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Apps with 'Federated' feature

  1. Element icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB
    261 alternatives to Element 

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

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    1.  DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsElement allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    7.  No TrackingElement will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    9.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
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  2. Mastodon icon
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    • Android
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    108 alternatives to Mastodon 

    Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.

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    1.  DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeMastodon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Dark ModeMastodon supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Support for @mentionsMastodon supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    8.  No TrackingMastodon will not track you or use your personal data.
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  3. PeerTube is a free, decentralized and federated video platform developed as an alternative to other platforms that centralize our data and attention, such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo. But one organization hosting PeerTube alone may not have enough money to pay for bandwidth...

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    1.  DecentralizedPeerTube is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freePeerTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubPeerTube support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    4.  Privacy focusedPeerTube is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  4. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking. Can run on your own server.

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    1.  DecentralizedPixelfed is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedPixelfed is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubPixelfed support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    4.  Ad-freePixelfed doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  5. Diaspora icon
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    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby
    126 alternatives to Diaspora 

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.

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    1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Ad-freeDiaspora doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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  6. Friendica icon
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • PHP
    122 alternatives to Friendica 

    Friendica is a distributed social network application. Which allow users to connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, diaspora*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.

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    1.  DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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  7. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

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    1.  DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  OpenPGPConversations supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  GPG EncryptionConversations supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    5.  Self Destructing MessagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    6.  PGP EncryptionConversations supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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  8. WriteFreely is an open-source, minimalist, federated, self-hosted blogging platform. It was built for and by Write.as and can be used to power a similar community or just a single blog.

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    1.  Support for ActivityPubWriteFreely support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    2.  Support for MarkDownWriteFreely supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  9. Tusky is a lightweight client for Mastodon, a free and open-source social network server. It supports all Mastodon features, like photos, videos, lists, custom emojis and is designed according to material guidelines.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportTusky support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Dark ModeTusky supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  DecentralizedTusky is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    4.  LightweightTusky consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  No TrackingTusky will not track you or use your personal data.
    6.  Support for @mentionsTusky supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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  10. Mobilizon icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    26 alternatives to Mobilizon 

    From a friends and familiy birthday party to a march for climate change, today, our gatherings are trapped in the tech giants' platforms. How to get organized, how to click on “I join” without providing intimate data on Facebook or locking yourself in MeetUp?

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    1.  DecentralizedMobilizon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeMobilizon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubMobilizon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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  11. Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for communities (of any size).

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    1.  DecentralizedHubzilla is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Support for ActivityPubHubzilla support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    3.  Calendar IntegrationHubzilla lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  Privacy focusedHubzilla is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Ad-freeHubzilla doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Channel
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  12. BookWyrm icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    16 alternatives to BookWyrm 

    BookWyrm is a social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next. Federation allows BookWyrm users to join small, trusted communities that can connect with one another, and with other ActivityPub services like...

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    1.  DecentralizedBookWyrm is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Support for ActivityPubBookWyrm support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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  13. Plume icon
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    • Self-Hosted
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    Plume is not a single website, but an entire interconnected, yet independent network of what we call instances. You write content from your own instance, but anyone else on any other Plume instance can enjoy your stories too.

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    1.  Support for ActivityPubPlume support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    Discontinued

    Plume is not actively maintained.

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  14. Misskey icon
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    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    31 alternatives to Misskey 

    A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform.

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    1.  Support for ActivityPubMisskey support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    2.  DecentralizedMisskey is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Support for MarkDownMisskey supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  Ad-freeMisskey doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Timeline in Home mode
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  15. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionDino has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Multiple Account supportDino support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  OpenPGPDino supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  Privacy focusedDino is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  DecentralizedDino is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dino simultaneously.
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