Why this over other available options? For one simple reason: Privacy. This extension is made to be light and private. It doesn't require any permissions or reads your browser history.
Why "subr" over "r" or "/r/"? Usability and efficiency. "r" is too often used just for itself, e.g. when learning about the programming language R, or googling a product id that starts with "r". "/r/" requires the user to go out of the way to type the forward slash key. How inconvenient! Why not just use the alphabet?
Ever wanted to go to a subreddit, without having to type "reddit.com/r/"? Well, this is the extension of your dreams! Now you only need to type "subr", followed by a space or tab, and then your desired subreddit of choice.
Saves you 8 (eight, yes, EIGHT!) whole letters of typing!
Less than 5KB! That's less 0.0000002% of a 500GB hard drive!
Not persistent, so it won't hold up system resources!
Lets you get to a certain subreddit quicker and faster!
Increase the efficiency of your "work"flow!
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