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MiniHack
Description
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. FEATURES • 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
Broken and abandoned. Switch to Octal!
by Benjamin B. Bebberson on 2019/12/17 03:18
This app crashes on launch. Switch to Octal.
Abandoned...? Really not sure
by swrobel on 2019/10/21 22:10
Never get responses to support requests and months later still no native dark mode support. Pretty disappointed.
Not Great If You Like Commenting
by rmilejcz on 2019/09/16 15:44
I don’t see how this app can have 5 stars, it’s okay but it’s sorely lack in a few ways Bugs: Sometimes the keyboard won’t appear when writing comments, or does appear but in an inaccessible position. Easiest way to fix this is to close and restart the app. The automatic dark mode thing is a cools idea but almost never works correctly, switching apparently at random Missing Features: Push notifications, no notification to let you know that someone commented on your post or replied to your comment Replying to comments from your comment history. You can see replies in your comment history but you cannot reply to them, or even go directly to them. You have to navigate to that article, and find the comment all over again just to have a conversation. Saving articles. No way to favorite articles for letter (instead I have to clutter up my iPhone reading list) Comments are HEAVILY rate limited ——————————— Overall the look and feel of this app is good and if you don’t comment much then I highly recommend it. If you do like to make comments and have conversations then try one of the other App Store offerings until features are added to this one.
my favorite of the available HN readers
by BoooomTown on 2019/05/14 01:20
personal preference, but I've enjoyed this app the most
Support iPad Pro
by blkhockeypro19 on 2019/03/28 09:32
There are black bars on the top and bottom due to no iPad Pro support. It’s been months since the Pro came out, this should not be an issue any longer.
Seems to have stopped working
by Madgj on 2019/01/20 18:30
Nothing loads any more
“Send feedback” doesn’t work
by skiptomylu13 on 2018/12/23 06:58
No way to favorite a submission which I personally use a lot, and the “send feedback” button doesn’t work so I have to write a review here to let the author know.
Good for reading, CANNOT login
by Sepi! on 2018/12/20 19:36
Unable to login, constantly receiving a “network error” with the correct credentials. Otherwise, app is good.
My app has been blank for two days
by Myowz on 2018/11/06 03:31
No idea how to fix it.
Needs true black mode
by pseudopsyche on 2018/10/18 18:50
This just needs an option to have the dark theme be true black for iPhones with OLED screens.
Best hacker news client. Better than web.
by Mathew Robinson on 2018/10/17 02:46
Great UI, great adjustable font size, automatically changes theme based on lighting situation. Worth all 200 pennies.
Good but outdated
by burgerboy9n on 2018/10/16 00:52
Desperately needs iOS 12 support! Text looks awful on iPhone Xs Max.
Worth the money but there are a few changes that would make it a 5* App
by Joulethief123 on 2018/07/03 13:27
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
by Dkmar98 on 2018/06/06 02:38
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
Works great
by mspardee on 2018/06/02 18:39
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.
Stop asking me to rate
by Samtehman on 2018/05/28 16:56
See above
It's ok
by RossB. on 2018/04/26 07:31
Header link not click able again, apparently. Also it seems impossible to respond to some topics. Can't quite narrow that one down though, only thing that I can determine is that it might be related to the size of the post.
Love it. But collapsing comments. 😦
by Chriswphoto on 2018/03/08 12:39
But can never remember which way to swipe to collapse a comment thread. Which is my favorite feature!
Best iPhone client I have tried
by MC Hampster on 2018/02/04 03:04
Now that it is updated for iPhone X, it is pretty much perfect!
Best app if you want to read about tech
by Horus W on 2018/02/01 19:09
As described.
Best HN client on iOS
by nilkn on 2018/01/28 23:30
This is the best HN client on iOS. I’ve been using for pretty much as long as I’ve had an iPhone. Thanks for the iPhone X update!
iPhone X Support!
by hospadam on 2018/01/26 14:16
Love the app - but adding X support was great. Thank you!
The best
by bleomycin on 2018/01/26 04:00
The best is back, thanks for iphone x support!
Can't comment
by Rockinik on 2018/01/05 16:03
App is pretty buggy. There's no way to add a comment to a post. Sometimes, clicking a link on a post redirects you to the hackernews homepage (instead of the post).
iPhone X Support
by Sebastian Dobrincu on 2018/01/01 19:51
Would to see other iPhone X support. Other than 5/5
Embrace the notch
by Richard Roll on 2017/12/14 05:12
It’s time
What you want for HN
by Skeuomorph on 2017/12/08 05:04
OTOH the icons could be ... clearer? Gear for actions usually means settings. Triangle (as shown in swipe UI) usually means warning vs. upvote. Etc.
great app but needs ability to submit new articles
by ricktdotorg on 2017/12/07 06:56
replying is nice, but please add ability to create new posts/submit new links!
No iPhone X Support
by Thundr__ on 2017/12/02 10:15
Please update with iPhone X support! Best HN client otherwise.
Seems Native but no iPhone X support
by davetron5000 on 2017/11/23 18:52
Seems like a native app but no iPhone X support. Hopefully will happen soon.
Doesn’t work for iPhone X
by raj.electic on 2017/11/11 00:10
Not been update for iPhone X:(
Good, needs iPhone X update
by eclipxe on 2017/11/07 16:26
The best client but needs to be updated for iPhone X
Needs update for iPhone X
by lobianco_ on 2017/11/07 01:47
Love it, works great. Just needs UI tweaks for iPhone X.
Login issue fixed -- best HN app!
by _mrks on 2017/09/05 23:23
Now that the login issue is fixed, I can once again call this the best HackerNews app
Great HN app
by calvinbrodice on 2017/09/01 23:39
👍🏼👍🏼
Favorite HN app
by silviapepe on 2017/09/01 18:36
Quickly fixed a bug
Just right
by Dkmcn on 2017/08/12 23:32
Well designed, fast, and stable.
Worth it
by Jmosb1 on 2017/07/09 21:43
Exactly what I was looking for.
Best HN App
by Sada.Singh on 2017/05/21 03:57
Great App.
Best HN client
by daviesgeek on 2017/04/23 18:01
Absolutely well worth the money. This is the best HN client I've used (and I've tried a LOT of them!)
Worth paying for
by Reachfh99 on 2017/03/26 12:40
I tried all the free ones, but they didn't work well. This one does, worth paying for. The core functionality all works, though it would be nice to have things like opening links in Chrome.
Best Hacker News App
by Rjzmml on 2017/03/21 14:27
This is the best way to read Hacker News on an iPad for me. You can interact like normal with the site, including commenting, and voting (without worrying about accidentally hitting the tiny down arrow instead of the tiny up arrow). It also has a good automatic night mode that switches to white text on black when the ambient light is low, and you can change the font size and collapse threads. Whenever The Hacker News site changes, the author of this app fixes the problem within a day or two, and doesn't charge for a new version.
Great interface. Very happy!
by fjarlq on 2017/03/19 18:35
MiniHack is easily worth the low cost. I use it daily and it just works. And, the author is actively maintaining and improving it.
Best app for HN
by aka-jeremy on 2017/02/26 21:35
Updated review for iOS 10. Same as before: Very clean interface for Hacker News. Auto night mode is a nice touch for late night tech news/discussion. One of the nicest developers you'll encounter. Works great under iOS 10.
As close to perfection as it gets
by Brady M on 2017/01/21 01:05
Easily the best HN client for iOS. Clean, responsive, functional. EDIT: downvoted comments are unreadable against the "dark mode" background. turning brightness up (flipping background to white and disabling "dark mode") fixes the issue. subtracting one star til this is resolved – presumably one way to do this would be to simply invert the text color of downvoted comments on "dark mode"
The best HN client on the App Store
by beta101 on 2016/12/22 22:45
I've tried every HN client available over the past few years and this beats them all. You can comment, flick back from the view hierarchy (most HN clients haven't even been recompiled since iOS 6), the typography is clean and comments are collapsible. Everything I need.
Awesome app
by jgummersall on 2016/11/04 00:24
This app is well worth the price. It's beautifully designed, is very useful and has useful settings. Can't recommend highly enough, definitely the best HN app I've found.
Impressive
by Aaron~ on 2016/10/28 14:48
This is the best SO app on the market so far.
Great app
by neatodragons on 2016/09/22 13:11
Been using this app for years.
Pleasure to use
by Allen George on 2016/09/20 09:17
Feels *designed* for iOS - and designed well at that. It's responsive, well laid out, logical controls, everything is easy to read... It's a pleasure to use.
Great HN App
by strategicDweeb on 2016/09/11 18:48
lets me easily rate and comment - exactly what I was looking for!
Best HN app I've tried
by dhruvkar on 2016/07/14 19:46
Most fully featured HN app I've found. It hasn't tried to do too much (e.g. build it's own reader, it uses reader mode in Safari). The minimalistic design makes it easy to navigate. It also support login, up-voting and commenting. Couple caveats: - It doesn't yet support un-voting, a new feature on HN introduced a few days ago. - It doesn't support copy-paste, which is annoying when commenting while trying to quote a particular section of the original comment.
Best HN client by far.
by brysonholland on 2016/05/27 20:55
I hate this app's icon. That's the only bad thing I can say about it. This is the best HN client by far.
Very good HN experience for iPhone!
by bl4ckcontact on 2016/05/23 00:58
A simple, but elegant interface for browsing HN. The *one* thing I would suggest in a future update is a dedicated section for HN Jobs.
THE Best HN App
by Matthew Janssen on 2016/05/14 22:16
Wow. I have downloaded every 'Hacker News' app in the App Store and this one is the best of the bunch by a landslide. Simple, small, fast, and beautiful. A steal at 2 bucks.
Solid HN reader
by topstriker515 on 2016/05/10 03:39
I'm really satisfied with this app. I'm definitely not a power user by any means, but I read HN a lot, and the lack of comment folding on a mobile browser was bothering me. This app is simple, but it works well for me
Best experience of HN
by GoogleGear on 2016/04/29 19:00
This app is the best all around experience of HN. Excellent styling and ability to collapse threads stand out.
Excellent
by Moz2233 on 2016/04/28 19:40
Great compact reader,author highly responsive to bugs
Is this version giving anyone else trouble?
by luckman212 on 2016/02/08 04:57
This is a nearly-perfect client for HN, definitely one of the best available at the moment. The display is the most eye-pleasing of all HN apps I have tried. Would be great if it was updated to use the HN API instead of screen-scraping which seems to result in the app crashing every time HN makes any changes to their site. Only other knock here is that at least on my device (iPhone6) it seems to drain the battery. Not sure why that might be but when I look under battery usage it's always there with like 10-15%
Update: Good job
by jostyee on 2016/01/11 07:22
It backs to full functional again.
Thanks for the quick update
by /dev/zero/99 on 2015/12/31 14:20
Thank you for posting this update so quickly. This continues to be the best NH client out there.
Fantastic App!
by JesseG17 on 2015/12/31 05:03
This app makes HackerNews bearable on mobile. Thanks for the great app!
dec 30. started crashing
by MickKotter on 2015/12/30 22:35
starting crashing on launch shortly after lunch today. it is/was my favorite newsreader. please fix asap.
It's a good app
by Robdor The Burninator on 2015/12/30 17:58
It was great up until this version that crashes on launch. Hopefully there will be a fix soon!
Crashing Now but Great App
by Jared Schnelle on 2015/12/30 13:43
This client started crashing on startup after Christmas while pulling the feed data, but every other HN app I've tried on iOS is having similar issues. Hope the dev fixes, as this is my favorite reader. Would love to have collapsible comments like Alien Blue.
Broke
by IbizaLaoba on 2015/12/29 16:04
The API/scraping technique currently being used is broken and is returning all comments as deleted and lots of null values all throughout the app!
Crashes On Startup
by AnswerAwake on 2015/12/29 01:16
This app is useless. On iOS8 with iPhone 5S it crashes on startup.
Best HackerNews reader in the App Store
by _badbrain on 2015/12/28 23:33
It is polished, fast and actively maintained.
This one works well
by ephemeron on 2015/11/05 07:21
Best of the hacker news readers
Fantastic
by watabou90 on 2015/10/02 01:39
This is the only hacker news client I found that is well-polished, has account support to view your profile and comments, ability to upvote and reply to articles and comments and a dark mode. The HN apps I tried had some of then but not all. Some don't even let you comment on threads. They're just a viewer. This does it all and that to me, is worth $3. The only thing I could now ask for is push notification support when a user replies to your comment. Not sure if this would be possible but it would be great to have! Also, can you remove the slightly annoying notification when I downvote posts? Or add a setting? Currently if you want to downvote 3 posts, the app shows alert dialogs all three times. I know what I'm doing, please remove the alert dialog. And maybe an apple watch app? ;)
Best HNews Reader
by aToaster on 2015/07/28 03:08
Tried other Hacker News readers but found most to be either visually wanting or lacking in features. This seems to have all the features I'm looking for, mainly Instapaper saving and collapsible comments. The interface is clean which is to my liking as well.
Great App!
by #mr-ed# on 2015/07/28 03:00
The comments are displayed again after the update.
Awesome support by developer
by Mogek on 2015/07/28 02:52
Although comments are currently broken, it's because hacker news has changed their html. The developer is forced to use a scraper since the official hacker news API does not support user authentication. The developer responds promptly to feedback and has already submitted an update to fix comments, pending App Store review.
Great app. Awesome developer.
by Ellery44 on 2015/07/28 02:36
Best app for hacker new period. Developer listens to users and fixes problems when they arrive.
Comments are broke
by Juice It Up on 2015/07/27 20:21
Comments are broke. This is my favorite hacker news app when it's working. Please consider using the official api instead of scraping so these sort of problems don't continue. I understand that the official api doesn't offer user authentication but other apps such as Hacker News (YC) still have both working comments and user authentication. So they seem to have figured out a way. Hopefully you can too. Previous review: Doh. Login doesn't work thus I cannot comment or upvote. If not for that this would be a 5 star app. iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8.1.3 Previous review: This was a much needed update. It fixed all the bugs and added a few nice features such as landscape mode. I've tried a bunch of hacker news apps and this is by far my favorite. Previous review: Doh. MiniHack no longer works. It just says deleted where each comment should be. Prior to that it was crashing frequently and upvoting/downvoting would always throw an error (despite actually working). I certainly hope these issues are resolved soon. This was my favorite HN reader. In the meantime, Hacker News by premii is a good replacement. My previous review: This is still my favorite HN reader but lately it's been crashing a lot while trying to load articles. I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.1.1. Also a feature request: landscape mode! My previous review: Everything I mentioned has been improved or added. Love it! And the review before that: I personally like the new themes a lot. I would like them better if you could compress the information into less vertical space but not if doing so meant a smaller font size. The only thing missing is the new "show HN" section but I can't deduct any stars for something added so recently. It would be nice to see in the next update though!
Comments are broken in the latest version
by FlyingZuchs on 2015/07/25 16:06
This is a great app, or at least used to be, but comments are broken in the latest version.
Comments do not show.
by Johan Powell on 2015/07/25 08:32
Comment do not show up.
Great until recent bug
by Mmm1237 on 2015/07/24 04:25
New bug doesn't let me read comments
Can't read comments
by Mthfgjcviy on 2015/07/23 15:12
Must be a bug
Broken again
by bjacobel on 2015/07/23 12:22
No comments displayed as of this morning. This kind of thing has happened before: in a support conversation the developer told me it was because HN changed their markup, causing the developer's scraper to break. Why don't you use the official API instead of some brittle HTML scraper?
Glorious
by "Nickname:" < :( ????? on 2015/07/18 05:13
A peerless mobile portal into a great website.
Works great
by Federico L Medina on 2015/07/08 16:29
Love this app. Simple to use, very responsive and navigation between posts is great.
Excellent
by David C. on 2015/07/04 23:12
Tried many apps for HN before, none remained for long. This one is truly a joy to use. Very well designed, fast and versatile. Love it!
Best HN client
by Dirac9 on 2015/06/17 20:38
I wanted 2 features: swipe to collapse threads and a dark theme. This app checked both those boxes.
Best HN app available
by xxdesmus on 2015/06/16 00:33
Fast intuitive UI. Good combination to features without bloat. Well worth it.
This is the one you're looking for
by junkkman on 2015/06/15 23:42
Best one out there
Top notch app
by Brandon Galbraith on 2015/06/15 22:12
Beautiful interface, simple, works well!
Really Good
by kyleterry on 2015/06/15 22:08
I use it daily and I&#39;m very happy with how pretty and elegant it is.
Best HN client for iOS. Period.
by Greg Cardoni on 2015/06/15 21:36
If you&#39;re a HackerNews aficionado looking for the best experience on iOS, look no further.
My Chosen HN Client
by nnutter on 2015/05/28 23:42
About the best compliment I could give an app is that I have no complaints. This app comes close. My only complaint is I find the long press for up voting finicky.
Love the automatic night mode!
by b6f0479ae87d244975439c61245927 on 2015/04/24 03:17
Great update to a solid app.
Superb experience.
by proton pusher on 2015/04/21 03:35
Very smooth and well designed. Doesn&#39;t seem like a side project but a fully thought out HN app. An absolute must have compared to other hacker news clients. Well worth the price and I am happy to support the dev.
HN, the way it should be
by illinoismillers on 2015/04/14 01:05
Updated: dev continues to update the app when HN updates their site. Props! 👊 A responsive developer, a slick and simple interface, and all the features I need to upvote, comment, and search. Keep up the great work!
Fantastic
by Eric Abruzzese on 2015/04/13 22:23
Fantastic application. Extremely intuitive, very easy to use. Beautiful, simple UI with a focus on readability. Highly recommended.
Best app for HN
by Kay Mode on 2015/04/13 20:20
Great features, fluid UI, works 90% of the time and is definitely the best app out there for HN from all the ones I have tried. Highly recommended. And great developer support as well.
Best app for HN
by Kay Mode on 2015/04/13 20:20
Great features, fluid UI, works 90% of the time and is definitely the best app out there for HN from all the ones I have tried. Highly recommended. And great developer support as well.
Best hn client
by paully99 on 2015/04/07 19:07
Very nice, polished app. Love the dark theme!
Great HN reader
by dischord01 on 2015/04/06 11:35
One of the best HN readers for mobile
Great app
by 26ocb on 2015/04/03 11:32
Really enjoy this app. Clean, fast, easy to use, and lots of nice little features. Would definitely recommend.
Worth the money but there are a few changes that would make it a 5* App
by Joulethief123 on 2018/07/03 13:27
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
by Dkmar98 on 2018/06/06 02:38
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
Not Great If You Like Commenting
by rmilejcz on 2019/09/16 15:44
I don’t see how this app can have 5 stars, it’s okay but it’s sorely lack in a few ways Bugs: Sometimes the keyboard won’t appear when writing comments, or does appear but in an inaccessible position. Easiest way to fix this is to close and restart the app. The automatic dark mode thing is a cools idea but almost never works correctly, switching apparently at random Missing Features: Push notifications, no notification to let you know that someone commented on your post or replied to your comment Replying to comments from your comment history. You can see replies in your comment history but you cannot reply to them, or even go directly to them. You have to navigate to that article, and find the comment all over again just to have a conversation. Saving articles. No way to favorite articles for letter (instead I have to clutter up my iPhone reading list) Comments are HEAVILY rate limited ——————————— Overall the look and feel of this app is good and if you don’t comment much then I highly recommend it. If you do like to make comments and have conversations then try one of the other App Store offerings until features are added to this one.
Works great
by mspardee on 2018/06/02 18:39
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.
It's ok
by RossB. on 2018/04/26 07:31
Header link not click able again, apparently. Also it seems impossible to respond to some topics. Can&#39;t quite narrow that one down though, only thing that I can determine is that it might be related to the size of the post.
Support iPad Pro
by blkhockeypro19 on 2019/03/28 09:32
There are black bars on the top and bottom due to no iPad Pro support. It’s been months since the Pro came out, this should not be an issue any longer.
Love it. But collapsing comments. 😦
by Chriswphoto on 2018/03/08 12:39
But can never remember which way to swipe to collapse a comment thread. Which is my favorite feature!
Best hacker news client. Better than web.
by Mathew Robinson on 2018/10/17 02:46
Great UI, great adjustable font size, automatically changes theme based on lighting situation. Worth all 200 pennies.
“Send feedback” doesn’t work
by skiptomylu13 on 2018/12/23 06:58
No way to favorite a submission which I personally use a lot, and the “send feedback” button doesn’t work so I have to write a review here to let the author know.
Login issue fixed -- best HN app!
by _mrks on 2017/09/05 23:23
Now that the login issue is fixed, I can once again call this the best HackerNews app
Best HN client on iOS
by nilkn on 2018/01/28 23:30
This is the best HN client on iOS. I’ve been using for pretty much as long as I’ve had an iPhone. Thanks for the iPhone X update!
Needs true black mode
by pseudopsyche on 2018/10/18 18:50
This just needs an option to have the dark theme be true black for iPhones with OLED screens.
Best iPhone client I have tried
by MC Hampster on 2018/02/04 03:04
Now that it is updated for iPhone X, it is pretty much perfect!
my favorite of the available HN readers
by BoooomTown on 2019/05/14 01:20
personal preference, but I&#39;ve enjoyed this app the most
What you want for HN
by Skeuomorph on 2017/12/08 05:04
OTOH the icons could be ... clearer? Gear for actions usually means settings. Triangle (as shown in swipe UI) usually means warning vs. upvote. Etc.
Good for reading, CANNOT login
by Sepi! on 2018/12/20 19:36
Unable to login, constantly receiving a “network error” with the correct credentials. Otherwise, app is good.
Best app if you want to read about tech
by Horus W on 2018/02/01 19:09
As described.
Doesn’t work for iPhone X
by raj.electic on 2017/11/11 00:10
Not been update for iPhone X:(
Abandoned...? Really not sure
by swrobel on 2019/10/21 22:10
Never get responses to support requests and months later still no native dark mode support. Pretty disappointed.
Good, needs iPhone X update
by eclipxe on 2017/11/07 16:26
The best client but needs to be updated for iPhone X
Can't comment
by Rockinik on 2018/01/05 16:03
App is pretty buggy. There&#39;s no way to add a comment to a post. Sometimes, clicking a link on a post redirects you to the hackernews homepage (instead of the post).
iPhone X Support!
by hospadam on 2018/01/26 14:16
Love the app - but adding X support was great. Thank you!
Needs update for iPhone X
by lobianco_ on 2017/11/07 01:47
Love it, works great. Just needs UI tweaks for iPhone X.
iPhone X Support
by Sebastian Dobrincu on 2018/01/01 19:51
Would to see other iPhone X support. Other than 5/5
The best
by bleomycin on 2018/01/26 04:00
The best is back, thanks for iphone x support!
great app but needs ability to submit new articles
by ricktdotorg on 2017/12/07 06:56
replying is nice, but please add ability to create new posts/submit new links!
Seems to have stopped working
by Madgj on 2019/01/20 18:30
Nothing loads any more
My app has been blank for two days
by Myowz on 2018/11/06 03:31
No idea how to fix it.
Seems Native but no iPhone X support
by davetron5000 on 2017/11/23 18:52
Seems like a native app but no iPhone X support. Hopefully will happen soon.
Broken and abandoned. Switch to Octal!
by Benjamin B. Bebberson on 2019/12/17 03:18
This app crashes on launch. Switch to Octal.
No iPhone X Support
by Thundr__ on 2017/12/02 10:15
Please update with iPhone X support! Best HN client otherwise.
Good but outdated
by burgerboy9n on 2018/10/16 00:52
Desperately needs iOS 12 support! Text looks awful on iPhone Xs Max.
Stop asking me to rate
by Samtehman on 2018/05/28 16:56
See above
Embrace the notch
by Richard Roll on 2017/12/14 05:12
It’s time
Great HN app
by calvinbrodice on 2017/09/01 23:39
👍🏼👍🏼
Best Hacker News App
by Rjzmml on 2017/03/21 14:27
This is the best way to read Hacker News on an iPad for me. You can interact like normal with the site, including commenting, and voting (without worrying about accidentally hitting the tiny down arrow instead of the tiny up arrow). It also has a good automatic night mode that switches to white text on black when the ambient light is low, and you can change the font size and collapse threads. Whenever The Hacker News site changes, the author of this app fixes the problem within a day or two, and doesn&#39;t charge for a new version.
Is this version giving anyone else trouble?
by luckman212 on 2016/02/08 04:57
This is a nearly-perfect client for HN, definitely one of the best available at the moment. The display is the most eye-pleasing of all HN apps I have tried. Would be great if it was updated to use the HN API instead of screen-scraping which seems to result in the app crashing every time HN makes any changes to their site. Only other knock here is that at least on my device (iPhone6) it seems to drain the battery. Not sure why that might be but when I look under battery usage it&#39;s always there with like 10-15%
Fantastic
by watabou90 on 2015/10/02 01:39
This is the only hacker news client I found that is well-polished, has account support to view your profile and comments, ability to upvote and reply to articles and comments and a dark mode. The HN apps I tried had some of then but not all. Some don&#39;t even let you comment on threads. They&#39;re just a viewer. This does it all and that to me, is worth $3. The only thing I could now ask for is push notification support when a user replies to your comment. Not sure if this would be possible but it would be great to have! Also, can you remove the slightly annoying notification when I downvote posts? Or add a setting? Currently if you want to downvote 3 posts, the app shows alert dialogs all three times. I know what I&#39;m doing, please remove the alert dialog. And maybe an apple watch app? ;)
Best HN app I've tried
by dhruvkar on 2016/07/14 19:46
Most fully featured HN app I&#39;ve found. It hasn&#39;t tried to do too much (e.g. build it&#39;s own reader, it uses reader mode in Safari). The minimalistic design makes it easy to navigate. It also support login, up-voting and commenting. Couple caveats: - It doesn&#39;t yet support un-voting, a new feature on HN introduced a few days ago. - It doesn&#39;t support copy-paste, which is annoying when commenting while trying to quote a particular section of the original comment.
Great Update but...
by ymarcus93 on 2015/02/14 00:58
I love the new update. This update brings back the good stuff in the app. Bringing back the ability to comment, upvote, etc. However, with this update I seem to be logged out randomly, and I have to login again many times. Sometimes it doesn&#39;t even let me log back in. I will change to 5 stars after this bug is fixed.
Awesome support by developer
by Mogek on 2015/07/28 02:52
Although comments are currently broken, it&#39;s because hacker news has changed their html. The developer is forced to use a scraper since the official hacker news API does not support user authentication. The developer responds promptly to feedback and has already submitted an update to fix comments, pending App Store review.
Love it
by this dave guy on 2014/05/26 16:12
It&#39;s so easy to read and navigate. That said, as others have noted, I&#39;ve lost a lot of capabilities recently - Readability saving doesn&#39;t work, and I can&#39;t comment through the app anymore, among others. I tried to reach out to the devs, but my email bounced. I&#39;m hoping this hasn&#39;t been abandoned - it&#39;s my favorite reader for HN by a long shot. Hopefully an update will be coming out soon!
As close to perfection as it gets
by Brady M on 2017/01/21 01:05
Easily the best HN client for iOS. Clean, responsive, functional. EDIT: downvoted comments are unreadable against the &#34;dark mode&#34; background. turning brightness up (flipping background to white and disabling &#34;dark mode&#34;) fixes the issue. subtracting one star til this is resolved – presumably one way to do this would be to simply invert the text color of downvoted comments on &#34;dark mode&#34;
Best HNews Reader
by aToaster on 2015/07/28 03:08
Tried other Hacker News readers but found most to be either visually wanting or lacking in features. This seems to have all the features I&#39;m looking for, mainly Instapaper saving and collapsible comments. The interface is clean which is to my liking as well.
The best HN client on the App Store
by beta101 on 2016/12/22 22:45
I&#39;ve tried every HN client available over the past few years and this beats them all. You can comment, flick back from the view hierarchy (most HN clients haven&#39;t even been recompiled since iOS 6), the typography is clean and comments are collapsible. Everything I need.
Actively developed
by wrxstipwr on 2014/08/25 07:21
I&#39;ve tried many hacker news apps, and this is the best by far, especially after the 2.0 update. Usability is great. Unlike many of the other apps, mini hack actually uses native iOS gestures (eg pull down to refresh, swipe sideways for options, etc).
Scrolling
by Kevin Ennis on 2014/10/01 13:38
Am I crazy, or did the scrolling change in the latest version? Seems like it&#39;s a bit less immediate now. Obviously not the end of the world (and maybe I&#39;m imagining it), but it is a little bit frustrating. Other than that, I continue to be a big fan of this app.
Best app for HN
by aka-jeremy on 2017/02/26 21:35
Updated review for iOS 10. Same as before: Very clean interface for Hacker News. Auto night mode is a nice touch for late night tech news/discussion. One of the nicest developers you&#39;ll encounter. Works great under iOS 10.
Very good, but...
by revertTS on 2013/07/07 21:18
The &#34;pull to refresh&#34; distance is too long. Most apps (eg twitter, Facebook messenger) have a ~1&#34; pull distance on my 4s. This app is around 1.5&#34;. It sounds incredibly minor, but in practice it makes things awkward as it feels ever so slightly off, and usually takes me two tries to trigger a refresh.
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Description
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. FEATURES • 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
Broken and abandoned. Switch to Octal!
by Benjamin B. Bebberson on 2019/12/17 03:18
This app crashes on launch. Switch to Octal.
Abandoned...? Really not sure
by swrobel on 2019/10/21 22:10
Never get responses to support requests and months later still no native dark mode support. Pretty disappointed.
Not Great If You Like Commenting
by rmilejcz on 2019/09/16 15:44
I don’t see how this app can have 5 stars, it’s okay but it’s sorely lack in a few ways Bugs: Sometimes the keyboard won’t appear when writing comments, or does appear but in an inaccessible position. Easiest way to fix this is to close and restart the app. The automatic dark mode thing is a cools idea but almost never works correctly, switching apparently at random Missing Features: Push notifications, no notification to let you know that someone commented on your post or replied to your comment Replying to comments from your comment history. You can see replies in your comment history but you cannot reply to them, or even go directly to them. You have to navigate to that article, and find the comment all over again just to have a conversation. Saving articles. No way to favorite articles for letter (instead I have to clutter up my iPhone reading list) Comments are HEAVILY rate limited ——————————— Overall the look and feel of this app is good and if you don’t comment much then I highly recommend it. If you do like to make comments and have conversations then try one of the other App Store offerings until features are added to this one.
my favorite of the available HN readers
by BoooomTown on 2019/05/14 01:20
personal preference, but I&#39;ve enjoyed this app the most
Support iPad Pro
by blkhockeypro19 on 2019/03/28 09:32
There are black bars on the top and bottom due to no iPad Pro support. It’s been months since the Pro came out, this should not be an issue any longer.
Seems to have stopped working
by Madgj on 2019/01/20 18:30
Nothing loads any more
“Send feedback” doesn’t work
by skiptomylu13 on 2018/12/23 06:58
No way to favorite a submission which I personally use a lot, and the “send feedback” button doesn’t work so I have to write a review here to let the author know.
Good for reading, CANNOT login
by Sepi! on 2018/12/20 19:36
Unable to login, constantly receiving a “network error” with the correct credentials. Otherwise, app is good.
My app has been blank for two days
by Myowz on 2018/11/06 03:31
No idea how to fix it.
Needs true black mode
by pseudopsyche on 2018/10/18 18:50
This just needs an option to have the dark theme be true black for iPhones with OLED screens.
Best hacker news client. Better than web.
by Mathew Robinson on 2018/10/17 02:46
Great UI, great adjustable font size, automatically changes theme based on lighting situation. Worth all 200 pennies.
Good but outdated
by burgerboy9n on 2018/10/16 00:52
Desperately needs iOS 12 support! Text looks awful on iPhone Xs Max.
Worth the money but there are a few changes that would make it a 5* App
by Joulethief123 on 2018/07/03 13:27
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
by Dkmar98 on 2018/06/06 02:38
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
Works great
by mspardee on 2018/06/02 18:39
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.
Stop asking me to rate
by Samtehman on 2018/05/28 16:56
See above
It's ok
by RossB. on 2018/04/26 07:31
Header link not click able again, apparently. Also it seems impossible to respond to some topics. Can&#39;t quite narrow that one down though, only thing that I can determine is that it might be related to the size of the post.
Love it. But collapsing comments. 😦
by Chriswphoto on 2018/03/08 12:39
But can never remember which way to swipe to collapse a comment thread. Which is my favorite feature!
Best iPhone client I have tried
by MC Hampster on 2018/02/04 03:04
Now that it is updated for iPhone X, it is pretty much perfect!
Best app if you want to read about tech
by Horus W on 2018/02/01 19:09
As described.
Best HN client on iOS
by nilkn on 2018/01/28 23:30
This is the best HN client on iOS. I’ve been using for pretty much as long as I’ve had an iPhone. Thanks for the iPhone X update!
iPhone X Support!
by hospadam on 2018/01/26 14:16
Love the app - but adding X support was great. Thank you!
The best
by bleomycin on 2018/01/26 04:00
The best is back, thanks for iphone x support!
Can't comment
by Rockinik on 2018/01/05 16:03
App is pretty buggy. There&#39;s no way to add a comment to a post. Sometimes, clicking a link on a post redirects you to the hackernews homepage (instead of the post).
iPhone X Support
by Sebastian Dobrincu on 2018/01/01 19:51
Would to see other iPhone X support. Other than 5/5
Embrace the notch
by Richard Roll on 2017/12/14 05:12
It’s time
What you want for HN
by Skeuomorph on 2017/12/08 05:04
OTOH the icons could be ... clearer? Gear for actions usually means settings. Triangle (as shown in swipe UI) usually means warning vs. upvote. Etc.
great app but needs ability to submit new articles
by ricktdotorg on 2017/12/07 06:56
replying is nice, but please add ability to create new posts/submit new links!
No iPhone X Support
by Thundr__ on 2017/12/02 10:15
Please update with iPhone X support! Best HN client otherwise.
Seems Native but no iPhone X support
by davetron5000 on 2017/11/23 18:52
Seems like a native app but no iPhone X support. Hopefully will happen soon.
Doesn’t work for iPhone X
by raj.electic on 2017/11/11 00:10
Not been update for iPhone X:(
Good, needs iPhone X update
by eclipxe on 2017/11/07 16:26
The best client but needs to be updated for iPhone X
Needs update for iPhone X
by lobianco_ on 2017/11/07 01:47
Love it, works great. Just needs UI tweaks for iPhone X.
Login issue fixed -- best HN app!
by _mrks on 2017/09/05 23:23
Now that the login issue is fixed, I can once again call this the best HackerNews app
Great HN app
by calvinbrodice on 2017/09/01 23:39
👍🏼👍🏼
Favorite HN app
by silviapepe on 2017/09/01 18:36
Quickly fixed a bug
Just right
by Dkmcn on 2017/08/12 23:32
Well designed, fast, and stable.
Worth it
by Jmosb1 on 2017/07/09 21:43
Exactly what I was looking for.
Best HN App
by Sada.Singh on 2017/05/21 03:57
Great App.
Best HN client
by daviesgeek on 2017/04/23 18:01
Absolutely well worth the money. This is the best HN client I&#39;ve used (and I&#39;ve tried a LOT of them!)
Worth paying for
by Reachfh99 on 2017/03/26 12:40
I tried all the free ones, but they didn&#39;t work well. This one does, worth paying for. The core functionality all works, though it would be nice to have things like opening links in Chrome.
Best Hacker News App
by Rjzmml on 2017/03/21 14:27
This is the best way to read Hacker News on an iPad for me. You can interact like normal with the site, including commenting, and voting (without worrying about accidentally hitting the tiny down arrow instead of the tiny up arrow). It also has a good automatic night mode that switches to white text on black when the ambient light is low, and you can change the font size and collapse threads. Whenever The Hacker News site changes, the author of this app fixes the problem within a day or two, and doesn&#39;t charge for a new version.
Great interface. Very happy!
by fjarlq on 2017/03/19 18:35
MiniHack is easily worth the low cost. I use it daily and it just works. And, the author is actively maintaining and improving it.
Best app for HN
by aka-jeremy on 2017/02/26 21:35
Updated review for iOS 10. Same as before: Very clean interface for Hacker News. Auto night mode is a nice touch for late night tech news/discussion. One of the nicest developers you&#39;ll encounter. Works great under iOS 10.
As close to perfection as it gets
by Brady M on 2017/01/21 01:05
Easily the best HN client for iOS. Clean, responsive, functional. EDIT: downvoted comments are unreadable against the &#34;dark mode&#34; background. turning brightness up (flipping background to white and disabling &#34;dark mode&#34;) fixes the issue. subtracting one star til this is resolved – presumably one way to do this would be to simply invert the text color of downvoted comments on &#34;dark mode&#34;
The best HN client on the App Store
by beta101 on 2016/12/22 22:45
I&#39;ve tried every HN client available over the past few years and this beats them all. You can comment, flick back from the view hierarchy (most HN clients haven&#39;t even been recompiled since iOS 6), the typography is clean and comments are collapsible. Everything I need.
Awesome app
by jgummersall on 2016/11/04 00:24
This app is well worth the price. It&#39;s beautifully designed, is very useful and has useful settings. Can&#39;t recommend highly enough, definitely the best HN app I&#39;ve found.
Impressive
by Aaron~ on 2016/10/28 14:48
This is the best SO app on the market so far.
Great app
by neatodragons on 2016/09/22 13:11
Been using this app for years.
Pleasure to use
by Allen George on 2016/09/20 09:17
Feels *designed* for iOS - and designed well at that. It&#39;s responsive, well laid out, logical controls, everything is easy to read... It&#39;s a pleasure to use.
Great HN App
by strategicDweeb on 2016/09/11 18:48
lets me easily rate and comment - exactly what I was looking for!
Best HN app I've tried
by dhruvkar on 2016/07/14 19:46
Most fully featured HN app I&#39;ve found. It hasn&#39;t tried to do too much (e.g. build it&#39;s own reader, it uses reader mode in Safari). The minimalistic design makes it easy to navigate. It also support login, up-voting and commenting. Couple caveats: - It doesn&#39;t yet support un-voting, a new feature on HN introduced a few days ago. - It doesn&#39;t support copy-paste, which is annoying when commenting while trying to quote a particular section of the original comment.
Best HN client by far.
by brysonholland on 2016/05/27 20:55
I hate this app&#39;s icon. That&#39;s the only bad thing I can say about it. This is the best HN client by far.
Very good HN experience for iPhone!
by bl4ckcontact on 2016/05/23 00:58
A simple, but elegant interface for browsing HN. The *one* thing I would suggest in a future update is a dedicated section for HN Jobs.
THE Best HN App
by Matthew Janssen on 2016/05/14 22:16
Wow. I have downloaded every &#39;Hacker News&#39; app in the App Store and this one is the best of the bunch by a landslide. Simple, small, fast, and beautiful. A steal at 2 bucks.
Solid HN reader
by topstriker515 on 2016/05/10 03:39
I&#39;m really satisfied with this app. I&#39;m definitely not a power user by any means, but I read HN a lot, and the lack of comment folding on a mobile browser was bothering me. This app is simple, but it works well for me
Best experience of HN
by GoogleGear on 2016/04/29 19:00
This app is the best all around experience of HN. Excellent styling and ability to collapse threads stand out.
Excellent
by Moz2233 on 2016/04/28 19:40
Great compact reader,author highly responsive to bugs
Is this version giving anyone else trouble?
by luckman212 on 2016/02/08 04:57
This is a nearly-perfect client for HN, definitely one of the best available at the moment. The display is the most eye-pleasing of all HN apps I have tried. Would be great if it was updated to use the HN API instead of screen-scraping which seems to result in the app crashing every time HN makes any changes to their site. Only other knock here is that at least on my device (iPhone6) it seems to drain the battery. Not sure why that might be but when I look under battery usage it&#39;s always there with like 10-15%
Update: Good job
by jostyee on 2016/01/11 07:22
It backs to full functional again.
Thanks for the quick update
by /dev/zero/99 on 2015/12/31 14:20
Thank you for posting this update so quickly. This continues to be the best NH client out there.
Fantastic App!
by JesseG17 on 2015/12/31 05:03
This app makes HackerNews bearable on mobile. Thanks for the great app!
dec 30. started crashing
by MickKotter on 2015/12/30 22:35
starting crashing on launch shortly after lunch today. it is/was my favorite newsreader. please fix asap.
It's a good app
by Robdor The Burninator on 2015/12/30 17:58
It was great up until this version that crashes on launch. Hopefully there will be a fix soon!
Crashing Now but Great App
by Jared Schnelle on 2015/12/30 13:43
This client started crashing on startup after Christmas while pulling the feed data, but every other HN app I&#39;ve tried on iOS is having similar issues. Hope the dev fixes, as this is my favorite reader. Would love to have collapsible comments like Alien Blue.
Broke
by IbizaLaoba on 2015/12/29 16:04
The API/scraping technique currently being used is broken and is returning all comments as deleted and lots of null values all throughout the app!
Crashes On Startup
by AnswerAwake on 2015/12/29 01:16
This app is useless. On iOS8 with iPhone 5S it crashes on startup.
Best HackerNews reader in the App Store
by _badbrain on 2015/12/28 23:33
It is polished, fast and actively maintained.
This one works well
by ephemeron on 2015/11/05 07:21
Best of the hacker news readers
Fantastic
by watabou90 on 2015/10/02 01:39
This is the only hacker news client I found that is well-polished, has account support to view your profile and comments, ability to upvote and reply to articles and comments and a dark mode. The HN apps I tried had some of then but not all. Some don&#39;t even let you comment on threads. They&#39;re just a viewer. This does it all and that to me, is worth $3. The only thing I could now ask for is push notification support when a user replies to your comment. Not sure if this would be possible but it would be great to have! Also, can you remove the slightly annoying notification when I downvote posts? Or add a setting? Currently if you want to downvote 3 posts, the app shows alert dialogs all three times. I know what I&#39;m doing, please remove the alert dialog. And maybe an apple watch app? ;)
Best HNews Reader
by aToaster on 2015/07/28 03:08
Tried other Hacker News readers but found most to be either visually wanting or lacking in features. This seems to have all the features I&#39;m looking for, mainly Instapaper saving and collapsible comments. The interface is clean which is to my liking as well.
Great App!
by #mr-ed# on 2015/07/28 03:00
The comments are displayed again after the update.
Awesome support by developer
by Mogek on 2015/07/28 02:52
Although comments are currently broken, it&#39;s because hacker news has changed their html. The developer is forced to use a scraper since the official hacker news API does not support user authentication. The developer responds promptly to feedback and has already submitted an update to fix comments, pending App Store review.
Great app. Awesome developer.
by Ellery44 on 2015/07/28 02:36
Best app for hacker new period. Developer listens to users and fixes problems when they arrive.
Comments are broke
by Juice It Up on 2015/07/27 20:21
Comments are broke. This is my favorite hacker news app when it&#39;s working. Please consider using the official api instead of scraping so these sort of problems don&#39;t continue. I understand that the official api doesn&#39;t offer user authentication but other apps such as Hacker News (YC) still have both working comments and user authentication. So they seem to have figured out a way. Hopefully you can too. Previous review: Doh. Login doesn&#39;t work thus I cannot comment or upvote. If not for that this would be a 5 star app. iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8.1.3 Previous review: This was a much needed update. It fixed all the bugs and added a few nice features such as landscape mode. I&#39;ve tried a bunch of hacker news apps and this is by far my favorite. Previous review: Doh. MiniHack no longer works. It just says deleted where each comment should be. Prior to that it was crashing frequently and upvoting/downvoting would always throw an error (despite actually working). I certainly hope these issues are resolved soon. This was my favorite HN reader. In the meantime, Hacker News by premii is a good replacement. My previous review: This is still my favorite HN reader but lately it&#39;s been crashing a lot while trying to load articles. I&#39;m using an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.1.1. Also a feature request: landscape mode! My previous review: Everything I mentioned has been improved or added. Love it! And the review before that: I personally like the new themes a lot. I would like them better if you could compress the information into less vertical space but not if doing so meant a smaller font size. The only thing missing is the new &#34;show HN&#34; section but I can&#39;t deduct any stars for something added so recently. It would be nice to see in the next update though!
Comments are broken in the latest version
by FlyingZuchs on 2015/07/25 16:06
This is a great app, or at least used to be, but comments are broken in the latest version.
Comments do not show.
by Johan Powell on 2015/07/25 08:32
Comment do not show up.
Great until recent bug
by Mmm1237 on 2015/07/24 04:25
New bug doesn&#39;t let me read comments
Can't read comments
by Mthfgjcviy on 2015/07/23 15:12
Must be a bug
Broken again
by bjacobel on 2015/07/23 12:22
No comments displayed as of this morning. This kind of thing has happened before: in a support conversation the developer told me it was because HN changed their markup, causing the developer&#39;s scraper to break. Why don&#39;t you use the official API instead of some brittle HTML scraper?
Glorious
by "Nickname:" < :( ????? on 2015/07/18 05:13
A peerless mobile portal into a great website.
Works great
by Federico L Medina on 2015/07/08 16:29
Love this app. Simple to use, very responsive and navigation between posts is great.
Excellent
by David C. on 2015/07/04 23:12
Tried many apps for HN before, none remained for long. This one is truly a joy to use. Very well designed, fast and versatile. Love it!
Best HN client
by Dirac9 on 2015/06/17 20:38
I wanted 2 features: swipe to collapse threads and a dark theme. This app checked both those boxes.
Best HN app available
by xxdesmus on 2015/06/16 00:33
Fast intuitive UI. Good combination to features without bloat. Well worth it.
This is the one you're looking for
by junkkman on 2015/06/15 23:42
Best one out there
Top notch app
by Brandon Galbraith on 2015/06/15 22:12
Beautiful interface, simple, works well!
Really Good
by kyleterry on 2015/06/15 22:08
I use it daily and I&#39;m very happy with how pretty and elegant it is.
Best HN client for iOS. Period.
by Greg Cardoni on 2015/06/15 21:36
If you&#39;re a HackerNews aficionado looking for the best experience on iOS, look no further.
My Chosen HN Client
by nnutter on 2015/05/28 23:42
About the best compliment I could give an app is that I have no complaints. This app comes close. My only complaint is I find the long press for up voting finicky.
Love the automatic night mode!
by b6f0479ae87d244975439c61245927 on 2015/04/24 03:17
Great update to a solid app.
Superb experience.
by proton pusher on 2015/04/21 03:35
Very smooth and well designed. Doesn&#39;t seem like a side project but a fully thought out HN app. An absolute must have compared to other hacker news clients. Well worth the price and I am happy to support the dev.
HN, the way it should be
by illinoismillers on 2015/04/14 01:05
Updated: dev continues to update the app when HN updates their site. Props! 👊 A responsive developer, a slick and simple interface, and all the features I need to upvote, comment, and search. Keep up the great work!
Fantastic
by Eric Abruzzese on 2015/04/13 22:23
Fantastic application. Extremely intuitive, very easy to use. Beautiful, simple UI with a focus on readability. Highly recommended.
Best app for HN
by Kay Mode on 2015/04/13 20:20
Great features, fluid UI, works 90% of the time and is definitely the best app out there for HN from all the ones I have tried. Highly recommended. And great developer support as well.
Best app for HN
by Kay Mode on 2015/04/13 20:20
Great features, fluid UI, works 90% of the time and is definitely the best app out there for HN from all the ones I have tried. Highly recommended. And great developer support as well.
Best hn client
by paully99 on 2015/04/07 19:07
Very nice, polished app. Love the dark theme!
Great HN reader
by dischord01 on 2015/04/06 11:35
One of the best HN readers for mobile
Great app
by 26ocb on 2015/04/03 11:32
Really enjoy this app. Clean, fast, easy to use, and lots of nice little features. Would definitely recommend.
Worth the money but there are a few changes that would make it a 5* App
by Joulethief123 on 2018/07/03 13:27
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
by Dkmar98 on 2018/06/06 02:38
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
Not Great If You Like Commenting
by rmilejcz on 2019/09/16 15:44
I don’t see how this app can have 5 stars, it’s okay but it’s sorely lack in a few ways Bugs: Sometimes the keyboard won’t appear when writing comments, or does appear but in an inaccessible position. Easiest way to fix this is to close and restart the app. The automatic dark mode thing is a cools idea but almost never works correctly, switching apparently at random Missing Features: Push notifications, no notification to let you know that someone commented on your post or replied to your comment Replying to comments from your comment history. You can see replies in your comment history but you cannot reply to them, or even go directly to them. You have to navigate to that article, and find the comment all over again just to have a conversation. Saving articles. No way to favorite articles for letter (instead I have to clutter up my iPhone reading list) Comments are HEAVILY rate limited ——————————— Overall the look and feel of this app is good and if you don’t comment much then I highly recommend it. If you do like to make comments and have conversations then try one of the other App Store offerings until features are added to this one.
Works great
by mspardee on 2018/06/02 18:39
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.
It's ok
by RossB. on 2018/04/26 07:31
Header link not click able again, apparently. Also it seems impossible to respond to some topics. Can&#39;t quite narrow that one down though, only thing that I can determine is that it might be related to the size of the post.
Support iPad Pro
by blkhockeypro19 on 2019/03/28 09:32
There are black bars on the top and bottom due to no iPad Pro support. It’s been months since the Pro came out, this should not be an issue any longer.
Love it. But collapsing comments. 😦
by Chriswphoto on 2018/03/08 12:39
But can never remember which way to swipe to collapse a comment thread. Which is my favorite feature!
Best hacker news client. Better than web.
by Mathew Robinson on 2018/10/17 02:46
Great UI, great adjustable font size, automatically changes theme based on lighting situation. Worth all 200 pennies.
“Send feedback” doesn’t work
by skiptomylu13 on 2018/12/23 06:58
No way to favorite a submission which I personally use a lot, and the “send feedback” button doesn’t work so I have to write a review here to let the author know.
Login issue fixed -- best HN app!
by _mrks on 2017/09/05 23:23
Now that the login issue is fixed, I can once again call this the best HackerNews app
Best HN client on iOS
by nilkn on 2018/01/28 23:30
This is the best HN client on iOS. I’ve been using for pretty much as long as I’ve had an iPhone. Thanks for the iPhone X update!
Needs true black mode
by pseudopsyche on 2018/10/18 18:50
This just needs an option to have the dark theme be true black for iPhones with OLED screens.
Best iPhone client I have tried
by MC Hampster on 2018/02/04 03:04
Now that it is updated for iPhone X, it is pretty much perfect!
my favorite of the available HN readers
by BoooomTown on 2019/05/14 01:20
personal preference, but I&#39;ve enjoyed this app the most
What you want for HN
by Skeuomorph on 2017/12/08 05:04
OTOH the icons could be ... clearer? Gear for actions usually means settings. Triangle (as shown in swipe UI) usually means warning vs. upvote. Etc.
Good for reading, CANNOT login
by Sepi! on 2018/12/20 19:36
Unable to login, constantly receiving a “network error” with the correct credentials. Otherwise, app is good.
Best app if you want to read about tech
by Horus W on 2018/02/01 19:09
As described.
Doesn’t work for iPhone X
by raj.electic on 2017/11/11 00:10
Not been update for iPhone X:(
Abandoned...? Really not sure
by swrobel on 2019/10/21 22:10
Never get responses to support requests and months later still no native dark mode support. Pretty disappointed.
Good, needs iPhone X update
by eclipxe on 2017/11/07 16:26
The best client but needs to be updated for iPhone X
Can't comment
by Rockinik on 2018/01/05 16:03
App is pretty buggy. There&#39;s no way to add a comment to a post. Sometimes, clicking a link on a post redirects you to the hackernews homepage (instead of the post).
iPhone X Support!
by hospadam on 2018/01/26 14:16
Love the app - but adding X support was great. Thank you!
Needs update for iPhone X
by lobianco_ on 2017/11/07 01:47
Love it, works great. Just needs UI tweaks for iPhone X.
iPhone X Support
by Sebastian Dobrincu on 2018/01/01 19:51
Would to see other iPhone X support. Other than 5/5
The best
by bleomycin on 2018/01/26 04:00
The best is back, thanks for iphone x support!
great app but needs ability to submit new articles
by ricktdotorg on 2017/12/07 06:56
replying is nice, but please add ability to create new posts/submit new links!
Seems to have stopped working
by Madgj on 2019/01/20 18:30
Nothing loads any more
My app has been blank for two days
by Myowz on 2018/11/06 03:31
No idea how to fix it.
Seems Native but no iPhone X support
by davetron5000 on 2017/11/23 18:52
Seems like a native app but no iPhone X support. Hopefully will happen soon.
Broken and abandoned. Switch to Octal!
by Benjamin B. Bebberson on 2019/12/17 03:18
This app crashes on launch. Switch to Octal.
No iPhone X Support
by Thundr__ on 2017/12/02 10:15
Please update with iPhone X support! Best HN client otherwise.
Good but outdated
by burgerboy9n on 2018/10/16 00:52
Desperately needs iOS 12 support! Text looks awful on iPhone Xs Max.
Stop asking me to rate
by Samtehman on 2018/05/28 16:56
See above
Embrace the notch
by Richard Roll on 2017/12/14 05:12
It’s time
Great HN app
by calvinbrodice on 2017/09/01 23:39
👍🏼👍🏼
Best Hacker News App
by Rjzmml on 2017/03/21 14:27
This is the best way to read Hacker News on an iPad for me. You can interact like normal with the site, including commenting, and voting (without worrying about accidentally hitting the tiny down arrow instead of the tiny up arrow). It also has a good automatic night mode that switches to white text on black when the ambient light is low, and you can change the font size and collapse threads. Whenever The Hacker News site changes, the author of this app fixes the problem within a day or two, and doesn&#39;t charge for a new version.
Is this version giving anyone else trouble?
by luckman212 on 2016/02/08 04:57
This is a nearly-perfect client for HN, definitely one of the best available at the moment. The display is the most eye-pleasing of all HN apps I have tried. Would be great if it was updated to use the HN API instead of screen-scraping which seems to result in the app crashing every time HN makes any changes to their site. Only other knock here is that at least on my device (iPhone6) it seems to drain the battery. Not sure why that might be but when I look under battery usage it&#39;s always there with like 10-15%
Fantastic
by watabou90 on 2015/10/02 01:39
This is the only hacker news client I found that is well-polished, has account support to view your profile and comments, ability to upvote and reply to articles and comments and a dark mode. The HN apps I tried had some of then but not all. Some don&#39;t even let you comment on threads. They&#39;re just a viewer. This does it all and that to me, is worth $3. The only thing I could now ask for is push notification support when a user replies to your comment. Not sure if this would be possible but it would be great to have! Also, can you remove the slightly annoying notification when I downvote posts? Or add a setting? Currently if you want to downvote 3 posts, the app shows alert dialogs all three times. I know what I&#39;m doing, please remove the alert dialog. And maybe an apple watch app? ;)
Best HN app I've tried
by dhruvkar on 2016/07/14 19:46
Most fully featured HN app I&#39;ve found. It hasn&#39;t tried to do too much (e.g. build it&#39;s own reader, it uses reader mode in Safari). The minimalistic design makes it easy to navigate. It also support login, up-voting and commenting. Couple caveats: - It doesn&#39;t yet support un-voting, a new feature on HN introduced a few days ago. - It doesn&#39;t support copy-paste, which is annoying when commenting while trying to quote a particular section of the original comment.
Great Update but...
by ymarcus93 on 2015/02/14 00:58
I love the new update. This update brings back the good stuff in the app. Bringing back the ability to comment, upvote, etc. However, with this update I seem to be logged out randomly, and I have to login again many times. Sometimes it doesn&#39;t even let me log back in. I will change to 5 stars after this bug is fixed.
Awesome support by developer
by Mogek on 2015/07/28 02:52
Although comments are currently broken, it&#39;s because hacker news has changed their html. The developer is forced to use a scraper since the official hacker news API does not support user authentication. The developer responds promptly to feedback and has already submitted an update to fix comments, pending App Store review.
Love it
by this dave guy on 2014/05/26 16:12
It&#39;s so easy to read and navigate. That said, as others have noted, I&#39;ve lost a lot of capabilities recently - Readability saving doesn&#39;t work, and I can&#39;t comment through the app anymore, among others. I tried to reach out to the devs, but my email bounced. I&#39;m hoping this hasn&#39;t been abandoned - it&#39;s my favorite reader for HN by a long shot. Hopefully an update will be coming out soon!
As close to perfection as it gets
by Brady M on 2017/01/21 01:05
Easily the best HN client for iOS. Clean, responsive, functional. EDIT: downvoted comments are unreadable against the &#34;dark mode&#34; background. turning brightness up (flipping background to white and disabling &#34;dark mode&#34;) fixes the issue. subtracting one star til this is resolved – presumably one way to do this would be to simply invert the text color of downvoted comments on &#34;dark mode&#34;
Best HNews Reader
by aToaster on 2015/07/28 03:08
Tried other Hacker News readers but found most to be either visually wanting or lacking in features. This seems to have all the features I&#39;m looking for, mainly Instapaper saving and collapsible comments. The interface is clean which is to my liking as well.
The best HN client on the App Store
by beta101 on 2016/12/22 22:45
I&#39;ve tried every HN client available over the past few years and this beats them all. You can comment, flick back from the view hierarchy (most HN clients haven&#39;t even been recompiled since iOS 6), the typography is clean and comments are collapsible. Everything I need.
Actively developed
by wrxstipwr on 2014/08/25 07:21
I&#39;ve tried many hacker news apps, and this is the best by far, especially after the 2.0 update. Usability is great. Unlike many of the other apps, mini hack actually uses native iOS gestures (eg pull down to refresh, swipe sideways for options, etc).
Scrolling
by Kevin Ennis on 2014/10/01 13:38
Am I crazy, or did the scrolling change in the latest version? Seems like it&#39;s a bit less immediate now. Obviously not the end of the world (and maybe I&#39;m imagining it), but it is a little bit frustrating. Other than that, I continue to be a big fan of this app.
Best app for HN
by aka-jeremy on 2017/02/26 21:35
Updated review for iOS 10. Same as before: Very clean interface for Hacker News. Auto night mode is a nice touch for late night tech news/discussion. One of the nicest developers you&#39;ll encounter. Works great under iOS 10.
Very good, but...
by revertTS on 2013/07/07 21:18
The &#34;pull to refresh&#34; distance is too long. Most apps (eg twitter, Facebook messenger) have a ~1&#34; pull distance on my 4s. This app is around 1.5&#34;. It sounds incredibly minor, but in practice it makes things awkward as it feels ever so slightly off, and usually takes me two tries to trigger a refresh.
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