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 Small OpenPGP iconOpenPGP to authenticate peers and Small OpenSSL iconOpenSSL to encrypt all communication.

RetroShare features:

Chat

Send text and images. Discuss with various people in chat rooms. Express your emotions with the rich smiley set. Use distant chat to securely chat with friends-of-friends.

Voice and Video

Make free and secure calls with the VoIP plugin. Catch up face to face with a video call.

Mail

Send encrypted messages to other members of the network. Retroshare can store encrypted messages on friends nodes to deliver messages while you're offline.

File sharing

Share files with your friends or with the whole network. Use the search to find files. Retroshare uses swarming similar to BitTorrent, to accelerate the download. This makes it possible to share big files with 1GB or more. Your privacy is protected with anonymous tunnels. Only your direct friends might learn which files you download.

Forums

You can read and write forum posts offline. This is perfect while you're on the go. When you have an Internet connection, Retroshare will automatically sync forums with your friends. Decentralized forums are censorship resistant by design.

Posted

Share your favorite links. See which links others like. Vote and discuss links.

Channels

Publish files in channels. Subscribe to channels and automatically download the latest files. Comment on files and spread them to your friends.

License

Free

Supported Platforms

Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSSL OpenPGP

RetroShare is listed in

Privacy and Security and Decentralized P2P Networks

Links to official RetroShare sites

Official Website    Twitter    GitHub

Features

Anonymous Secure Filesharing Decentralized Apps with End-to-End Encryption Gpg encryption Serverless Add a feature

Categories

File Sharing Office & Productivity Security & Privacy Social & Communications

Tags

anonymous-secure-filesharing chat decentralized email-client encrypted-communication end-to-end-encryption f2f file-sharing file-transfer gpg-encryption private-file-sharing secure-chat serlver-less serverless video-chat voice-chat

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