Share · Archive · Verify · Encrypt

The OpenArchive Project uses ethnographic, participatory design and applied research to leverage a suite of privacy-enhancing technologies for human rights defenders.

Our tools and training guides help ensure your media and identity are protected in the event of internet shutdowns, surveillance, censorship, device confiscations, content takedowns, limited bandwidth, or data loss.

Introducing Save

Our free, 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, 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.