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)


  • 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

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  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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End Users/Desktop

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Programming Language

Visual Basic .NET

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