I am thankful for the Reddit Enhancement Suite!

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Reddit.com is one of the most useful sites on the internet. It contains subreddits(or topics) where anyone who registers a login can post and comment on any topic of there choice. Chances are if something is on the internet it is on Reddit or will be on Reddit. Topics range from funny gifs to world politics and everything in between.

So if you are a heavy user of Reddit, you will want to know about the Reddit Enhancement Suite(RES). It is an extension for Google Chrome or Firefox that adds a lot of features that make your Reddit viewing experience that much more pleasurable. To install the Reddit Enhancement suite on Google Chrome go to Settings > Extensions  > Get More Extensions > Search “Reddit Enhancement Suite”.

Once you have installed the extension go to Reddit.com. You will notice a pop up appear that explains the enhancement suites new features, you can simply hit next and you are on your way to a new and improved Reddit viewing experience. After that initial pop up Reddit at first glance doesn’t appear any different, but don’t be fooled by its outward appearance this Reddit is new and improved.

First off you will notice posts with a gif or picture can easily be opened on the Reddit homepage. Simply click the button with the camera and plus sign icon. Not only can you view the image on the homepage,  you can also click the image and you will be able to zoom in and out by dragging your mouse forward or backward. Another really nice addition is the never ending page feature. Instead of reloading page after page you can simply scroll down and the next page will automatically load, making your Reddit searching that much more fluid.

For more features simply scroll over the gear icon in the top right to get started. You can toggle a NSFW(Not Safe for Work) icon on/ff, there is also a nightmode option if you like your background black and text white. RES also contains a command line for additional features which can be found in the RES settings console. The subreddit /r/enhancement often has daily tips and tricks which can be used in the command line. As I search through the vast archives of knowledge on Reddit RES makes my life just that much easier, which is why I am thankful for the Reddit Enhancement Suite.