eSteem: Surfer 1.0.0 Release

in esteem •  7 months ago

Yay! We've just released our desktop client for Steem! After few months of development, we are really happy with current state of the Surfer and decided to roll out initial beta version for you guys to test out. Release is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems whichever one you use, you can try it out now.


Basically it's the Steem interface you get used to but with additional handy options. Everything works out faster and easier with Surfer. You can create your posts, surf your friends feed or trending/hot/etc pages, upvote what you like, write comments, read replies, do all major Steem functions in your daily social surfing as well as wallet actions and of course few extras: search, discover different tags etc.

Meet the eSteem Surfer



Why Surfer

As you may know we have eSteem Mobile application in your finger tips with support for both Android and iOS. Our users love flexibility and many have requested desktop app for long time. So Surfer was born to give you extra boost with both mobile as well as desktop experiences, once you logged in, your drafts, bookmarks, images are seemlessly synced in... Our hope is that eSteem Surfer will make your Steem Surfing experiences much better.


Start writing a post on your computer and continue on the go with eSteem Mobile available for Android and iOS. You can save any amount of drafts. And it works both ways, your images are also available in your image Gallery.

Post Scheduling

Probably one of the best features for top bloggers is to plan everything and prepare for the future. Just choose exact date and time for any of your drafts and relax. You don't have to make reminders anymore.


Favorites & Bookmarks

You can add any account to Favorites for quick access to them or simply search for them later on. Also there is an ability to Bookmark any post so you will never loose interesting posts. And the most great thing is that all those goodies are automatically synced across mobile and desktop devices you have.



You can log in to as many accounts as you want and switch in between them in a couple of clicks. Loggin in supports both Steemconnect as well as traditional authentication.

Is it safe and secure to use my password there?

Your password is stored locally on your machine and never leave your device. eSteem Surfer is open source, so the code is open for the review and we would be really happy to get any contribution into the code (bug fixes, tweaks and new functions, reviews).

Plus all your keys are encrypted on your device with PIN code. PIN setup secures app from unwanted eyes as well, so you don't have to log out from the app too often. If there is physical access to your computer by your kids for example, everything stays safe.


Token Exchange

You can quickly see the whole STEEM/BTC and SBD/BTC graphics from Bittrex, Binance right inside the app. Handy? Token exchange page will receive many more improvements in upcoming releases. And we have big plans for this particular page, stay tuned!



Wallet page has many improvements and includes escrow transfers, advanced power up/down. Future releases will include some more additions like delegations, etc.


Discover page gives you ability to find new authors and start following them.


Same feature from eSteem Mobile, has been added to Surfer. Where you can check activities for your account. We are in process of improving this and add push notifications right on your desktop.


Flexibility is the key on decentralized network, same feature our users love about eSteem Mobile has been added, support for custom server selection.

Editor and more

And of course, beautiful and simple editor to write your blogs. Comments are paginated to help you manage window space, informative profile page, surf through each account's feed, edit account details and improved search functionality, you can even paste steemit/busy links there to open it up and many more features, let us know which one surprised you most. :)

We are planning to add new functions and would be glad if you test our current release. Detailed comments related to bugs, feature suggestions or any other improvements of eSteem Surfer would be appreciated!


Download from Github:

exe file for Windows users

dmg file for Mac users

deb and rpm file for Linux users

Source code:
Report bugs:


Steem on! Surf on!

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You know that this is the perfect name for an app! :-)
I'll download the surfer now and will test it. Post scheduling sounds awesome! I'm also curious to try your editor, since this is one of the most important parts for us bloggers.

Thanks for your efforts @good-karma & team!


Thank you Marly for kind words! (Got caught up on your waves 🙊)
Yes, please let us know how it works out and if there is anything we can improve further. We are working next batch of improvements, I am sure you will love it 🙂 🏄


Awesome! After testing the release today, I'll be definitely publishing my further blog posts via Surfer - the variety of features is outstanding and makes blogging especially efficient and also entertaining!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and see you around


I will try this one for sure,. and let's the game begins.


great post for you @good-karma continue your successful career


Something that makes it unusable for me is that you can't zoom in on text. Like with the Apple magic trackpad. This means that everything looks very far away from the eyes.


We have added zooming feature, Version 1.0.1 will be out by end of the week. Stay tuned!


I'm keen to try this out, as I've been posting on esteem, lately :) When I clicked on link to download, I got these options, which should I choose from my laptop (I use Windows 8, by the way)

37.3 MB esteem-surfer-1.0.0.x86_64.rpm
37.3 MB esteem-surfer_1.0.0_amd64.deb
57 MB eSteem.Surfer-1.0.0.dmg
77.8 MB eSteem.Surfer.Setup.1.0.0.exe
Source code (zip)
Source code (tar.gz)


Post scheduling sounds awesome! I'm also curious to try your editor, since this is one of the most important parts for us bloggers

Thank you for great suggestion and feedback!


You're more than welcome! So I suppose you're also part of the eSteem team? I only tagged @good-karma since I didn't know who else was involved, but obviously the applause belongs to all contributors :-)


I manage discord esteem. Very appreciated all that contribute to esteem and this is a request from all contributor! Thanks for your feedback


Great! I just joined the channel :-) See you there!


Welcome to eSteem Discord Community!^^


amazing you all


Great job @good-karma! I'm testing it right now! :-)

I've managed to crash the app in multiple ways with always the same result. Crash and exe file delete itself.

To crash click discover and refresh a few times, I think the larger the resolution the faster it crash (once on a 4k screen)


Thanks, we will check it out and fix... added bug report to github:


You do a good job friend congratulations I hope you can support me with a vote I will be grateful

This community is blessed with great talented like developers doing this everytime. I am very thankful I found this great community last May 2017 by the help of @craig-grant. I hope he can turn back to his one of his first love, steemit.



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Great work! I will test and review soon. Resteemed!
One question - How are you calculating the conversion to local currencies for expected post payouts? I ask because when I compare the figures I see in GBP to what I would expect based on the figures I usually use at - they don't match up.
I attempted to use different calculations to produce the results seen in Surfer, but didn't come very close to the figures seen in Surfer.



Rate assumes SBD is $1, I think that's why there is a difference. It makes sense to improve that and use market value of SBD. Noted down and will improve that soon, thanks!


Oh, I see, ok, yes - a Real value for SBD would help. :)
In case you are unaware, there is a somewhat unexpected mechanism for converting the predicted post payout value into fiat values. I suggest using the guide made by @dragosroua on for a breakdown of how to best approach it:

Great esteem ... I really doff my hat to everyone working on esteem project... it’s really amazing how our community is blessed with so many talented and dedicated dev like yours @good-karma


I doff mine too. This guy's are too good.

Excited to try this fully.

  • First thing that struck me is the Pin Number upon start up. I can imagine a lot of people mis-typing their pin and then struggling to find it again or something along those lines. I'd maybe make a visibility option or a confirm-pin option!

  • Love that I can go to CNY currency

  • Since we're in desktop app territory, would be cool to have freedom to change the colour or background design to more funky things.

  • 10%, though well deserved, is still quite high as stated by others. I'd use it for 5% for sure (An issue I have with all developing front ends on here)

This is just my first thoughts but overall impression is positive!


Thanks for feedback!

  • If PIN code is wrong for some reason, after few attempts Surfer clears all credentials to save you from brute force attacks, of course you can relogin and set up new PIN after that.
  • Glad you like that ;)
  • We are working on theming and firstly night mode feature for next release and as we continue development we will add more options to tweaks
  • 10% mostly goes for development team we have and servers we provide for the community, such as hosting your images for free, notifications, api servers, etc. And any additional is used for improvement of the services continiously and bringing new applications, services on top of Steem.

this sound awesome. great news for all of us

@good-karma is there a benefactor reward for using it?
Great job regardless btw!


Is eSteem application free to use?

eSteem application is provided for free and can be download from Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore as well as from out official Github, but there is a beneficiaries reward split where 10% of your post and comment rewards shared with eSteem project. These funds are used for further development of the application and continue to bring services for its users. Part of these funds are allocated for notification server, image hosting and other service costs. eSteem also runs encouragement, spotlight and translation programs where anyone can earn extra reward by participating. Those rewards are also part of these expenses.

Hello @good-karma This desktop version isn't support myanmar font.Can you add myanmar zawgyi font for this desktop version?Now cann't use myanmar sad.I like esteemapp.Thank you.Capture.JPG


Good find, thank you! We will fix that with next version!

great news for steemit

downloading now the windows version. Please update esteem for iOS


Browsing on eSteemSurfer right now what a beauty!

edit A bug or two. I don't think the scheduler works ( I could be wrong ) also you can't insert a picture ( or, browse for a picture if that was the intent I don't know ). You can't edit tags after you post. Also, a refresh button would be nice on the post page ,I see it on the profile page so I don't have to click back to see new comments. Good job though!


Thanks for feedback! Yes we are working next batch of improvements and bug fixes... Stay tuned, scheduler works, you will need to grant permission first. Insert picture button has bug, but you can drag and drop image on editor for now. Post refresh is already fixed we will push next update in couple days.


I had a feeling that was the case! no worries @good-karma was just putting in my 2 cents!

This is really great. I like this app for all the reasons above. Infact, I wasn't even aware that esteem was an android app till I read this posts. Thank you so much. Steemit was so complex for me and now, life is so much easier. I resteem.


Thanks for using eSteem

eSteem will have a BIG year!!!

@good-karma , downloaded the DT Windows version and am looking forward to discovery. What 'password or WIF' do I need to login?


you need your master password to login, all your details are saved locally


I think NOT.


You can use steemconnect as well!


Yes true, but should anyone be providing their "Master Key" for anything?


Using steemconnect you can use "Active Key" not need "Master Key"

Hi sir your app was the first contact i has with steemit thx to a misspelled name of an app let me tell u im very gratefull l

started using to see the magic by @good-karma and I loved it from my first use.


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Thanks @good-karma for this amazing app. It's working smoothly for me.

Feature Request, I'm not sure if there is an option to enable nightmode with a darker color scheme, but that is a must for me. Even better the ability to customize the colors completely. Other than that it looks amazing! Let me know if there is a direct channel for making suggestions, I'm an Idea tank... [resteemed]


Thanks for your request! Yes night mode is in works, it will have similar coloring as eSteem Mobile night mode. Please join discord channel (link in bottom of the post) to report issues or suggestions

New version can success

very good news for steemian

steem is becoming attractive more and more day by day !!!

I have longed to see eSteem pc desktop version. This a good development men. Here I go. It is feedback as we use. Congratulations @good-karma.

i love this post.
this is awesome ,informative
perfect name of this apps.
really great jobs
thanks @good-karma

Man this looks awesome, will take a look! 💪🏼🙌🏼💯


Thanks, let me know how it works on your computer 😉

For Windows is not match with the link!
Check it!


Looks like is not allowing to have links to .exe files. If you'll copy the link and paste in the browser it will work :)


Thats right! I have try it! Thanks for clarification :)


oh, now there is only one proper link and out there you can download for windows/mac/linux directly :)


Yeah . I just check it! And more better like that!:)


Updated by pointing download to Github release page ;)

Very nice, I've been waiting for this destop App version of your eSteem! Thank you very much @good-karma, in fact I am using it now as I write my comment. One thing I ask, is there a toogle night mode? I would really love it if there is, because my eyes are so sensitive with light... I hope you could make a toogle night mode, please!. Thank you and God bless! Kodus to you sir...


Thanks for feedback! Yes night mode is coming soon, we are working on it... Stay tuned!

i am surely going to give this application a try! it looks very well done and helpful

This is great!

Will there be a way to flag comments in the new version? I did not see a way to do that. I'm getting sick of these spammers! lol


Yes :) we will add downvote with next version release


awesome! It should say "flag"... Because people will downvote differing opinions instead of harmful content... Just what I noticed on @dtube videos.

Wow Nice update

At last, desktop version came. Now waiting for Web app. We have been watching "Come Soon" message for a long time. When this wait will over. @good-karma .And thanks for supporting Linux.

Finally, something that wll take steem to the next level! Love the UI!
Keep up the great work!

I had the esteem mobile app, but havent tried using it, now i know better, i will commence usage ASAP

Postingan yang sangat bagus, terima kasih

@good-karma! Looks like it's great. Always trying to create something extraordinary, good luck always.

Sounds very interesting and something to considerate.
I really like the post scheduling feature.


Thanks, let us know how it works for you...

Bookmarks and post scheduling sound amazing. Something I can only hope they add to steemit one day. Those are some amazing features.

You are very cool and your post is very useful for other steemian. I am very happy to see you working.

postingan yang sangat baik saya selalu mendukung Anda semoga sukses selalu @ good-karma

This is the best news of the day! I had a crappy day, my phone is dieing, so I needed this! Thank you very much @good-karma!!!

Great! I really like esteem, will give it a try to surfer.

Does it take a cut of the rewards?


Does it take a cut of the rewards?

eSteem application is provided for free and can be download from Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore as well as from out official Github, but there is a beneficiaries reward split where 10% of your post and comment rewards shared with eSteem project. These funds are used for further development of the application and continue to bring services for its users. Part of these funds are allocated for notification server, image hosting and other service costs. eSteem also runs encouragement, spotlight and translation programs where anyone can earn extra reward by participating. Those rewards are also part of these expenses

I've been following you, and I want to grow in steemit, please help me to maximize my steemit, I also have your voute, help me in steemit, I want to be close friends with you, thanks for reading my comments, @fauzan 93

Hi @good-karma. I want u to know that I always use esteem to post in steemit. It is really useful for me, morever when I want to post a picture. I also really remember when u gave upvote. Thank u very much.

Yes! Finally esteem available on Mac. Good job, good karma. I like it

This is very and beautiful post @good-karma

Your post is very helpful for the steemit to win, success continues and keeps winning.


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And for my Chromebook?


Chromebook might need some rebundling but we will check it out...Web version is also something we are considering later :)


Yay!!! You truly are the best! ❤

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Looks amazing! Well done.


Thanks! 👍

Nice, keep going! :)

Thank you @good-karma your information is amazing

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this is good news for the price users, with the best releases released. thanks good-karma

Hi sir
Success to #esteem

good work, very helpful to we. Once again, thank you

Hurray........ Steem and steemit has come to stay. This is really good for all steemians as well as the traducers and sceptics out there. As for. Me and my house we will keep on steeming.
God bless @good-karma and the entire management.

Very cool! I enjoy this idea of this app! Absolutely!

it always great news dear.
i am happy that now it is available on desktop.

wish best of luck to your journey.

Éxitos y bendiciones para ti hermano, he visto el trabajo que haces y me gusta. un cordial saludo amigo.

Really great job 👍 @good-karma

I tried Surfer at windows;

When looking my followings, there is no "Load More" button, so i saw only one page, not more. Can you check it?



And a suggestion; I think it needs a "refresh button" at any open post. When you are reading a post, if new comments are coming to the post, you are not seeing the new comments so it needs a refresh button may be near the search bar 👍


Thanks @cashthekush for the feedback! Yes, we will add that to next release which is coming within week, stay tuned!

can I post this post by translating it into Indonesian?
i like esteem


Yes, feel free... please link original post at the bottom of your translation.


Oke, thank u @good-karma :)

Hola amigo @good-karma que gran proyecto de estimacion, trabajo digno de admirar, sigue asi buena suerte, Saludos desde Venezuela.

Having trouble with the download. Is it possible to view it on a website? Is it available in the US Apple store? I'm on desktop it's iOS. I'll give it a try in the future!

Thats good news! Keep up the good work :)

That's really good, thanks for your contribution @good-karma, we always support you. Success for #esteem.

Awesome onee @good-karma, you never seize to blow our minds. pls, hope I can save photos with this one

was also thinking if it were possible to get post links.

Thank You Boss.

i'm happy for the work done it works fine
there are a few problems you cannot vote 20% only 100 %
there are too many small icons and is hard to find what you want very confusing


Hover over any vote button for 1 seconds and you will see slider where you can adjust percentage and see value of your vote. If you could elaborate on which icons are too small for you, we can work on them in next release which is coming out within week


On the settings, everything is too small
you may use the entire vertical space on the screen to expand
the feed and new posts should be in the middle and have attached hot trending etc
To expand the app to widescreen optimization for displaying the content.
to try to help videos to pop up like on or better.
music is nonexistent probably when you get a search to be able to tick a box for what you need video or music and to make this also an option in the client search for music search for video and explore trending hot etc


Thanks for feedback... We will consider improving visuals with next updates.


In 48 h i will try to make a photo with what i belive are good improuvements for the application and you or the team can chose i belive we can make a place for sugestions

Honestly, this is an app that I see myself using, just because of the post scheduling feature and ability to save multiple drafts. I also quite like the clean design, so don't think that would drive me back to Steemit.

Great job!


There are few more things we are improving next that should allow everything you do on Steemit and more. Did you know you can past steemit or busy link on Search field and it will open up post for you?! :)

I was waiting on this! Awesome news, I will def. check it out. Thanks

thanks ,, it looks like i will make a new thing there

The way you do is I can understand and understand about your post, I hope I follow it and you teach, I beg @good-karma

this is a sign of a good researcher, thanks for this.

This is exciting news!!

well done..


Thanks brother!

Great job my friend. I'm a faithful esteem user!.

Postingan yang berguna, Terimakasih atas ilmu nya bang, semoga abg sehat selalu dan sukses selamanya ya bg

magnificent partners is an important breakthrough, and greatly simplifies the actions we would like to carry out. truly congratulations let's continue on this path

Do we get any rewards for using this app like we got when esteem was launched?


Surfer is also part of encouragement program, yes!

we will always follow, whatever is best

This is the application i had been searching for. i did request for it too. Can't wait to use it. Thanks @good-karma to bring this useful application for us :)

I've managed to crash in multiple ways with the same result in the same manner always crash and delete the exe file itself

For the discovery crash crashes and refreshing over time, I think the disaster resolution (once a 4k screen) as fast as it.


indeed man! that was a fucking spammer plagiarized comment

you are the best, we are always proud and always follow you @good-karma. hopefully always healthy and successful.

Hello @good-karma
Thanks for esteem on desktop I needed it in my life so much, saved me the stress of moving my work from Pc to Mobile before publishing.

I already made my first post using surfer on windows. It's been smooth so far :), although I noticed the default voting weight is fixed at 100% and there's no option to adjust it in settings.

All the same, Good job...kudos to you and your team.


Thanks @shuta! Default voting while posting? You can adjust your voting weight by hover over upvote button for 1 seconds and you will see popup with slider where you can adjust weight accordingly


Damn! I forgot to edit my reply.
Yes... Hovering over the upvote button brought up the slider.
Thanks @good-karma

Means eSteem is everywhere now while walking or sitting in front of PC, Its a revolution in Steemit client and now users will forget to use Steemit via any browser. You have captured the steemians 😂, All the best!!

Is it working now on desktop I am not getting how it works @good-karma. I want to know that it works on browser or it will have a window app like discord ?


Yes, It is desktop application. Works on your operating system, windows, mac or linux.

Yayyy ,, I'm looking forward to have been published, hopefully this becomes an interesting and remarkable application on

Good job! Thank you very much for such excellent work!
Resteemed too!


very nice post

Steemit can work with it?

· and eSteem are two different apps (among many others like DTube,, DSound etc.) that run on the same Steem blockchain.

Good job. Buddy.

I am truly amazed at all of you who have worked hard on all this

This looks great going to check it out :D


thanks for your awesome fedback