Hacker Bar

Developer: Mohawk Apps, LLC

Current Version: 1.2.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 3.2 MB - Download


If Y Combinator is your first and only stop for tech news or just a great way to keep up with the world of technology, Hacker Bar will keep you up to date.

Hacker Bar lives in the Mac menu bar and provides a steady stream of the top news stories from the Y Combinator news aggregator. Here are some of Hacker Bar’s great features.

Hacker Bar...

- Grabs the top stories from Y Combinator and seamlessly refreshes them as they update using the Firebase.io Hacker News official API.
- Puts a check mark beside each viewed story. Never again wonder if a link has been visited and use this feature to quickly jump back to any interesting article.
- Allows multiple stories to open in a new tab by group linking articles. If the web browser is open and the active application, stories will open in the background without closing the Hacker Bar menu.
- Gives easy access to comments with a click of the comment count bubble. Here, registered users can up-vote articles and get flame wars started even faster!
- Can be set to auto start on login, never missing another great Y Combinator story!

Hacker Bar will keep every person interested in the tech world hooked into the news from Y Combinator in seamless simplicity. Download the App today to quickly and discretely check Hacker News.

Hacker Bar and Off The Grid Apps, LLC are not affiliated with Y Combinator or Hacker News. This application is Open Source! https://github.com/OTGApps/Hacker-Bar


Release Notes:

- Updated to use the official Hacker News API
- Support for Yosemite "Dark Mode"
- Speed improvements and other misc fixes.

Don't forget, Hacker Bar is open source! Check out the whole change list here: https://github.com/OTGApps/Hacker-Bar/compare/v1.1.1...v1.2.0


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.1
Review by Ellery44

Wont open in OSX 10.10 - After updating OS hacker bar no longer works.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

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Version 1.2.0
Review by jazzy-guy

although I use this application there are many things wrong with it. - I have it on Google Chrome and now I have it on Safari. It is great. It keeps me informed of Internet activities. I have to take exception to some of the features that they make available. First of all and importantly they list other RSS places that you want to be included.But unfortunately these RSS URLs are not included with your total RSS activity. I put in DaringFireball.com for example and that was ignored.

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