The Retroshare creates encrypted connections between you and your friends to set up a computer network. Thus it provides various distributed services: forums, channels, chats, correspondence, etc.
The Retroshare is completely decentralized and is designed to provide maximum security and anonymity to all its users except close friends.
The Retroshare is completely free and open source software. Available for Android, Linux, MacOS and Windows devices. There are no hidden costs, ads and terms of service.
Let's see in detail what the service offers:
Send text and images. Chat with various other people in decentralized chat rooms (such as IRC). Use remote chat for secure chat with your friends and non-friends.
Send encrypted messages to other members of the network. The Retroshare securely stores messages on your friends nodes to deliver them even when they are offline.
Share files with your friends or the whole internet. Use the search to find files that interest you. The Retroshare uses swarming like BitTorrent to speed up transfers. This makes it possible to share large files. Your privacy and anonymity are guaranteed beyond direct friends through anonymous tunnels.
You can read and write in Forums even offline. This is perfect if you are on the go. When at some point you get an Internet connection, the Retroshare will automatically sync the Forum with your friends. Decentralized Forums are designed to be resistant to any censorship.
Share your favorite Links. See which links others like. Vote and discuss what you send using the built-in feedback system.
Channels allow you to publish your files. You can subscribe to channels and automatically download the latest files, comment on files and share them with your friends.
Protect your IP with Tor / I2P
The Retroshare can optionally be used through networks Tor και I2P . That way, even your friends' nodes can't see your IP, which allows you to securely and anonymously connect with known and unknown people.
Voice and video (Experimental stage)
Make free and secure VoIP calls.