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Open Source IPFS Alternatives

The best open source alternative to IPFS is ZeroNet. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to IPFS and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to IPFS are I2P, Freenet, SyncTrayzor and Beaker browser.

IPFS alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Cloud Storage Services or Anonymizing Networks. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of IPFS.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Self-Hosted

IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web....

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  1. ZeroNet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript

    ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.

    Discontinued

    The last release is from September 2019.

    ZeroNet vs IPFS opinions
    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.

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    Ornataweaver

    This is an active decentralized web with gorgeous interface!

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  2. 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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    lionking420

    I2P is more about anonymity, whereas IPFS isnt inherently build for that use-case. I2P is a darkweb of sorts, ipfs is more about file sharing.

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  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.

  4. 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.

  5. Beaker browser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • JavaScript
    • Dat

    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.

    Discontinued

    No updates for 2 years, no access to Hyper websites, can't run normal like a browser, not safe.



  6. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.

  7. 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.

  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.

  9. Sia

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data.

  10. ZeroMe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • Messagepack
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

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