Simple and yet customizable Hacker News Client, with features such as login to reply, voting, collapsible comments, automatic dark mode, customizable fonts and editable tabs, etc.
• Login your HN account to reply, vote, and view your profile
• Collapsible comment thread
• Automatic dark mode
• Customizable fonts and text size
• Editable tab order
• Access Ask, New, Top, Show HN, Best and Search page
iOS 11 and iPhone X support
Fixed header view link not clickable
Fixed post duplication
Fixed refresh control clipping in comment thread
Fixed upvote state not persist
Ratings and Reviews
Worth the money but there are a few changes that would make it a 5* App
After collapsing comment threads, if you leave the comments and then come back the collapsing isn’t persistent. AKA you have to recollapse each comment to get to where you were before. I absolutely love the swipe to collapse though and I think it’s a great feature. Another issue i have is that if you check your past comment and click on the comment it takes you to the thread but not the comment chain, making it really difficult to reply to people that have replied to you. If you click on someone that has responded to you, it only gives you the option to go to their profile. It does not link to their comment. The last issue that I think is the dealbreaker is that although there is a place to view your saved posts, there is no way in the app to actually save posts. I would give the app 3*s but I really love the app so i’m going to keep it at 4*. Keep up the good work homie.
Good, but could be improved
I tried to send feedback from the app, but pressing the Send Feedback button didn’t do anything so I’m writing on here. I didn’t like the ‘swipe to collapse’ initially, but I’ve gotten used to it and I think that it works well. One thing that I wish we could do is highlight text in comments so that we can use the builtin ‘lookup word’ iPhone feature. If you don’t know what I mean: highlight a word, then the black bar with copy, paste, etc pops up, press right arrow if necessary and click Look Up. My vocabulary isn’t that great and there are many HN comments that use words I don’t know, it would be very useful and instructive if we could look these up. Thanks
Have tried other clients and for the price this one works super well. Especially love the font customization options.
My only wish is for the comments to have a bit more spacing to delineate each one from others. Right now it feels a bit squished which makes it a little less readable compared to the website.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.