ZeroNet Alternatives

    ZeroNet is described as 'uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network' and is a well-known app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZeroNet for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Tor Browser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZeroNet are Tor (Free, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source) and I2P (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 29, 2021

    1. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...
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      Tor Browser vs ZeroNet opinions
      Some users think Tor Browser is a great alternative to ZeroNet, some don't.
      This isn’t a distributed peer-to-peer web browser.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      ZeroNet_io Tor browser is not a distributed web hosting network like Zeronet is.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    2. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
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      Tor vs ZeroNet opinions
      Some users think Tor is a great alternative to ZeroNet, some don't.
      This isn’t a distributed peer-to-peer web browser.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Sandro_Linux This isn't a peer to peer network
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      ZeroNet_io Tor browser is not a distributed web hosting network like Zeronet is.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks IPFS is a great alternative to ZeroNet.
    4. 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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      Freenet vs ZeroNet opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Freenet is a great alternative to ZeroNet.
      Freenet is the most censorship resistant platform. It's the most similar alt on this list. It can handle videos properly unlike zeronet. Don't have to worry about posts not seeding. And no insecure javascript.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.
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      • Electron / Atom Shell
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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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      Beaker browser vs ZeroNet opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Beaker browser is a great alternative to ZeroNet.
      Darthagnon P2P web browser, but not a full network
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    6. MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. It's also: The perfect tool to show and share your media!
    7. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • JSON
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data. Data is split into hundreds of erasure coded pieces and encrypted locally, and then each piece is uploaded to a separate host.
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      • Online
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      • 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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