How do you access apple.stackexchange.com from your iOS devices?

What apps do you use and what is good/bad about them?

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    Ooh - a meta question that's so meta it wraps back to be a good iOS usage question.
    – bmike
    Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 16:12
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    Could somebody point out the reasons why (other than use of APIs to potentially reduce network bandwidth) these would be superior to accessing the website through mobileSafari?
    – Steven Lu
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 16:43
  • @StevenLu The layout will be optimized for usage on an iPhone for example rather than using a desktop website on a mobile device. And bandwidth reduce using an API of course.
    – Rob
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 13:58
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    @neoneye there is an official iOS StackExchange app now. Maybe the accepted answer should change.
    – Steven Lu
    Commented May 19, 2014 at 0:54

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Unfortunately, since Oct. 2022, the mobile app infrastructure has been decommissioned.

Old Answer

We have now the official Stack Exchange app available on the App Store. Enjoy.

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    Up voted via the official app just to add to the meta that is this whole question to begin with.
    – Ian C.
    Commented May 10, 2014 at 6:46
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    @IanC. Replied via the official Android app. :)
    – Himanshu
    Commented May 10, 2014 at 7:58
  • I wish it were still possible to enjoy using it in 2020 :-(
    – Andreas
    Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 17:11
  • Is there any official app as of 2023?
    – Adam_G
    Commented Jan 14, 2023 at 23:26
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    @Adam_G: There isn't any, unfortunately.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jan 16, 2023 at 6:35

I currently use SixToEight by Adam Wright (App Store Link). It's missing push notifications right now but will eventually be included as a in app purchase. For push notifications I'm using Prowl to forward Growl messages from Newt.

  • Six To Eight no longer works, it was discontinued along with v1 of the SE API
    – Marius
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 22:13

There are several different apps available for iOS.

SOStacked (on Stack Apps, on the App Store)

This app allows you to browse all the Stack Exchange sites on your iOS device. SOStacked also has different color schemes for each of the sites if you are using iOS 5. It costs .99¢ in the App Store.

MyStacks (on Stack Apps, on the App Store).

This app is currently only available for the trilogy sites (Stack Overflow, Super User, and Server Fault, but the developer has promised an update to include the other sites. One cool feature that I saw was that it saves articles that you have viewed, so you can read them later offline.


I currently use Stackboard, a universal iOS SE client that I wrote with a habit for being shiny:

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It's live on the App Store here.


I’ve released a full native stack exchange client (it includes 380+ channels). Here is the App Store link: https://apps.apple.com/it/app/crew-for-exchange/id1547171709?l=en

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  • Installed, noticed you want $10/yr for notifications, uninstalled! Commented Feb 25 at 14:17

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