Readit for Windows 10 updated with a ton of enhancements and fixes

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While Windows 10 has yet to get development support for an official Reddit client, the handful of third party options available have arguably been more than enough for most users. Among the most-used 3rd party Reddit apps in the Windows Store is Readit, now entering its version with its latest update.

Jumping a couple of points in the upgrade process, Readit is now sporting a massive list of fixes, upgrades, UI enhancements, and optimizations. Via their Reddit page, Readit developers detail the update as followed:

General Additions

Subreddit/post tagging

  • Tag subreddits like in RES
  • Adds a tag to a post if it doesn’t contain the specified text (only on front page/all and multireddits)
  • The tag text is inserted at the beginning of the title just like RES

User tagging

  • Tag users/ignore users like in RES
  • Use the ellipsis menu for posts on desktop or right click a post in the post list
  • Use the app bar for mobile or press + hold on a post in the post list
  • Use the more menu for comments to tag users from a comment
  • Add a tag via the advanced settings page
  • Adds a tag to the user right next to the username of posts/comments so that you can tag/ignore trolls, friends, known users, etc.
  • Keeps track of total vote count – how many up/downvotes you have applied to that user since tagging them
  • Keeps count for any user you have voted on ever

How the tagging “ignore” feature works

  • Self text for comments, messages and posts are replaced with a message stating that the user is ignored
  • If you really want to see the self text of it, the ignored message contains a link that you can click to load the original content

Advanced Settings page added to the settings menu

  • Manage user tags and subreddit tags
  • RES Settings Import
  • Import settings directly from a backup of your RES settings – imports user/subreddit tags and associated data such as vote tracking numbers for users

Cloud Sync has been enabled

  • Syncs data using the roaming storage of your MS account (< 100 kb of data)
  • Will sync between all devices (desktop/tablet/mobile) as long as you are logged into the same MS account
  • Only syncs when an account is added/removed or on app launch
  • To force a sync, lock your device that is syncing the data to the cloud and wait 3-5 minutes. MS controls this. After the waiting period, check your other device and it should have the data.
  • A sync to the cloud occurs if the local file timestamp is newer than the server version
  • A sync from the cloud only occurs if the server file timestamp is newer than the local version
  • Will sync the following:
  • /r/all filter
  • Read posts (gold not required)
  • User accounts (no passwords stored ever, not even in local storage) •Only syncs users down to device if there aren’t any logged in
  • Subreddit tags
  • User tags
  • New comment count since last visit of posts
  • Settings are not synced due to device differences

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed all filter in certain languages
  • Fixed title bar disappearing on navigation for the desktop UI

The update was posted late last night, US time zone, so the new features may still be rolling out to some users. Head over to the Windows Store to see if the update has populated. Also, take some time to comment and add a review of the app to help the developers with their next wave of updates.