HACK for YC's Hacker News is the most beautiful and easy way to read about the latest tech, startup and STEM news.

- Login or Register your Hacker News account
- Comments are presented in nested threads
- Tap a comment to collapse that thread
- Swipe left or right on stories and comments to upvote and favorite
- Ability to submit new posts including drafts
- Long press a story, link or comment to share
- iPad supports split view
- Landscape and Portrait support
- 3D touch for peek, pop support
- Home screen 3D touch shortcuts
- Tap the bottom button to scroll to the next root comment in the thread. Long press it to go to the previous one
- All known hacker news endpoints - News, front page, Ask HN, Show HN, Show HN Newest, classic, active, best stories, best comments, new stories, new comments, noob stories, noob comments, jobs, over 100-500 points
- Tap the reply button on a story or comment to comment using your account
- Browse top 100 leader accounts
- Browse stories from a specific site, user or date
- Powerful search (powered by Algolia API) - use @date to sort by date, #story to filter for stories, #comments to filter for comments, #author_username to filter by user etc. These tags can be separated by commas. Refer to for more tags.
- Dark mode - both pure black and gray mode
- Low contrast text mode to make the text not be pure white #FFFFFF
- Many color choices for customization
- 10 Font choices
- Ability to change font sizes, padding etc to make the layout as compact as you like!
- Threaded comments with color bar to maintain visual orientation
- Colored usernames helps in easy reading of story titles
- Articles open in Safari view with setting to automatically open in "readability" mode
- Tap the domain in a story to see all stories from that site
- Tap the username in a story or comment to go to the user profile
- Browse your submitted stories and comments, favorited stories and comments, upvoted stories and comments
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All stories and comments are via Algolia API and Hacker News API:

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What’s New

Version 3.6

- Fixed a bug where comment threads weren't infinitely scrollable
- Fixed a bug where links in a post weren't clickable
- Fixed a bug for comments which are deleted
- Fixed a bug where the reply button would show for comments/posts too old to be replied to
- Fixed a small UI bug in the settings screen
- The fonts in Settings is now a bit more organized and doesn't have long list until expanded. So no need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the fonts to reach more settings
- Fixed a crash bug in chronological view screen
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This update wouldn't have been possible without the amazing feedback from HN and Reddit! If you have any feedback or feature requests, please email Pran at:
Last update:

- Added a info/help button to the main list of hacker news endpoints explaining what each one shows
- You can now submit posts directly from the app! Please ensure your posts are following the HN guidelines:
- You can now edit your comments. Please note that HN has a time limit within which you can edit comments. Please also note that when you make a new comment, you will manually need to pull to refresh the discussion to be able to edit the comment (the edit button will only be visible after a reload).
- Fixed a crash bug in search screen
- Added "advanced search" info on the search screen
- Made the search auto complete duration a bit longer

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Mathew Robinson ,

The Best Hacker News reader

After the 1.4 update every complaint I had with this app is addressed. By far my favorite way to read hacker news.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind review! Trying my best to make this the best user experience in browsing HN!

David C. ,

The best I have come across

Excellent app, very feature rich. The author keeps refining, and adding features to it. Highly recommended!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind feedback! :)

No Peace In The Wild ,

Nice app!

So far I’m really loving it, very modern and user friendly app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you!! Glad you like it!


Pranoy Chowdhury
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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