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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, Freenet, Beaker browser and Hypercore Protocol.

Solid alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Solid.
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  1. IPFS icon

    IPFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines 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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedIPFS is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  2. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroNet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Discontinued

    The last release is from September 2019.

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  3. Freenet icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFreenet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeFreenet doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. Beaker browser icon

    Beaker browser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • JavaScript
    • Dat

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedBeaker browser is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBeaker browser doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Discontinued

    No updates for 2 years, no access to Hyper websites, can't run normal like a browser, not safe.

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    Hypercore Protocol

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedHypercore Protocol is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  6. Blockstack icon

    Blockstack

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedBlockstack is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    HTTP

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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
    • Chromecast
    • 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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    The Web

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The most known form of internet. The world wide web.

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    Decentralized Internet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedDecentralized Internet is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Named Data Networking Project

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • 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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