S2 Slashdot

S2 Slashdot Free App

Rated 4.45/5 (92) —  Free Android application by Cerberus Software Solutions Ltd

About S2 Slashdot

S2 Slashdot provides quick reading of Slashdot stories and comments on your mobile device without any of the invasive adverts.

The best bit, it's free, as in beer.

Features include:

- Automatic story and comment caching for offline viewing.
- Comment threshold. Only see comments with a certain score.
- White text on black
- Black text on white
- Font size settings
- Gesture support for reading stories.
- Settings to disable gesture support.
- Clickable hyperlinks in the Slashdot story and comments.
- Settings for number of stories to download
- Story date
- Story submitter
- Comment author
- Comment time
- Dates and times show as your local times


Known bugs:

There is a known issue on Android 4.22 on Wiko devices (Probably SystemD's fault) :).


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Download / Install

Download and install S2 Slashdot version 1.36 on your Android device!
Downloaded 10,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: uk.co.aella_services.s2slashdot, download S2 Slashdot.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
Fixed some spelling mistakes
Version update S2 Slashdot was updated to version 1.36
More downloads  S2 Slashdot reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads
Version update S2 Slashdot was updated to version 1.32
More downloads  S2 Slashdot reached 5 000 - 10 000 downloads

What are users saying about S2 Slashdot

J70%
by J####:

Everything works and looks great except one thing. For a while now (months), when you try to filter an article at 0 or above it gives the error "End of input at character 0 of". This happens regardless of the article you are trying to filter. All other filters seem to work as expected.

Y70%
by Y####:

I love slashdot and i get their newsletter already. I DO NOT like the reading layout. There are no breaks or paragraphs which makes it difficult to read. Great idea just executed poorly.

F70%
by F####:

The comment section isn't nested and you can't log in to post comments. This app isn't very useful. The comments are the point of Slashdot.

C70%
by C####:

Use this every day on my subway commute. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING A DECENT OFFLINE NEWS READER!!!!!

E70%
by E####:

Works perfect. Normally I go thru /. on the way to work and are online.. but it refreshed before going offline it works perfect

N70%
by N####:

And the masses golf-clapped

H70%
by H####:

Nice little app. Would be good to have a feature to hide read articles

K70%
by K####:

5 stars for changing the message to Pow Wow time! Well played sir!

O70%
by O####:

Brilliant

X70%
by X####:

Can you please fix a spelling mistake in the text that gets put in the body of the email when sharing Slashdot article with friends via Gmail - thanks!

P70%
by P####:

Simple, reliable Slashdot reader. Using it for months with no problem whatsoever.

M70%
by M####:

There is certain basic functionality that i'd expect from any useful slashdot reader: ability to filter comments based on moderation rating (yes); offline caching (yes); view a comment thread, which is often necessary for context (no); way to remove articles i don't care about or am finished with, i.e. a kill filter (no). Any other features are gravy. To be fair, there is no slashdot reader available that does _not_ lack basic functionality by my standards. But lack of a better choice doesn't make this one useful.

B70%
by B####:

5 star app. Not a battery pig. Pulls from Slashdot seemlessly. I have one request: the link/highlight color is a difficult to read blue color. I would like a way to change the link color to something easier to read. Thank you.

Q70%
by Q####:

Works OK with a light load, and looks nice doing it, but ask it to do too much (too many stories at too deep a level) and it'll force close. Limit seems to be about 5 meg of data. (Edit: raised star level to indicate how much I like it anyway when dev fixes it, as he acknowledges!)

G70%
by G####:

Every few times I try to scroll up or down the comments section, it triggers the next or previous article. There is far too little horizontal movement required to swipe between articles. For that reason I will not use this app until this issue is fixed

S70%
by S####:

This app has all of the features to allow you to easily read slashdot articles. I love the swiping features as well as the background color changer.

L70%
by L####:

They won't disable swiping by default each new update adds more bugs

U70%
by U####:

I've used about 3 other Slashdot readers and this one is the best by far. I like that closing the app doesn't clear the feed. This way I can go back to read something later if I had to put my phone away. They always tell you what's being updated and ask for opinions before implementing them. There's so many good thing about this app I don't even have enough space to type it all out. Anything less than 4 stars is a troll.

A70%
by A####:

I've tried a few. This ones great. Retro icons ftw.

R70%
by R####:

Didn't try the others, didn't need to!

J70%
by J####:

Needs a pull down refresh.

T70%
by T####:

Needs a couple of minor changes which I emailed the developer about. Very stable

I70%
by I####:

It doesn't refresh on open. Works fine otherwise.

U70%
by U####:

I've used about 3 other Slashdot readers and this one is the best by far. I like that closing the app doesn't clear the feed. This way I can go back to read something later if I had to put my phone away. They always tell you what's being updated and ask for opinions before implementing them. There's so many good thing about this app I don't even have enough space to type it all out. Anything less than 4 stars is a troll.

D70%
by D####:

Great app! But wondering if you could offer a gray on gray reading mode, like simply slashdot has? You could even do a raincloud symbol.

W70%
by W####:

Recommended. Developer has been helpful to provide information and updates in my experience.

Z70%
by Z####:

Great app, I like the fact I t doesn't require any special permissions.

A70%
by A####:

I've tried a few. This ones great. Retro icons ftw.

R70%
by R####:

Didn't try the others, didn't need to!

J70%
by J####:

Needs a pull down refresh.

C70%
by C####:

Definitely not ready for prime time. Don't believe the 5 star overall rating.

I70%
by I####:

Very good not complicated

U70%
by U####:

Makes my toast go down easier.

U70%
by U####:

Very good reader, best slashot reader by far. The only slight issue I have is the sensitivety of the article swiping. It's too easy to accidentally do it while scrolling. Though obviously it can be disabled Edit: this issue has been changed since the last update. Phenominal app

V70%
by V####:

I've tried a few. This ones great. Retro icons ftw.

D70%
by D####:

Slashdot mobile site is a disgrace. Possible to log on and comment via your app, like various twitter apps?

W70%
by W####:

I read the things on it

Z70%
by Z####:

Recommended. Developer has been helpful to provide information and updates in my experience. However new xkcd function seems strange and unnecessary (in principle) and doesn't work (in reality)... Today it filtered down to three stories, none of which show any comments at the literary comment level. Perhaps because comment level -1 is not possible in the app

A70%
by A####:

Definitely not ready for prime time. Don't believe the 5 star overall rating.

R70%
by R####:

Good work


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