Hello World!

The last week or so we have seen quite a big ‘boost’ in the amount of new users signing up so we thought it would be a good time to highlight some things that are of interest to new users.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Lemmy World is not a free speech instance, there are a couple of ground rules that need to be followed. If you’re new, I would advise you to read our Code of Conduct.

NEW USER QUESTIONS

If you are new to the fediverse as a whole, it might all be a bit overwhelming. What is Lemmy? What is federation? What even is an instance? For those questions I would suggest you have a look at the getting starting guide. It should cover most of your questions.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

You can head over to the [email protected] community. This community should be used for questions regarding Lemmy World and is not the support community for the Lemmy software this site uses.

Our Admin @quinten recently made a post covering the most recurring questions there too. Read about that here.

ALTERNATIVE USER INTERFACES

Lemmy World hosts a few custom User Interfaces which give you a completely different experience both on the desktop as on mobile.

THIRD PARTY APPS

There are a lot of Third Party apps available for Lemmy. From Paid to Open Source, you will find something that suits you easily.

For a complete list of apps have a look at https://lemmyapps.netlify.app/ (Thanks [email protected]).

EDIT: Updated the apps list. Also some more interesting links in @[email protected]’s post here: https://lemmy.world/comment/3962001

EDIT 2: Instead of https://photon.lemmy.world you can now just go to https://p.lemmy.world. You can thank @[email protected] laziness for that.

  • @lwadminOPMA
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    195 months ago

    What is your favorite Alternative UI? Are you using it full-time or still switch back to the default one? We want to know!

    • @[email protected]
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      115 months ago

      I’ve been loving Liftoff. It’s completely free and ad free, feels as good as any of the “big apps” to me

      • slazer2au
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        145 months ago

        Remember to clear your cache

        • @[email protected]
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          145 months ago

          Holy, I had no idea it didn’t auto clear the cache. 6 gigs! Well, thanks for that Internet stranger

    • @666dollarfootlong
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      95 months ago

      I went from Jerboa to Connect and now am using Boost, which I also used in the past

    • @Stovetop
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      85 months ago

      Sync is my ride or die. Always has been, and I hope it always shall be.

      Warms my heart to see so many other options here, though.

      • HEISENBERG
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        35 months ago

        That’s not an alternative UI that is an app

        • @Stovetop
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          It’s an app that provides an alternate UI.

          Half the other posts here include Jerboa, Voyager, Connect, Boost, etc. anyways.

    • @Papanca
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      75 months ago

      Usually Photon, occasionally Alexandrite or switching to the regular Lemmy interface.

    • @Nihilore
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      75 months ago

      On desktop? Old “lemmy” I’m just too used to that ui

    • @what_is_a_name
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      55 months ago

      Lemmy lives on my phone and iPad. So rarely venture into the web UI. But I use Voyager On my mobile devices.

    • edric
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      55 months ago

      For desktop, I’m now a 100% Alexandrite user. It looks great, and it actually maximizes screen real estate.

    • @APassenger
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      45 months ago

      Sync for Lemmy. It’s just super easy to do what I want - and to customize.

    • @CriticalMiss
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      45 months ago

      I use Voyager. Been self-hosting it since the day the project released. On desktop I just use the default UI, fits my needs I guess.

    • @Obscura
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      35 months ago

      I’ve been using Voyager (or wefwef as it used to be known) since day one here at Lemmy. Moved over from Reddit when the API changes were announced, and then any potential negotiations with Reddit and third party app developers broke down.

      • Susanna
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        25 months ago

        @Obscura I was experimenting with different apps & ended up using Voyager for my @beehaw account & Memmy for my @lemmyworld account. I know I can use one app for both, but it’s kind of convenient having two.

        • @Obscura
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          15 months ago

          That’s interesting, what are the benefits of having a different app for different servers?

          • Susanna
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            25 months ago

            @Obscura From a UX point of view, it’s easier to switch between apps than to switch between accounts in a single app. Also, the different UIs give me an immediate visual cue as to which account I’m in, which keeps me from posting the wrong thing in the one with tougher moderation.

            • @Obscura
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              25 months ago

              That makes so much sense. I’m gonna start doing that myself. Thanks for the tip!

    • @nicolairathjen
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      35 months ago

      Avelon on iOS, mlmym on web at the moment. Still looking for a UI that let’s me show the local feed of another instance while still being signed in.

    • freamon
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      25 months ago

      I tend to use photon.lemmy.world, but it’d be really cool if I could log in to lemmy.world using tesseract. It’s a fork of Photon - so I imagine it also has feature-parity with the official UI - but it’s “designed for media-rich feeds and content”. It’s what they use at dubvee, and db0 also provides it as an alternative

      I don’t use the default one because it gets confused when lemmy decides to bring a gif in from an external site, and then convert it to a mp4 (it’s a pretty hit-and-miss affair in the Gifs Community), though I realise it’s ultimately lemmy itself that’s causing the problem.

      • subspaceinterferents
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        35 months ago

        On the desk, photon.lemmy; on the mob, Boost for Lemmy. rockin’it.

      • Xylight (photon dev)
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        25 months ago

        Videos aren’t played inline for reasons I’ll make a sticky about in the photon community.

        However, when you open a post page, it’ll play a video if it detects it.

      • CommunityLinkFixerBotB
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        15 months ago

        Hi there! Looks like you linked to a Lemmy community using a URL instead of its name, which doesn’t work well for people on different instances. Try fixing it like this: [email protected]

    • @Sigh_Bafanada
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      15 months ago

      I’ve been Connect pretty much the whole time, besides briefly trying out a few others. I was a RIF user, so Connect gives me a fairly similar experience