Readit updated with a darker Dark theme, now ready for the Xbox One

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Readit for windows 10 has been updated with a couple of new features in the Windows Store today. The update adds a handful of new features, and it also fixes a couple of bugs throughout the app. With the latest update, Readit now has a darker Dark theme which should look beautiful on AMOLED displays. Alongside the dark theme, the update also makes the Light theme slightly lighter. Additionally, the update introduces a new UI for Comments and an improved UI for the Post Viewer.

More importantly, the latest update for Readit makes it ready for the Xbox One. The developer has stated that they are waiting for the Xbox Store to allow the release of Readit for the Xbox One, so it should be available pretty soon. Here is the list of new features:

  • Dark theme is now darker (enjoy AMOLED users)
  • Light theme is now a bit lighter
  • Changed some animations in the post viewer such as the comments header and parallax effect added to post content, also the comment count now slides in where the loading indicator is instead of moving abruptly
  • New comment UI, transparent with a new hierarchy indicator
  • Changed the way subreddit post notifications work
    • A toast will only display on screen for the first new post it finds (this applies to every subreddit that you enabled notifications for)
    • All other posts found will be added to the action center silently (at most 4 other notifications for each sub)
  • Added support for the “suggested sort” that mods can set on posts (such as q&a for AMAs)
    • If a suggested sort is set and you visit the link, the suggested sort will be loaded automatically
    • You will know this as it will be indicated with a “(suggested)” tag either in the mobile sort menu or the desktop’s sort dropdown
  • Comments should scroll a bit more smooth than before
  • The app is now ready for Xbox release, just waiting for the store to allow it
    • Select will open the hamburger menu
    • Y will open the sidebar
    • RB/LB, Right Thumbstick & Left Thumbstick Left/Right navigation in swipe view to switch between posts
    • Controller is used as a mouse until I get the time to write an entire UI for the big screen/native controller support
    • Favorites appear at the top of the subs list like mobile
    • Defaults to desktop UI, can be overridden via settings (Disable adaptive UI – on; Prefer desktop UI – off)
    • Moving right stick left/right will:
    • Upvote/downvote comments
    • Mark as read/unread for posts

As we stated earlier, the update introduces a couple of bug fixes in the app, too — and you can find the full changelog here. If you want to download the latest update for Readit on your Windows 10 device, you can get it from the link below.

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Readit
Developer: Message Across Studios
Price: Free+

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