freezr makes it easy to set up your own personal server and to build & run simple javascript apps on it.

freezr can be installed in a few minutes on various cloud services such as Heroku, Google Could, AWS, [Microsoft Azure], Openshift, or just on your own PC or mac laptop. (Instructions here.)

What do you put in your freezr?

Simple javascript apps. You can find some sample apps here.


What is freezr?

freezr just provides a layer of functionality on top of node.js so that you can easily access a NoSQL data base (like mongo db) and a place to store files. It provides a simple login for users and a permissioning system to share data between apps and users, if you like.

Since node.js and NoSQL databases run on almost any platform, so does freezr. Freezr aims to be platform agnostic so you can run it on windows or mac or build your own server in the cloud on Heroku, or Amazon’s AWS, and even use Dropbox as your file system.


Data freedom

With freezr apps, your data isn’t stored on other people’s servers – your data and apps are fully under your control in a file system and database of your choosing.

When it grows up, freezr wants to be your “personal data store” - a place when you can keep all your personal data privately, under your own full control - and your own open “app platform” - similar in concept to smart phones, where you can have a number of apps, and give them permission to access your data, to analyze it, visualize it or mash it up in some new way.

So freezr is also an experiment in data freedom - suggesting a way to free our personal data from the silos created by traditional web architecture and mobile platforms.

It is fully open source, and all freezr apps are necessarily open source, as they are written in (client-side) javascript.

freezr's ambition is to derive its security from this openness.


Caveat Molitor

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, freezr is a personal project - a proof of concept, which surely must have countless bugs.

Warning: If you have any sense of code esthetics, you may experience severe aches and possible trauma, should you venture to browse the code base.

Yet, I have been running my own freezr since 2014, using it to take notes, and to record all my web browsing history. I post some links publicly. You can see them on the public page of my personal freezr.


You can get started with freezr here.

A list of apps can be found here.

And everything is on github.



Built by salmanff with help from Marc Wandschneider and many others in the OSS community.
freezr logo by Kerri Shotts, inspired by RSS.