Readit app updated again with major speed improvements

Kip Kniskern

Readit Windows App for Reddit

We told you yesterday about a major update to the popular Reddit app for Windows, Readit, bringing Jump Lists and bug fixes to the app, but after only a day, it has been updated again. Apparently the update to version brought with it some page load related issues, especially on the Lumia 920, so the app has been revamped to bring “major speed improvements” across all Windows phones. Here’s the changelog for the latest version, now at

General Additions
•Markdown editor is now available when editing posts
•Mobile – When tapping on a thumbnail to preview a post (or a link in the comments), it will now be dismissable via tapping the area surrounding the image in the popup
•The subreddit, domain, and username will now wrap in the post list instead of cutting off
•Major improvements in page navigation speed for all pages
•Major improvements in post viewing speed and speed of backing out of a post
•Improved speed of switching between subreddits
•The back button on phone and tablet mode will be much more responsive
•Swipe view should be a bit more responsive
Bug Fixes
•Fixed photos identified as gifs from loading incorrectly and getting stuck in swipe view
•The back button will now close the hamburger menu properly, closes the letter picker for the subreddits list before the hamburger menu now as well

If you have feedback on Readit, the developer, Caleb Keith, is very active on Reddit, and is looking for your input. In the meantime, you can download the latest version of Readit:

Price: Free