Protect · Authenticate · Preserve

OpenArchive makes it easy to store, share, and amplify your mobile media while protecting your identity.

Our mobile application protects your freedom of speech by leveraging a suite of privacy-enhancing technologies to safeguard your media and identity in the event of internet shutdowns, surveillance, device confiscations, content takedowns, limited bandwidth, and data loss.


OpenArchive is free, open-source, and currently available for Android (iOS coming soon!). Functionalities include adding metadata and Creative Commons licensing to audio/visual mobile media and sending it to the Internet Archive and other archives over the secure Tor network.

  • Creative Commons

    Ensure those who wish to reuse or remix your media know your intention for future use by choosing from 3 simple options that will generate the relevant Creative Commons license.

  • Nearby Sharing

    Share your mobile media with other OpenArchive users nearby via Bluetooth, no Internet access required!

  • Secure Transit

    By using Orbot, which is Tor (The Onion Router) for mobile, you ensure that no one can intercept your media as it travels from your phone to the Internet Archive or your local server.

  • Authentication

    Ensure your media is authenticated by having full control, without interference from intermediaries, during its lifecycle from phone to archive.

  • Distributed Backends

    Protect your media by creating multiple copies on different secure servers. Whether hosting locally or remotely, your data is encrypted and only accessible by you and those you give permission to.

  • Long-Term Storage

    Access your media for generations to come by saving a copy in a trusted repository, committed to longevity and interoperability.