Hackers is the ultimate experience for Hacker News on your iPhone and iPad. Hackers focuses on the reading experience, with a simple yet beautiful UI and clean typography. Reading Hacker News has never been better.

Hacker News is a social news website about startups and technology.

# Features

• Beautiful, typography focused UI
• Universal iPhone and iPad app
• Full iPad multitasking support
• Blazing fast performance
• Collapsing and expanding of nested comments

Any feedback or questions, contact me at @weiran on Twitter.

Hackers is open source software, you can find the source code on Github:

What's New

Version 3.4.2

• Fixed incorrect image scaling on thumbnails
• Fixed links in comments being hard to tap
• Improved comment expand/collapse animation

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Great app, could do with some tweaks


Great design, responsive and intuitive. However, I find the headline view a bit difficult to scan over as everything sort of merges into one. Would be nice to have a dark mode for the app too, to help nighttime reading.

Clean. Minimalistic. Well designed!

Varun Shoor

Only gripe is that scrolling sometimes triggers a lag, which I assume is because of the app trying to refresh posts in background.



Lovely design, super fast. Maybe I'm being stupid but I couldn't find a way to load more than the first page of content for each of the menu options. That would make it even better!


Weiran Zhang
9.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Weiran Zhang


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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