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Top 23 Tor Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo streisand

    Streisand sets up a new server running your choice of WireGuard, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, sslh, Stunnel, or a Tor bridge. It also generates custom instructions for all of these services. At the end of the run you are given an HTML file with instructions that can be shared with friends, family members, and fellow activists.

    Project mention: StreisandEffect | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-16
  • GitHub repo ZeroNet

    ZeroNet - Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and BitTorrent network

    Project mention: what are some legal and/or harmless reasons to use a tor browser or any other darknet browser? | reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 2021-05-07

    For a list of these networks, there's: I2P, Freenet, Zeronet, Lokinet, and Yggdrasil.

  • GitHub repo OnionShare

    Securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network

    Project mention: Free website hosting | reddit.com/r/onions | 2021-05-06

    If you are only hosting a static website then Onion Share's Website mode might fit your requirements.

  • GitHub repo tribler

    Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery

    Project mention: Has anyone tried Webtor and how safe is it vs traditional torrenting + VPN / DDL? | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-05-03

    Do not torrent over Tor. Use VPNs, Tribler, or I2P instead.

  • GitHub repo ricochet

    Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging

    Project mention: TOR Messenger | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-03-23

    ricochet.im website not working (??)

  • GitHub repo tor

    unofficial git repo -- report bugs/issues/pull requests on https://gitlab.torproject.org/ --

    Project mention: Introducing Tor | dev.to | 2021-04-30

    Important Note The source code for the Tor Project is available at the project's website at https://www.torproject.org/download/tor/ and the project's GitHub repository at https://github.com/torproject/tor.

  • GitHub repo OnionBrowser

    An open-source, privacy-enhancing web browser for iOS, utilizing the Tor anonymity network

    Project mention: Does anyone know if the tor VPN app is legit? Also, is the onion browser the right one? I’ve been reading a lot about scammers and phishing, just want to make sure it’s the right Onion Browser. Thanks | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-04-19

    And I just looked at the screenshot again and saw this is for iOS. In which case, the Tor Project only recommends Onion Browser, which I don't think is official, but it is endorsed by then.

  • GitHub repo WalletWasabi

    Open-source, non-custodial, privacy focused Bitcoin wallet for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Built-in Tor, CoinJoin, and coin control features.

    Project mention: Wasabi Changed My Wallet Password? | reddit.com/r/WasabiWallet | 2021-04-28

    Downloaded from wasabiwallet.io

  • GitHub repo HiddenVM

    HiddenVM — Use any desktop OS without leaving a trace.

    Project mention: Whonix in Tails | reddit.com/r/tails | 2021-05-01

    Check out this project on GitHub. You run Whonix on Tails (Amnesic Live Mode) from a Hidden Volume using Veracrypt : HiddenVM

  • GitHub repo nipe

    An engine to make Tor network your default gateway

    Project mention: Looking for "Anonsurf" like | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-05-03
  • GitHub repo Cloak

    A censorship circumvention tool to evade detection against state adversaries (by cbeuw)

    Project mention: Noob questions about creating my own VPN... | reddit.com/r/VPN | 2021-03-23

    Great news ! I PM you a Qrcode ASAP, do not hesitate to reach out if there is any issue later on, in the meantime take a look at these to set you up. Plugin binary is available here.

  • GitHub repo shadow

    Shadow is a unique discrete-event network simulator that runs real applications like Tor, and distributed systems of thousands of nodes on a single machine. Shadow combines the accuracy of emulation with the efficiency and control of simulation, achieving the best of both approaches.

    Project mention: Shadow Simlulator – run real applications over a simulated Internet topology | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-19

    For anyone interested in following current development on Shadow, we've been publishing a series of updates. Most recent: https://github.com/shadow/shadow/discussions/1274

    The previous update has links back to the whole series; I stopped including it in the most-recent update since it was getting a bit cumbersome: https://github.com/shadow/shadow/discussions/1060

  • GitHub repo tfc

    Tinfoil Chat - Onion-routed, endpoint secure messaging system

    Project mention: Any known instances of MITM attacks? | reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-02

    The problem is there isn't an efficient solution to this problem, especially on your average phone. I've spent the past 8 years working on a system that addresses the issue: https://github.com/maqp/tfc That should show how complex an issue it is to address.

  • GitHub repo orbot

    The Github home of Orbot: Tor on Android (Also available on gitlab!)

    Project mention: Why Orbot isn't in the official git repo / gitlab tracker? | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-05-05
  • GitHub repo real-world-onion-sites

    This is a list of substantial, commercial-or-social-good mainstream websites which provide onion services.

    Project mention: -newbie- what websites do you use the TOR network for and why can't you find a replacement for it on ClearNet ? | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-05-04
  • GitHub repo awesome-privacy

    💡Limiting personal data leaks on the internet (by KevinColemanInc)

    Project mention: [Actives] Be more careful guys. | reddit.com/r/MushroomGrowers | 2021-04-20
  • GitHub repo bine

    Go library for accessing and embedding Tor clients and servers

    Project mention: Embedding Tor into an application without external installation. | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-04-19

    https://github.com/ipsn/go-libtor and https://github.com/cretz/bine are excellent libraries to get you started. They do exactly what you are asking.

  • GitHub repo ToRat

    ToRat is a Remote Administation tool written in Go using Tor as a transport mechanism and RPC for communication

  • GitHub repo mkp224o

    vanity address generator for tor onion v3 (ed25519) hidden services

    Project mention: How are URLs generated and how do some sites get "custom" ones. | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-05-10

    Seems simple enough

  • GitHub repo go-libtor

    Self-contained Tor from Go

    Project mention: Embedding Tor into an application without external installation. | reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-04-19

    https://github.com/ipsn/go-libtor and https://github.com/cretz/bine are excellent libraries to get you started. They do exactly what you are asking.

  • GitHub repo freshonions-torscraper

    Fresh Onions is an open source TOR spider / hidden service onion crawler hosted at zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion

    Project mention: Crawlers | reddit.com/r/onions | 2021-04-18

    I wrote one. And here it is https://github.com/dirtyfilthy/freshonions-torscraper

  • GitHub repo TorWall

    Tallow - Transparent Tor for Windows

    Project mention: Hide my IP | reddit.com/r/Monero | 2021-04-16

    There are several Tor clients. If you use Windows, you can use Tallow to tunnel your whole system's traffic.

  • GitHub repo InviZible

    Android application for Internet privacy and security

    Project mention: INVIZIBLE (ANDROID) | reddit.com/r/OpenSourceApps | 2021-04-29

    Source: https://github.com/Gedsh/InviZible

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-05-10.


What are some of the best open-source Tor projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 streisand 22,343
2 ZeroNet 16,740
3 OnionShare 4,496
4 tribler 3,585
5 ricochet 3,530
6 tor 2,333
7 OnionBrowser 1,548
8 WalletWasabi 1,227
9 HiddenVM 1,200
10 nipe 1,058
11 Cloak 968
12 shadow 909
13 tfc 792
14 orbot 654
15 real-world-onion-sites 649
16 awesome-privacy 511
17 bine 493
18 ToRat 448
19 mkp224o 419
20 go-libtor 379
21 freshonions-torscraper 356
22 TorWall 354
23 InviZible 282