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OnionShare

OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Tor Browser Private Web
  • Android
Avg rating of 5 (2)| 1 comments

What is OnionShare?

Web servers are started locally on your computer and made accessible to other people as Tor onion services.

By default, OnionShare web addresses are protected with a random password. A typical OnionShare address might look something like this:

http://onionshare:constrict-purity@by4im3ir5nsvygprmjq74xwplrkdgt44qmeapxawwikxacmr3dqzyjad.onion

You’re responsible for securely sharing that URL using a communication channel of your choice like in an encrypted chat message, or using something less secure like unencrypted e-mail, depending on your threat model.

The people you send the URL to then copy and paste it into their Tor Browser to access the OnionShare service.

If you run OnionShare on your laptop to send someone files, and then suspend it before the files are sent, the service will not be available until your laptop is unsuspended and on the Internet again. OnionShare works best when working with people in real-time.

Because your own computer is the web server, no third party can access anything that happens in OnionShare, not even the developers of OnionShare. It’s completely private. And because OnionShare is based on Tor onion services too, it also protects your anonymity.

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OnionShare Features

  1.  Privacy focusedOnionShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  No Coding RequiredOnionShare can be used without an coding or programming skills.

OnionShare information

  • Developed byMicah Lee
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives34 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  5,482 Stars
  •  620 Forks
  •  98 Open Issues
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Lovely tool for sharing files, hosting onion websites and chats. Like dropbox but anonymous and private.

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Sandro_Linux

Similar functionality to retroshare but easier to use and onion routing (tor) is on by default

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