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Relay for Reddit Jumps to V8 With New Media Viewer

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Relay for reddit, the best reddit app on Android by a mile (at least in my opinion), received an update yesterday to v8 that tweaks some UI elements, but really is headlined by a new media viewer. The new media viewer adds some fun Material Design animations as you move in and out of it, now has zoomable GIFs, should load GIFs faster, and gives you a filmstrip view when in albums.  

The full list of new media viewer features is as follows:

  • Material design animations
  • Zoomable gifs
  • Streaming gifs for faster loading
  • Easier access to image text
  • Filmstip view in albums
  • HD images load at the same zoom level as the existing image
  • Vertical videos in YouTube
  • Autozoom to screen width for tall images (e.g. comics)

The updates is already live. And if you haven’t given Relay a try yet, I really do highly recommend it.

Play Links: Relay for reddit | Relay for reddit (Pro)

  • If you view a lot of galleries like I do, nothing beat Slide Pro.

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  • David Imel

    Love Relay. Been using it for a couple of years and it always gets better.

  • I’ve been a Reddit is Fun guy for a while. Been pretty happy with it.

    • Mike

      Is it because it has the same look as the website? The UI is just so boring and looks like it belongs on Gingerbread or something :/

      • I do enjoy the simplistic design that looks like the website.

        It was also the first app that was suggested to me when I heard about Reddit so I downloaded and have used that since.

        • KOBALT

          yup. same here. i absolutely love it. it has every feature i could possibly want.

  • hawkstwelve

    Boost for Reddit…. best Reddit app there is!

    • OligarchyAmbulance

      You spelled “Sync” wrong.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        came here to post this. Sync is a must for me

  • hebrewHAMMER

    Kellen, and DL readers, I’ve been trying Relay and Sync, but I don’t see much difference between the two. What features would you say keep you around on one over the other? Thanks.

    • socarwolverine

      I used both, in fact used Sync exclusively for a very long time. They’re both essentially identical for me, with how I reddit. The thing that pushed me to Relay, for good, was that Sync had ads in all of the photo galleries. Every third or fourth picture was an ad and eventually ads would take me to sites asking me to install apps without me clicking on them. Relay hasn’t had that problem and doesn’t have any obtrusive ads other than the banner ad that most freeware have. I know a solution is getting the paid version, but that’s just not how I want to spend my money.

      • Mike

        I have never understood people complaining about ads when there is a premium version available. An app you use daily isnt worth $3? I’m not trying to put you down, I’m just very curious that’s all.

        • OligarchyAmbulance

          Seriously. “I’m not going to use this app because it has ads even though I can get rid of the ads if I actually wanted to.”

          Sorry these devs shouldn’t be expected to be homeless and make us software for free.

          • socarwolverine

            Devs don’t get paid for having ads? Didn’t realize not giving them a couple bucks and using their ad-supported app was making them homeless.

        • socarwolverine

          I’m not complaining about ads, I’m complaining about ads taking me to random sites to install software when I did not direct it to. He can throw in ads all day, but not ones that direct my phone to questionable and maybe even malicious apps. Shouldn’t I be the one to decide what is and isn’t worth my money?