AlternativeTo Logo
Keybase icon

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.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Ruby
  • JavaScript
  • Go (Programming Language)
  • Java
  • Tor
  • iPad
Avg rating of 4 (12)| 14 comments

Keybase Screenshots

Screenshot
Screenshot
Screenshot
Screenshot
Screenshot
Usernames are centralized Keybase developer keeps the power to delete users.
 Suggest and vote on features

Keybase Features

  1.  End-to-End EncryptionKeybase has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
  2.  PGP EncryptionKeybase supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
  3.  Git SupportKeybase supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
  4.  Self Destructing MessagesKeybase supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
  5.  Encrypted BackupKeybase uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
  6.  GPG EncryptionKeybase supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
  7.  Ad-freeKeybase doesn't contain any form of external advertising.

Keybase information

Supported Languages

  • English

Apple AppStore

  •   Updated
  •   3.56 avg rating
View in AppStore

GitHub repository

  •  8,364 Stars
  •  1,249 Forks
  •  4057 Open Issues
  •   Updated
View on GitHub

Popular alternatives

View all

Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about Keybase, and it has gotten 124 likes

Keybase was added to AlternativeTo by alebcay on and this page was last updated . Keybase is sometimes referred to as Keybase.io, Keybase Filesystem.

Comments and Reviews  Post a comment/review

 all • positive • negative      relevance • date
friendlywhale42
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Wish Keybase was federated/decentralized, but notwithstanding the drawback of a centralized server, it is an excellent app.

Show entire comment
4
hasanyildiz
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

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.

Show entire comment
0
apranaxfort
  
Top negative comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

It's a great app for end to end encryption. It does totally deserves 5 stars. Easy to use but there are 3 drawbacks.

I removed 3 stars.

  • Usernames are not decentralized. Keybase developer has full power to delete your account permanently.
  • Too many bugs development team more focused on developing half baked new shiny stuff instead of fixing bugs. Github issues page filled with unanswered/unassigned tickets. People can't even get sound notifications when they get message such a deal breaker problem ignored by developer team.
  • In some cases privacy worse than Facebook. Everyone in the world can see your followers and see everyone's validated accounts. So It's super easy to understand who is friend with who.

Basically this developer is crypto version of Mark Zuckerberg.

Show entire comment
8
Deanosim
  
Negative comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Keybase is nearly entirely abandoned, last blog post is from 2020, Github issues are all ignored, only updates that come out are updates to client dependancies. They where brought out by Zoom and Zoom killed all development of Keybase.

Show entire comment
3
Olorin
  
Review agoPending approval
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Initially I liked Keybase for what it offered, but after its recent acquisition by Zoom there are now privacy concerns that anyone interested in retaining their privacy should consider. Good alternatives at the moment appear to be Signal and Wickr, among others.

https://restoreprivacy.com/secure-encrypted-messaging-apps/keybase/

Show entire comment
2
GameDesigner
  
Positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

It's a collaboration tool with security in mind. Too bad we live in a world in which security is an extra. With the larger, cloud based collaboration tools, you never know if the company behind it is watching and stealing your precious ideas.

Show entire comment
0
LesterCovax
  
Positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Great all-in-one app providing encrypted private/shared file storage, git repos, and chat. It may not be the most secure or distributed tool for these use cases, but it's certainly the most accessible for the average user.

Show entire comment
-1
Show more comments
7 of 14 comments

Tags

  • Encryption
  • Version Control
  • Data-encryption
  • Privacy Protection
  • Social Network
  • Java
  • secure-messaging
  • Disk Encryption
  • Javascript
  • go-lang

Lists containing Keybase

Websites with .onion available •  Progress & Management •  Linux FOSS •  KP Listed

Recent user activities on Keybase

AlternativeTo