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### Full Monero Client

If you are able to spare the bandwidth and disk space required to run a full node, doing so helps keep the network stable and robust, and also affords you the maximum privacy Monero has to offer.

You have a choice of either the graphical user interface (GUI), which also includes a full node that is built into it, or a command-line interface (CLI) for dedicated or more lightweight systems.

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[![](//static.getmonero.org/images/logo.svg)](/downloads)  
You can read our guide on [running a Monero node](/getting-started/running), and the Monero core software can be downloaded from the [downloads page](/downloads).

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### Mobile, Web, and Lightweight Clients
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The clients below are ideal if you are using Monero for the first time. They are also useful if you are on a device that cannot run a [full Monero node](/getting-started/running).
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[![](//static.getmonero.org/images/clients/mymonero.svg)](https://mymonero.com)

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[MyMonero.com](https://mymonero.com) is easy-to-use and works in your browser without you needing to install anything.  
It can be used with some measure of safety, as MyMonero are unable to spend your funds on your behalf.  
It is owned and operated by Riccardo Spagni, one of the Monero Core Team members.
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### Third-Party Clients
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There are currently no maintained third-party clients.
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