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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 has a responsive layout - meaning that if you access the desktop site on a mobile device, it will render in a mobile-optimized format. Most views, including the homepage, questions, and search render in this view, though some pages may have been ported over not yet.

We used to offer official mobile apps, but those are no longer available for any platform. These apps are no longer supported and the supporting infrastructure has been taken down, so existing installations no longer work.

If you strongly prefer a native app over using the website, some third-party developers have written some apps that you may be able to use to view the site; however, due to API limitations, not all features may be supported:

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

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  • If you hit the mobile option, and then use previous page to get out of it, when you click on a question, it goes back to mobile view. You need to click "full site" to go back to default behavior. Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 18:06
  • Since all of the mobile apps are no longer supported/developed, this answer probably needs to be updated accordingly.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 23:59
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    @V2Blast There is already a note in the answer that they are no longer developed. What needs updating?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 0:25
  • @animuson: Whoops, I didn't notice that - I was looking by the the app links themselves.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 1:42
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    @MetaAndrewT Do you know if this was asked about on Meta anywhere? It was not intentional for that to disappear, so if there's a question about why it disappeared it'd be nice to get a status-review on that so we can look into it more. Rather not have that just slip into the cracks with a hidden edit.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Aug 17, 2020 at 23:18
  • @animuson it hasn't been asked yet, though some recent meta posts about SO app on MSO linked to other meta posts (1, 2) with comments about SE Android app being gone. Should I post a question about it for you to tag it with status-review? Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 2:00
  • @MetaAndrewT That'd be good. The Stack Overflow app was a separate app. That one should be gone from the stores. The Stack Exchange app is not maintained but was supposed to still stick around.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 2:14
  • @animuson done! Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 3:10
  • ", it will render in a mobile-optimized format. " As if! The buttons and links are still way too small to click on I'm a mobile device s well as the text input for editing answers being too small to scroll through, one has to manually zoom in to click anything which kind of defeats the point Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 21:59

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