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Pro Easier to read
The clean layout makes scanning for and reading stories a lot easier.
Pro More flexible and useful ranking options
Depending on how much time you want to spend on HN, you can tailor the ranking algorithms to suit.
Pro Fantastic for keeping track of new stories
Hckr news is designed to ensure you see all the most important stories without having to constantly scan the pages for changes. It preserves articles that make it to the front page, and in (reverse) order of the time they made it to the front page, so there is no need to constantly check the front page and parse all of its contents to see if new articles are posted
Pro Lets you retrieve popular stories from previous days
Pro Responsive design for mobile devices
Pro Lets you collapse threads
Really handy for temporarily getting rid of conversation threads that don't interest you.
Pro Identifies new comments
Easily see if there have been new comments since you last checked.