Obfuscate – utility to censor private information

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Obfuscate is a simple GTK-based utility that’s designed to censor private information. The author wrote the tool to share fairly non-sensitive information in random conversations online.

This is free and open source software.


We evaluated Obfuscate under Kubuntu 24.04 LTS and Manjaro.

For Manjaro, there’s a package in the Arch User Repository which we installed using pamac (Manjaro’s front-end installation tool). The package is named gnome-obfuscate.

Installation with Pamac

If you’re not using an Arch-based distro like Manjaro, there’s a cross-platform Flatpak available. We installed it with bauh.

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