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MUTE Alternatives

MUTE is described as 'File Sharing is a peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy' and is an app in the file sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MUTE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MUTE are ZeroNet, GNUnet, Calypso and MuWire.

MUTE alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MUTE.
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  1. RetroShare icon

    RetroShare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP
    96 alternatives to RetroShare 

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .

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    1.  DecentralizedRetroShare is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedRetroShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionRetroShare has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  GPG EncryptionRetroShare supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
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  2. ZeroNet icon

    ZeroNet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    25 alternatives to ZeroNet 

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

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    Discontinued

    The last release is from September 2019.

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    GNUnet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to GNUnet 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedGNUnet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Besides command line tools, GNUnet provides a graphical user interface: gnunet-gtk. Here are some screenshots of gnunet-gtk and its features and ports.
    Search and download page with thumbnails (Windows XP, standard theme).
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    Calypso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    138 alternatives to Calypso 

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

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    1.  PortableCalypso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Connections, downloads
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    MuWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to MuWire 

    MuWire is a file-sharing application that works on top of I2P. It is inspired by the LimeWire Gnutella client, but it's completely anonymous.

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    Qaul

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • C++
    15 alternatives to Qaul 

    Ad-hoc wireless mesh-network suite that harnesses the power of everyday devices such as computers and smartphones to create a Democratic, Non-Centralized, Mesh Network.

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    Phex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java Mobile
    18 alternatives to Phex 

    Phex is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Gnutella network. It is free software and without spyware or adware. Phex is released under the GNU General Public License. Phex is based on Java technology and therefore available for many different systems that offer a Java 1.

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    Discontinued

    Last stable update was in Feb 2009. See http://www.phex.org/mambo/

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    Nullupload.com

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    162 alternatives to Nullupload.com 

    Nullupload.com We don't track you. Private file hosting. Privacy matters. Anonymous file upload.

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    Discontinued

    Main server is full and not allowing uploads anymore.

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    Perfect Dark

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Perfect Dark 

    Perfect Dark is an anonymous peer to peer network which aims to become the #1 in Japan. You have to share at least 40 Gigabyte of your hard drive which is used for the networks exceptional storage system which works like a global RAID array.

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    telehash

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • JavaScript
    17 alternatives to telehash 

    Encrypted private mesh-networking protocol.

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