Tusky for Mastodon

4.0
4.02K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Tusky is a lightweight client for Mastodon (https://joinmastodon.org/), a free and open-source social network server. It supports all Mastodon features, like photos, videos, lists, custom emojis and is designed according to material guidelines.
You can choose between a dark and a light theme in Tusky. It has notifications and a drafts feature.
Tusky is free and open source software licensed under the GPL-3.0. The source code is available at https://github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky
Updated on
Dec 27, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

4.0
3.89K reviews
Mike Hicks
February 17, 2024
I really wish I could easily search through the people I follow and my followers with this app. Weirdly, I can type a user handle into a new post and sometimes find people that way, but that's very cumbersome. There isn't a way to require alt text before posting images, so you'll likely get nagged by other users to add that. Image scaling is very poor in the main timeline, often leaving blobby messes. The app is also very poor about consolidating notifications, cumbersome with popular posts
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David Behsman
January 31, 2021
A couple little bugs need to be worked out. The delayed timer for posting doesn't work. It's a wonderful feature, but I've tried it three times and it has failed to work. Also, in the followers column, it doesn't tell you if you're following them back like how it does on the website. Another thing, when I post a video from YouTube, the app takes you to YouTube instead of playing the video inside the app. I like the website better for this. Otherwise, it seems okay.
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Captain Packrat
January 20, 2023
Overall Tusky is a pretty good app but there is one thing that bugs the hell out of me: if you are trying to scroll vertically and your finger moves sideways even a single millimeter, it suddenly switches to another screen. This is just an annoyance to me, I can only imagine it makes this app impossible to use for anyone with fine motor control difficulties.
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Team Tusky
June 12, 2023
Yes, that was a pain. Turns out that was a bug in Android, which we discovered and worked around. The fix has included in Tusky v21. There is also a preferences setting to disable swiping between tabs entirely, if you prefer to turn that off.

What's new

- The screen will stay on again while a video is playing.
- A memory leak has been fixed. This should improve stability and performance.
- Emojis are now correctly counted as 1 character when composing a post.
- Fixed a crash when text was selected on some devices
- The icons in the help texts of empty timelines will now always be correctly aligned.
- Fixed ANR caused by direct message badge