IPFS Alternatives

    IPFS is described as 'global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good 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' and is a very popular app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to IPFS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Keybase, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IPFS are ZeroNet (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source), I2P (Free, Open Source) and SyncTrayzor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.
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      Keybase vs IPFS opinions
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      It's not even remotely the same thing. Keybase is an encrypted messenger.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      Keybase is more of a password manager instead of a peer to peer network.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      drliu1202 IPFS is peer-to-peer content storage and delivery network. Keybase is an encrypted chat application with free of charge 50 GB cloud storage.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

    2. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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      Almost everyone thinks ZeroNet is a great alternative to IPFS.
      Ornataweaver IPFS is a very useful technology. ZeroNet is an active decentralized web, with gorgeous interface.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Ornataweaver This is an active decentralized web with gorgeous interface!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. 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.
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    4. 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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    5. SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to automatically start at PC startup.

    6. SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup, synchronization, and sharing.
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      Beaker is a an experimental peer-to-peer web browser based on Hyper protocol. It's licensed MIT, and supports plugins for adding new protocols and Web APIs.
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    7. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.
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    8. 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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    9. Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data. Data is split into hundreds of erasure coded pieces and encrypted locally, and then each piece is uploaded to a separate host.
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