It was around 2 years ago I decided to build the best desktop experience for Reddit. Even though it started as a native, macOS Reddit app, it turned into an online community browser with support for YouTube, Hacker News, Indie Hackers and more.
TLDR at the end 😉
First of all, I wanted to thank you mods for allowing me to make this post. I love Reddit and even though I don’t post much, I spend most of my day on here. Most people check Reddit on their phones. Reddit has a great mobile app and there are lots of alternatives, but I’m a software developer and I spend all my time on my computer.
It was about 2 years ago (around the time Reddit introduced their new website). I was getting really frustrated with the new site and decided to build the best desktop experience for Reddit. Since I use a Mac, I wanted to start out with a native macOS app. I wanted to build something that works fast, feels smooth & modern.
I had to build something that feels like Apple themselves took the time to build a Reddit client for macOS.
As I was working on it, I realized most online communities are the same. There are channels, posts, comments, likes/votes etc. So I thought why not build an open source plugin architecture which allows other developers to build plugins to bring their favorite communities into the app. So far, I already built plugins for YouTube, Hacker News and Indie Hackers in addition to Reddit. I plan on open sourcing all plugins after I polish a few things on my end 😉
Fast forward to today, the app is almost done and I am now looking for early adopters. It’s hard to believe it ended up being almost 2 years project but looking back, it was well worth it!
I’m calling the app Yack! and you can check out the screenshots here:
Please comment here and let me know your OS version and if you’re interested in beta testing my app.
I have been working on a native macOS Reddit app for the past 2 years and it’s finally Here’s a link to screenshots: [https://imgur.com/a/iDV2qIU](https://imgur.com/a/iDV2qIU)
Please comment here and let me know if you’re interested in beta testing it.
Thank you all for your support ?? I honestly wasn’t expecting this much love and it’s been great getting feedback from all of you ?? My inbox (RIP) is unusable at the moment. If you still want to join Yack! beta, please sign up using this link:
As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive an invitation code in your email. If you don’t get it within a few minutes, please check your spam/junk folder.
You can download Yack from here: [https://yack.io/download](https://yack.io/download) and unlock it using your invitation code.
Don’t forget to report back here!!
Thank you stranger for the silver!!!