Slide for Reddit, the beloved open-source Reddit browser for Android, is finally available on the App Store! Slide has been built from the ground up for iOS as a beautiful, feature-packed, ad-free experience by the community, for the community
#EDIT: Apple’s IAP servers are back online! If you were crashing trying to purchase pro or access pro features, you should be able to use these features again
Good morning r/apple!
After years of development and months of testing from thousands of Redditors, Slide for Reddit is now available for all to download (for free) on the App Store!
Slide began as a simple open-source coding project for me during high school, and quickly gained popularity on Android in part because of its beautiful design, extensive feature set, and the fact that it was totally ad-free. Soon after release, I began getting requests from users to make a version for their iOS devices, and after a few years of solidifying Slide’s feature set and UI, I began work on porting Slide into a native Swift application, keeping with the open source and free essence that made Slide so awesome on Android.
It’s been an amazing ride, and I can’t believe that we’re finally here 🙂
**TL;DR:** [**Promo images**](https://imgur.com/a/f9kGbHl) **and [App Store link](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slide-for-reddit/id1260626828). Join our awesome community over at r/slide_ios**
# Most Reddit apps have similar features, what makes Slide unique?
For starters, Slide is totally ad and analytic tracker-free, and is open source under an Apache2 license on [GitHub](https://github.com/ccrama/Slide-ios)! Slide has an amazing community of contributing developers on both Android and iOS, and part of what makes Slide so awesome is that, not only does the community help shape its features, but it helps develop them as well.
Along with this, Slide has a very unique and customizable UI and app flow that has been streamlined over years of feedback on Android, but built completely natively with a comfortable Apple feel. This design also offers thousands of theme combinations and per-subreddit theming options that lets you customize Slide to your exact tastes. If the promo images do not totally convince you, I would love it if you gave Slide a shot to experience it after setting it up for yourself 🙂
# A few other notable features
* Slide is totally offline-capable! Set up autocaching to save your favorite subreddits for your morning commute, or continue to browse Reddit even when you are not on the internet
* Data saving mode downloads lower-quality images whenever possible to keep you in control of your data usage
* Slide supports many content types including Imgur albums, Gfycat gifs, XKCD comics, Streamable.com videos, and all Reddit content and features.
* [Slide looks great on an iPad](https://i.imgur.com/YYDifTi.png)! Make use of that extra screen real estate with multi-column mode
* Skip the posts you don’t want to see with Slide’s powerful filter system (subreddits, titles, flairs, users, etc), or fine-tune the type of content you see on subreddits with [content filters](https://i.imgur.com/9JztPr7.png)!
* [View tables ](https://i.imgur.com/z0rcQ5O.png)and code blocks inline with the rest of your content
* Complete moderation suite with mod mail and mod log support
* Hundreds of other features you will fall in love with
# How free is it?
Slide will never have ads. Period. Slide also offers all Reddit features for free, and allows you to browse all content types for free.
That being said, I have been working on Slide as my ~~full time job~~ passion project while attending University, and I have made some features “pro” features that offer cosmetic changes and features that enhance the Slide experience. I have worked to make the app completely usable without Pro 🙂
The unlock is currently on sale for $2.99 with a $4.99 donation option, and is usually $4.99 for the base option.
# What can we expect in the future?
After working on apps for the last four years, I can tell you the job is never done.
Although Slide is feature-complete to its Android counterpart, there is a lot that we want to add! In the pipeline is auto-playing gifs in the main feed, Apple Watch support, and full Multireddit management support. If you have suggestions or feature requests, we are always looking for feedback over at r/slide_ios or on Slide’s [GitHub issue tracker](https://github.com/ccrama/Slide-ios/issues)!
# How can I help?
If you have Swift experience and would like to contribute to the Slide project, [the repository](https://github.com/ccrama/Slide-ios) is always accepting pull requests! If you have any questions about the code or how to contribute to a GitHub project, you can always reach me via PM or on our Discord channel (link in the repository Readme).
Otherwise, bug reports and feedback are invaluable to keeping the app going, and you can join our amazing community over at r/slide_ios 🙂
I would like to personally thank all of those who have helped get Slide to where it is today, especially @colejd who has contributed a lot to the Slide project in the last few months. I would also like to thank all of you who volunteered to beta test Slide on TestFlight, your feedback and support have shaped Slide into what it is today.
Let me know what you think in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to r/slide_ios for more updates and information about Slide!