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Burrow: Gopherspace Explorer for Chrome

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Easily navigate Gopherspace sites in Chrome using a public proxy

Image from store Burrow: Gopherspace Explorer for Chrome
Description from store Burrow allows you to access Gopher sites using Chrome. Gopher is the predecessor of the World Wide Web and HTTP, so Gopher sites look very "dated" to today's users. However, Gopher provides a much simpler, cleaner browsing experience, and many former Gopher users fondly remember the Gopher web. There is still a community of Gopher enthusiasts who continue to run servers and sites, but it can be hard to access these in standard browsers. Google Chrome, for instance, does not offer a native Gopher client. Burrow attempts to make Gopher access and navigation possible for Chrome users. Currently this extension rewrites all gopher:// links to point to Floodgap's Public Gopher Proxy. It relies on Javascript to accomplish this, so make sure that Javascript is enabled! Burrow is an open source project published under the MIT license. Source code is available at https://gitlab.com/burrow-project/burrow-chrome-extension. v0.3 (3/21/19): Strip leading // from URLs, due to changes in parsing for gopher links.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-02-23) Peter W: Works great. The only suggestion I can think of would be to add some example servers to the plugin's popup (rather than needing to go to the info page to find those). Perhaps a search site, a weather site, a news site, and an encyclopedia page would be good examples.
  • (2019-05-29) Aaron Mason: Did what it said it would do. Would be nice if we could get an index on a gopher site, but it was as advertised. Seems to disrupt the function of clicking the scroll wheel when installed, though.

Statistics

Installs
1,048 history
Category
Rating
4.3 (3 votes)
Last update / version
2020-05-25 / 0.3
Listing languages
en

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