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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 such as user profiles, settings pages, reviews, and revision histories don't.

Additionally, each site has a mobile site which provides an altered way of viewing each site, specially designed for mobile devices. This provides a low-bandwidth view for slower or metered connections. You may 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 almost all functionality as full sites, including creating new questions and answers, voting and commenting. Some features are not implemented on mobile sites yet, like reviewing, profile editing, and Developer Story (SO only). Certain pages don't have a mobile theme, either, like flagging history.

If you prefer a native app over the mobile site, there may be apps available based on your device.

Note: The official mobile apps are no longer under development, so you may encounter some bugs or glitches. Bugs will only be fixed if the error is occurring on the server side and not within the app.


Available on the Apple App Store:

  • [Official] Stack Overflow App*
    This app is no longer available for download, but existing installations may continue to work.
  • [Official] Stack Exchange App*

Available on Google Play:

  • [Official] Stack Overflow App*
    This app is no longer available for download, but existing installations may continue to work.
  • [Official] Stack Exchange App*

Available in the Windows Store:

  • There is not currently an official Windows Phone app, and there will not be because of the platform's discontinuation.

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

  • 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. – Scott Seidman Nov 6 '19 at 18:06

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