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lemmur is a cross-platform client (with bespoke apps for Android, Linux, and Windows) for Lemmy.

For those who haven’t heard about Lemmy, it’s a part federated Reddit alternative/ part link, aggregator. It’s a platform very similar to Reddit. Lobste.rs, and Hacker News.

The main goal of this platform is to create a self-hostable, decentralized universe that works just like Reddit and other platforms of this sort.

Simple yet very functional GUI

The client itself won’t win any awards in terms of looks, but it does do a good job of allowing you to view posts. Posts can be filtered from the upper left side based on various criteria (active, hot, new, top day, top week, top month, top year, most comments, new comments, and so forth).

Even though you can use lemmur without the need for a Lemmy account, you won’t get the full functionality of the platform. A Lemmy account is required to be able to sort posts even further, as well as to comment, upvote, downvote, and other actions.

Once logged in, you can start taking advantage of everything Lemmy and lemmur have to offer. You can manage your accounts, you can perform complex searches, you can selectively filter posts, as well as post new ones yourself, and that’s pretty much about it.

Conclusion

Even though the interface might be similar to other news/link aggregators such as Reddit, Lemmy is quite different. Any user can run a server, and all these servers are federated and connected via a service called Fediverse.

lemmur helps you subscribe to forums on all of the servers mentioned above, and you can even discuss with users registered on other platforms.

Despite the fact that lemmur was designed to function mostly as a mobile client, it works rather nicely on Windows as well.



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