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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 very popular anonymizing network in the file sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZeroNet for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Tor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZeroNet are IPFS, Freenet, I2P and Beaker browser.

ZeroNet alternatives are mainly Anonymizing Networks but may also be Social Networks or VPN Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ZeroNet.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • gevent
  • Self-Hosted
  • NameCoin
  • Python
  • JavaScript

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  1. 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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    ZeroNet_io

    Tor browser is not a distributed web hosting network like Zeronet is.

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    Sandro_Linux

    This isn't a peer to peer network

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    This isn’t a distributed peer-to-peer web browser.

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    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks IPFS is a great alternative to ZeroNet.


  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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    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.

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  4. 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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    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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Almost everyone thinks Beaker browser is a great alternative to ZeroNet.
    Darthagnon

    P2P web browser, but not a full network

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    MediaGoblin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Sandstorm.io

    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.

    A User profile and their corresponding galleries
  7. Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.

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  8. 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.

    Besides command line tools, GNUnet provides a graphical user interface: gnunet-gtk. Here are some screenshots of gnunet-gtk and its features and ports.
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    Sia

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data.

    Main Page
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    ZeroMe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • Messagepack
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

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    ZeroNet_io

    this is part of Zeronet not an alternative!

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