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This is a list of privacy-respecting frontends to popular services like social media. All of them are cross-plattform webapps and should work on your device no matter the OS and hardware.


β“˜ You can suggest new frontends and modifications to the list here.


Youtube β€’ YT Music β€’ Reddit β€’ Twitter β€’ Imgur β€’ Tiktok β€’ Medium β€’ Quora β€’ IMDb β€’ XVideos β€’ Fandom β€’ Translate β€’ Search Engines β€’ Instagram β€’ Odysee β€’ Wikipedia β€’ Tools

☰ You can jump between sections via the little menu icon above to the left.

β“˜ Check out the tools section at the bottom to find out how to easily adopt and even self-host.


YouTube

  • Invidious

  • Piped

    • Alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend. Lightweight, no ads (Sponsorblock integrated), no tracking, 4K support and more.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances (scroll down)
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
    • Decentralized Options | IPNS | Onion
  • Cloudtube

    • Alternative Invidious frontend without Javascript.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
  • Viewtube

    • Privacy-respecting frontend with subscription, watch-progress and recommendation features.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

YouTube Music

  • BeatBump

    • Privacy-friendly YouTube Music frontend built with Svelte. Supports device sync.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
  • Hyperpipe

Reddit

  • Teddit

  • Libreddit

    • Privacy-focused fast Reddit frontend without ads, javascript and tracking. All requests are proxied through the server.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
  • Troddit

    • A significantly smaller Open Source frontend for Reddit, written in NextJS.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

    β“˜ Uses Javascript and Vercel's audience analytics. Connects directly to Reddit without a proxy.

Twitter

Imgur

  • Rimgu

    • Lightweight Imgur frontend without Javascript and ads. Uses its own request implementation. Can use either API or scraping.
    • Main Instance n/a | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

    β“˜ Rimgu is currently in early development

  • Rimgo

    • Rewrite of Rimgu in Go. Works without JS and has several public instances, including an Onion one.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Pattern for Redirector: *imgur.com/* to https://i.bcow.xyz/$2
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
    • Decentralized Options | Onion
  • Imgin

    • Lightweight Imgur frontend without Javascript and ads. Uses its own request implementation.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances n/a
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable

Tiktok

Medium

Quora

  • Quetre
    • Alternative front-end to Quora. It enables you to see answers without ads, trackers, and popups. Has an unofficial API.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Pattern for Redirector: *quora.com/* to https://quetre.herokuapp.com/$2
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide | Heroku Deploy

IMDb

  • Libremdb
    • A lightweight, ad-free and js-free alternative front-end to IMDb
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Pattern for Redirector: https://www.imdb.com/* to https://libremd.herokuapp.com/$1
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

XVideos

  • PornInvidious [NSFW!]
    • A privacy respecting frontend for XVideos from the team behind SimplyTranslate

    • Main Instance | Repo

    • Public Instances

    • Open-Source

    • Self-Hostable | Guide

      β“˜ PornInvidious is in early developement, please audit the code if you intend to selfhost it.

Fandom

Translate

Search Engines

  • Whoogle

    • Google search result frontend without Javascript, ads, cookies and tracking. Tor and HTTP/SOCKS proxy support
    • Main Instance n/a | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
  • LibreX

    • A privacy respecting meta search engine for Google and popular torrent sites which can redirect to privacy-respecting frontends
    • Main Instance n/a | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
    • Decentralized Options | I2P | Onion
  • SearX

    • Privacy-respecting, self-hostable metasearch engine. Acts as frontend for more than 70 search services.
    • Homepage | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable
    • Decentralized Options | Onion
  • SearxNG

    • Fork of SearX with UI improvements (including to the settings page) and updates to the selfhosting procedure.
    • Homepage | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
    • Decentralized Options | Onion

Instagram

  • Bibliogram

    • Alternative Instagram frontend without Javascript, tracking, ads and signup prompts. Currently unstable due to Instagram's server blocking.
    • Main Instance | Repo
    • Public Instances
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

    β“˜ Bibliogram is currently not working due to Instagram blacklisting servers.

Odysee

Wikipedia


Tools

  • Farside

    • Automatically redirects to working instances of alternative frontends. Helps prevent performance bottlenecks by distributing across instances.
    • Homepage | Repo
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide
  • Privacy Redirect

    • Browser extension that automatically redirects to the alternative frontends of several services. Available for Chromium browsers and Firefox.
    • Download & Repo
    • Open-Source

    β“˜ Developement of Privacy Redirect has ended/paused, consider using LibRedirect instead

  • LibRedirect

    • Maintained fork of Privacy Redirect with new services added and a refreshed UI.
    • Homepage & Download | Repo
    • Open-Source
  • Redirector

    • If a service you want to redirect to is not supported by LibRedirect, this extension lets you manually define redirects.
    • Homepage & Download | Repo
    • Open-Source
  • SSL Labs

    • Free tool by Qualys that does a deep analysis to check the SSL implementation of a server. Helpful to check public instances. You'll find this on the Piped page for instance.
    • Homepage
    • Open-Source

    β“˜ Not Open Source, but made by a trustworthy company and operates with a good privacy policy.

  • UntrackMe

    • FOSS Android app that redirects to the alternative frontends of several services. Can also clean tracking parameters.
    • Download & Homepage | Repo
    • Open-Source
  • YunoHost

    • Novice-friendly server OS. Easily host multiple of the listed services on your own hardware (e. g. a Raspberry Pi) using templates.
    • Download & Homepage | Repo
    • Open-Source
    • Self-Hostable | Guide

Thanks to 3nprob, NxOne14, aaferrari and heartlog for their contributions!


Legal addendum

This repository is not affiliated with any of the mentioned companies. Trademarks belong to their respective owners. YouTube is a trademark of Google LLC. YouTube Music is a trademark of Google LLC. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Reddit is a trademark of Reddit Inc. Twitter is a trademark of Twitter Inc. Imgur is a trademark of Imgur LLC. Instagram is a trademark of Meta Platforms. Medium is a trademark of A Medium Corporation. Tiktok is a trademark of Bytedance Ltd. IMDb is a trademark of IMDb.com, Inc. Odysee is a trademark of Odysee, Inc. Quora is a trademark of Quora Inc. XVIDEOS is a trademark of WEBGROUP CZECH REPUBLIC, A.S. FANDOM is a trademark of Fandom, Inc.

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