"gopher n. 1. Any of various short tailed, burrowing mammals of the family Geomyidae, of North America. 2. (Amer. colloq.) Native or inhabitant of Minnesota: the Gopher State. 3. (Amer. colloq.) One who runs errands, does odd-jobs, fetches or delivers documents for office staff. 4. (computer tech.) software following a simple protocol for burrowing through a TCP/IP internet."

- From RFC 1436 describing Gopher

Way back in the early 1990's, Gopher was a major part of the internet. Over the years it has waned, but there are still quite a few Gopher servers running.

This is is a modern Gopher browser for iOS. Built from the ground up, it lets you access the wealth of data available via Gopher from your favorite devices.

What this offers:

- Clean, browser style user interface
- Access to Gopher servers
- Supports text files, images, directories
- Opens WWW links in Safari
- Supports Veronica-2, Contrition, and other search systems for searching the Gopherspace
- Bookmarks
- Adjustable text size & optional "reflow" of text documents for improved readability


- This does not support binary files other than images
- This does not support the non-standard Gopher+ extensions, or CSO selectors

What's New

Version 2018.6

This version fixes a bug causing crashes when loading Gopher indexes with certain invalid line ending. It also corrects some display issues when using certain fonts.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Gopher Love


This client has taken the lead in the race for mobile gopherspace access. If you get frustrated by restricted bandwidth, Gopher is your friend. This app will get you the groovy goods, all the info you need with minimal bit overhead.

Yes, the dev added bookmarks! Still not in folders, but this is a basic help to anyone using Gopher on the regular.

This client now prefers an explicit port in the IP address, usually being 70. I don't remember it always doing this. But just add it to the address after the domain with a colon.

Please keep it up! I use Gopher for regular lookups on Gopherpedia and Groundhog Weather, as well as nifty phlogs.

Great Gopher Client...

Tod Mun

...Would like option to resize font. Keep up the good work.

i love it


use this everyday to keep up with the phlogs i read. works great!


Charles Childers
1.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2017 - 2018, Charles Childers


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