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Hello !

I am person behind FreeTube, the private YouTube client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

I enjoy talking about technology and privacy so my toots will mostly be about those, but there will be a good amount of toots about FreeTube as well.

I'm also looking for more people to follow! Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Check out FreeTube here:
freetubeapp.io/

I've just released a blog post detailing the recent updates that have been made to the rewrite as well as my plans for the next release along with the official release date! I'm looking forward to finishing this up and getting this out to everybody. Feel free to read the blog post to learn more!

write.as/freetube/behind-the-s

Would you like to see in your native language? Now's your chance! As of now, FreeTube is now ready to accept translations via Weblate! I welcome any and everyone who would like to help out with translations to hop over to Weblate and add your language.

Check out the relevant blog post here:
write.as/freetube/freetube-is-

If you'd like to go straight to Weblate, try this link:
hosted.weblate.org/engage/free

Here are my thoughts on the recent announcement of Invidious shutting down soon. I also go over what this means for both Invidious and FreeTube in the future. If you have any questions regarding this, please let me know.

write.as/freetube/the-invidiou

Hey all,

It was recently announced that Invidious will be shutting down in September. I don't know for sure what will happen to the project. I'll be making an announcement on what this means for FreeTube as soon as I have time.

Announcement Post: omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-fr

If you want a TLDR on my opinion of the , it's a really cool device with a ton of promise to show what a Linux smartphone experience will look like.

The software still has a few ways to go before it can be used as a daily driver but I'm very pleased with the progress that is here.

If you decide to buy a Pinephone, I'd suggest installing for the best experience at this time.

Apologies for the delay! My review is now available! This took me way longer to do than I thought so I hope it's worth the read. I appreciate any feedback you might have. Also willing to answer any questions you might have about the Pinephone that I didn't get to in my review.

Review is here:
write.as/freetube/pinephone-re

Here's a quick preview of my experience. I'm hoping to get a review out sometime this weekend. Assuming I have the free time to get all of my thoughts down. Apologies for the poor quality on the picture.

I've recently been able to get my hands on a from the good people over at @PINE64

Would anyone be interested in a written review? I plan on trying to set this up as a daily driver and will log how close I can get to replacing my other phone. I also plan on attempting to install and will talk a little bit about that experience. I'm open to answering any questions someone might have as well.

I have published an NPM module that allows you to grab channel information from YouTube without any official APIs.

This module will be used within the FreeTube rewrite whenever the local API is being used. It has been separated from FreeTube so that anyone else who may want this functionality can freely use it.

Let me know what you think! I'm open to feedback.

npmjs.com/package/yt-channel-i

A new FreeTube release is here! The new v0.7.3 release fixes some of the recent issues with videos not playing properly.

More info in the changelog:
write.as/freetube/freetube-rel

Download FreeTube here:
freetubeapp.io/#download

The website migration is complete!

Thank you for your patience!

The site will be down for the next hour or so while I work on migrating to a new hosting service. While down, you can always download the latest release of FreeTube on GitHub.

github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTub

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Blog issue seems to be resolved. Wasn't sure what changed but it looks like we're back to working.

There's been some recent progress in the rewrite that I've been working on. In this recent blog post, I'll go over what's been updated and next steps. There's also a nice little announcement in there as well.

Take a look at the blog post here:

write.as/freetube/behind-the-s

The blog post for the next FreeTube update will unfortunately be postponed. The blog post has been flagged as malicious and has blocked me from posting it (Even though I fully believe that it is not malicious). I will have the blog posted as soon as I am once again able to. Apologies for the inconvenience.

@write_as I have sent you a support email regarding this issue. Hope to hear back from you soon.

The website have been given a very needed design update. A huge thanks to cjfloss on GitHub for the contribution!

Check it out here:
freetubeapp.io/

I'm not sure why, but it looks like the FreeTube site was down for a day or so. Should be back up now! Sorry for any inconvenience!

I have been doing a terrible job lately at responding to emails. I just spent a lot of time responding to any emails that I received from the last 2 months. If you sent me an email recently, you should have a response now. Apologies for any late responses. If you didn't get a response, please let me know.

Starting with the rewrite, FreeTube will be relicensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3. This change will help guarantee software freedom within FreeTube as FreeTube evolves to include new features such as the ability to self host it on your own server. This change has already been made within the new repository. Please know that all previous versions of FreeTube are still licensed under the original GPLv3 license.

FreeTube Site 

Sorry for taking so long on this, but the FreeTube site is back up and running. Thanks for your patience!

The FreeTube website appears to have been down for a while. Looks like Njalla (The provider for the site) has been having some issues. I don't know when the site will be back up. In the mean time FreeTube can always be downloaded from the GitHub releases section.

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