How to use monocles

settings and quick instructions
web search monocles search

The anonym web search running with a highly modified version of searx can be accessed with every normal browser.

For Android we recommend the use of monocles browser with it's additional integrated tracking and ad blocking.
ocean monocles ocean

The monocles cloud is your main access to nearly all services including files, calender, contact, e-mail, webchat and conferences (Talk).

Apps: Nextcloud Desktop Client (Linux, Windows, macOS), Nextcloud Files (Android, iOS), Nextcloud Notes (Android, iOS), Davx⁵ (for syncing contacts and calender on Android), Nextcloud passwords (Android)
e-mail

maximum e-mail attachment size: 50 MB

IMAP SMTP
mail server
imap.monocles.de smtp.monocles.de
Port 993 465
Encryption SSL/TLS SSL/TLS
Username username@monocles.de username@monocles.de
Method regular password (PLAIN) regular password (PLAIN)

Recommended apps: claws mail (Linux/MacOS/Windows), FairEmail or k-9Mail (Android), Spark (iOS)

Sidenote: If a user uploads public key to monocles ocean, emails to this user will be encrypted and signed. All other emails will be signed. You can also use pgp with other apps and plugins.

chat

Encrypted temporary file/message storage for 60 days

maximum file attachment size: 100 MB

available apps:
Operating System Linux Windows MacOS iOS Android Linux Phone (Phosh)
free • Dino
• Gajim
• Gajim • BeagleIM • SiskinIm
• Monal
monocles chat
• Movim
non-free • Conversations
development • Gajim (self build)
• Dino (self build)

For android we highly recommend the use of monocles chat.

conferences

Make conferences with your monocles account!

(also to non monocles users!) Apps: Firefox (Linux, Windows, MacOS), Fennec (Android), Safari (iOS), Nextcloud Talk (Android, iOS (unstable))
social There are still not many apps for mastodon (social) though they are not needed because it is running on every browser. Nevertheless for Android we recommend 'fedilab'
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