To those who have used both which do you prefer overall?

What has me on the fence with Sharkey is it seems overstuffed, and the vast majority of instances revolve around anime. I like anime, sure, but it’s 90% of the content.

The extra features seem rad but it looks like you need to use the PWA to access most of them and there are very few misskey sns supported clients available.

  • caos
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    64 months ago

    The topic of the instance only really plays a role in Mastodon. With Sharkey and most other Fediverse software, there are much better features for structuring the content you are interested in. In Friendica, for example, via the channels and in Sharkey, Misskey and its other forks with the Antennas / News Picker

    • @jeze@lemmy.dbzer0.comOP
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      I tried using keywords for an antenna, and it spat out a bunch of nonsense all the time that had nothing to do with any keywords I had entered. Bizarre. Also, I like to have a local feed I’m interested in. Imo it’s one of the best features of the fediverse.

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        I don’t know, I have very good experiences with the Antennas. It (almost always) delivers the expected content. Do you perhaps have a keyword that is also (part of) an instance name?

        Then it would have to be added as an excluded word.

  • @Ziggurat@sh.itjust.works
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    64 months ago

    In term of UX the miss/calc/shark key beat Mastodon.

    However, Mastodon has way more instances (including many ran by well established organisations) and a stabler codebase (while, regarding *key, I am a bit concerned by the amount of forks)

    It’s the same fediverse so you would see the sa me federation from both

  • [moved to hexbear]
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    54 months ago

    Mastodon and Misskey are both getting a little overstuffed. Neither are particularly nimble, with Masto moving to further “professionalise” itself and Misskey (forks included) having way too much stuff on offer in terms of features.

    Regarding clients, Kaiteki seems to be the best Misskey client I’ve found on mobile. The native PWA was an absolute pain the last time I used Misskey. The anime issue with it probably stems from it’s Japanese origin and most big instances seen as refuges for artists banned off Twitter.

    I’ve personally switched to GoToSocial, which seems to fill all the Mastodon-shaped holes without gulping down resources.

  • Ada
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    44 months ago

    I prefer Sharkey, but I’m sure that comes as no surprise :P

  • 🦊 OneRedFox 🦊
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    44 months ago

    The MissKey forks like Sharkey/Iceshrimp/Catodon all have better featuresets and UI/UX than Mastodon IMO. If you don’t already have a Mastodon instance that you’re extremely pleased with, I would pick one of them instead. I can’t comment on the app situation though.

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    I use Sharkkey sometimes just as an experiment. I agree with you, the extra features are rad and it is much more aesthetically pleasing. But it is “stuffed” with far too many navigation options, some of them even redundant. Also I absolutely loathe character limits on Mastodon.

    The inability to follow hashtags is an instant dealbreaker.

    What you see in your feed has absolutely nothing to do with the type of software and everything to do with who your instance chooses to federate with.

    Also PWAs are great.

  • Stefen Auris
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    34 months ago

    Love it on desktop, so many more features and the UI is super slick. It just doesn’t have an app yet to make it complete

  • @yessikg@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    I’m on sharkey, I have setup antennas for the tags I care about and I have a pretty good list of people I follow. I enjoy all the features, even if I don’t use all of them personally. I really like the PWA but sometimes I use Moshidon, a Mastodon client.