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Awesome distributed, decentralized, p2p apps or tools Awesome

Note: Links marked with "☠️ " are old and probably no longer maintained.


  • airpaste ☠️: A 1-1 network pipe that auto discovers other peers using mdns. Can send text, or files.
  • AKASHA: A Next-Generation Social Media Network. Powered by the Ethereum world computer. Embedded into the Inter-Planetary File System.
  • Beaker: Experimental browser. It adds new technologies for Peer-to-Peer applications while staying compatible with the rest of the Web.
  • Bitmessage: P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
  • CacheP2P: highly distributed cache platform based on WebTorrent and runs only in the browser.
  • Computes: A decentralized and distributed computing platform.
  • Dat desktop app: Decentralized data tool for distributing data small and large.
  • Demonsaw: Secure and anonymous information sharing application that makes security simple and gives you back control of your data.
  • Diaspora: A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network. Main pod is at Diasp.eu.
  • Dropub: Share files for free on the internet. It's like Dropbox meets BitTorrent.
  • Ferment: P2P audio publishing and streaming application. Like SoundCloud but decentralized. Built using SSB + Webtorrent.
  • FilePizza: Free peer-to-peer file transfers in your browser.
  • Friends: P2P chat powered by the web. This project is alpha quality.
  • Handshake: Decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities.
  • Hubzilla: General purpose communication server integrated with a web publishing system and a decentralised permission system. Social network bits, some cloud storage bits, some blog and forum bits, and some content management bits. These are all integrated within a common privacy framework - and it is all decentralised.
  • Hyperpad: Peer-to-peer collaborative text editor.
  • I2P: Anonymous network, exposing a simple layer that applications can use to anonymously and securely send messages to each other.
  • instant.io: Streaming file transfer over WebTorrent (torrents on the web).
  • IPFS bin ☠️: Pastebin application for sharing code and text documents to other people.
  • IPFS Desktop: A native application to run your own IPFS Node.
  • iWant: Commandline tool for searching and downloading files in LAN network, without any central server.
  • LCVPN: Light decentralized VPN in golang.
  • MaidSafe: Decentralized internet and app infrastructure which rewards users for participating in the network.
  • Meshbird: Meshbird enables distributed private networking across geographically dispersed datacenters.
  • Neocities: Geocities-style websites, but decentralized.
  • NewNode: Decentralized Content Distribution Network (dCDN).
  • nuTorrent ☠️: A Pure Javascript BitTorrent Client. Built with Electron and React.
  • OnionShare: Open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size.
  • Open Bazaar: Decentralized network for P2P commerce online - using Bitcoin - that has no fees and no restrictions.
  • Orbit: Distributed, serverless, peer-to-peer chat application on IPFS.
  • ORC: Onion Routed Cloud, a decentralized, anonymous, file storage platform. It uses the Tor network.
  • Orion: Easy to Use, Inter Planetary File System (IPFS) desktop client.
  • Patchwork: Decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB). Another alternative interface is Patchbay.
  • Peertransfer: Send a file p2p and e2e encrypted using nothing but your browser.
  • PeerTube: Video streaming platform using BitTorrent directly in the web browser, with WebTorrent and Angular. Demo server at peertube.cpy.re.
  • Philes: A simple IPFS-powered decentralized notepad app.
  • reep.io: Transfer files directly to another browser, your peer will be able to download the file directly from you.
  • Ricochet: Different approach to instant messaging that doesn’t trust anyone in protecting your privacy. It uses the Tor network.
  • Riot: Collaboration client for the web. Chat, VOIP video, file transfer, end-to-end crypto.
  • Roll-Call: Free and reliable audio calls for everyone w/ browser P2P.
  • ShareDrop ☠️: Clone of Apple AirDrop service. Allows transfering files directly between devices, without having to upload them to any server first.
  • Steem: Blockchain-based social media platform where anyone can earn rewards.
  • Storj: Blockchain-based, end-to-end encrypted, distributed object storage, where only you have access to your data.
  • Syncthing-GTK: GUI for Syncthing - a continuous file synchronization program.
  • TheDistributedBay: P2P rewrite of the Open Bay/Pirate Bay. It uses a completely distributed protocol to share entries between numerous nodes, this makes it nearly impossible to take down by seizure of servers. Each node contains a complete copy and any changes are propagate through the network.
  • Ticktack: Decentralized social platform for people to share knowledge and exchange value, with P2P messaging encrypted feature. Built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).
  • Tox: Instant messaging application, without central servers. The system is distributed, peer-to-peer, and end-to-end encrypted.
  • webcat ☠️: P2P pipe across the web using webrtc that uses Github private/public key for authentication and a signalhub for discovery. Can send text, or files.
  • WebTorrent Desktop: WebTorrent Desktop is for streaming torrents. It connects to both BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers.
  • YaCy: Free distributed search engine, built on principles of P2P networks.
  • ZeroNet: Open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network. Uncensored, no hosting costs, always accessible.

Crypto currency

  • Bitcoin: Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you should know about Bitcoin.
  • Ethereum: Decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
  • Zcash: Permission-less financial system employing zero-knowledge security.


  • Blockstack: The new decentralized internet. Platform for application development with built in decentralized DNS.
  • Cryptosphere: Open-source P2P web application platform for decentralized, privacy-preserving software which keeps users in control of their own content.
  • okTurtles: DNSChain = Secure Blockchain Access and BlockchainID = decentralized web login.
  • Solid: A proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles.
  • Blockply: Blockply is a collection of the most interesting & outstanding Blockchain projects.

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