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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
AuthorMicah Lee
Latest release2.3.1 []

Project health

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Why this tool?

This tool is useful for sharing sensitive data, including information to be shared with journalists where you rather stay anonymously. It can also be helpful for sharing bigger amounts of data, without having to use a typical cloud service like Dropbox.

Usage and audience

OnionShare is commonly used for file sharing. Target users for this tool are general public.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + Many releases available
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

OnionShare is under development by Micah Lee.


Supported operating systems

OnionShare is known to work on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a secure file sharing tool.