Hackers is the ultimate app for Hacker News. We focus on the reading experience, with a simple yet beautiful UI and clean typography. Navigate large comment threads with ease just by swiping left. Up vote posts and comments by swiping right.

Hacker News is a social news site about startups and technology.

# Features

• Beautiful typography focused UI with light and dark themes
• Login to your Hacker News account to vote on posts and comments with a swipe left
• Collapse and expand nested comments with a tap
• Collapse an entire comment thread with a swipe right
• Thumbnails for each post
• Universal iPhone and iPad app
• Blazing fast performance

Any feedback or questions, contact me at @weiran on Twitter, or raise an issue on GitHub:

Hackers is an open source project, you can contribute on GitHub:

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

Version 4.0.1 contains small fixes to the last big update 4.0:

• Dynamic type fixes
• Improved animations

What was new in 4.0?

• Login to your Hacker News account, this lets you vote on posts and comments
• Swipe right on posts and comments to up vote them
• Swipe left on comments to collapse the whole thread
• Many more UI and performance improvements, and lots of bugs fixed

Thank you for your continued support. Did you know Hackers is an open source project? If you like the app, please leave a review, or you can contribute on GitHub:

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

SukhUK ,

Great app, could do with some tweaks

Great design, responsive and intuitive. However, I find the headline view a bit difficult to scan over as everything sort of merges into one. Would be nice to have a dark mode for the app too, to help nighttime reading.

Varun Shoor ,

Clean. Minimalistic. Well designed!

Only gripe is that scrolling sometimes triggers a lag, which I assume is because of the app trying to refresh posts in background.

hamchapman ,


Lovely design, super fast. Maybe I'm being stupid but I couldn't find a way to load more than the first page of content for each of the menu options. That would make it even better!


Weiran Zhang
11.4 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Weiran Zhang


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