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GNUnet Alternatives

GNUnet is described as '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' and is a popular anonymizing network in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GNUnet for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Tor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNUnet are Matrix.org, Freenet, I2P and IPFS.

GNUnet alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be VPN Services or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNUnet.
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  1. Tor icon

    Tor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    57 alternatives to Tor 

    Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

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    Almost everyone thinks Tor is a great alternative to GNUnet.
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    Matrix.org

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl
    134 alternatives to Matrix.org 

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  VoiP CallsMatrix.org allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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  3. Freenet icon

    Freenet

    • Mac
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    • 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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    Almost everyone thinks Freenet is a great alternative to GNUnet.
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    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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    Almost everyone thinks I2P is a great alternative to GNUnet.
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    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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    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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    Almost everyone thinks ZeroNet is a great alternative to GNUnet.
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    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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    Shadowsocks

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    163 alternatives to Shadowsocks 

    A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.

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    1.  OpenVPNShadowsocks supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    2.  Built-in VPNShadowsocks has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Anonymous ProxyShadowsocks protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
    4.  ShadowsocksShadowsocks has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
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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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