Tools to use with Diaspora

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If you're looking for information about how to add diaspora related functionality to your web site, you might want to look at the FAQ for web developers.

Browser add-ons and scripts

Sharing extensions (instantly share on diaspora the page you're visiting)

All browsers


  • Diaspora Tools - Share webpages and images to Diaspora, translate text on Diaspora
  • Diaspora* Easyshare Addon to share a page in a nice graphical way: image+text+tags. More infos here
  • Diaspora* Advanced Sharer Addon to share the current page to any Diaspora pod. Grabs title, URL and selected part of page which is converted from HTML to Markdown (images, lists, urls, etc work).


  • Diaspora* Publisher - Allows you to share your favorite pages with your friends; you can also select and share a specific part of the page.
  • Diaspost - Quickly share webpages to Diaspora


Bash script

More cool stuff (scripts and add-ons to make your diaspora experience smarter)

Requirement for scripts: Greasemonkey (Firefox), Tampermonkey (Chrome), or equivalents. Greasemonkey scripts will work immediately on several pods, but not all. You may have to add your own pod to the list of "Included Pages" (in Settings).

Sharing diaspora posts on diaspora: quotes, comments and links

Editing (markdown) tools

  • It's All Text! - (Firefox add-on) Opens a markdown WYSIWYG editor from any text box, so you can easily format and include images, links, etc. Saving the document sends the code to the text box, no copying+pasting required.
  • Copy as Markdown (Chrome & Firefox). A right click provides a formatted web page link or the code to embed an image. Use Addpodsavelink (above) for diaspora posts.

Enhancing and customizing the streams

  • Diaspora AutoUpdate - (script). Automatically updates the stream (like Twitter does in its Webinterface). By Faldrian
  • Diaspora Translate - (script) Translates posts in your stream, also offers hiding non-ssl images.

Should be updated:

  • Löwenzahn - (Firefox add-on) This addon showed notifications for new Diaspora messages or notifications. (Not compatible with recent versions of Firefox)
  • Tag Filter - mirror - (script) Allowed to filter postings in the stream by tags, can replace all inline-images and iFrames (Videos) by a textlink or icon (or hides it total), helps to add tags you often use. By DeusFigendi (Not fully compatible with recent versions of diaspora*.)

Useful links

  • - A profile shortener so people on other pods get you on their pod and A url shortener all pod admins can use.
  • Diaspora Reshare Visualiser - A Javascript tool to display a flow chart of reshares of a particular post.
  • Markdown Pad - A popular Markdown editor for Windows Systems.
  • ReText - A simple but efficient Markdown and HTML editor for Linux Systems, including live preview.
  • Enki - A text editor with markdown support (incl. preview) for Linux, MacOSX and Windows. (Ubuntu- & Debian-Packages available)
  • Unicode Character Table - Not specific to Diaspora but a very hand for including Unicode like ★ ☂ ☯ ♫ ❤ in your diaspora posts.
  • Diaspora Reshare Graph - A data driven document implementation of the Diaspora Reshare Visualizer
  • PicUp - Free Image / Photography Hosting Platform (with some Diaspora unique features - like sharing or generating markdown links). Comes with an easy API and the Karma reputation system.

For websites

Share on diaspora* buttons

More buttons and tips on FAQ for web developers

WordPress Plugins

Programmer Tools

  • Cliaspora (package Aur) - A command-line client for Diaspora*
  • Diaspy - Unofficial Python API for Diaspora
  • diaspora tools - Allows you to migrate your contacts from one pod to another. Based on diaspy


  • Diaspora Tools - Python pod2pod contacts and aspects migration script.

Gnu/Linux Command Line Voodoo

If you want to change your Pod you may need a list of your contacts. This shell command may be useful for you. Export your Data via "Settings - Account - Export Data - download my xml" and rename this file to d-exported-in.xml Then run this shell script:

grep 'diaspora_handle' d-exported-in.xml | cut -d '>' -f 2 | cut -d '<' -f 1 | sort | uniq | tee d-contacts-out.txt

you'll get the file "d-contacts-out.txt" which is a list of all your contacts.

Podmin tools