for instance) focused on fixing bugs and glitches.

For instance, getting the notifications for some comments and replies fails sometimes. And if you go to the inbox, and you scroll down, some DMs will appear and disappear each time. Inbox is glitchy and I’ve seen the people who post about it don’t get an answer.

However, if you don’t mind not getting notified instantly sometimes (because this bug happens just occasionally), this is by far the best Reddit client. And when the version 2.0 brings it to the iPad it will get even better!!!

Noted these down, thank you! I've had some reports of these so and I'm working to fix these for the next update. I appreciate you. :D
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6 weeks ago


Great app but not worth having to pay a subscription fee just to enable notifications.

I paid just once for ultra ultimate or whatever and got notifications. I’m not paying any regular subscription fee.
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6 weeks ago
This is one of my fave apps ever. It's miles ahead of the official Reddit app in my opinion and the fact that there's only 1 dev behind this project makes it even more impressive.
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6 weeks ago
Miles ahead of any other Reddit app on iOS and the dev actually provides changelogs! Big corps take note.
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6 weeks ago


Great app but not worth having to pay a subscription fee just to enable notifications.

You only need the subscription if you want real time notifications. You can get notifications without it. To be fair, providing a real time notification service requires the developer to set up and maintain a server infrastructure to handle it so a recurring fee makes sense.
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6 weeks ago
Hands DOWN the best iOS Reddit app. The entire app is designed and maintained by ONE guy! I paid the one time fee to get Ultra to support him and get some bonus features.
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