Protect · Authenticate · Preserve

OpenArchive promotes media freedom by making it easy to store, share, and amplify your mobile media while protecting your identity.

Our mobile application, Save, 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.

Download v. 2.0 for iOS. Also, we are currently seeking beta testers for our forthcoming v. 3.0 for Android. Contact us if you have any questions!


Save by OpenArchive is free, open-source, and currently available for Android and iOS. 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 (Tor for iOS coming soon!).

  • Save to a secure archive

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

  • 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.

  • 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 other OpenArchive users nearby 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 Proofmode, which adds sensor data making your media more verifiable.