The future of social networks is bright, provided People remain in control of the realm
The Fediverse is an ecosystem of software, apps and tools built on top of a decentralized protocol called ActivityPub, it comes in many shape and forms and the ecosystem is evolving every day.
This page is opinionated, this is my selection of tools after a few years on the fedi, other people will have different opinions based on their usage, this is the result of my experience since 2016.
This page is a work in progress, I will update it with more software I tested and other interesting tidbits related to how the Fediverse is evolving.
this blog runs on micro.blog and also support ActivityPub, hence Mastodon, it’s an amazing way to enter the fediverse and the indieweb !
I’m testing Calckey at https://calckey.social/@rmdes and I’m selfhosting a Calckey instance for IRL friends too
Mastodon Top Tools & Must Try
If you’re just joining : pick Calckey to enter the fediverse
it’s the nicest UI and comes with great native (PWA) experience, both on desktop & mobile
access the content of your mastodon feed sorted by different algorithmic views
follow graph explorer
interesting tool to create mastodon digest
- Graze https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/graze/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/graze-for-mastodon/epocinhmkcnjfjobnglchpbncndobblj
Handy extension to make interacting on mastodon easier ! Mastodon List Manager https://www.mastodonlistmanager.org/main
best desktop client
cool tweetdeck like tool
interesting tool that merge indieweb and fedi
Flipboard is embracing both bluesky & mastodon & news, its an interesting take!
king client for iOs
consume all kinds of feeds, not just fedi
nices client for android
advanced features client for android
Instagram like alternative with an amazing UI and smooth mobile apps
Briefly tested it, it’s interesting single-user approach to participating in the fedi with a low-impact/costs server