If you, like me, are a Reddit addict (a Redditic(TM), if you will) and have considered enrolling with the Redditics Anonymous in your locality on several occasions, you should probably stop reading here.
If you’re still here, you’re either beyond help, or just a rebel at heart. Either way, here’s something that could help improve your Reddit experience.
RES or Reddit Enhancement Suite is a browser add-on available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari that allows users to customize and enhance their Reddit experience. Like any other add-on, it is easy to install, AND for a change does not require the annoying browser restart after installation. It is automatically used by the browser whenever you browse Reddit.
Overall, the plugin is relatively easy to configure using the “gear” icon on the top right of the screen.
Irresistible features of RES :
Here are the features I found interesting in this browser plugin:
My Dashboard :
This features allows you to create a Dashboard for yourself – mainly to choose the mails, users and subreddits you like to follow, all on one page.
- You can choose a Mail widget which lets you choose between Unread messages, Messages, Comment replies, and Post replies.
- You also have a User widget that allows you follow (read, spy on) comments and posts from a particular Redditor
- And finally, there’s the Subreddit widget, that lets you see your preferred subreddit(s) on your Dashboard.
Personally, I feel it speeds up the time-wasting process by letting you see all your points of interest on a single page.
This feature proves useful for the Reddit veterans with several accounts who need to switch accounts often. It can be activated in the Settings Console under the Accounts tab.
Once configured, you can switch between your various accounts with a simple click, saving you the time of having to log in and log out of accounts if you choose the “keep me logged in” option. Having numerous accounts also allows the configuration of a Dashboard corresponding to each account.
This feature could also be useful on shared computers for different users to save their accounts (even though it might not be the most secure way of going about things).
This feature gives you the option of being able to see images in-line WITH the posts (as seen below), instead of having to click on them individually. Especially practical with r/Pics and the likes.
This feature allows you to tag different users with any name you’d like. This might help you to better identify users you recognize. It also provides Gmail-esque color codes for these user tags.
A personal suggestion would also be to use it to identify users as Troll00, Troll01, Troll02 and so on, to save time on comments you needn’t take seriously
And FINALLY, it provides you with Never-ending Reddit! This avoids a page reload every time you change pages and lets you see several pages of posts on the same screen.
These features are just the tip of the iceberg and there’s lots more for you to discover once you get acquainted with the add-on. Happy Redditing!!!
Disclaimer : The author is not to be held responsible for any colossal drops in productivity experienced due to the information provided by this article