Hews for Hacker News APK

Version 1.9.1 - com.leavjenn.hews

A Hacker News client provides the best reading experience and unique features.

Hews for Hacker News apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.9.1 (28)
Apk Size4.13 MB
App DeveloperLeav Jenn
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.leavjenn.hews.apk
Website https://leavjenn.github.io/Hews/

Download Hews for Hacker News 1.9.1 APK

App Description

Hews for Hacker News is leavjenn,hews,news,magazines,hacker, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Leav Jenn website who developed it. com.leavjenn.hews.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.9.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 157+ times on store. You can also download com.leavjenn.hews APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Hews is a Hacker News client focuses on reading experience with some unique features. And it's open source.
• Clear nested comments with two-way collapsing
• Four themes: light, sepia, dark and AmoLED black
• Browse Top, New, Show HN and Ask HN stories
• Browse popular posts by any date range
• Login hacker news account, upvote and reply to post/comment
• Search by any date range, with popularity/date sorting
• Post bookmarking
• Open hacker news links by this app
• Open post in build-in or external browser
• Check User's HN profile (long press)
• Share comment link/content (long press)
• Material design
• Open source (https://github.com/leavjenn/Hews)
* Highly customizable typography
10 distinct fonts, easy to fine-tune font size and line-height, for the best reading experience.
Video demo: https://youtu.be/gGyW0LxO9wg
* Two-way comments Collapsing
Not only collapsible children comments (press comment content), it can also collapse comments between itself and it's parent (press comment info bar).
Video demo: https://youtu.be/FT4aFFUzFIo
* Scroll-down floating button
Scroll down the page by pressing or draging the big floating button, swipe no more. 
Video demo: https://youtu.be/kuffdR2GCqU
* Post summary (TL; DR)
Distill the summary (tl; dr) of a post from it's comments, save yourself from clickbait title. Notice that this feature is still in test.
Video demo: https://youtu.be/Yrr4OiqGf7U
Hews is an unofficial Hacker News Android app, and it is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Y Combinator. 

App ChangeLog

  • - Add privacy policy link.
  • - Add feature to watch comments' replies. Get reply notification of watched comments. (This feature not fully tested, may not stable)
  • This app hasn't been updated for a long time. I plan to rewrite it in Flutter. Thanks for all your support.

App Screens

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Jason Knight-avatar

    Jason Knight

    The app is good but imo the "expanding white circle" animation is really annoying, especially on dark mode in a dark room. It's too bright and too flashy. I wish it could be disabled. Another feature id like is if you could scroll down to the next "top level comment". This is a feature Relay for Reddit had that is a great feature.

  2. n Patel-avatar

    n Patel

    Love the app. One of the best HN reader apps I've found for Android. My only complaint is that the app doesn't have option to export bookmarks. So if I switch to a new device, all my bookmarks will be lost. Dev , please add the ability to share/export out bookmarks to Google drive or other cloud storage providers.

  3. Jeremy Shaw-avatar

    Jeremy Shaw

    Good, simple app to read HN. Would be nice to see your own submissions in the left handed menu though.

  4. Brandon Annin-avatar

    Brandon Annin

    Can't list your own comments. Why allow login if you can't view what submissions/comments you left.

  5. Michael Mahemoff-avatar

    Michael Mahemoff

    Thanks dev, very nice app and I am using it primarily because it easily collapses sub-threads with a single tap. Two requests: Please add the ability to edit comments and the ability to view+edit my profile.

  6. Kerim Güven-avatar

    Kerim Güven

    Good app. Being able to collapse single comments would be great, and maybe add the option to make collapsed comments take smaller screen space. Also, setting for tapping on post and going to comments directly would be nice.

  7. GTB7979-avatar


    I was not searching for this, but I came across it and decided to check it out. Wow, I'm so glad I did. There is nothing but interesting articles and links. All recent ones to. I had a hard time putting my phone down to begin with. Now I think I will just give up on trying 😂

  8. Andrew Bailey-avatar

    Andrew Bailey

    Excellent reader. My only wish would be for the link domains to be in a darker colour. It's a light grey and can be hard to read.

  9. Kevin Layer-avatar

    Kevin Layer

    Downvote says the upvote succeeded. On my phone, some things are in a very light font. No amount of fiddling makes it better. Collapsing comments is not persistent, and that would be nice.

  10. Jon Lao-avatar

    Jon Lao

    Efficient and simple but has kinks. What's with the Orange Dot story dragging? That thing flies everywhere and can be dragged out of the screen.