Contributing to the project

asciinema is open-source software and the service at is made available free of charge to anyone. A lot of effort is put in this project and it's developed exclusively in free time. If you find the service useful, you think it's a great idea or you believe in giving back to the open-source community please consider making a financial donation or putting your time to improve the project.

Supporting an open-source project feels great. And you can do it in many ways. Here is a list of a few things you can do to show your appreciation and help asciinema.


While the service is free of charge for anyone it still requires servers, domains, SSL certificates, storage for backups and other resources to keep it running.

Consider a donation to help cover these costs. Be it once, be it regularly, be it a small or a big amount. Even if it's just enough for "a beer", your support helps running the service and motivates future developments.

You can choose from several options below to support asciinema financially.


Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic crypto-currency. Bitcoin is also a free way to send money overseas. If you would like to donate some bitcoins to the project use the following address (you can just click it if you use desktop bitcoin wallet).



Gratipay is a way to give small weekly cash gifts to people you love and are inspired by. And it's great for supporting open-source authors and projects. To donate to asciinema via Gratipay, click on the button below.


If you use an operating system for which there's no native asciinema package and you know how to build one then don't hesitate, build it and let us know.

Bug reporting

All your bug reports and feature ideas are highly appreciated as they help to improve the quality and functionality of asciinema for everyone.

As the service is built of several parts there are separate bug trackers:

Spreading the word

Finally, you can help spreading the word about the project by telling your friends about it. Tweet and blog about it or submit your recordings to Reddit. We're @asciinema on Twitter btw.