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reCAPTCHA Alternatives

reCAPTCHA is described as 'CAPTCHA system that enables web hosts to distinguish between human and automated access to websites' and is a very popular website in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to reCAPTCHA, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS, PHP and JavaScript. The best alternative is hCaptcha, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to reCAPTCHA are Friendly Captcha, MTcaptcha, Solve Media's CAPTCHA TYPE-IN™ and Mollom.

This page was last updated Jan 20, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online

reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA system that enables web hosts to distinguish between human and automated access to websites.

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  1. hCaptcha

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    hCaptcha is designed to solve the most labor intensive problem in machine learning: labeling massive amounts of data in a timely, affordable, and reliable way.

  2. Friendly Captcha

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Friendly Captcha is a tool for preventing spam on your website.

    Friendly Captcha vs reCAPTCHA opinions
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    The most secure and privacy-aware solution on the market

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Better in terms of usability and privacy

    Positive comment 6 months ago
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  3. MTcaptcha

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Enterprise Captcha solutions.

  4. Solve Media's CAPTCHA TYPE-IN™

    • Online

    Solve Media's CAPTCHA TYPE-IN ads are an easy plug-in solution that saves your users time while making your site more secure and more profitable. Instead of struggling with difficult puzzles, users enter a simple brand message or security phrase.

  5. Mollom

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Mollom is a freemium web service to get rid of spam, unwanted content and fake users on your Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla site or blog.

    Discontinued

    "The Mollom content moderation service is no longer available … as of 2 April 2018."

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  6. visualCaptcha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    visualCaptcha is a configurable captcha solution, focusing on accessibility & simplicity, whilst maintaining security. It's also localizable and free, open-source, and we encourage customizations per site.

    Discontinued

    As from Dec 26, 2016: Please note visualCaptcha is no longer actively developed. It still works and should continue to, but it won't be improved by the initial team anymore. ...Source: https://github.com/emotionLoop/visualCaptcha/blob/master/README.md

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    Free, open-source, self-hosted.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  7. GeeTest CAPTCHA

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    GeeTest protects your websites, mobile apps and APIs from bad bot attacks with zero user friction.

  8. Sblam!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online

    Open-source implementation of server-side spam filtering of blog comments and forum posts.

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  9. UniqPin

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • PHP

    UniqPin is a free for non-commercial use service which destiny improve ability of interfaces detect a human or a computer operate with it.

  10. Negative Captcha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A negative captcha has the exact same purpose as your run-of-the-mill image captcha: To keep bots from submitting forms. Image ("positive") captchas do this by implementing a step which only humans can do, but bots cannot: read jumbled characters from an image.

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