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 ZeroNet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MUTE are RetroShare (Free, Open Source), GNUnet (Free, Open Source), Calypso (Free, Open Source) and Perfect Dark (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

    1. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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.

      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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    5. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Anonymous and free file upload.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • JavaScript
      Encrypted private mesh-networking protocol.
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    6. MuWire is an easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology.
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    7. Ninux is an Italian wireless network community with the goal of creating and expanding a free, open and experimental computer network. It uses the OLSR (Optimized Link State Routing) Protocol, an IP routing protocol optimized for mobile ad hoc networks.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Digitatas is a digital tree, a sapling to give technology to children of the Digital Generation. Under Open Hardware licensing by Open_Sailing and openet.org.
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