Octal by Daniel Wu (Universal)
Released: Nov 26, 2017
Version: 3.16.0
Size: 12 MB
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Daniel Wu
Octal is a modern, full-featured Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com) client built with a focus on design, speed, and usability. Octal has all the features you'd expect from a Hacker News app, including the ability to sign in to your account, upvote, post, and more!

• Read and share Hacker News stories, sorted by 'Top', 'Best', and 'New'.
• Browse comments in a fully-threaded, collapsible comments view. Quickly jump to the next top-level comment thread with a single tap.
• Submit new posts to Hacker News.
• Upvote stories and comments you like.
• Reply to stories and comments. Edit or delete your recently posted comments.
• Save stories and comments to your favorites, accessible from your user profile.
• Search Hacker News, and sort search results by relevance or date.
• Browse user profiles, including their karma, about, activity, and favorites.
• Filter stories by minimum score and/or minimum comment count. Limit the number of stories to display.
• Total Dark Mode support. Turn on 'True Black' to use a pure RGB #000 background color for Dark Mod. Perfect for OLED displays like those on the iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max.
• Open articles and links in your web browser of choice, including: Safari In-App, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Firefox Focus, DuckDuckGo, or Brave. If selecting Safari In-App, optionally open links in 'Reader Mode'.
• Touch and hold (or 3D Touch) stories to quickly share, favorite, reply, or upvote them.
• Choose from Full, Compact, and Minimal post layout sizes.
• Increase or decrease the text size to one that's comfortable for you, or enable 'Dynamic Type' to use the system's 'Larger Text' font size.
• Browse in either portrait or landscape orientation.
• Open Hacker News web links in Octal using Opener.

About Octal Premium:
To unlock advanced features, including the ability to post, comment, favorite, and further customize your browsing experience, you can buy Octal Premium via an In-App Purchase. There are no recurring fees, and purchases support the development of Octal, which is developed solely by me!

About Hacker News:
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. In general, its content can be submitted is defined as "anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity".

Found a bug or have a feature request? Create an Issue on Github, or e-mail me: https://github.com/dangwu/Octal/issues

What's new in version 3.16.0
• Long pressing a URL within a comment now previews its web content and displays a menu with options.
• Long pressing a story now previews its web content.
• The interactive full-screen swipe gesture to pop backwards is now configurable via a new setting option - Easy Pop.
• Mark stories as read when viewing their comments.
• Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Octal is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $1.99.
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