Alternatives to RetroShare for all platforms with any license

  • Deluge icon

    Deluge

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Python

  • I2P icon

    I2P

    The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • eMule icon

    eMule

    eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.50b Beta1, released in March 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Ring icon

    Ring

    Ring is a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication platform that requires no centralized server and leaves the power of privacy in the hands of the user.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Tribler icon

    Tribler

    Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content. We...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    rTorrent

    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Soulseek icon

    Soulseek

    Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application. One of the things that makes Soulseek® unique is our community and community-related features. Based on peer-to-peer technology...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    FilePizza

    Open source application used to transfer file via WebRTC and WebTorrent. Open the website, select a file and get given a link to send to the recipient. For as long as the page is open users can download from the link provided via...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • GNUnet icon

    GNUnet

    GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Bitmessage

    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Halite

    Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.

    Open Source Windows libtorrent

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    • Discontinued Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.
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    KTorrent

    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • aMule icon

    aMule

    aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Torchat icon

    Torchat

    TorChat is a peer to peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity while being very easy to use without the need to install or...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last commit in 2014: https://github.com/prof7bit/TorChat
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    Demonsaw

    Demonsaw is the next leap in the evolution of a free Internet, and the debut of social cryptography. Demonsaw is designed to protect your anonymity and hide what you're sharing.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Bit Chat

    Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can be used over Internet and private LAN networks for instant messaging and file transfer.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    MLDonkey

    MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms. It can be controlled through a user interface provided by one of many separate front-ends...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1.5, released in March 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Ares icon

    Ares

    Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a...

    Open Source Windows

  • Twister icon

    Twister

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • EiskaltDC++ icon

    EiskaltDC++

    EiskaltDC++ is a program for UNIX-like systems that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocol. It is compatible with other DC clients, such as the original DC from Neomodus, DC++ and derivatives. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • Echoplexus icon

    Echoplexus

    Echoplexus is an anonymous, web-based, IRC-like chatting platform that makes its best effort to respect your privacy. It allows you to create public or private channels. You can encrypt your chats. You can secure a pseudonym for...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Not actively maintained
  • Calypso icon

    Calypso

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Onionshare

    OnionShare lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size with someone. It works by starting a web server, making it accessible as a Tor hidden service, and generating an unguessable URL to access and download the file. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Tor Browser Bundle

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    Anomos

    Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Main site has not seen updating since 2008 and SSL cert for it is expired.
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    OneSwarm

    Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.
  • MUTE icon

    MUTE

    MUTE File Sharing is a peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Opera Unite icon

    Opera Unite

    Opera Unite is an extensible framework that allows for several web services (referred to as "Applications") to be hosted from the user's computer, including a web server for hosting a site, file and photo sharing, a chat...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Opera Unite and Opera Widgets were removed from Opera on the end of 2012.
  • Stealthnet icon

    Stealthnet

    StealthNet is based on the original RShare client and has been enhanced by a developer team who consists of Planet Peer community members. In comparison with the current RShare client StealthNet offers a lot of new features like...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • StrongDC++ icon

    StrongDC++

    StrongDC++ is a client for sharing files in Direct Connect network by using NMDC and ADC protocols. It is modification of program DC++ and it brings many news and features from other modification. Since DC++ is developed under...

    Open Source Windows

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    GoldBug

    GoldBug is a secure Instant Messenger. You can be sure with using GoldBug (GB), that no third party can look into your chat communication. Private user-to-user communication remains private. GoldBug therefore uses strong...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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Comment by Venom88
about RetroShare and WASTE, Torchat, GNUnet Dec 2013

I think the most similar apps to RetroShare could be:

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