What We Do

The OpenArchive Project collaborates with human rights defenders to co-facilitate participatory research and create responsive, secure archival technologies. Our work helps ensure media and identity are protected regardless of your threat model.

Introducing Save

Share · Archive · Verify · Encrypt

Our free, easy-to-use, open source mobile application Save is currently available for iOS and Android (beta).


  • Save to a secure archive

    Connect to a secure server or the Internet Archive to upload photos and videos from your phone.

  • Secure transit

    The app. always uses TLS and by using Orbot on Android, 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.

  • Distributed backends

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

  • Stay organized

    Set up project folders that map to your organization's media archive.

  • Nearby sharing

    Share your mobile media with others nearby using Save via Bluetooth, no Internet access required!

  • 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.

  • Store the facts

    Capture notes, location, and people with each upload. Authenticate your media with sha256 hashes and Proofmode, which adds sensor data making your media more verifiable.