[Self Promo Saturday] I’m back with a huge Slide for Reddit update! New features, custom themes, and a deep dive into performance and stability
It’s been a fun couple of months working with the Slide beta community, and last week I released v3.0, one of Slide’s biggest updates so far!
Your feedback has been heard, and v3 takes a deep look into performance issues, UI improvements, and has some cool new features to boot. Over 700 members of the community have been testing and helping improve v3 for the last few months, and I’m excited to announce that [you can get v3 on the App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slide-for-reddit/id1260626828) today!
# UI and Theming improvements
* The bottom menu has gone through major renovations, now your [subreddit list is in alphabetical order with an alphabetical scrubber](https://i.imgur.com/pNEa6wI.png) that lets you scroll to subreddits instantly! In addition to this, you can now pin and un-pin your favorite subreddits to the top from the bottom menu by swiping to the left
* Brand new quick profile preview that [handles everything from viewing your profile, accessing the inbox, and switching accounts](https://i.imgur.com/IfOujva.png)! This frees up more room for subreddits in the bottom menu and makes it easier to access accounts and settings
* Pro users can now create [completely custom theme with user-configurable colors](https://i.imgur.com/ZqUinUj.png)!
* Save [theme pallets](https://i.imgur.com/G3giarW.png) (theme, accent, and primary colors) to a favorites list, which you can share to comments and submissions in Slide! This will let you [share your setup with others](https://i.imgur.com/iwylato.png)
# Some of the new stuff
* Slide now supports Live Comments, which loads new comments in as they are posted! Perfect for game-day threads
* Slide now supports Reddit’s new [Image Flairs](https://i.imgur.com/Ip755pt.png) in comments
* New Open in Slide extension! This will let you open any Reddit URL you share in Slide directly from the share menu in iOS, including new support for Google AMP links
* Parent comment preview option for 3D touching comments lets you see the context of the discussion without losing your place
* Customize the order of the submission overflow action items
# Haven’t tried Slide yet? Here are some unique features Slide offers!
* Slide is completely open source under an Apache2 license, if you would like to contribute to Slide join us on Github or join our Discord group! v3 is written in native Swift 4.2
* Multi-column mode lets you make the most of your iPad screen real estate, or go with a more traditional iPad split-pane layout
* Slide is extremely configurable, with thousands of theme combinations and display options
* Don’t have internet during your commute? Cache your favorite subreddits for offline viewing and take Reddit with you anywhere
* Comment inline and don’t lose the context of the conversation
* Powerful gestures options including the ability to set swipe, double tap, and 3D touch actions for submissions and comments
* Don’t have time to read an article but want to get back to it later? Slide has a custom “Read Later” system that integrates tightly throughout the app
* Slide supports the Apple Watch (with support all the way back to Series 0!)
* Tables and code blocks render in-line, no more needing to tap to view tables in a separate view
* Pro upgrade is for purely cosmetic or extra custom features, all Reddit features are available for free and Slide has no ads
* Local mail notifications that don’t require any external servers or subscriptions to use
* Amazing community over at r/slide_ios!
Huge thank-you to everyone who has helped contribute to make this update possible, if you have any questions or comments I would love to hear your feedback! You can reach me here, at r/slide_ios, our Discord channel, or through a private message at any time 🙂
Have a good weekend!