HN - Hacker News Reader

HN - Hacker News Reader


(4 stars)


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Finally, a reliable Hacker News reader with a focus on design & usability! It's also open-source.

Upcoming feature:

• Post comments

Current Features:

• View Hacker News stories and comments, beautifully laid out
• Also view articles in ViewText, Google, or your system browser (you can set each as default)
• Upvote stories (long-press on story) and comments (long-press on comment).
• Collapse and expand comments by tapping on them
• Choose from 3 text sizes
• Switch between stories and comments with one tap
• View "more" stories than only the HN frontpage
• Share the article's URL to your installed apps (Instapaper, Pocket, Twitter,...)
• See which articles you have already visited

Please report any issues to me via Twitter (@manuelmaly) or via mail (link is below).

Get the source code here:

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Recently changed in this version

- adding possibility to collapse a whole thread/conversation from a child comment
- addressing the issue where articles with many comments crash the app
- adding optional possibility to send anonymous usage data and crash reports. It is turned off by default. If you want to contribute opt-in via the settings screen.
- fixing minor issues

Thanks for the PRs and bug reports. Keep them coming :).
Please, do not submit bug reports with ratings and reviews. Use github, twitter or an email instead.

Comments and ratings for HN - Hacker News Reader
  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Kemendo on 30/03/2015

    I think this is the best reader for HN based on simplicity alone, but critically it lacks the ability - like all HN readers - to reply to comments. Also it does not give a clear way to up/down vote comments or posts and AFAIK it doesn't actually have that functionality.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jeremy Alexander on 29/03/2015

    When opening a link directly from another program it only shows comments. (Open in browser fails) Otherwise it's a good app

  • (67 stars)

    by CisC Stan on 24/03/2015

    I love the app. It is really good, precious informative, most important no fecking adds.5*

  • (67 stars)

    by Jon Erlichman on 23/03/2015

    Why is the app called open source if there is a proprietary analytics library in it? It says this was removed on the f-droid version and I wonder why proprietary libraries are being used on an open source app. Otherwise, this app is amazing. Right now it is still hands down the best hacker news application on Android/Linux.

  • (67 stars)

    by Daniel Sedlacek on 11/03/2015

    Will open webpages in desktop mode while there is no direct way to share to Chrome

  • (67 stars)

    by Shailesh Tainwala on 05/03/2015

    Beautifully designed and quite powerful.

  • (67 stars)

    by Sean McCleary on 20/02/2015

    I like this app, and have used it for a while. It is the best Hacker News app I have encountered so far. I appreciate it's simplicity. I have noticed recently that bugs have been slipping in, but they are generally fixed soon thereafter. Despite this project being available at github, I forget that I could file a bug there.

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