IPFS Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to IPFS for Web, Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to IPFS.

IPFS is the permanent web. A new peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol. If your looking for more info about IPFS like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 12/6/2018 1:41:00 PM

Alternatives to IPFS for all platforms with any license

  • Syncthing

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else other than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally. Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron

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  • ownCloud

    Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of the public ownCloud providers. Access your existing data on an FTP drive at work, images shared with you on Dropbox, or your NAS at home--all through your ownCloud server.Run your ownCloud server in a place you trust and access all the data you care about in one place! Your data is where you are! When traveling, access ownCloud through your Android or iOS devices.

    • IPFS is a protocol and supporting utilities to facilitate data versioning and exchange. This has almost nothing to do with ownCloud. axonicNov 2017 • 16 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Raspberry Pi Cloudron

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  • FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux openSUSE CentOS ... Ubuntu Debian

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  • Resilio Sync

    Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol). Fast, intelligent file transfers. Sync skips the cloud and finds the shortest path between devices when transferring data. No Cloud. No uploading to third party servers. Just fast, simple file syncing. Use your local network You don't need the Internet to use Sync. Sync can utilize local networks even if the Internet is down or unavailable.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • SpiderOak

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup, synchronization, and sharing.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone iPad Xfce

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  • ZeroNet

    ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network. Users can publish static or dynamic sites/applications into ZeroNet and visitors can choose to also serve the application/site. Sites /applications will remain on-line even if it is being served by only 1 peer.

    • IPFS is a very useful technology. ZeroNet is an active decentralized web, with gorgeous interface. OrnataweaverMar 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is an active decentralized web with gorgeous interface! OrnataweaverMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web gevent ... Self-Hosted NameCoin Python JavaScript

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  • SyncTrayzor

    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. A portable version is also available.

    Free Open Source Windows Syncthing

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  • 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 "darknet" mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Keybase

    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. Keybase is for anyone. Imagine a Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. Or a Team Dropbox where the server can't leak your files or be hacked.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Ruby JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Java

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  • Pydio

    Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers. Pydio is an open source file sharing platform for the enterprise, with simple and sleek web and mobile apps, hosted securely on your servers and clouds. As easy to use as great consumer software, Pydio is designed to provide enterprise grade security and control.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Self-Hosted

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  • Sandstorm.io

    Sandstorm makes it easy to run your own server. Install apps to create documents, spreadsheets, blogs, git repos, task lists, and more as easily as you'd install apps on your phone. Sandstorm is open source and can be installed on any x86-64 Linux system. Designed for humans It's as easy as your phone. No command lines, no config files, no database provisioning. Secure by default Sandstorm's unparalleled security measures keep you safe even when apps are buggy.

    Free Open Source Linux Web Self-Hosted Meteor

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  • SugarSync

    SugarSync lets you synchronize, backup and remotely access files and folders across your PC or Mac. You can also remotely view files from Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian and Android. Features • Access, view, edit, share and manage files directly on your phone or tablet • Sync files and folders from the cloud to your device for offline viewing. The app automatically detects any changes and syncs these to your computers.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows S Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Office Outlook Kindle Fire

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  • Unison

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other. Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • SyncToy

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or folders and no triangle-sync as only Allway Sync, Synkron, SyncLess or GoodSync can do. No VSS-support, not portable.

    • Discontinued Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

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  • Syncany

    Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage, e.g. FTP, Amazon S3 or Google Storage. While the basic idea is similar to Dropbox and JungleDisk, Syncany is open-source and additionally provides data encryption and more flexibility in terms of storage type and provider.

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See https://github.com/syncany/syncany

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Dat

    Dat is the non-profit, secure, and distributed package manager for data. Dat can be used to version data locally, or to share and sync data over the internet. Dat includes an optional peer-to-peer distribution system, meaning that the more widely that a dataset is shared, the faster it is for users to retrieve or sync a copy, and the more redundant that the dataset’s availability becomes.

    • Dat and IPFS are very similar technologies. axuttajaDec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell JavaScript

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  • Sia

    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. A JSON-Documents-chained-list ( blockchain ) is used to create cryptographic contracts ensuring that hosts will only get paid if they actually store the data. Out of hundreds of hosts, only a fraction are required to recover the original file.

    Freemium Open Source Web JSON JavaScript Go (Programming Language)

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  • Ind.ie Pulse

    Pulse, officially-sanctioned fork of Syncthing , is a free, secure, and distributed file synchronisation engine. Synchronise your files without also sharing them with a stranger in the cloud. Private & secure Private. Your data is only stored on your own devices. You don’t have to share with a stranger in a cloud. Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS. Uses perfect forward secrecy to prevent eavesdroppers from ever gaining access to your data.

    • Discontinued As announced at https://ind.ie/blog/focus/ , Pulse will no longer be supported, but you can still download it from the official website and use it.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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  • Freehold

    Freehold - An open, secure, and lightweight platform for your files and data. Lightweight and Fast: Freehold can run efficiently on everything from a Raspberry Pi to a multi-core VPS. Keep your files in Sync: Use Freehold-Sync to synchronize your desktop files with your freehold instance to make your own open, and secure Dropbox / Google Drive alternative.

    • Discontinued Latest commit 3d05473 on Sep 3, 2015 . See https://github.com/timshannon/freehold

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Synology Cloud Station

    #### REQUIRES A SYNOLOGY NAS #### Synology offers cost-efficient, high-capacity yet absolutely private cloud solution to help you synchronize files among all your devices. CLOUD & FILE SYNC The majority of people now switch between multiple devices every day, resulting in a dramatic increase in the popularity of cloud storage.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad Self-Hosted

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