Briar is a free open source encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system. You can use it over the internet through @torproject or locally through wifi and bluetooth. You can follow the "not yet official" account at:

➑️ @briar

The Briar app is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play. A desktop PC app is in development.

The project website is at briarproject.org

Kiwix is a free open source app for offline viewing and searching of Wikipedia, Gutenberg, StackExchange etc. It lets you use and distribute physical copies of websites entirely offline.

You can follow at:

➑️ @kiwix

The app is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone/iPad from kiwix.org

Gentle Living Shop posts calm relaxing tutorial videos about making your own soaps, clothes, craft projects, and using libre software. You can follow at:

➑️ @craftykat

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/a/craftykat/videos

They also have PDF text & photo versions of the tutorials on their site at gentlelivingshop.org

Absinthe posts about home grown vegetables, flowers and other plants. You can follow at:

➑️ @absinthe

They also offer help to others who need advice on gardening.

The Tor Project is a non-profit organisation that maintains the Tor network, which allows people to communicate anonymously over the internet.

You can follow their official account at:

➑️ @torproject

The easiest way to use Tor is with the Tor web browser, which you can download from their site at torproject.org

Manyverse is a social network without servers. Friends communicate peer-to-peer, personal data is stored locally. You can follow at:

➑️ @manyver_se

The official site is at manyver.se

It's part of the Scuttlebutt network, but has a user-friendly interface & branding that is aimed at a general audience.

Manyverse is on Android and iOS, desktop users can use Scuttlebutt's apps.

Open Source Gardens aims to connect gardeners around the world, and encourage them to plant open source seeds (plant varieties which haven't been patented). You can follow at:

➑️ @opensourcegardens

Their website is at opensourcegardens.info

Bonfire is 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. You can follow at:

➑️ @bonfire

The official website is at bonfire.cafe

(Bonfire was previously known as CommonsPub.)

The Briar Project is an encrypted FOSS peer-to-peer messenger app which can be used online through @torproject or offline locally through wifi or bluetooth. The "not yet official" Fediverse account for Briar is at:

➑️ @briar

Its offline mode means it can be used locally even if the internet is shut down (for example due to disasters or other reasons).

Briar's website is at briarproject.org

Kiwix is a free open source app that lets you view and search Wikipedia, other wikis and reference sites like StackExchange entirely offline. You can follow at:

➑️ @kiwix

The app is available for Android, iPhone, Linux, Mac and Windows from the official site at kiwix.org

It's also available via

It's really useful if you are temporarily or permanently without a reliable internet connection.

Manyverse is a free open source peer-to-peer "off the grid" social network currently in beta testing, and part of the Scuttlebutt SSB network.

You can follow the official account here:

@manyver_se

The Manyverse app is available for Android and iOS, from @fdroidorg , Google Play and the App Store.

The official website is manyver.se/

Mastodon

This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!