by Hydrus Network

A booru-like media organizer for the desktop

The hydrus network client is a desktop application written for Anonymous and other internet enthusiasts with large media collections. It organises your files into an internal database and browses them with tags instead of folders, a little like a booru on your desktop. Tags and files can be anonymously shared through custom servers that any user may run. Everything is free, nothing phones home, and the source code is included with the release. It is developed mostly for Windows, but builds for Linux and macOS are available (perhaps with some limitations, depending on your situation).

The software is constantly being improved. I try to put out a new release every Wednesday by 8pm Eastern.

Currently importable filetypes are:

  • images - jpg, gif (including animated), png (including animated!), tiff, webp, bmp
  • video - webm, mp4, mpeg, avi, mov, mkv, flv, wmv
  • audio - mp3, flac, ogg, wma
  • misc - swf, pdf, psd, zip, rar, 7z

The client can download files and parse tags from a number of websites, including by default:

  • various imageboards, with a thread watcher
  • the popular boorus
  • gallery sites like deviant art, and pixiv
  • tumblr and twitter

And can be extended to download from more locations using easily shareable user-made downloaders. It can also be set to 'subscribe' to any gallery search, repeating it every few days to keep up with new results.

The program's emphasis is on your freedom. There is no DRM, no spying, no censorship. The program never phones home.

To pass arguments (e.g. change database location) :

  • From shell : flatpak run --command=hydrus_client io.github.hydrusnetwork.hydrus --db_dir=/home/ben/.local/share/hydrus/db
  • From desktop entry : Exec=/usr/bin/flatpak run --command=hydrus_client --file-forwarding io.github.hydrusnetwork.hydrus --db_dir=~/path/to/db @@u %U @@

Changes in version 499

9 months ago
Installed Size~291 MB
Download Size113 MB
Available Architecturesaarch64, x86_64
LicenseDo What The F*ck You Want To Public License

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Manual Install

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub io.github.hydrusnetwork.hydrus


flatpak run io.github.hydrusnetwork.hydrus