Internet Computer Apps

This is a collection of the active usable apps currently running on the Internet Computer. Here are the criteria to be included in the list:

1. Publicly accessible (alpha/beta ok if accessible to the public)
2. Users need to be able to login or interact in a meaningful way
3. No gimmicky apps, landing pages, or proof of concepts
4. Must be hosted on the Internet Computer (or be exceptionally relevant to the IC in some other way)

If you want a more complete list full of early stage apps, demos, and pet projects, you can find that here.

DFINITY Applications

Network Nervous System (NNS)


Summary: This is the official DFINITY supported ICP wallet. In reality, it is much more than a wallet. While you can hold your ICP in it, you can also stake your ICP, view and vote on NNS proposals, and create/link canisters to host applications on the Internet Computer. If you are looking for a good place to get started, this is it! Buy ICP at any exchange and transfer your ICP to your NNS wallet.

Internet Identity


Summary: This is one of the DFINITY supported authentication systems for apps on the Internet Computer. You need an Internet Identity to login to many apps on the Internet Computer right now.

Community Applications

Here’s the list! The most recently added apps are at the top.

Distrikt (MVP Release)

Added on Aug 15, 2021

Summary: A decentralized professional social media networking 100% hosted on the Internet Computer.

General Functionality: Login with your Internet Identity and create a professional networking profile. Create, like, share, and comment on posts as well as follow others.

Tokenization: No tokens yet, but a points rewards system is planned for release Q3 2021. The roadmap includes a native user-level token, but the release date is unknown.

Key Questions: Will Distrikt be able to get professionals to migrate from LinkedIn? What will the token economics be?

Conclusion: Definitely one of the places to be in the Internet Computer community.

Dfinance Wallet (alpha)

Added on June 29, 2021

Summary: Another ICP wallet!

General Functionality: Login with your Internet Identity and get access to an ICP wallet. When you login you will see two experimental tokens (as of June 29, 2021) DFC and USDT. These are both test tokens with no real life value. You can add assets with a canister ID and you can transfer ICP or top up canisters. Eventually, they will be building a token standard, a token issuance app, and a decentralized exchange, so they might be a project worth following.

Tokenization: There is a “Token Issuance” section that says “Coming Soon”, so it sounds like we’ll have some interesting token developments on Dfinance in the coming months.

Key Questions:
There are many ICP wallets popping up. This one is still early stages with about the same functionality as the rest.
How will they differentiate themselves from the rest of the wallets?
What will the tokenomics look like for their Token Issuance?
Will users be able to create their own tokens? Or is token issuance for a Dfinance token?

Conclusion: It will be fun to follow Dfinance over the next few months as they have some lofty visions of what the product can be.

Warning: Deployed for test, the tokens have no value, all canister data may be cleared in the future, use it at your own risk. It is still included here because it is currently functional (with big plans in the future), you can go in and play around, but please don’t use real tokens yet here.

Google Dino Game

Added on June 17, 2021

Summary/Conclusion: Yes, the incredible Google dino game that shows up in Chrome when you lose your internet connection… now running on the internet computer!

IC Rocks

Added on June 17, 2021

Summary: IC rocks is one of the best Internet Computer explorers right now.

General Functionality: You can explore the Internet Computer network, canisters, principal ids, accounts, transactions, and ICP price. You can even login with Internet Identity to bookmark sections of the site or tag accounts/principals/neurons.

Tokenization: No IC Rocks token yet.

Key Questions:
The existing functionality is pretty good, but I’m really curious about things like:
1. Which neurons have the greatest voting percentage based on the followee tree across all neurons?
2. How much ICP is staked and what is the breakdown on dissolve delays?
3. Which investors are dumping the most ICP to make the price tank?
4. How much ICP is being converted to cycles versus how much ICP is being minted through staking?

Conclusion: This is an excellent resource to explore the Internet Computer. I know additional functionality is being added regularly, and hopefully we can get some answers to some important community questions through the site.

Demergence Podcast

Added on June 9, 2021

Summary: The Demergence Podcast is the first podcast (that I know of) to be hosted exclusively on the Internet Computer. The author is Jordan Last (@lastmjs on social media), who is a developer currently working on Sudograph (GraphQL for the Internet Computer).

General Functionality: You’ll notice the link is an Apple Podcasts link. This is because Apple Podcasts (in this case) just provides a front end experience for the podcast, while the podcast is actually retrieved from the Internet Computer. In this case, it is extra relevant for this list because not only is it hosted on the Internet Computer but the content is also Internet Computer focused. Jordan is a developer, so be prepared for some technical content.

Tokenization: No Demergence tokens yet, although Jordan may want to create one once the public mainnet is available.

Key Questions:
1. Demergence is only 3 episodes right now, which isn’t surprising because the Internet Computer just launched in May of 2021. How consistently will content be produced?
2. How technical will the content be? Will it be appropriate for a general audience or just the technical folks?
3. Is there an opportunity to tokenize podcasts on the Internet Computer?

Conclusion: Demergence sounds like it has a lot of potential, especially as the first podcast hosted on the Internet Computer. Hopefully we’ll have many more podcasts hosted on the Internet Computer over the next few months/years.

Stoic Wallet (beta)

Added on June 8, 2021

Summary: Stoic Wallet is an Internet Computer Wallet that can hold ICP. This is the first ICP wallet other than the NNS app. They just added the experimental hzld token as well as the alpha wrapped trillion cycles stable token! They are moving fast!

General Functionality: Stoic Wallet, and other products coming out of ToniqLabs, are getting better every day. They are working on an extendable token standard, they created a token tool to mint your own token on the Internet Computer, they created a Wrapped Trillion Cycles token to add functionality to cycles, and they recently released the first batch of NFTs on the Internet Computer called Cronics. Stoic Wallet also allows some early investors to import their .PEM file to manage their neurons within Stoic Wallet (haven’t seen this happen personally but have heard it is possible).

Tokenization: No Stoic Wallet tokens yet that I have seen.

Key Questions:
1. I wonder how the NNS app will develop and evolve over time… I think Stoic could have an interesting place if they are the first to add new Internet Computer tokens
2. Will Stoic add ICP staking options in the near term? This is a disadvantage for ICP hodlers.
3. Will Stoic add a tokenization component? Maybe release a Stoic token and you receive Stoic token for the token balances you hold in your wallet, like liquidity mining? This could increase use/market share on the ICP wallet side.

Conclusion: Stoic making leaps and bounds forward on their development timeline. Every other week I see another new project from ToniqLabs. I’m excited to see what else is coming down the pipeline!


Added on June 4, 2021

Summary: DSCVR is one of the (if not THE) first social media platforms on the internet computer. It is most similar to the centralized app Reddit.

General Functionality: DSCVR has portals (topic areas) where users can post, comment, upvote posts, and upvote comments.

Tokenization: DSCVR has an in-app token system that awards orbs to the user who posts something that gets upvoted. So if you post a post in a portal that gets an upvote, you get 2 orbs. Or if you post a comment on a post that gets an upvote, you get 1 orb. Then it costs 50 orbs to change your username and 500 orbs to create a portal.

Key Questions:
1. Will the orb system work? There are a few users gaming the system to get more orbs, although this has quieted down over time.
2. Can the community effectively manage spam? There and some low quality content and portals.
3. What are the key differentiators that will make this better than the centralized version? Is censorship resistance enough to bring mass adoption?

Conclusion: DSCVR is still in the very early stages. The developers are making great progress on new features and regularly update the site. It is looking better every day.


Added on June 4, 2021

Summary: OpenChat is one of the (if not THE) first chat platforms on the internet computer. It is most similar to the centralized app Telegram.

General Functionality: OpenChat has conversations on the left side that can be one-on-one conversations or group conversations. You can chat with users or send cycles to users (currently in beta and cycles are fake).

Tokenization: OpenChat does not have a token yet. I’m excited to see what they do though.

Key Questions:
1. A usable chat app has desktop and mobile apps, notifications, and great user experience. All of these take time. I wonder how long until we get a more functional beta?
2. What are the main drivers OpenChat over a more centralized chat app? Are privacy and security benefits enough to bring mass adoption?
3. Will they find a clever way to incorporate a token system to incentive correct user behavior?

Conclusion: OpenChat is still in the very early stages and people are not very active on it right now. In fact, the developers are completely rewriting the code from scratch to provision one canister per user so that it scales to millions of people.


Added on June 4, 2021

Summary: Fleek makes it easy to build websites and apps on the internet computer (they also allow you to deploy using other hosting providers). Currently they allow static site Github integrations and the deployment process is very smooth.

General Functionality: Fleek is included in this list because it allows developers to deploy static sites to the internet computer. In fact, I’ll bet non-technical folks could figure out how to get a static site in a GitHub repo to deploy via Fleek to the internet computer with a few tutorials and a little help.

Tokenization: As far as I know, Fleek does not have a token model.

Key Questions:
1. Are there plans to augment the hosting capabilities of Fleek and support fully functional web apps?
2. Is the deployment process at Fleek easy enough to attract developers wanting to deploy their projects?
3. Will they find a clever way to incorporate a token system to incentivize correct user behavior?

Conclusion: Fleek is not for the everyday non-technical person, but for someone looking to get their feet wet in web development building a static site, deploying with Fleek to the Internet Computer is the way to go.

Know of One That I Missed?

Make sure your app meets the qualifications and then send it to me and I’ll add it!

1. Publicly accessible (alpha/beta ok if accessible to the public)
2. Users need to be able to login or interact in a meaningful way
3. No gimmicky apps, landing pages, or proof of concepts
4. Must be hosted on the Internet Computer (or be exceptionally relevant to the IC in some other way)