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Anyone with a phone can expose global injustice. Anyone with Save can preserve truth to power.

About Save

Save is an easy-to-use mobile app designed to help you store, share, and amplify your mobile media while protecting your identity. It's also free, open-source, and available for iOS. Watch out for our new Android app, coming soon!

Our smartphone media plays a critical role in exposing global injustice every day — however eyewitnesses and human rights defenders need better tools to ensure the evidence they've captured is shared and stored securely. Enter Save. Designed with extensive community input, the app shifts power into the hands of those on the frontlines by streamlining media workflows to facilitate rapid response and reporting. With Save, you can now safely share, archive, verify, and encrypt your media without fear of censorship, surveillance, or retribution.

Share

Upload your verified media to your own secure server such as Nextcloud, Internet Archive, or DropBox.

Access your shared media and communicate your intentions for future use by adding a Creative Commons license, allowing others to reuse or remix it.

Archive

Keep your media safe and organized for the long-term by saving multiple copies on non-commercial secure servers.

Create in-app project folders that map to your personal or organizational media archive.

Verify

Authenticate and verify your media with sha256 hashes and optional ProofMode.

Capture and include critical metadata like notes, people, and location with each upload.

Encrypt

Automatically upload over TLS (Transport Layer Security) to protect your media in transit.

To further enhance security, install Orbot on Android (a.k.a Tor for mobile) to prevent interception of your media while it travels from your phone to its destination.

Share

Upload your verified media to your own secure server such as Nextcloud, Internet Archive, or DropBox.

Access your shared media and communicate your intentions for future use by adding a Creative Commons license, allowing others to reuse or remix it.

Archive

Keep your media safe and organized for the long-term by saving multiple copies on non-commercial secure servers.

Create in-app project folders that map to your personal or organizational media archive.

Verify

Authenticate and verify your media with sha256 hashes and optional ProofMode.

Capture and include critical metadata like notes, people, and location with each upload.

Encrypt

Automatically upload over TLS (Transport Layer Security) to protect your media in transit.

To further enhance security, install Orbot on Android (a.k.a Tor for mobile) to prevent interception of your media while it travels from your phone to its destination.

Who we serve

We designed Save with and for human rights defenders worldwide, including:

Human rights organizations collecting evidence of human rights violations

Archivists and librarians creating community collections at the Internet Archive or other digital libraries

Journalists and news organizations receiving sensitive information from vulnerable sources whose identity and information must be protected from interception

Individuals, freelance documentarians, and citizen journalists curating their own mobile media collections

Academic organizations accepting targeted media from the field

Core features

Unlike other media-sharing tools, Save offers a suite of responsive features that streamline secure preservation based on community input and our commitment to digital inclusion.

Authenticate media

With Save, you ensure your media is always authenticated because you have full control—without interference from intermediaries—from phone to archive. And, when paired with ProofMode (available now for Android, iOS coming soon), you can even add sensor data to corroborate the metadata captured alongside your media.

Secure transit

Save always uses TLS (Transport Layer Security) to ensure in-transit security and encryption. When you enable Tor for mobile (either via Orbot: Tor for Android or Onion Browser for iOS), you add an additional layer of protection to ensure no one intercepts your media as it travels from your phone to the Internet Archive or your server of choice.

Long-term Preservation

When you use Save to archive your mobile media in a trusted archive (such as the Internet Archive or OwnCloud), you ensure unobstructed access for generations to come. This is in stark contrast to popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, which aren’t committed to long-term media preservation.

Licensing

With Save you can communicate your intentions for future use by easily generating a Creative Commons license in-app allowing others to reuse or modify your work.

Stay Organized

Save's easy-to-use design allows teams and individuals to seamlessly streamline media from many phones into organized folders specific to each contributor.

Authenticate media

With Save, you ensure your media is always authenticated because you have full control—without interference from intermediaries—from phone to archive. And, when paired with ProofMode (available now for Android, iOS coming soon), you can even add sensor data to corroborate the metadata captured alongside your media.

Secure transit

Save always uses TLS (Transport Layer Security) to ensure in-transit security and encryption. When you enable Tor for mobile (either via Orbot: Tor for Android or Onion Browser for iOS), you add an additional layer of protection to ensure no one intercepts your media as it travels from your phone to the Internet Archive or your server of choice.

Long-term Preservation

When you use Save to archive your mobile media in a trusted archive (such as the Internet Archive or OwnCloud), you ensure unobstructed access for generations to come. This is in stark contrast to popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, which aren’t committed to long-term media preservation.

Licensing

With Save you can communicate your intentions for future use by easily generating a Creative Commons license in-app allowing others to reuse or modify your work.

Stay Organized

Save's easy-to-use design allows teams and individuals to seamlessly streamline media from many phones into organized folders specific to each contributor.

Additional features

Add Metadata

Save lets you add metadata like location, people, and notes to your archived media.

Flag Significant Content

You can flag certain media as “significant” to alert reviewers that this folder contains sensitive/violent media or just use it as a “favorites” folder.

Import Media

Save allows you to import and share media from other apps on your phone, including audio, notes, and pdf files.

Improve Redundancy

With Save you can further protect your media by creating and storing multiple copies on different secure servers. Whether hosting locally or remotely, your data can be encrypted on the backend and only accessible by who you want.

View Progress

When storing media via Save, you can view how much content has been uploaded.

Prioritize Uploads

Prioritize particular media to upload first over others (e.g., order smallest files first and largest files last).

Add Metadata

Save lets you add metadata like location, people, and notes to your archived media.

Flag Significant Content

You can flag certain media as “significant” to alert reviewers that this folder contains sensitive/violent media or just use it as a “favorites” folder.

Import Media

Save allows you to import and share media from other apps on your phone, including audio, notes, and pdf files.

Improve Redundancy

With Save you can further protect your media by creating and storing multiple copies on different secure servers. Whether hosting locally or remotely, your data can be encrypted on the backend and only accessible by who you want.

View Progress

When storing media via Save, you can view how much content has been uploaded.

Prioritize Uploads

Prioritize particular media to upload first over others (e.g., order smallest files first and largest files last).

More about Save

Save protects internet freedom 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.

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Getting Started

To get started, simply follow these easy steps!

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Download Save from the App store or Google Play:


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Maximize the effects of Save's privacy-enhancing features by downloading Orbot (Tor for mobile):

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Watch our video tutorials and follow along on your phone:

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