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BitDust Alternatives

BitDust is described as 'Imagine a decentralized network maintained by other users just like you. Here all your personal files are encrypted and only you hold the key to unlock them. Completely anonymous and secure' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BitDust for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is IPFS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BitDust are I2P, Freenet, ZeroNet and Snowflake Tor.

BitDust alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be Social Networks or VPN Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BitDust.
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  1. IPFS icon

    IPFS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    75 alternatives to IPFS 

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.

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    1.  DecentralizedIPFS is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  2. I2P icon

    I2P

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    38 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  DecentralizedI2P is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  3. Freenet icon

    Freenet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    50 alternatives to Freenet 

    Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in...

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    1.  DecentralizedFreenet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeFreenet doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. ZeroNet icon

    ZeroNet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    25 alternatives to ZeroNet 

    ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.

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    Discontinued

    The last release is from September 2019.

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  5. Snowflake Tor icon

    Snowflake Tor

    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    205 alternatives to Snowflake Tor 

    Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.

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    1.  Privacy focusedSnowflake Tor is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  DecentralizedSnowflake Tor is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    GNUnet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  DecentralizedGNUnet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Besides command line tools, GNUnet provides a graphical user interface: gnunet-gtk. Here are some screenshots of gnunet-gtk and its features and ports.
    Search and download page with thumbnails (Windows XP, standard theme).
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    Sia

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    45 alternatives to Sia 

    Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data.

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    1.  DecentralizedSia is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSia has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Encrypted BackupSia uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    ZeroMe

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • Messagepack
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    97 alternatives to ZeroMe 

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroMe is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    i2pd (I2P Daemon)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    • C++
    • I2P
    66 alternatives to i2pd (I2P Daemon) 

    I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.

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    Decentralized Internet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    17 alternatives to Decentralized Internet 

    This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in comparison to the old internet. An internet that eventually wouldn't need to rely on telecom towers, an outdated grid, or all these other "old...

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    1.  DecentralizedDecentralized Internet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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