Tor Community Projects
The Tor community of software and services aims to make your Internet experience safer and better.
OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size.
GlobaLeaks is an open-source, free software intended to enable secure and anonymous whistleblowing initiatives. The software is developed by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights.
ChatSecure is a messaging application for iOS which allows OTR and OMEMO encryption for the XMPP protocol. ChatSecure is free and open source software available under the GNU General Public License. ChatSecure also features built-in support for anonymous communication on the Tor network.
Cwtch is an extension of the metadata resistant protocol Ricochet to support asynchronous, multi-peer group communications through the use of discardable, untrusted, anonymous infrastructure.
Warning: Cwtch is an experimental prototype. Please do not use it for anything where security, privacy, or anonymity is critical.
Ricochet IM is an open-source, decentralized instant messenger project that utilities the Tor network by design. It starts a Tor onion service on the users local system and facilitates communication with other Ricochet users who are also running their own Ricochet-created Tor onion service, providing End-to-End encryption by never allowing the connection to leave the Tor network.
Warning: On some operating systems, Ricochet ships with Tor 0.2.8.9. Tor 0.2.8.9 has several known onion service security issues, including TROVE-2016-12-002 and later. Tor 0.2.8 has not been supported since 1 January 2018. Please update to a supported tor version before launching Ricochet. Development stalled in November 2016, though it has been relatively stable in the time since.
See also our wiki page Torify HOWTO / Instant Messaging
Ahmia (msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion) is open-source search engine software that indexes, searches, and catalogs content published on Tor Onion Services. Furthermore, it is an environment to share meaningful insights, statistics, insights, and news about the Tor network itself. In this context, there is a lot of work to do.
Orchid is a Tor client implementation and library written in pure Java. Orchid runs on Java 5+ and the Android devices. It can be used to Tor-ify Java and JVM applications with near transparency. In a basic use case, running Orchid will open a SOCKS5 listener which can be used as a standalone client where Tor would otherwise be used.
See our list of other Tor implementations
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
carml is a command-line collection of utilities to query and manipulate a running Tor. It does terminal colours, plays nicely with grep, pipes and so forth and is easily extensible.
Whonix is a Debian GNU/Linux based security-focused Linux distribution. It aims to provide privacy, security and anonymity on the internet. The operating system consists of two virtual machines, a "Workstation" and a Tor "Gateway", running Debian GNU/Linux. All communications are forced through the Tor network to accomplish this.
Deprecated Community Projects
Following projects have been useful in the past but are no longer maintained
and may have security issues.
They can still be interesting for developers.
Tor-ramdisk is an i686 uClibc-based micro Linux distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an environment that maximizes security and privacy. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Security is enhanced in Tor-ramdisk by employing a monolithically compiled GRSEC/PaX patched kernel and hardened system tools.
Roster is a Tor project that awards points and badges to relay operators based on the performance of their families
OnionTip is a web app which parses Tor relay data to allow users to tip volunteers for running relay in a fair and open way. https://oniontip.com
Cupcake Bridge helps users making bridges automagically with a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox