Solid Alternatives

    Solid is described as '(derived from "social linked data") is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized Web applications based on Linked Data principles' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Solid for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is IPFS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Solid are ZeroNet (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source), Beaker browser (Free, Open Source) and Hypercore Protocol (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 29, 2021

    1. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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    2. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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    3. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Electron / Atom Shell
      • JavaScript
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      Beaker is a an experimental peer-to-peer web browser based on Hyper protocol. It's licensed MIT, and supports plugins for adding new protocols and Web APIs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      • JavaScript
      Hypercore Protocol is a peer-to-peer data network built on the Hypercore logs. Hypercores are signed, append-only logs. They're like lightweight blockchains without the consensus algorithm.
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    4. Blockstack is a new decentralized internet where users own their data and apps run locally. Take back control over your digital life. A browser portal is all you need to get started.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • HP webOS
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • OSVR
      • AROS
      • HTC Vive
      • Self-Hosted
      • Blackberry 10
      • PlayBook
      • Apple Watch
      • Apple TV
      • Playstation VR
      • Android Wear
      • Kindle Fire
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • Playstation
      • Fire TV
      • Gear VR
      • Pebble
      • Roku
      • Daydream
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      • Xbox
      • MorphOS
      • Oculus Rift
      is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.[1] HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.
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    5. The most known form of internet. The world wide web.
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    6. This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in comparison to the old internet.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux Mobile
      Named Data Networking (NDN) is an architectural realization of the broad Information Centric Networking (ICN) vision that enables communications by named, secured data at the network layer.
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