A GNU social client for your browser

It has some handy features:

Plus, it doesn't look too bad:

Be ye brave?

you can install ÆGNUS in your browser by downloading

and following the instructions below.


There's no proper release right now, but if you want test ÆGNUS you certainly can.



And Then...

You'll need to register ÆGNUS as an OAuth application on your GNU social server. In another tab/window, go to:


And fill-out the form. All fields need to be filled with something — you can fill them with whatever you want, except the Callback URL, which needs to be set to http://aegn.us. The type of app should be set to Browser, and if you want to post notices you'll need to select Read-write access.

After you've saved those settings, you'll be shown a list of OAuth applications that you've registered. Click on the one you just registered to see the Consumer key and Consumer secret for the application. Then, in ÆGNUS, click the gear (⚙) in the upper-right to open the settings panel. Fill-in your GNU social user name and server, and copy/paste the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret into the corresponding fields. At that point, you should be able to hit the OAuth Sign-in button, authorize the app, and then play around with it.




ÆGNUS is free software, and is distributed under the terms of the current GNU General Public License.

Source Code

ÆGNUS is written entirely in Javscript, and the source is in the current Chrome release. The source is identical between the Chrome and Firefox versions, they are simply packaged differently.


Cryptographic functions for OAuth are made possible by the CryptoJS library.

Privacy Policy

That's sort of a joke. There's no privacy policy because we don't keep any user data. The ÆGNUS app is launched by visiting http://aegn.us, but it's not a Web service, it's a browser extension. The aegn.us domain is just used for the namespace, and it makes OAuth registration slightly easier by having a callback URL. This server has the ÆGNUS release files and some HTML on it, and that's it. All of your GNU social activity takes place between your browser and your GS server.