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4chan (Xchan) thread & image downloader

Allow users to download images and or threads from a number of chans.

3.3 Stars (9)
23 Downloads (This Week)
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Current version: XChan 2.5B

- Due to .NET framework being shitty and downloading empty images I added a checking function that auto deletes the file and re-downloads them
- Added a board downloader

There's probably bugs somewhere, but use it properly and you shouldn't encounter any.

P.S - This is most probably the last update I'll make on this project.

Current version: XChan 2.5
Here's the tl;dr:
I'm a lazy guy, 4chan changed its source so I eventually had to update the program.
I've rewritten it in C# and added multithreading (each thread is downloaded on a seperate process thread).

I haven't had any time to actually test for bugs so apologies for that.
Lastly, this is working with 4chan ONLY at the moment. I might update it and add other boards later.

A final note: Any version prior to 2.5 will not work with 4chan (I cannot confirm about the other boards as I no longer use them)

4chan (Xchan) thread & image downloader Web Site


Message Boards


MIT License


  • Multithreaded
  • Automatically rechecks threads for new content after downloading
  • Supports a number of different Chan based boards
  • Quick, efficient and easy to use
  • Downloads threads (including images, thumbs, scripts and .css) with the .html
  • Saves thread URL list on shutdown and reloads list during start up


User Ratings

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features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
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User Reviews

  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Good stuff, but it doesn't work anymore (heh). But I still find using a web solution easier like quadchan.com or similar. Downloading an app is overkill.

    Posted 01/12/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Please fix this!! can't find another program that saves pics and thread in the same time!!

    Posted 05/09/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great program (When it is working properly) The latest update to the 4chan servers has utterly BROKEN this program Its one that I use every day and would be glad to pay for it if it meant that it would work all the time

    Posted 05/02/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    doesn't seem to work for other image boards or image board archivers like: >URLs in reviews are prohibited. archive.installgentoo.net/g/thread/39999722 . and: archive.rebeccablacktech.com/g/thread/S39999722 . so not so good

    Posted 02/01/2014
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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface


Programming Language

Visual Basic .NET



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