Our services

The specific documentation for a service is available in the wiki. Though the wiki is mostly reserved to Nomagic users, existing documentation for public services can be reached without authenticating.

Let’s make it crystal clear

The web applications and the catalogue of services might be subject to changes, depending on how the different projects evolve. The services are mostly provided ‘as is’, with little to no differences at all from the original project. We are not involved in the development of these applications, and are not equipped to maintain the code or further develop them. However, you are free and encouraged to contact the teams in charge of a project if you want to discuss about improvements / better compatibility / etc.

You can of course also report issues to Nomagic (preferably on the forum for visibility to other users). If it turns out to be an application issue we will report it to the associated development team.

Service catalogue

Here are the services you have access to as a registered user:

For personal accounts


  • Free Software used
    Postfix / Dovecot / Amavisd-new / opendkim / opendmarc / postgrey / clamav / spamassassin
  • What we provide
    Get 1 GB of storage for your mailbox; with our file hosting (Seafile) and temporary file hosting (Lufi) services, you should never have the need for so much space. Our mail server integrates anti-spam / anti-virus / reinforced proof of identity (using SPF, DKIM, DMARC). You can connect to it from any client supporting IMAP (standard protocol to retrieve emails)back to top

Webmail / Contacts / Calendar

  • Free Software used
    SOGo, a simple and eye-candy Groupware to access some of your most private data.
  • What we provide
    No limit on address book / calendar creation. Handling basic Sieve filtering (tagging, vacation auto-reply, etc.)back to top

File Hosting

  • Free Software used
    Seafile, an enterprise-class file sync and share platform with high reliability and performance.
    • Create encrypted libraries for sensitive files requiring higher security (even we cannot decrypt it).
    • Organise your files into libraries and folders.
    • Share what you want or even allow upload for others to specific directories.
    • Keep your files synchronised with your devices via Seafile software clients available on all platforms.
  • What we provide
    4 GB of storage to use the way you see fit.back to top

Temporary file transfer

  • Free Software used
    Lufi (Let’s Upload That file) is a swift little web application that allows you to upload and share temporary documents. Everything you share through Lufi is encrypted on the server, so only you and the people you share your files with can read them!
  • What we provide
    You can use Lufi to upload files and share them temporarily with the following possibilities (visible via the info link on Lufi’s main upload page):
    • between 0 and 100 MB, the file can be shared for up to 90 days.
    • between 100 MB and 500 MB, the file can be shared for up to 30 days.
    • between 500 MB and 1 GB, the file can be shared for up to 7 days.
    • for 1 GB and more (Maximum 2.0 GB), the file can be shared for up to 2 days. back to top

Messaging platform

  • Free Software used
    Matrix Synapse / Element is a full-fledged, federated instant messaging platform. You can contact and interact with any other Matrix server part of the federation.
  • What we provide
    You can use the Element client to connect to our instance and from there:
    • join any room you like, locally or on the federation
    • you can call and use visio on direct chats with any other Matrix user
    • create your own rooms back to top

News feed aggregator

  • Free Software used
    Tiny Tiny RSS (ttrss) will get you as close as one can get to quickly and efficiently follow up multiple news feeds from a unique interface.
  • What we provide
    Unlimited subscriptions, and the possibility to activate many additional plugins, including:
    • the wallabag plugin, which allows you to save an article from a news feed, straight into your wallabag account. back to top

Shared notepad

  • Free Software used
    Etherpad, an online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.
  • What we provide
    We use the plugin MyPads as the main Etherpad interface. This plugin, which provides private pads and a way to gather and organise your various pads, was originally crowdfunded by the French association Framasoft. Further development made this plugin fully compatible with our directory. See our wiki page for more details.back to top

Markdown notepad

  • Free Software used
    HedgeDoc, a real-time and collaborative online editor in Markdown syntax.
  • What we provide
    Discover, experiment and collaborate as much as you want on HedgeDoc. See the features page to get started.back to top

Office suite

  • Free Software used
    OnlyOffice, an Online document editors.
  • What we provide
    We only use the Document Edition side of this application, which has been integrated into Seafile. As of today OnlyOffice allow read-only edition of Open Document Format (odf and common derivative filename extensions: odt, ods, odp) and read-write of the Office Open XML (Microsoft own engagement of Document Office open standardisation).back to top

Kanban projects

  • Free Software used
    Kanboard, an application not for everybody. It’s made for people who want to manage their projects efficiently and simply. Kanboard is highly configurable and let you create automatic actions to improve even further readability and efficiency.
  • What we provide
    Create as many projects and tasks as you want.back to top

Instant messaging

  • Free Software used
    Ejabberd is the server software we use to provide a full-fledged XMPP service. XMPP is THE standard-compliant, real-time communication protocol that allows simple, light and secure instant messaging with any other XMPP server. Use any modern XMPP-compliant client on your computer (ex: Dino) and/or smartphone (ex: Conversations) to add remote contacts and chat with instantly and secury within a few seconds.
  • What we provide
    Use your XMPP account however you see fit.back to top


  • Free Software used
    Dokuwiki is a simple and mature wiki solution. This is the home of our documentation, and the perfect place to put together and organise the notes you have accumulated using Turtl!
  • What we provide
    Every account comes with a private Dokuwiki namespace that you can use however you want.back to top


  • Free Software used
    WordPress is a hugely popular Content Management System (CMS). Part of its success can be explained by how easy it is to get started with WordPress. The numerous themes and plugins available make it a very versatile base that you can turn into pretty much anything you want. Successful solution are big targets for online bandits though, so please be careful when looking for new themes and plugins to install.
  • What we provide
    The blog is optional and will be created on demand. When you feel ready, just drop us an email at support@nomagic.uk with the subdomain of your choice, and we will deploy your blog as soon as possible and let you know once it is ready. The resulting domain will be: <subdomain>.blog.nomagic.uk.
    Check our sample website to have an idea of what a WordPress blog may look like. back to top

Static website

  • Free Software used
    Your favourite static website generator, whichever it may be. Static websites are typically developped locally on your computer, and then shipped away on a remote Web server. Markdown syntax is usually used to write content in a simple syntax. It then gets compiled into HTML code using a static website generator (see Hedgedoc to get started with Markdown). Hugo, Jekyll, Pelican, Hexo, Gatsby are some of the most popular static site generators among dozens of solutions. Did you know that this website is using Jekyll?
  • What we provide
    Static web hosting is optional and will be created on demand. When you feel ready, just drop us an email at support [at] nomagic [dot] uk with the subdomain of your choice, and we will set up your static website shortly and let you know once it is ready. The resulting domain will be: <subdomain>.home.nomagic.uk.
    Check our sample website to have an idea of what a very simple theme on Hugo may look like. back to top


  • Free Software used
    Pleroma is a federated social networking server compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon, and many other ActivityPub implementations. We chose Pleroma among the various options because of its low resource consumption, well-written and consise documentation, and compatibility with our authentication system. If you are not familiar with microblogging or the Fediverse we recommend to have a read at our introduction to microblogging on Nomagic.
  • What we provide
    We implement reasonnable limits on the size of images and micro-posts, but that’s about it really. Refer to the wiki for the documentation.back to top

Repository manager

  • Free Software used
    Gitlab is a full-fledged solution to handle git-based project of any kind. You can create public, restricted and private projects and keep total control over what to share with whom.
  • What we provide
    • Create up to 10 projects
    • Oauth possibility from gitlab.com and github (so that external people can connect and open issues)
    • Possibility to reply to issues by email back to top

Video streaming

  • Free Software used
    PeerTube is a decentralised platform for video streaming. Upload your videos and share them with the world! PeerTube servers can follow each others to grow their catalogue. This means you videos will be in the catalogue of any PeerTube server following our instance. Who said we needed huge server farms to run a streaming platform?
  • What we provide
    • Use up to 5 GB of videos however you want, providing proper netiquette is applied.
    • All high resolution videos are transcoded to 720p and 360p versions to allow reading on lower bandwidth connections (transcoded versions of your videos are not counted for your quota usage). back to top

Audio streaming

  • Free Software used
    Funkwhale is a decentralised platform for audio streaming. Upload your music files into private or shared libraries (decision is left to user’s sole discretion and responsability). Funkwhale servers can be federated, allowing users to follow one another’s libraries (on acceptation), allowing you to discover new music and grow your repertoire!
  • What we provide
    • Use up to 3 GB of audio storage.
    • Transcoding is disabled to avoid additional CPU constraint on our servers. Please transcode your music files locally before uploading them (cf wiki). back to top


  • Free Software used
    Wallabag allows you to easily save and classify articles. Read them later. Freely. Wallabag has Firefox and Chrome plugins to quickly save a page you are browsing. The Android application allows you to quickly load up and read your saved articles.
  • What we provide
    Save as many pages as you want!back to top

Temporary images

  • Free Software used
    Lutim (Let’s Upload That IMage) is another web application from Luc Didry (along with Lstu & Lufi). Lutim allows you to upload and share images in a quick drag and drop fashion, similar to Lufi. You have the possiblity to encrypt the images you upload, though it’s only optional.
  • What we provide
    • You can use Lutim without any quota (as long as storage allows it).
    • The uploaded images can be let indefinitely (optional, will only apply if the image is actually read once in a while. Remember this is designed for temporary sharing). back to top

Short URL

  • Free Software used
    LSTU (Let’s Shorten That URL) is a web application that generates short links from whatever link you feed it with. Firefox and Chrome extensions exist to make the process as simple as a mouse click!
  • What we provide
    • Short as many URLs as you like back to top


  • Free Software used
    Jitsi Meet is a modern, secure and fully featured solution to organise online meeting as easily as clicking on a button. Refer to our wiki for documentation and current recommendations.
  • What we provide
    • Our implementation is following the best practices to make Jitsi Meet more resilient to filtered network.
    • Create as many meetings as you want for your friends and family. back to top

Online survey

  • Free Software used
    LimeSurvey is a free and open source on-line statistical survey web app.
  • What we provide
    Create your own survey from A to Z, make it public or restricted and get visual statistics from the results. And to enforce privacy, surveys can also be set up to enforce anonymity!
  • Requirements:
    • Be respectful of others’ privacy (GDPR compliant) and only send surveys to people who agreed on participating beforehand.
    • Likewise mailings, survey links should not be sent to random individuals or entities in any way that could be assimilated to spam. As per our Terms of Service, failing to use this service in a most respectful manner will result in sanctions and possible termination of our agreement. back to top

For associations:

Please contact us by email if you want to use our infrastructure for your association.
The following services come in addition to the ones provided for private individuals. Please note that some of the main services are also compatible with organisations like Kanboard and Seafile which can handle groups.

Mailing list

  • Free Software used
    Sympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface.
  • What we provide
    Create and organise your mailing lists for a dedicated subdomain via your own portal access to Sympa.
  • Requirements:
    • You need to own your own domain in order to use this service.
    • Our mailing service should not be used to send unsolicited emails. Aside from internal members of your association, all receivers should have either subscribe themselves or explicitly accepted to be add to your mailing list(s). As per our Terms of Service, failing to use this service in a most respectful manner will result in sanctions and possible termination of our agreement. back to top

Freely Accessible Services

The following services are provided free of charge by Nomagic. Feel free to use and share with others. Most of the services come with optional password setup to limit access to the resources, and some come with full-fledged security (ex: Turtl). Others are very limited and do not offer any security (ex: EtherCalc should not be used for anything sensitive).

Organise and Mobilise

  • Free Software used
    Mobilizon is a federated solution to find, create and organise events. It aims to serve as an ethical alternative to Facebook events, groups and pages.* What we provide
    • Organise, gather and engage in as many events as you like (ToS applies).
    • If you have a Nomagic account, you can connect using your main Nomagic email address. back to top

Event scheduler

  • Free Software used
    Framadate is a Web application that helps you and your friends to find the best time to organise an event, or get a quick poll set up.back to top


  • Free Software used
    Turtl is a private place to keep your notes, passwords, bookmarks, etc. safe and secure. Your notes are easily synchronised via the Turtl Desktop and Android Applications.
    Important: Because the notes are encrypted on the server, it is not possible to recover notes if a user password is forgotten.
  • Documentation
    If you are using GNU/Linux, our wiki page will come handy.back to top

Private paste

  • Free Software used
    PrivateBin is a quick and easy way to securely and temporarily share a piece of text online with anyone. The text are stored encrypted on the server for enforced privacy and security.back to top

Shared spreadsheet

  • Free Software used
    EtherCalc, a Web spreadsheet with collaborative editing in real-time. Please be mindful of saving your work regularly to avoid any loss of data in case of issue, as our expertise with Ethercalc is very limited.back to top

News feeds generator

  • Free Software used
    RSS-Bridge is a simple way to get RSS feeds on websites that do not provide them any more! News feeds are so nice and privacy-friendly, we need them back!* What we provide
    Access to a pre-selected range of news feeds from our bridge. Nomagic users can request for additional bridges among the inactive ones.back to top

What’s next

As of March 2021, we have now implemented a total of 30 services. The next months will be used to focus on our communication and maintaining our infrastructure. Depending on our success, we will then decide on what to do next. :crystal_ball:

Among the possible services to add to Nomagic, here are the main candidates currently:

  • Pixelfed, a federated image sharing service that would fit great between Lutim and Seafile for photo storage and sharing. We are actually waiting for a LDAP support.