A free open source live streaming platform with built in chat, it’s like a libre alternative to Twitch. It’s now part of the Fediverse so you can follow OwnCast accounts from Mastdon etc. When an OwnCast account goes live, people who follow it will see a message appear in their timeline.
Free open source platform for keeping track of your physical book collection including any books you lend. It’s suitable for individuals with lots of books, or organisations wanting to start their own private library. It has its own built-in database of titles and the latest version includes Fediverse features.
Highlighting interesting videos and livestreams on the Fediverse, especially from PeerTube and OwnCast.
A new project that aims to combine an open source hardware device with FOSS federated social networks to allow you to physically control your own data, and to operate offline too if you want.
Suggests tips for using the Fediverse and recommends Spanish language accounts and servers on the Fediverse.
Fediverse address (in Spanish):
Free open source self-hostable software forge, a community fork of Gitea supported by Codeberg. Federation of forges through ActivityPub planned.
New project to make a Fediverse alternative to Tumblr. It’s still at a very early pre-Alpha stage, but is making progress.
The most popular part of the Fediverse, there are thousands of Mastodon servers with millions of registered users. Mastodon is a microblogging platform where people can post up to 500 characters of text as well as attach images, audio and video.
Independent curated directory of Fediverse servers that have promised to abide by certain standards of reliability and responsible moderation.
(NOTE: This is nothing to do with fedigardens.app ⧉, they just have similar names.)
Website from the creator of Fedi.Directory (that’s me!) which helps non-technical people create their own online services through managed hosting providers. Managed hosting means the hosting company does all the technical stuff behind the scenes, but you own and run the service. This allows anyone to make their own Fediverse servers, personal clouds, music streaming services and much more.
Project listing Fediverse instances that use environmentally friendlier energy sources for their hosting.
Photo sharing network on the Fediverse, this is sort of the Fedi’s alternative to Instagram. You can follow people on Pixelfed from Mastodon etc and vice versa.
A Fediverse video sharing and livestreaming, platform, sort of like YouTube but federated onto lots of independent servers. Because it’s part of the Fediverse, you can follow PeerTube accounts from Mastodon etc and the new videos will appear in your timeline just like normal posts. You can also interact with them within your timeline, for example replies to a PeerTube video within Mastodon will turn into comments under that same video on PeerTube.
France’s biggest non-profit organisation promoting free open source software. They have created many libre online projects including the Fediverse’s PeerTube, Mobilizon and the “Frama” series of servers.
Fediverse address (in French):
Free open source third party PixelFed app for Android, available through F-Droid.
Online radio station featuring music, spoken word and other audio made entirely by people on the Fediverse.
Open source discussion-driven Mastodon app for iPhone and iPad, currently in testing.
(NOTE: This is nothing to do with fedi.garden ⧉, they just have similar names.)
Creator of the “ActivityPub for WordPress” plug-in which turns WordPress blogs into Fediverse servers. When it’s active, people will be able to follow your WordPress account from Mastodon etc, and when you post a new blog entry it will appear as a post on the Fediverse.
Fediverse address (in English and German)
Free open source Swift package library to help developers make apps that interact with the Fediverse.
Developing the next generation of Fediverse platforms, led by Christine Lemmer-Webber who co-authored the ActivityPub technical standard which the current Fediverse is built upon. (Previously known as the Spritely Project.)
Upcoming third-party Mastodon app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Mac, made by the developers of Tweetbot.
An app for Android phones available through F-Droid which makes it as easy as possible to share photos on the Fediverse. It’s based on an app by PLA, who enjoyed sharing pictures on the Fediverse while out and about. PLA sadly died in January 2021, and Fediphoto Lineage aims to honour his memory by keeping his project alive.
Free open source federated blogging platform. The interface and options are minimalist, with the focus on reading text with as few distractions as possible. It’s part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WriteFreely blogs from Mastodon etc. You can host a WriteFreely server yourself, or sign up on an existing server.
Fediverse address (main):
Fediverse address (blog):
Free open source federated audio platform, which allows people to discover, follow and share music and podcasts on the Fediverse.
A free open source collaborative online calendar. It allows local communities to share a common calendar that anyone can post events to, even people without an account. (Posts are moderated to prevent spam though.) You can also interact with Gancio through the Fediverse, and it has RSS support for people who want to follow through feed readers.
Free open source Mastodon app for Android phones, available through F-Droid and Google Play. Can also be used by other Fediverse platforms that use the Mastodon API such as PixelFed and GoToSocial.
The Fediverse’s alternative to Goodreads. You can keep track of your books, write reviews, follow other readers and more. Also, as it’s part of the Fediverse you can follow BookWyrm members from Mastodon etc.
Blog all about the Fediverse, featuring news items and analysis
European Union initiative which is helping to fund free open decentralised social media like Mastodon and PeerTube, as well as many other libre online projects.
A new type of Fediverse server software which runs on cheap lightweight hardware and emphasises user safety and privacy. It supports both allowlists and blocklists, imports of lists from other servers, non-federated servers etc. To keep it lightweight there is no built-in web app at all, it is used entirely through third party apps compatible with the Mastodon API. It’s still in alpha testing but the official account is already running on a GoToSocial instance, and it’s a public alpha so others can have a go too.
Free open source federated events platform, designed to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events. It has been designed for activists and volunteer organisations, but anyone can use it. It’s part of the Fediverse, so you can follow Mobilizon accounts from Mastodon etc.
Free open source Android app for using many different Fediverse platforms including Mastodon, PixelFed, Friendica, PeerTube and more. It’s free if you download it from F-Droid, and paid if you download from Google Play.
Popular managed hosting service for creating your own Mastodon server. Managed hosting means you don’t really need any technical knowledge as the hosting company does all the techy stuff behind the scenes for you (including installation, maintenance, upgrades etc).
Free open source alternative web client for Mastodon servers. Currently in Alpha testing.
An annual event on the Fediverse where people are given a couple of weeks to create a song, then they are published and people on the Fediversevote on a favourite. Usually takes place on or around the time of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Curator on mastodon.art is a lovely account! ❤️ It shares lots of interesting art and creative posts from across the Fediverse, covering every genre. Following the Curator is a really good way to discover artists on the Fedi. The account has been passed from one maintainer to another over the years, which has helped keep it fresh.
Brand new project trying to create a short video clip sharing service for the Fediverse (sort of a free open federated alternative to TikTok or Vine). It’s still in its very early rough draft stages, but is making steady progress.
Fediverse server type with a Facebook-style interface and no character limit. It is extremely flexible and lets you follow many kinds of accounts in a single timeline including the Fediverse, RSS, Twitter and others.
Free open source Mastodon app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Mac.
Posting hints and tips on using Mastodon and the Fediverse, featuring tutorials, user news and other helpful posts.