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    I’m biased because I chat a lot with the developers, but I’d highly recommend Thunder - very sleek, very customizable, VERY nice compact mode, and a very welcoming group of people. If you try it and feel like something big is missing, they’re quite responsive on github! Been quite impressed with the leaps they’ve made with features on every release.

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      Thunder is a great mix of functions and UI. The compact mode is really great.

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      I second Thunder. Only a few minor gripes from me but switching from sync (gross ads) has been just fine

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      Thunder does look quite nice, but sadly my long defunct keyboard app doesn’t work with it, and they weren’t able to get the apk to test a fix for it. (But they did try.) You’d think, of all things, a keyboard and input field wouldn’t have compatibility issues, but I guess that’s Android for ya.

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          This is me typing “hello”, so it seems like it duplicates all the characters typed so far every time I add a character.

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              It’s called Kii. You can still get a version from a 3rd party site since it hasn’t been on the play store for years.

              I’m not sure how much I trust those apk sites, (so downloader beware!) but you can at least see the screenshots: https://www.apk4fun.com/apps/com.zl.inputmethod.latin/

              I don’t think it’s anything earth shattering, but it’s kinda nice, and fairly minimal, and it’s what I’m used to, so I’m happy with it.

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                  Me old man, me yell at cloud. Change bad.

                  Thanks, though, I’ll take a look at them. (:

                  I did submit a bug report, but the dev didn’t seem interested in getting the apk for testing. I can’t say I blame them. Apk sites are a little sketchy, and it’s also probably not a bug that’ll affect many other people.

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      Yup. I’ve configured my thunder to look and feel really similar to the way I had Relay set up. The compact modenis great and the customizability is really good.

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      I’d use Thunder more if they had mark as read while scroll, and hide read posts (I think they already have the later) if these requests are outdated please lemme know.

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        “dismiss read” is an option you can add to the FAB, and mark as read on scroll looks to be a setting now as well! Haven’t used either, but hope they meet your expectations :)

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        Give it a shot! Definitely check the settings if you do, the tweakability is fairly expensive - and if anything feels missing let the team know on GitHub!

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        I’m OK with the ads. The coder didn’t put disappointingly many ads. And the few ads I saw weren’t annoying. I hope the ad $ has been a 👍 reward for the coder for making and maintaining Sync.

        I <3 the user interface’s design. It’s Google’s design.

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    Boost, boost have always been my favorite, on Reddit and now Lemmy. Cant say more then i just like it, and like the developer

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      I also use Boost because of one nice feature: it highlights new comments in a different color.

      I had to turn that feature on in the settings, and it’s very convenient when revisiting an active post.

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      Boost here as well, was a RIF user and I’ve been able to make boost look and feel sorta like RIF which is great.

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        Yeah, rif was my absolute favourite, and I miss a lot of the features it had. I’ve been toying with the idea of cloning it for Lemmy, but maybe I’ll give boost a try first.

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    Voyager. It economizes on screen real estate, and has similar (therefore, familiar to me) ergonomics as Relay did back at the old place.

    Tight design that stays out of the way, and updates frequently.

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    Thunder because I think it has the most features, the UI is designed pretty well and I like the user experience it offers. They are working on amazing new features like notifications over UnifiedPush and moderation tools (I think no other app has mod tools). It’s completely free and open-source and available on F-Droid via the IzzyOnDroid repository. And unlike Sync, it doesn’t have ads.

    I recently also learned that it’s one of the few open-source (and still actively maintained and developed) Lemmy apps, which is quite sad. I don’t understand why so many folks use proprietary apps like Litoff, Summit, Connect, Boost or Sync. Sync is especially bad, because it has ads and trackers.

    I tried Jerboa before I switched to Thunder and hated it, it just feels like an incomplete and buggy mess with poor UI/UX.

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        Yes, but not many and they aren’t ‘sneaky’ pretending to be user posts though. I think I can pay to remove them, which I probably will do eventually.

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          Wow okay the app is buggy AF, I thought my first comment replied to you but after submitting it showed me responding to me. So I’m high and just assume I made a booboo, no problem delete and re-reply correctly. Except it did the same thing after submitting, I refreshed and both are correctly responding to you. Wtf I’m not buying this app it makes me look like an idiot 😆

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    Jerboa. Because it works alright, it’s open source and it’s the Lemmy team’s app.

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      Second this. I have had some weird freezes with the recent thunder updates so I installed raccoon. It’s not as feature-packed as thunder but you can set up enough UN’s it’s really nice looking.

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    Voyager is the way. Only downside is that there is no notifications feature implemented yet.

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    Voyager for iPad because is the exact same experience I had with Apollo for Reddit which was the best Reddit client back then. Boost for Android because, well, is the same as Boost for Reddit which was the best on Android :)

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    I use Connect, and I have no complaints.

    Tried Jerboa early on, but at the time it was super buggy. Hopefully it’s better now - I feel like a FOSS app is a way better option for Lemmy just on principle.

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    Thunder is nice. I loved Liftoff but that got abandonned, transitioned to Eternity which I came to love even more but that seems to be abandonned as well. Thunder is closest experience I could find to those two.