HacKit is a beautiful reader for reading Hacker News on the Mac. It emphasises on a simplified reading experience built for macOS Big Sur design language.

• Supports Touch Bar with customisation.
• Customisable unified toolbar.
• Keyboard shortcuts.
• Re-order sidebar categories by drag and drop.
• Adjustable font size for stories list and story.
• Supports Dark mode. Choose system appearance (automatic) or set a preferred appearance.
• Search stories and polls from Algolia or the latest feeds from Hacker News.
• Drag a Hacker News story link and drop it on to HacKit app icon to read the story on HacKit.
• Choose which category HacKit opens with.
• Customise story author badge colour.
• Customise sidebar icons tint colour. Orange as a nod to the website or your chosen accent colour from System Preferences.
• Coloured comments indentation.
• Supports multiple windows to focus on reading a story.
• Read any Hacker News story by copying and pasting the link in HacKit by clicking, Open Story from URL... (⇧⌘O) menu option.
• View user profiles.
• and many more.

There are no ads, analytics nor data collections. Just pure reading content with no nonsense. Browse and enjoy without any worries to your privacy.

Made by a British developer from London, England, UK.

Questions? Suggestions? Bugs? I would love to hear from you. You can tweet me on Twitter, @anosidium or GitHub,

What is Hacker News?
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. In general, content that can be submitted is defined as "anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity.” — Wikipedia

What’s New

Version 2.2

• Adds a Tip Jar. Tipping is completely optional and does not unlock additional features.
• Fixes bugs related to searching.
• Enhances the handling of search field.
• Display “There are no comments” on stories and polls that have no comments.

If you like the app, please leave a rating or a review. I would appreciate it a lot!

Questions? Suggestions? Bugs? I would love to hear from you. You can tweet me on Twitter, @anosidium

Alternatively, you can reach me on GitHub,

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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really liked it nothing bad about it

App Privacy

The developer, Ammad Ur Rehman, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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