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, check it out on GitHub:

What’s New

Version 4.4.1

Improved thumbnail fetching.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

xelti_1 ,


My favorite way to browse HN by far.

One kind of annoying thing: tapping on a link inside of a comment will immediately open the link in a different view, even if I’m just trying to scroll past it and accidentally tap on it. I think it should probably open the link only if you tap and release on the tap target, not just tap. Forgive me if I’m explaining it strangely.

mrzod ,

Exactly what I was looking for

I don’t write a review often but when I do it’s because I either really like something or I really don’t like it. In this case, this app is what I needed: simple, easy to use, and free/no ads. You should get it now if you’re on the fence.

KarimFikani ,

Love the app

Can you please add some sort of a flag or change the color of the articles that I already opened? Thx


Weiran Zhang
5.4 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


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