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
OverbiteWX is a WebExtensions-compatible add-on for
that brings back Gopher support to Firefox Quantum by
automatically connecting Gopher URLs you type and click on.
runs anywhere Firefox runs,
including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux! Free and open-source!
We recommend getting it direct from Mozilla.
Grab it right from your browser from
Automatically kept up to date!
The current version automatically redirects your Gopher requests to the
Floodgap Public Gopher Proxy. Future versions will
directly connect when a solution for bug
1247628 is devised.
Try the experimental OverbiteNX
for proxy-free native connections. Get the beta from
PCs and Browsers
for Mozilla Firefox 52ESR,
This version is intended for Gecko browsers compatible with legacy
addons. It is not compatible with Firefox 57 or later: use
OverbiteWX. It is no longer supported.
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.
Free and open-source!
for OverbiteFF 3.1
(This URL is hosted in Gopherspace and requires Overbite to be
installed, or a Gopher-compatible browser.)
You can still download
OverbiteFF 1.1 for Firefox 2 (gopher URL),
OverbiteFF 2.1 for Firefox 3/3.5 (gopher URL), or
OverbiteFF 3.0 for Firefox 3.6-37 (gopher URL).
They are also 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.
Or, try another
an unrelated project for Android by Afonso Trepa. Also includes source.
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
PCs and Browsers
|If you're looking for a way to access Gopher resources
in Google Chrome, try
Burrow: Gopherspace Explorer,
which allows you to transparently access Gopher resources through
public HTTP-Gopher proxies.
The original Overbite Chrome is no longer supported due to
changes in Chrome's extension format. It is still available for
Chrome 19-23 only.
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, Microsoft Edge
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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