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Nitter

Nitter is a free and open-source front-end mirror of Twitter, which allows you to consult Twitter, with a focus on privacy.

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Avg rating of 5 (3)| 3 comments

What is Nitter?

A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy. Inspired by the invidio.us project.

  • No JavaScript or ads
  • All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Twitter
  • Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
  • Unofficial API (no rate limits or developer account required)
  • AGPLv3 licensed, no proprietary instances permitted
  • Dark theme
  • Lightweight (for @nim_lang, 36KB vs 580KB from twitter.com)
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Nitter Features

  1.  LightweightNitter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  No TrackingNitter will not track you or use your personal data.
  3.  Ad-freeNitter doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  4.  Dark ModeNitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

Nitter information

  • Developed byzedeus
  • LicensingOpen Source (AGPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives106 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  6,654 Stars
  •  318 Forks
  •  148 Open Issues
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Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about Nitter, and it has gotten 54 likes

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sgk0bjpe0er
  
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What's not to like about it?

  • On average it's around 15x lighter than Twitter, and therefore serves pages faster most of the time
  • Open source
  • Protects your privacy from Twitter as JavaScript can be disabled and tweets can be served through proxies

I'm really looking forward to the 'simple account system' which is currently under development. Until then, using multi twitter feeds by putting semicolons between account names works great as well (for example https://nitter.net/thatcks,segphault,troyhunt).

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Sandro_Linux
  
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Lets me view twitter in a private way without any accounts

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D33pSh33p
  
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It's somuch better than regular Twitter. Nitter is just a different way of presenting Twitter to you. It does so without all the bloat, tracking, nagging about logging in and using their app and it allows you to actually browse Twitter without needing to logging in. You can read threads and scroll without Twitter putting up a log-in wall.

Nitter is great and makes Twitter actually usable! Make sure to install an open source and safe app that automatically redirects your to Nitter so you don't have to rip your hair out from using regular Twitter.

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  • Front End
  • social-applications
  • Twitter
  • Social Network

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