Mike Tigas

is creating Onion Browser: Tor on iOS
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About

Hi! I'm Mike Tigas, and I work on a ton of security / anticensorship / investigative journalism ish stuff. By day, I'm an investigative journalist and news applications developer at ProPublica. I also work on other open-source software for the good of the world — like Tabula, tool that helps extract data tables from PDF files.

But most of you are probably here on my Patreon because of my work on Onion Browser and as a volunteer core contributor to the Tor Project.


Onion Browser is a free, open-source iOS web browser that I originally developed. It integrates support for the Tor anonymity network, obfs4proxy to help bypass Tor-blocking censorship, and it also provides extra features to help you browse the internet safely and privately.

The app used to cost $1, but is now a free App Store download -- because of this, any financial support is appreciated. It's sometimes hard to find time to work on a free app, while trying to maintain a full-time job to make ends meet, you know? There are occasional grants from organizations that support mobile privacy / censorship-resistance apps; a lot of that goes to hiring other developers and designers to help out on the project. Otherwise, I turn to the support of you, the public.

Even a $1/month pledge would help. Feel free to click "Become a Patron" and enter any amount.

There are also non-Patreon methods of supporting Onion Browser. You can donate via the in-app "tip jar", which uses in-app purchases. And there are some other ways to make one-off donations (including cryptocurrency), that you can find here: Donation Options


More about Onion Browser




Lots of copies of Onion Browser exist -- because it's open source, it's hard to stop that from happening. Unfortunately, many of these forks are unmaintained or introduce scary security issues — like leaking unsecured traffic by loading ads before Tor connects. Onion Browser has received an independent third party security audit.

Onion Browser has been featured in The New York Times, Salon, TechCrunch, Boing Boing, Gizmodo, and The Guardian and the app is recommended by many in the Tor community.

Anyway, you can download Onion Browser and read more about it here: https://onionbrowser.com/

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Supporters at the $5+/month level will be listed in the supporters section of the app credits. (To protect your privacy, this is optional. You can also use an alias/handle.)

Supporters at the $10+/month level will receive an invite to the beta testing program. (Please note: As of Summer 2018, new builds have slowed to a trickle, so invites may not go out right away.)




Onion Browser is developed by a very small team and your support allows continued development of the app and the supporting frameworks.

Supporting Onion Browser helps make safe, anonymous, censorship-resistant web browsing accessible to iPhone and iPad users everywhere.

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