Reddit’s endless stream of memes, comments, and self-referential jokes can be intimidating to newcomers. Even if you’ve been reading the site for years there’s still plenty of new subreddits to discover. But no matter how well you know Reddit, you could be having an even better experience by installing a few extra Chrome extensions.
Here’s a guide to some of the best extensions around to help you get even more out of Reddit.
A Better Overall Experience
Reddit Enhancement Suite is the way to go if you’re looking for just one extension that does a bunch of things. It offers a handful of useful upgrades and tweaks to smooth out some of Reddit’s rough edges, including a built-in image viewer, keyboard shortcuts, easy account switching and the ability to track other users.
It even reveals the hidden upvote and downvote totals on posts.
A Minimalist Redesign
Reddit isn’t exactly easy on the eyes. For some people, that’s part of the site’s charm, but if you don’t agree you might want to try out Readr for Reddit. This Chrome extension gives Reddit a sleek minimalist. When you want to read a specific comment Just click “read” to remove all the clutter around it for a distraction-free experience.
Clean Up the Comments
Here’s another Chrome extension designed to clear away some of Reddit’s overwhelming design. Comment Collapser does exactly what its name promises, adding colour-coded lines that let you easily hide a comment and all its replies so you can scroll through longer threads faster.
If you’ve ever stumbled upon an interested Reddit thread and wished you could save it for later then this is the Chrome extension for you. RemindMeBot lets you bookmark a post on Reddit and get an alert at any future date you want. That’s particularly useful if you see a thread discussing something you’re interested in (like old horror movies or taco trucks in your neighbourhood) and want to check back later to see what suggestions come up.
The Reddit Scam Labeler does exactly what you’d expect. It finds scammers who use the website based on this regularly updated list and labels any posts from them as scams. If you spend a lot of time in subreddits where people sell and trade video games, electronics, or discount codes then this extension is a must-have.
Open All the Tabs
Sometimes you don’t want to scroll through Reddit, you just want to open every single link at the same time. Enter the Reddit Tab Opener, which launches all the links on a single subreddit page with a single click. Even better, the original description from Reddit will carry over to each new tab so you actually know what you’re looking at.
Jump Between Subreddits Like a Pro
Last but not least, this Chrome extension makes it easy to quickly move from one subreddit to another. Once you install Reddit Hyper Jump, all you need to do is enter “Alt + R” to launch a navigation bar near the bottom of the screen. Then just type out the subreddit’s name and you’ll be there in seconds.