Trilby for Hacker News

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About this app

Trilby is a beautiful, and thoughtfully created Hacker News client for your device.
The app lets you browse and interact with Hacker News the way you want.

It features / lets you:
✅ Browse and read Hacker News - view popular and latest articles.
✅ Beautiful design and typography.
✅ Login to Hacker News, post new stories, comment and interact with others.
✅ Powerful search powered by Algolia, filter to get your desired results.
✅ View yours and others' profiles: see bio and latest activities.
✅ In-app web view when you don't want to leave the app.
✅ Personalize the app the way you want - select your favorite fonts.
✅ Compact Mode when you don't want any distractions.
✅ Meticulously crafted skins and comment themes, auto dark mode.
✅ Open native HN links within the app - look for the Orange links.
✅ Keep track of your read articles.
✅ View single comment threads.
✅ Preview your comment before posting/
✅ ...and countless more.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free to contact me: I will be happy to implement features and fix bugs as soon as possible.

1. I created the app as a hobby project. Trilby is not affiliated with Hacker News.
2. Hacker News does not provide any API to interact with their server - meaning their official API does not supoprt POST requests - AKA login, reply, upvote etc. To enable those features, Trilby uses many clever techniques behind the scene. As with anything of this nature, they are experimental and could be buggy.
3. The app does not store or collect any sensitive user information. In fact, it does not collect any data.

Trilby is made with ❤️ in Munich.
Updated on
Aug 21, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

86 reviews
Alexander Chang
January 30, 2024
Great app, the text can get nice and large and it automatically set itself to dark theme, usually I have to change it manually. Only reason its not 5 stars is because I find myself accidentally swiping towards the left while scrolling down in the comments, and when I click on the link again it doesnt save my spot in the comments so I have to scroll all the way back down. If there was some way to disable that left swipe that'd be great!
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Sankaranarayanan Viswanathan
October 3, 2022
Long time user of HN app by Manuel Maly. One behavior that's annoying to me is the pull to the right on the comments view that reveals the story list view. I find myself activating that quite often without intending to. I think relying on the default go back gesture (swiping left from the right edge of the screen) would make it feel more natural. Having a button to get to comments would feel more natural than tapping on the story card.
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November 30, 2022
Hi, thanks for using my app. :) I am planning to make the `slide to go back` an optional behavior in the next major release of the app. However, I can't promise any timeline.
February 6, 2023
One of the better HN apps in terms of functionality. The app starts off great when you open it, but after a few minutes of usage it becomes unusably laggy. If they fix this it has the potential to be the best HN app Edit: I've realized I can turn on open links in external browser, and the issue goes away
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February 3, 2023
Hello Shaan, as replied via an email to you, I think yours is an isolated incident that requires more investigation to debug. Unfortunately, I can't do anything remotely. So far, no other users have reported the app to be laggy. I hope your issue gets resolved soon.

What's new

This version bumps target Android SDK level.
- includes other bug fixes.