Third Party Viewer Directory

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Warning: The viewers listed here are not developed nor distributed by Linden Lab. Being listed here means only that the developers of the viewer have represented that they comply with the Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to use and share information with them.


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Using third party viewers

You may connect to Second Life using software released by a third-party developer. Linden Lab provides a Policy on Third-Party Viewers to promote a positive and predictable experience for all Second Life Residents. Beware of third-party viewers that are not in the Viewer Directory: they have either declined to self-certify their compliance with Linden Lab policies or been refused for noncompliance with the policies.

Active Full Viewers

These viewers are projects that are updated regularly to track new developments in the Linden Lab viewer, and implement a full graphical environment.

Viewer Description Platforms
Alchemy Alchemy An experimental Second Life™ viewer striving to be at the forefront of stability, performance, and technological advancement in the open-source metaverse viewer field. WindowsMacOSLinux


Firestorm Firestorm The next generation viewer from The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Firestorm is based on the LL V3 LGPL code and offers extensive interface customizability including V1 skin options, feature and option rich with 24/7 support. WindowsMacOSLinux


CtrlAltStudio CtrlAltStudio The CtrlAltStudio Viewer has been set up to try out and share a number of ideas, the first being stereoscopic 3D display. WindowsMacOS


Black Dragon Black Dragon The primary goal of Black Dragon is to enhance and refine the visuals of Second Life as well as having unique design approaches and features. Windows


Kokua Kokua Kokua is an open source viewer for Second Life and OpenSim-based virtual worlds. WindowsMacOSLinuxLinux 64bit


Catznip Catznip Catznip aims to refine and reinvent your window into Second Life. Our focus is stability, usability, privacy and plenty of new original home grown features. It's about taking a fresh look at things and attempting to do them better. WindowsMacOSLinux


Singularity Singularity Singularity strives to combine the beloved look and feel of Viewer 1.23 with the latest and greatest of available technology, and to stay compatible with future Second Life changes and features. WindowsMacOSLinux


 Restrained Love The RLV enhances your experience when you use it in conjunction with RLV-compatible objects, which are able to restrict the user from detaching items, receiving IMs, hearing chat, teleporting etc. WindowsMacOS


UKanDo UKanDo Yet Another Second Life Viewer! WindowsLinux


Subset Viewers

These viewers omit some aspects of the full viewer functionality.

Viewer Description Platforms
Radegast Radegast Light-weight feature rich non-graphical client, ideal for situations where full 3D rendering client is less than ideal option, for instance, an office environment, running on low performance computers and similar. WindowsLinux


Lumiya Lumiya Second Life 3D viewer for Android phones. Android


METAbolt METAbolt METAbolt is a thin text client with rich features to enable users to perform most important functions in SL. Windows


Mobile Grid Client Mobile Grid Client Second Life and Open Simulator messaging client for all Android powered devices. Android


Pocket Metaverse Pocket Metaverse iPhone and iPad Client for Second Life® iPhone


LittleSight LittleSight Second Life viewer for Android. Android


 Stored Inventory a Backup tool that allows builders to save all their creations directly to their hard drive or move them to other grids. Windows


GroupTools GroupTools GroupTools is a lightweight viewer (Text only) that includes features to easier deal with SecondLife group activities such as sending notices and IM's. While GroupTools main focus is group activities, a few other features are available as well. Windows


Out Of Date Viewers

  These viewers have not been updated recently enough to be considered fully compatible with current Second Life services. Depending on your usage, they may or may not meet your needs.


Viewer Description Platforms
Dolphin Dolphin The Dolphin Viewer is a viewer for virtual worlds, based on the official Linden Lab source code, that contains many fixes and enhancements for builders, explorers, sailors, and other vehicle enthusiasts. WindowsMacOSLinux


Exodus Exodus A new flavour of the Second Life Viewer 3 series, packed with useful features to enhance the visual experience and competitive play in Second Life. WindowsMacOSLinux


Imprudence Imprudence The goal of Imprudence is to improve the user interface and usability of the viewer through community involvement, thoughtful design, modern development methods, and a pro-change atmosphere. WindowsMacOSLinux


For developers: how to apply to list a viewer in this directory

  1. Your Second Life accounts must be in good standing, must not be suspended, and must not have been permanently banned or terminated.
  2. You must have valid payment information on file with us or have been age verified by us.
  3. Review our Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service.
  4. Make sure you and your third-party viewer are in compliance with our policies.
  5. Open an Application Issue in the Third Party Viewer section of Jira and submit it.


Reporting policy violations

If you believe that you have direct evidence that any third party viewer (whether listed in the Third Party Viewer Directory or not) may be in violation of the Second Life Terms of Service or the Policy on Third Party Viewers, you can file a violation report to be investigated.

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