Newest releases:
OverbiteFF 3.0.1627 -- bug fixes

The Overbite Project

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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 efficient, low-impact 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 to process.

Read our position statement: Why is Gopher still relevant?

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OverbiteFF
for Mozilla Firefox
and SeaMonkey

PCs and Browsers
OverbiteFF is a cross-platform Mozilla Firefox, TenFourFox and SeaMonkey add-on 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 from any gopher menu. Written in cross-platform JavaScript and 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. OverbiteFF 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 Mozilla Add-ons! Automatically kept up to date!

You can still download OverbiteFF 1.1 for Firefox 2 (gopher URL) and download OverbiteFF 2.1 for Firefox 3/3.5 (gopher URL). They are no longer supported.


Overbite for Android™

Mobile
If you're looking for a MIDlet version for your J2ME or Java ME-compatible mobile device, look at PocketGopher by Felix Plesoianu! Includes source code.
If you're looking for an iOS Gopher client compatible with iPad and iPhone, look at GopherBrowse by Richard Smith! A small pittance is requested to defray the Apple developer tax.

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 carefully.

Version 0.2 will be the final version to support Android 1.5.


Overbite Chrome

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 E-mail us. For now, use the Public Gopher Proxy (below).


Other Browsers
and Environments

Proxy
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 Service.

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 send E-mail.
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The Overbite and Overbite Android mascots appear under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license and are copyright © 2008-2013 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved.

Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox and the Firefox logo, as well as SeaMonkey and the SeaMonkey logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation. Google Chrome and Android are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Google Inc. Use of the Android trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Apple Safari and the Apple Safari logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Microsoft, Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Internet Explorer logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Opera and the Opera logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are owned and administered by their respective holders. Lawyers stink.