HN-text: an easy-to-use, text-first Hacker News terminal client

HN-text: an easy-to-use, text-first Hacker News terminal client

HN-text

A fast, easy-to-use and distraction-free Hacker News terminal client.

Motivations:

  • Easy to use (arrow keys or hjkl navigation should be enough for the client to be fully usable)
  • Distraction Free: articles, and comments are converted to simple readble text.
  • Fast Navigation and Responsivity

Current Features / Screenshots

  • Navigation and opening pages (text-version): ←↓↑→ arrow keys (or hjkl) will navigate from the HN Frontpage → Comments Page → Article’s Text and back.
  • Open article in default’s browser (SPACE key), Comment page (‘c‘ key).
  • Append “best” as argument if you want to see Hacker News Best page, instead of the default frontpage.

Frontpage

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Comments

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Article

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Keymaps

Key Functionaly
Down Arrow (↓) or `j` Down on the Frontpage Article List
UP Arrow (↑) or `k` Up on the Frontpage Article List
Right Arrow (→) or `l` Open Comment Page (while on frontpage) – Pressing again would open the article
Left Arrow (←) or `h` Go Back
SPACE Open Article on Browser (if for some reason not satisfied with text rendered version)
`c` Open Comments page on Browser
`q` Quit App

Installation

Binaries

Download binaries for your OS at release page, and chmod +x the file to allow execution.

Using GO INSTALL

If you use GO, you can install it directly:
go install github.com/piqoni/hn-text@latest

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