Despite its relatively small market share, the Reddit experience on the Windows 10 platform (specifically phones) is arguably one of the best with apps such as Readit representing. Recently, Readit underwent its Windows universal app evolution and with that, enveloped a few cross-device features for both PCs and mobile devices.
In a recent update, Readit developers are stacking a few more features for the app as well as crushing a few bugs users have been commenting on and boosting performance where they can.
The list of performance upgrades, user interface tweaks and bug squashes can be found (ironically) at the Readit subreddit and include:
- Now available in 6 more languages, bringing our language total up to 25 different languages: Finnish, Hebrew, Kannada, Norwegian Bokmal, Slovenian, Swedish
- New comments loading indicator
- Scrolling is now disabled in post viewer until comments have fully loaded
- Smoother comment scrolling
- Faster markdown processing
- You can now select text across paragraphs in comments/self-text unless you hit a table or quote
- Added support for unordered lists that use the plus sign (+) to indicate items
- Code support has been added in markdown
- We now handle escape characters properly in markdown
- Full Markdown support now – code, tables, quotes, strikeout, superscript, lists, and all headers/text modifiers
- Browser pages will no longer be cached (workaround, some things will still get cached but not as much and existing cache needs to be deleted manually) since the clear cache api for embedded edge still does not work
- Fixed gifs not playing from links in comments
- You can now sort by “old” in comments again and set it as default sort
- “Subreddits”, “Multireddits”, “Compose Message”, “Front page”, “all” and “friends” strings have been translated. Still need to translate some dropdowns in profile
Based on the subsequent commenting in the thread, it looks like many of these features have come just in time for users. For Readit users, developers are suggesting to head over to the Windows Store update section and grab the latest patch before beginning your holiday travels, and you lose access to your normally free WiFi.