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Gopher Alternatives

Gopher is described as 'TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet' and is an app in the file sharing category. There are three alternatives to Gopher for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, iPhone, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is HTTP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gopher are Gemini (protocol) and Named Data Networking Project.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

is a TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet.

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    HTTP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • OSVR
    • AROS
    • HTC Vive
    • Self-Hosted
    • Blackberry 10
    • PlayBook
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • Playstation VR
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Gear VR
    • Pebble
    • Roku
    • Daydream
    • Chromecast
    • Xbox
    • MorphOS
    • Oculus Rift

    is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.[1] HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.

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  2. Gemini (protocol)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Gemini is a new application-level internet protocol for the distribution of arbitrary files, with some special consideration for serving a lightweight hypertext format which facilitates linking between files.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGemini (protocol) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGemini (protocol) is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Screenshot of official Project Gemini page from Castor browser.


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    Named Data Networking Project

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Linux Mobile

    Named Data Networking (NDN) is an architectural realization of the broad Information Centric Networking (ICN) vision that enables communications by named, secured data at the network layer.

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