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"In times of aggressive corporatization, increasing enclosure of communication spaces, and blanket surveillance, emancipatory communication practices appear to be particularly well suited to offer concrete alternatives to activists and citizens alike" – Stefania Milan

The initial install of the system just contains an email server and Mutt client which can be accessed by turning on secure shell access from the settings screen. In addition from within the apps screen the following are installable. This list only applies on the home server version, with the mesh network version having a different and smaller set of apps.

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Akaunting

A web based accounts system for small businesses or freelancers.

How to use it

BabyBuddy

This app may be useful if you have a new child or babysitting duties. It helps caregivers track sleep, feedings, diaper changes, and tummy time to learn about and predict baby's needs without as much guess work.

How to use it

BDS Mail

It's like ordinary email, but with i2p as the transport mechanism.

How to use it

Bludit

This is a simple databaseless blogging system which uses markdown files. It should run well on any hardware.

How to use it

CryptPad

Collaborate on editing documents, presentations and source code, or vote on things. All with a good level of security.

How to use it

Datserver

Seed dat protocol files from your server to make them always accessible.

How to use it

Dokuwiki

A databaseless wiki system.

How to use it

Emacs

If you use the Mutt client to read your email then this will set it up to use emacs for composing new mail.

How to use it

Email Server

Since many apps require email registration an email server is installed by default. You can find advice on using the email system here.

Etherpad

Collaborate on creating documents in real time. Maybe you're planning a holiday with other family members or creating documentation for a Free Software project along with other volunteers. Etherpad is hard to beat for simplicity and speed. Only users of the system will be able to access it.

How to use it

Federated wiki

A new approach to creating wiki content.

How to use it

Friendica

Federated social network system.

How to use it

GNU Social

Federated social network based on the OStatus protocol. You can "remote follow" other users within the GNU Social federation.

How to use it

Gogs

Lightweight git project hosting system. You can mirror projects from Github, or if Github turns evil then just host your own projects while retaining the familiar fork-and-pull workflow. If you can use Github then you can also use Gogs.

How to use it

HTMLy

Databaseless blogging system. Quite simple and with a markdown-like format.

How to use it

Hubzilla

Web publishing platform with social network like features and good privacy controls so that it's possible to specify who can see which content. Includes photo albums, calendar, wiki and file storage.

How to use it

Icecast media stream

Make your own internet radio station.

How to use it

IRC Server (ngirc)

Run your own IRC chat channel which can be secured with a password and accessible via an onion address. A bouncer is included so that you can receive messages sent while you were offline. Works with Hexchat and other popular clients.

How to use it

KanBoard

A simple kanban system for managing projects or TODO lists.

How to use it

Key Server

An OpenPGP key server for storing and retrieving GPG public keys.

How to use it

Koel

Access your music collection from any internet connected device.

How to use it

Lychee

Make your photo albums available on the web.

How to use it

Mailpile

Modern email client which supports GPG encryption.

How to use it

Matrix

Multi-user chat with some security and moderation controls.

How to use it

Mumble

The popular VoIP and text chat system. Say goodbye to old-fashioned telephony conferences with silly dial codes. Also works well on mobile.

How to use it

NextCloud

Store files on your server and sync them with laptops or mobile devices. Includes many plugins including videoconferencing and collaborative document editing.

How to use it

PeerTube

Peer-to-peer video hosting. Similar to Mediagoblin, but the P2P aspect better enables the streaming load to be shared across servers.

How to use it

PI-Hole

The black hole for web adverts. Block adverts at the domain name level within your local network. It can significantly reduce bandwidth, speed up page load times and protect your systems from being tracked by spyware.

How to use it

Pleroma

Fediverse instance which is compatible with GNU Social and Mastodon, and suited for systems without much RAM or CPU resource.

How to use it

PostActiv

An alternative federated social networking system compatible with GNU Social, Pleroma and Mastodon. It includes some optimisations and fixes currently not available within the main GNU Social project.

How to use it

PrivateBin

A pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of the content being pasted.

How to use it

Profanity

A shell based XMPP client which you can run on the Freedombone server via ssh.

How to use it

Riot Web

A browser based user interface for the Matrix federated communications system, including WebRTC audio and video chat.

How to use it

Rocketchat

A non-federated chat server (x86 systems only).

How to use it

SearX

A metasearch engine for customised and private web searches.

How to use it

Smol RSS

A very minimal RSS reader.

How to use it

Syncthing

Possibly the best way to synchronise files across all of your devices. Once it has been set up it "just works" with no user intervention needed.

How to use it

tt-rss

Private RSS reader. Pulls in RSS/Atom feeds via Tor and is only accessible via an onion address. Have "the right to read" without the Surveillance State knowing what you're reading. Also available with a user interface suitable for viewing on mobile devices via a browser such as OrFox.

How to use it

Tahoe-LAFS

Robust and encrypted storage of files on one or more server.

How to use it

Tox

Client and bootstrap node for the Tox chat/VoIP system.

How to use it

Turtl

A system for privately creating and sharing notes and images, similar to Evernote but without the spying.

How to use it

Vim

If you use the Mutt client to read your email then this will set it up to use vim for composing new mail.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Set up a VPN on your server so that you can bypass local internet censorship.

How to use it

XMPP

Chat server which can be used together with client such as Gajim or Conversations to provide end-to-end content security and also onion routed metadata security. Includes advanced features such as client state notification to save battery power on your mobile devices, support for seamless roaming between networks and message carbons so that you can receive the same messages while being simultaneously logged in to your account on more than one device.

How to use it

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