Applefritter has no ads, no trackers, and no social media links. All content is locally hosted, with the intent of making it available for free in perpetuity.

I was in high school when I started Applefritter in 1999. It was hosted on a prototype ANS 300 belonging to Chuck Goolsbee, first at Rackhenge and then at digital.forest. Eventually, digital.forest was sold and everybody I knew left. I moved Applefritter to a VPS and now pay all the hosting fees personally. Applefritter is 22 gigabytes and growing daily.

If Applefritter is important to you, please consider contributing.


It is possible to make monthly contribution in the amounts of:



It is also possible to make a one-time contribution of any amount. Payments are processed by Stripe. This is the same payment processor that is used by NPR, Unicef, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo. The links above go to Superpay, a Stripe partner that provides the functionality for recurring payments. Superpay is not able to see your credit card information. Alternatively, it is possible to make a contribution via PayPal, by sending it to Or if you'd like to mail a check, you can contact me.

Members who contribute $20 or more per month will be offered an email account (IMAP/POP3/Webmail, 5GB included, more space available if needed). The email address could be your Applefritter username, or something else. If you're interested in the email account, please contact me before contributing to make sure the name you have in mind is ok.

Thank you!