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Gopherette is an alpha Gopher-space and Gemini browser for your SailfishOS-powered phone. It is distributed under the GPL-3 licence.

It features the following functions:

  • Bookmarks
  • Page reflowing for portrait mode
  • Lynx-style page display in landscape mode
  • History navigation
  • Displaying pictures
  • Using full-text search pages
  • Providing details for (yet) unsupported selectors
  • Opens WWW links in the navigator
  • Phone orientation lock

The reflowing algorithm is far from perfect but it tries to detect ASCII-art, titles and lists. At any moment, the phone can be put in landscape orientation to get a character-perfect view for pages that limit themselves to 80 characters long lines.

Source code is available at



Application versions: 
File harbour-gopherette-0.5-1.aarch64.rpm121.54 KB22/08/2021 - 13:00
File harbour-gopherette-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm118.36 KB22/08/2021 - 00:44
File harbour-gopherette-0.3-2.armv7hl.rpm71.8 KB26/03/2018 - 01:32

- Added partial Gemini support


paolomi's picture

Thanks for gemini support! If you can fix some client errors on astrobotany gemini://   it'll be perfect! Thanks a lot

levone1's picture

Ok - built and installed. Very nice, thanks... Too bad no spec file in source, so I can't share rpm... (I don't know how to write a spec...)

jfarnaud's picture

The spec file is autogenerated by the Sailfish SDK, I use the IDE.

I provided an aarch64 RPM on this page.

levone1's picture


levone1's picture

Can you provide source code, and/or make aarch64 version? Thanks

jfarnaud's picture

Source code is available on github, link in description. I added a aarch64 build too.

w_oe's picture

My wish has already been granted, I've just discovered :-) However, while the Github repository has code for Gemini, the version on Storeman is from 2018 and does not. Am I missing something?

levone1's picture

Where is github page? I don't see a link in app info, and nothing comes up in searches for the dev name... **edit** Never mind - link is there now... (weird - maybe I just missed it )

jfarnaud's picture

Hi, there is indeed some Gemini support that I started adding some time ago. I had to stop working on it unfortunately. It's kinda usable so I reinstalled the SDK and built a release version. I hope you find it useful!

w_oe's picture

Gemini would really be nice. Gopher falls short on many accounts, esp. only ASCII support, formatting, links to non-gopher URLs, no MIME types etc. Built in Markdown/CommonMark would be nice. Just some ideas...

paolomi's picture

Thanks for gopherette! By the way, if could add gemini protocol too, it would be great! Thanks a lot :)

jfarnaud's picture

For some reason I discovered this protocol a few days ago and now I’m adding support for it, stay tuned!

minitreintje's picture

Come on people, we (devs) code in our free time. We don't get any money from it (except those couple of euros from donations which is nothing). Don't expect that we create apps that only you like, we code them because we need them for some reason and let others profit from it.

itdoesntmatt's picture

Absurd, someone giving 1 star and ranting just cause he doesnt use a service...move your ass and learn to code. Rant is not a programming language. I dont use this service but Thanks to the author for the effort

pdelfes's picture

You devs should spent your time coding more useful apps than just this kind of crapware. No intention to ofend you, just to say that sailfish os lack so many apps, like a good picture editor or even a decent video player with a wide range of codecs support, and new apps ariving here are always clients for sites and that kind of stuff we can do same way over the browser...

pisarz1958's picture

You should spend time learning how to fucking code instead of rating something as 1/5 simply because you don't use a certain service or something. No intention to offend you, you're just a crap person.