RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform. It lets you to securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels.
Retroshare creates direct SSL secured connections with your friends. This ensures that you conversations are private and cannot be eavesdropped on. The decentralised design ensures that there is no central server or single company that has access to all the data.
Some people like to call Retroshare a “DarkNet”. The similarities are a result of the Friend-2-Friend design rather than a deliberate aim. Actually, it is essential for Retroshare to use strong identities to authenticate your friends. We don’t hide Retroshare’s existence, but instead focus on keeping communication private and and only sharing information with your friends.
- Serverless, completely decentralised
- Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
- Search Friends
- Voice over IP
- Instant messaging
- GnuPG Authentication
- OpenSSL Encryption
- adding downloads via website links
- Plugins support
- UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
- Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
- System tray integration