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Elgg Alternatives

Elgg is described as 'leading open source social networking engine which can be used to power your social network' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Elgg for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Minds, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Elgg are Friendica, HumHub, Movim and BuddyPress.

Elgg alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Team Collaboration Tools or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Elgg.
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Elgg is a leading open source social networking engine which can be used to power your social network.

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  1. Minds icon

    Minds

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    180 alternatives to Minds 

    We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

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    1.  DecentralizedMinds is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedMinds is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  GamificationMinds makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
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    Channel. Also known as profile.
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    Friendica

    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • PHP
    153 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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    Timeline of the user meeting forum. Duepunto Zero theme.


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    HumHub

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    110 alternatives to HumHub 

    HumHub is a free social network software and framework built to give you the tools to make teamwork easy and successful.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in HumHub simultaneously.
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    Movim

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    93 alternatives to Movim 

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts.

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    1.  DecentralizedMovim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    BuddyPress

    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    124 alternatives to BuddyPress 

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install BuddyPress directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins page, or download it manually from the WordPress.

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    Open Source Social Network ( OSSN )

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    86 alternatives to Open Source Social Network ( OSSN ) 

    opensource-socialnetwork also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests.

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    Open Social

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    58 alternatives to Open Social 

    Open Social is a purpose-built community engagement platform. Developed on top of a powerful open-source Drupal technology framework, Open Social allows organizations to create a central online hub for their members.

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    1.  Privacy focusedOpen Social is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      eXo Platform

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      103 alternatives to eXo Platform 

      eXo Platform is an all-in-one digital workplace solution that helps you connect, align and engage your teams around a single interface. You can use it to improve company and peer-to-peer communication, boost collaboration and manage company knowledge.

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      Cocoon Private Sharing

      • iPhone
      84 alternatives to Cocoon Private Sharing 

      Cocoon is a dedicated space for the most important people in your life. You use it with a single group who you want to feel closer with — it's like your home, on your phone.

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      ViceSocial

      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      26 alternatives to ViceSocial 

      With ViceSocial script you can create your own blogging social network. The platform is not written on any framework, it is pure PHP, which makes it much easier to understand, edit and improve.

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