RetroShare Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to RetroShare for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar 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 https://alternativeto. If your looking for more info about RetroShare like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/19/2018 1:23:00 PM

Alternatives to RetroShare for all platforms with any license

  • aMule

    aMule is an opensource alternative to eMule : aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network, offering similar features to eMule and adding others such as GeoIP (country flags). It was forked from the xMule source code on August 18, 2003, which itself is a fork of the lMule project, which was the first attempt to bring the eMule client to Linux.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.3.2, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • KTorrent

    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE Plasma which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured client for BitTorrent. KTorrent offers advanced configuration options, plenty of features and a wealth of useful plugins, like the Search plugin which will allow you to search for torrents directly from within KTorrent.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Shareaza

    Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find. It can harness the power of up to four separate peer-to-peer networks, including EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Shareaza's native network, Gnutella2. Not only that, but Shareaza is completely FREE and won't show any annoying ads or pop-ups. It won't install any unwanted third party programs that can wreak havoc with your computer. No spyware, no registration, no "paid version".

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Demonsaw

    Demonsaw is a new type of information sharing application that allows you to share your files securely. It's the next leap in the evolution of a free Internet, and the debut of social cryptography. Demonsaw is designed to protect your anonymity and hide what you're sharing. Your IP address is never revealed to the world. Share whatever you want, with whomever you want, without fear.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Twister

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DC++

    DC++ is an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect protocol. Direct Connect allows you to share files over the internet without restrictions or limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and its easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto connections and resuming of downloads.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Onionshare

    OnionShare lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size with someone. It works by starting a web server, making it accessible as a Tor hidden service, and generating an unguessable URL to access and download the file. It doesn't require setting up a server on the internet somewhere or using a third party filesharing service. You host the file on your own computer and use a Tor hidden service to make it temporarily accessible over the internet.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Tor Browser Bundle

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  • Torchat

    TorChat is a peer to peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity while being very easy to use without the need to install or configure anything.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2014. Last version, 0.9.9.553, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • Bit Chat

    Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. Primary aim of developing this instant messenger is to provide privacy which is achieved using strong cryptography. It can be used over Internet and private LAN networks for instant messaging and file transfer.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Orbit

    Instant messaging rooms for the distributed network IPFS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux IPFS JavaScript ... Go (Programming Language)

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  • EiskaltDC++

    EiskaltDC++ is a program for UNIX-like systems that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocol. It is compatible with other DC clients, such as the original DC from Neomodus, DC++ and derivatives. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all common DC hub software.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • MLDonkey

    MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms. It can be controlled through a user interface provided by one of many separate front-ends, including a Web interface, telnet interface and over a dozen native client programs. Its great when you have multple computers and you want to set up one server to download and in multiple computers with multiple users you can add files.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1.5, released in March 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • ApexDC++

    ApexDC.net is the home of an innovative P2P program using the Direct Connect and ADC networks. ApexDC++ is free to download and provides the ability to achieve truly fast downloads. ApexDC++ is, and always will be, free from all forms of malware. The project is managed and developed by veterans of the P2P world and as such we feel we are in touch with the opinions, wishes and requirements of our users.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • WASTE

    WASTE is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend protocol and software application that features instant messaging, chat rooms and file browsing/sharing capabilities. WASTE is a decentralized chat, instant messaging and file sharing program and protocol. It behaves similarly to a virtual private network by connecting to a group of trusted computers, as determined by the users. This kind of network is commonly referred to as a darknet.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cyanide

    Cyanide is Tox client for Sailfish OS . Features 1v1 messaging DNS discovery Typing notification Sound, LED & lockscreen notifications Avatars Inline Images File Transfers (no resuming across restarts yet) History Multiprofile

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted Sailfish OS

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  • Ares

    Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. With Ares you can also join chat rooms or host your channel and meet new friends.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Fopnu

    Simple and easy to use Fully decentralized network All shared files are indexed locally No relaying of other user's searches Pure UDP protocol that utilizes forward error correction Full connection encryption and decentralized public key infrastructure Recirculating token system that helps distribute upload bandwidth fairly Efficient and fast transfers via re-combining and re-encoding blocks at all nodes Clean install and uninstall, or stand-alone operation, with no annoying .

    Free Windows Linux

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  • 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. Calypso uses the anonymous network MUTE, protecting your privacy. Calypso is multisource, allowing a good download speed. Calypso is fully compatible with MUTE. You can download files shared by MUTE customers and vice versa.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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

    AirDC++ is an easy way to share files between users. It is easy to adopt for new users but also includes many more advanced features.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • GoldBug

    GoldBug is a secure Instant Messenger. You can be sure with using GoldBug (GB), that no third party can look into your chat communication. Private user-to-user communication remains private. GoldBug therefore uses strong multi-encryption with different layers of modern encryption technologies of well known and revised crypto libraries (like libgcrypt (GnuPG) and OpenSSL). The app offers as well decentral and encrypted Email and decentral public E*IRC-Chat.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Peergos

    PeerGos is Java client for a decentralised, secure file storage, sharing and social network that's surveillance resistant and doesn't expose your friend network. It is based on the network IPFS , with its DNS service which is IPNS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Java

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  • MUTE

    MUTE File Sharing is a peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Stealthnet

    StealthNet is based on the original RShare client and has been enhanced by a developer team who consists of Planet Peer community members. In comparison with the current RShare client StealthNet offers a lot of new features like download resuming (interrupted downloads can be resumed), multilanguage support, a search filter for several file types and much more. In the early stages StealthNet was known as RShare Community Edition (RShare CE).

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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