The Overbite Project
Bringing gopherspace back to modern operating systems, browsers
and mobile devices
Return to the Gopher protocol's
low bandwidth and high efficiency,
right from your mobile phone
or modern computer! Quickly connect to downloads, services
and servers maintained across the global Gopherspace using
the Overbite Project's free open source gopher client software.
What's Gopher good for? Gopher isn't a "mini-Web": it's an
way to collect and organize documents, files and services.
Its hierarchical nature and menu-document model
complement the Web and FTP, and it is faster to access and simpler
Read our position statement:
Why is Gopher still relevant?
PCs and Browsers
for Mozilla Firefox
OverbiteFF is a cross-platform
that brings back Gopher support to Mozilla browsers with
an attractive and customizable interface, improved protocol support (including
CSO/ph, finger and whois),
and full integration with Firefox, TenFourFox and SeaMonkey
including downloads, bookmarkable
URLs and web-gopher interoperability. Use OverbiteFF's
enhanced interface to navigate gopher servers, view
documents and images and operate applications dynamically
runs anywhere Firefox/TenFourFox or SeaMonkey runs,
including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux! Free and open-source!
Firefox 4, SeaMonkey 2.1
and all later versions no longer support Gopher internally.
Support for Gopher and other legacy protocols is only offered through
add-ons such as this one.
is not vulnerable to the gopher XSS attack repaired in Firefox 3.6.11.
We recommend getting it direct from Mozilla.
See screenshots and grab it right from your browser from
Automatically kept up to date!
You can still download
OverbiteFF 1.1 for Firefox 2 (gopher URL) and
OverbiteFF 2.1 for Firefox 3/3.5 (gopher URL).
They are no longer supported.
Overbite for Android™
|If you're looking for a MIDlet version for your J2ME or
Java ME-compatible mobile device, look at
by Felix Plesoianu! Includes source code.
If you're looking for an iOS Gopher client compatible
with iPad and iPhone, look at
by Richard Smith! A small pittance is requested to defray the Apple
Overbite for Android brings Gopher support to your Android 1.5+ mobile
phone or device. Seamlessly browse and switch back and
forth between the Web and Gopherspace, with full integration with Android
features such as support for multiple devices and resolutions, screen zoom,
Home screen shortcuts and portrait and landscape orientations. Handles
gopher:// URLs from the Browser automatically! Fast, uses minimal
bandwidth, and great for roaming or low-speed links where Web browsing may be
slow or costly!
Overbite for Android is a testing alpha. It is in a state of active
development. Please read the download and installation instructions
Version 0.2 will be the final version to support Android 1.5.
PCs and Browsers
|Overbite Chrome is no longer supported due to Google's
extension format changes.
It is no longer compatible with Chrome 24 and
up. If you are interested in maintaining this extension, please
. For now, use
the Public Gopher Proxy (below).
Use the online Public
Gopher Proxy for most browsers and operating systems.
The Floodgap Gopher
Proxy is designed for most web clients and allows downloads, queries and
translation of most major item types. Access is limited by
Floodgap Terms of
Overbite downloadable software support for
Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Internet Explorer is currently
being considered for the future. For these browsers today, please use the Proxy.
Other browsers may also be considered upon request. If you
are interested in such support being extended to your platform or
browser in the future, please
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The Overbite and Overbite Android mascots appear
under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license and are
copyright © 2008-2012 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved.
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