Hacker Bar 1.1.0 – Hacker news at your fingertips.

Hacker Bar 1.1.0Hacker Bar lives in your menu bar and provides a steady stream of the top news stories from Y Combinator. This Open-Source utility lets you quickly and discretely check hacker news.

  • Grabs the top stories from Y Combinator and seamlessly refreshes them every 5 minutes (or at a customized time interval).
  • 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!

What’s New

Version 1.1.0:

  • Fixes crash when waking computer from sleeping a long time.
  • More reliable fetching from YCombinator.
  • Easier to tell how old the data is from the menu.
  • Added option to "refresh now".


OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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