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  • Invidious: Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube - Lightweight, no ads, no tracking, no JavaScript required
  • CloudTube: Alternative front-end for Invidious

  • YouTube.js: Full-featured wrapper around the Innertube API, which is what YouTube itself uses
  • FreeTube: Open source YouTube desktop player for privacy on Windows, Mac and Linux

  • Invidious-viewer: Python application to watch YouTube videos through the Invidious API, in the terminal (requires MPV player and, provided by Linux distro)
  • NewPipe: A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android
  • Vividl: Modern Windows GUI for youtube-dl
  • yt-local: Browser-based client for watching Youtube anonymously without forcing javascript (Fork of youtube-local)
  • smtube: Stand-alone YouTube video player
  • minitube: Lightweight youtube client with a kid-friendly interface. Can make playlists from search keywords
  • LibreTube: Android frontend for YouTube, based on Piped

YouTube Music

  • ytmdesktop: Cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) desktop app for YouTube Music. Has a (proprietary?) remote control app for Android


  • Nitter: Alternative Twitter front-end - Lightweight, no ads, no tracking, no JavaScript required

  • Harpy: Android, alternative front-end for Twitter, built with Flutter/Dart
  • Tweeterr: A tool to use Twitter from the command line on the fly
  • Tweet-app: Desktop Twitter client only for tweeting. Timeline never shows up
  • Tweepy: Twitter for Python
  • Fritter: A free, open-source Twitter client for Android


  • Github mirror repository
  • Example: /r/Privacy on Reddit and Teddit
  • Libreddit: Alternative front-end for Reddit. Themed around Reddit's new design - Lightweight, no JavaScript, no ads, no tracking

  • Xeddit: A Xamarin.Forms app for Reddit

  • RedditClient: Alternative front-end for Reddit, built with Angular
  • Updoot: Android, alternative front-end for Reddit
  • Eddrit: Alternative front-end for Reddit, inspired by Nitter, built with Python & Starlette
  • Top of Reddit: Top Reddit posts every day
  • Snew: Open-source client for Reddit forked from the Reddit source code

  • Infinity: Reddit client for Android

  • junipf/reddit-frontend: A reddit front-end written in React
  • kddit: uWSGI frontend for written in Python
  • Troddit: A web client for Reddit
  • Roffline: A self-hosted offline Reddit server. It allows you to browse Reddit posts (including any media in the post) while offline. It is targeted at people that have intermittent internet




  • imgrs: Imgrs is a free and open-source alternative Imgur front-end focused on privacy. It's a Rust rewrite of a previous Imgur proxy project, Omgur.


  • Spotiqueue: Minimalistic queue-oriented macOS-native client for Spotify, with Guile Scheme scriptability
  • kotify: Requires Spotify Account - Multiplatform desktop client for Spotify focused on library organization for power users. Relies on official Spotify client for playback
  • librespot: Requires Spotify Premium Account - librespot is an open source client library for Spotify. It enables applications to use Spotify's service to control and play music via various backends, and to act as a Spotify Connect receiver. It is an alternative to the official and now deprecated closed-source libspotify. Additionally, it will provide extra features which are not available in the official library
  • oggify: Download Spotify tracks to Ogg Vorbis (with a Spotify premium account), based on librespot

Apple Music


  • Twire: Alternative and open source Twitch client for Android


  • Searx: Searx is a free privacy-respecting internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity

Google Translate

  • Lingva Translate: Alternative front-end for Google Translate, serving as a free and open-source translator with over a hundred languages available
  • SimplyTranslate: Provide fast and private translations to the user without wasting much overhead for extensive styling or JavaScript. Supports Google Translate, DeepL, ICIBA and LibreTranslate.


  • SlimSocial: Android, alternative front-end for Facebook, built with Java

Facebook Messenger

  • fb-messenger-cli: Use your Facebook account to chat with your friends sneakily in the command line, it's as easy as logging in, choosing a convo and chatting away


  • Pinafore: Alternative web client for Mastodon, focused on speed and simplicity
  • Sengi: cross-platform multi-account Mastodon & Pleroma desktop client
  • TheDesk: cross-platform Mastodon & Misskey desktop client
  • Tootle: simple GTK-based Linux Mastodon client
  • Tusky: lightweight Android Mastodon client
  • Fedilab: multi-account Android Mastodon client
  • Hyperspace: cross-platform Mastodon client for the fediverse written in TypeScript and React



  • Neuters: An alternative front-end to It is intented to be lightweight and fast, and was heavily inspired by Nitter

Apple AirPlay

  • RPiPlay: An open-source AirPlay mirroring server for the Raspberry Pi. Supports iOS 9 and up.



Hacker News

Other services

  • MediathekViewWeb: Video content of German public-service television broadcasters (e.g. ARD, ZDF)
  • NoPaste: NoPaste is an open-source website similar to Pastebin where you can store any piece of code, and generate links for easy sharing
  • PrivateBin: Zero knowledge encrypted paste-bin. A minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256 bits AES
  • snapdrop: Similar to Apple's Airdrop but in your browser. A Progressive Web App for local file sharing
  • hedgedoc: Collaborative markdown editor. A platform to write and share markdown
  • etherpad-lite: Collaborative rich text editor. A modern really-real-time collaborative document editor
  • gitea: Lightweight git server. Git with a cup of tea, painless self-hosted git service
  • Wikiless: A free open source alternative Wikipedia front-end focused on privacy
  • Librarian: Alternative frontend for LBRY /

  • Farside: Farside provides links that automatically redirect to working instances of privacy-oriented alternative frontends, such as Nitter, Libreddit, etc. This allows for users to have more reliable access to the available public instances for a particular service, while also helping to distribute traffic more evenly across all instances and avoid performance bottlenecks and rate-limiting.
  • UntrackMe: UntrackMe transforms Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit and Medium and Wikipedia links to links of open source, privacy friendly front-ends. Converts Google Maps links to OpenStreetMap links. Removes tracking parameters from any url. Then delegates the action to other apps that are capable of handling them. (Android app)
  • StreetComplete: Easy to use OpenStreetMap editor for Android
  •'s Synapse: End-to-end-encrypted messaging. Matrix reference homeserver. See also
  • Youtube Vanced: Youtube replacement app for the Android platform: YouTube Vanced is the stock Android YouTube app, but better. It includes adblocking, true amoled dark mode and a lot more. Use the Vanced Manager to install YouTube Vanced with ease.
Pub: 07 Oct 2022 07:16 UTC
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