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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:

FreeTube Site 

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.

The code for the FreeTube rewrite has been released! This is an unfinished project to port FreeTube to make proper utilization to Vue.js as well as cleaning up things along the way. There are a lot of things to be done before it's ready for an official release, but I'd love to have your help on getting it there!

Check out the blog post to learn more:

Check out the repo here:

Expect to see the code for the rewrite publicly released this weekend! This will open up the rewrite for contributors to help out with getting the new code base back to parity with the last release. I'm really excited to get this out there as it's shaping up very nicely. Expect a blog post to come out with more details along with how you can help.

Here' a preview of what's to come ;)

The rewrite has had some progress made and it's coming along quite nicely. There isn't too much to share just yet but I'm pleased with the progress so far. I hope to get more info out to everyone soon. :)

For those of you having issues with the latest Mac OS Catalina update, I've released a new .dmg build which should fix your problems. The download can be found on the website. A brief blog post about the issue can be found below:

I've pushed out a new release to help fix some of the recent playback issues that's been happening recently. You can learn more about it at the associated blog post.

You can download FreeTube over at the website:

Those using on macOS might have some problems running it on the latest Catalina update. I'm unsure if there's a workaround (there should be) but I don't know if it can be fixed without owning a Mac myself. If you rely on FreeTube with your Mac, it might be worth holding off on updating your device if it can be helped. I'll leave an update if I find more information.

Update on issues from yesterday 

A recent change to YouTube has broken most open source YouTube players. FreeTube will still run as normal if you disable the "Grab Videos Locally" option in your settings.

You can learn more about it over at the issue on GitHub.

The FreeTube website is currently down. Not sure why but I'll get it back up and running.

In the mean time, you can download the latest releases over at GitHub.

A new version of has just been released! The 0.7.0 release includes the highly requested local profiles feature which allows you to organize your subscriptions into folder like profiles for a more focused experience when viewing your subscriptions. Customization options are also available for your profiles.

Check out the release blog to learn more!

You can download FreeTube over at our website.

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The next update of should be out very soon! I will be taking some time to work on testing and will release when I feel comfortable with the stability of the latest changes. There are some really good updates with this release and I'm excited to get this out for everyone. :)

Here's a sneak peak at the new local profiles functionality for FreeTube. This feature allows you to categorize your subscriptions for better organization.

Check out the blog post to learn more:

As an Electron app developer, I've unironically been trying to reduce the amount of Electron apps that I use. I can agree that they are very resource heavy but a lot of them are still well made and easy to use. It's been difficult trying to replace a lot of my app stack because the quality differences is very apparent for some alternatives.

Version 0.6.1 of FreeTube has been released! This release includes a fix for the recent dash issues and also introduces a new settings page along with a new grid view. You can check out the release blog to learn more and head over to our website to download.

Here's a quick look at the new grid view in

It's still a work in progress but should be ready for the next release. Any feedback is much appreciated.

The new Raspberry Pi is looking really good. I have a couple of uses that should be good for it. It might be able to even run FreeTube when Raspbian has a 64bit version :D

Turns out I blocked a Google domain that stopped push notifications from working. If you sent me an email recently, I've just seen them and I'll try to respond when I can.

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