Reddit—the self-proclaimed front page of the Internet—has finally launched official apps for iOS and Android. The iOS version will replace the popular Alien Blue, a mobile client that Reddit acquired in October 2014 and served as the site’s de facto official mobile app, in the App Store. The new applications are not the site’s first—a standalone AMA (or Ask Me Anything) app was launched two years ago before being taken out behind the proverbial barn. The new mobile apps, however, take a lot of cues from Alien Blue’s functionality, adding features like a moveable speed read button and Night Mode for browsing in low-light environments, among others. The apps largely tap into the UX successes of third-party apps like Alien Blue while amping up performance, efficiency and UI functionality in order to make the apps feel like unique standalone destinations; these developments were spearheaded by developers like Chen Chen, who made the move from Instagram to Reddit last year.
Reddit is offering users who download the official apps within the first week a free trial of Reddit’s premium Gold mode. You can download the app here and be sure to check out the promo video above for a closer look at its functionality, just be sure to let us know what subreddits you lurk in the comments below.