monocles social App#

A client for, a Mastodon instance federated with the Fediverse.#


Easy to use#

Just download, login with your monocles account and you're ready to go.

Connect to a growing network of users#

As of writing, there are about 14,5 million users in communities around the globe!

Free of Ads and Recommendation Algorithms#

Content is organically aggregated in your feed and you decide whom you want to follow or not and who's posts you want to see, read or get replies from.

Use with Tor#

monocles social supports using Orbot for using Tor network and "torify" it's traffic as well as access Servers with .onion Domains, which are known as Onion Services.

Monocles social is preconfigured with the default settings of Orbot in that configuration, if you activate it.

  • If you configured the Ports differently, you need to adjust those in the Settings as well.



We recommend using F-Droid in case you want to sideload the App onto devices without Google Play or F-Droid.

  • However it is highly recommended to install F-Droid in order to get updates and notification about new Versions when they are available.
[Google Play]#

Google Play will require you to have a device with Google Apps installed on them as well as a Google Account.

  • These may however not be available to you or in your juristiction.

Limitations and Known Issues#

This App does require a Monocles Full Account!#

This client is specific to

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OS Support#
The monocles social App is available for Android only.#

However Service can also be accessed with any other ActivityPub client.

Functions ceasing to work#
I.e. "I can't make a photo / video from within the App"#

This is a feature of Android since Version 12 and subsequently Android-ROMs/Distributions like GrapheneOS: (Unused) Apps get their permissions revoked (if the associated intents are not being used).

  • This is done to combat malware that requests excessive permissions and data.
The only known option is to reeenable said permissions in the Settings App under Apps -> monocles social -> Permissions.#