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Octal is described as 'full-featured Hacker News client built with an eye for design and usability. Octal has all the features you'd expect from a Hacker News app, including the ability to sign in to your Hacker News account, post comments and upvote' and is a News Reader in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Octal for a variety of platforms, including Android, Hacker News, Online / Web-based, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Nomocle, which is free. Other great apps like Octal are HN - Hacker News Reader, HNBuddy - Hackernews client for iOS, HNClient and Trilby.

This page was last updated Mar 28, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Octal is a full-featured Hacker News client built with an eye for design and usability. Octal has...

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  1. Nomocle

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Different from typical Hacker News readers, Nomocle lets you create or follow dashboards to monitor specific topics of interest. It provides an easy way to get to the content you want to keep an eye on.

  2. HN - Hacker News Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Hacker News

    The app parses Hacker News ' HTML itself instead of using an external parser, and therefore works as long as HN is online (with some maintenance needed if they make structural HTML changes).



  3. HNBuddy - Hackernews client for iOS

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone

    Offline bookmarks, expandable & rich discussion threads, customisable reader, automatic themes, ... Everything you need for the best browsing experience possible.

  4. HNClient

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Comfortably read Hacker News without having to open an endless amount of tabs anymore. You can choose articles to view from a sidebar and can optionally read articles and their comments next to each other on a split screen.

  5. Trilby

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Hacker News

    Trilby is a beautiful, and thoughtfully created Hacker News client for your device.



  6. Hacki

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • Hacker News

    A simple Hacker News reader made with Flutter.

  7. Yarn (Hacker news client)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Hacker News

    Yarn for Hacker News is a beautiful, full featured app for browsing and interacting with Hacker News.

    Discontinued

    Site is dead.

  8. Vue HN

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Hacker News

    Read news from Y-Combinator's Hackernews feed using an elegant, Pinterest-like layout, complete with thumbnails and Likes!

  9. Glider for Hacker News

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Glider is an opinionated Hacker News client. Ad-free, open-source, no-nonsense.

  10. YAHN

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Yet another hacker news reader with offline mode.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.11, released on June 2014, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store

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