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    4Chan app finally lands on iPhone and iPad


    Update: if your device is not jailbroken, you can download the 4Chan app from the App Store.

    Back in 2012 Apple removed all 4Chan related apps due to “user-generated objectionable content.” The last 4Chan client we saw on the App Store was Chan Elite. Since then, there has not been any usable or stable 4Chan mobile app until recently. Fortunately, if you’re a 4Chan user, there’s finally a great app you can download. Unfortunately, since Apple does not allow 4Chan-related apps into the App Store, the app is only available on jailbroken iPhone and iPad through Cydia, so you will need to jailbreak your device in order to download the 4Chan mobile app.

    The app, named Fortune, has a ton of features including Webm (sounds included) which is not supported in Safari. The app also gives you the option to download GIF, lock the app with Touch ID, catalog view and more! Here a list of all features supported in the app:

    • Adjustable font size.
    • Animated GIF support, with the ability to save to the camera roll as an animated GIF.
    • Automatic thread refreshing.
    • Batch or selective downloading.
    • Blurring of the application switcher.
    • Cache management.
    • Capcode icons and formatting.
    • Catalogue view with sorting by last reply date, creation date, reply count or image count.
    • Colourised and formatted tripcode.
    • Colourised trip codes, conforming to the regular background/text colours.
    • Delete threads you created, comments will come in an update.
    • Designed for iOS 8 and tested (and made compatible) with iOS 7.
    • Extremely fast HTML processing (able to process >300 HTML entities in below 2 seconds on an iPhone 5S!).
    • Gallery.
    • Green text and other formatting in thread view.
    • Hide threads for particular boards.
    • HTML view of comments, supports things like inline images, though they’re particularly rare, spoilers and the “banner” HTML tag.
    • Image and WebM caching to preserve data and processing power, with configurable cache life.
    • Initial iPad support (in later releases the iPad will adopt it’s own UI, making better use of the screen real-estate).
    • Inline comments (nested comments aren’t really something I consider to be viable as you can reply to multiple people in one comment).
    • Link sharing.
    • Localisable with a single file.
    • Modal reply viewing.
    • Multiple themes, including a night mode and a plain white theme.
    • Option to strip metadata from photos being posted.
    • Passcode with Touch ID.
    • Posting capability from gallery/camera roll/clipboard URL/any website.
    • Prevent pausing the currently playing media.
    • Relative time stamps.
    • Search catalogue/paged thread view.
    • Sticky and pinned identifiers.
    • Support for country flags and troll flags in /pol/.
    • Thread hiding.
    • Thread watcher, with configurable auto refresh interval.
    • TinEye, Google Images and IQDB image analysis tools, there is kind of support for adding to this. The URLs are stored in a plist and pretty much follow the same conventions as 4chan X does.
    • Tutorial outlining various features and how to use them.
    • WebM support with and without audio.

    Fortune 4Chan iPhone appThe developer behind the app has confirmed that Fortune was designed and tested on iOS 8 for both iPhone and iPad. It also supported on iOS 7 and may or may not work on iOS 6. You can download Fortune from Cydia for $3.00.