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I like using Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange sites) and was wondering if there was an app I could install on my phone or other device that would allow me to use the site on-the-go or straight from my desktop.

Some systems to consider:

  • Windows 8
  • Android
  • iPhone/iOS

What are some apps that I could install to my computer or phone to enhance my Stack Exchange experience?

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If you didn't know, every Stack Exchange site also has a mobile site which provides an altered way of viewing each site, specially designed for mobile devices. You should automatically reach the mobile site just by visiting it from a mobile device, but you can also get there manually by clicking the "mobile" link in the footer.

Mobile site

The official mobile sites provide all functionality (except reviews), including creating new questions and answers, voting and commenting.

If you prefer a native app over the mobile site, there are plenty of apps available based on your device. Note, however, that most apps that use the Stack Exchange API, cannot create new posts, nor vote, so in general only provide read access, and might support commenting.

Available on the Apple App Store:

Available on Google Play:

Available in the Windows Store:

  • There is not currently an official Windows Phone app.

Still looking? Try browsing all the apps available at Stack Apps.

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But isn't the API read-only? So the mobile sites are actually the only way to interact with the SE sites? All of the apps just let you read posts IIRC... (happy to be corrected if I'm wrong) –  Barak Nov 6 '12 at 14:20
@Barak: The latest revision of the API let you post comments. Not sure if any mobile apps have been updated to make use of that yet though. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 6 '12 at 14:22
Some of the apps do nothing else than opening the mobile page within a WebView element. So you might be able to use all the functionality. –  Nippey Nov 6 '12 at 14:54
Any news on an official Windows Phone app? I used the official one on my Andriod and I think it's the best, but now I have a Windows Phone.. :) –  Abbas Jul 18 '14 at 9:48
@Abbas No, Windows Phone still has a relatively low market share and they're not interested in it right now. See Stack Exchange application for Windows Phone OS –  animuson Jul 18 '14 at 17:43

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