This Free iOS 8 Widget Puts The Reddit Front Page Into Notification Center

Have you ever wanted to just have a quick check of Reddit to see what’s going on? You know, just a quick peek to satisfy that Reddit urge that even the best of us have to succumb to once in a while. It can’t be helped and in fact, it should probably be nurtured. Because Reddit is awesome.

If any of the above sounds familiar then you may want to give Quick Red a little attention. A free to download Today widget for iOS 8, the app lets you put Reddit right into your iPhone or iPad’s Notification Center, eager to surface the last 5 posts on either your Front Page or favorite subreddit. You can navigate through the top 25 posts too should the need arise, and if you find something that you deem worthy of a little more time then you can open it in the official Reddit iOS app Alien Blue without having to copy any URLs or generally mess around.

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The app itself is free bar a $0.99 in-app purchase that will unlock an unlimited number of views for those that need to add more than the one subreddit to their Today view. At a dollar it’s worth buying anyway, if only to support the work that went into the widget in the first place.


Reddit is becoming engrained in the way some of us do our business online, and if you just need to be able to keep abreast of the latest posts either to your Front Page or a selection of important subreddits then Quick Red has to be worth a download, even if you just try it out for free. Being able to do things from your lock screen can be useful in a variety of situations and even if you only use it a handful of times, it’s a bargain.


For your convenience, we’ve embedded the link to the widget below. If you do happen to take if for a spin, let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.

(Download: Quick Red for iOS on the App Store)

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