The best Chrome extension to make Hacker News quicker and more useful.
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A chrome extension to add requested and missing functionality to hacker news including quick user profiles, inline replies, story filtering and more.


Install from the Chrome Webstore to receive automatic updates:


  • Improved readability design
  • User following
  • Retina screen support
  • Quick inline replies
  • Quick profiles with social network info when hovering over usernames
  • Filtering of stories based on terms and phrases / domain or username


This code is old, it's not good, there are jQuery selectors all over the place and It's probably best rebuilt from scratch. You've been warned :)


HackerNew is released under the MIT license. It is simple and easy to understand and places almost no restrictions on what you can do with it. More Information