Halcyon Alternatives

    Halcyon is described as 'A twitter-like web client for Mastodon and Pleroma'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Halcyon for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions, Mastodon and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Tusky, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Halcyon are Whalebird (Free, Open Source), Amaroq (Free, Open Source), AndStatus (Free, Open Source) and Pinafore (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 11, 2021

    1. Tusky is a client for Mastodon, a free and open-source social network server. Share words, photos, and videos with folks! Mastodon is decentralized, meaning anyone can run Mastodon and participate in the social network seamlessly.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Mastodon
      Whalebird is a Mastodon client for desktop application.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • iPhone
      Amaroq is a lightweight universal client for any Mastodon instance! Simply enter the instance you belong to, log in, and enjoy the all the wonders of the federated social network from your phone.
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    2. AndStatus is an Open Source low traffic social networking client with tree-like threaded conversations. It supports different Social networks, including GNU social (StatusNet, e.g. Quitter.se, LoadAverage, etc.), Twitter and Pump.io.
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    3. An alternative web client for Mastodon, focused on speed and simplicity. Pinafore is available at pinafore.social. Bleeding-edge releases are at dev.pinafore.social.
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Mastodon
      Toot! is a client for the Mastodon social network. It is beautiful, and full of character and whimsy. What makes Toot! special? - It is delightful. It is full of beautiful design, animation, amusing details and hidden treasures.
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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Pleroma
      • Apple Watch
      • Mastodon
      Mast is a beautiful Mastodon and Pleroma app built with iOS design guidelines in mind. It’s as feature-packed as it is gorgeous. With customisable content and themes, it’s most definitely the perfect choice.
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    4. The best Android client for accessing free social networks.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Tooty is a fully static Web application running in recent browsers, you don't need any custom server setup to use it. Just serve it and you're done, or use the public version hosted on Github Pages.
    5. Mastodon client for Android 5.0 or later. (multiple account,multiple column) - You can swipe horizontally to switch columns and accounts. - You can add and rearrange columns.
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