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Boreal, the Hacker News client.
Created with a full focus on providing the best reading and interactive experience with the platform and their users.

Why using Boreal instead of any other client?
With Boreal you can do a lot of stuff that you can’t do in any other client.


+ Read the Top, Newest and Show HN feeds, with a simple and easy to use design, focused on navigation and providing a clear reading experience.
+ We provide a section that we call “Viewed” which lists all the news you have opened, never lose a good article.
+ When you read a story you can display it in the in-app browser, safari or with the in-app view which displays the content in a more readable way.
+ Comment stories, reply to comments.
+ Vote stories and comments.
+ Submit your favorite links and stories.
+ “TweetShot”: while reading a story, select a piece of text you like, and share it as an image to Twitter in a clear and beautiful way, your audience will love it!
+ User profiles: explore what other users had submitted and all their information (karma, bio, etc…)
+ Filters: want to read just the best news? Simply filter your news by the number of comments and upvotes.
+ Follow users to get a notification when they submit a new story.
+ Dark mode. You can activate it in settings or by swiping down with two fingers.
+ Mute domains to stop getting posts you don't like.

…and a bunch more features to come.
We want to hear your thoughts, how you use Boreal, and what you want. Do not hesitate to send us your feedback (contact@getboreal.com). Stay updated following us on twitter (@GetBoreal)

So, what do you lose, try Boreal for free!

The Boreal team

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

Some small corrections.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

alex.guan ,

Enjoy this app until iPhone X, please update to the new screen format.

Everything still works, but not utilizing the bigger screen makes the whole experience worse.

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nicely designed, could use some features

Nicely made app with a good UI and functional design. dark mode and comment prefetching (for the subway) would make this app fantastic. Would also appreciate the inclusion of “swipe right to go back” gesture.

AD. AD. ,

needs swipe back gesture and true black mode

great but needs some basic additions. a true OLED black mode would be nice. a swipe back gesture in the command view is essential imo. the way to collapse comments isn’t clear or intuitive. other than that it’s a wonderful app.

App Privacy

The developer, Juan Carlos Chomali, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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