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Useful apps and websites

A list of useful apps, games and web services. Items listed here are free and open source unless specified otherwise.


Apps listed in this section are done so with Linux users in mind. Some may be available for other platforms but not all.


Web apps

Open source web apps

Open source front ends

For this section I've linked to instance lists. This is to help further decentralise and share the load. Please consider donating to your favourite instances.

Closed source web apps

Web browser add-ons

Whilst most of these tools should be available for multiple web browsers, I use Firefox as my primary browser and this selection might reflect that.

Online resources

How-tos and fixes

Mastodon and fediverse tools

Gemini tools