Features Survey

The applications explored in the survey were found to be spread across three main areas of use, messaging, posting or community boards, with some having all three and others only one.

Messaging

Posting

File sharing

ManyVerse

Straight forward messaging capabilities with FaceBook-style chat UI

Users can write a public message to which they can post an image or text. Does not have support for other file formats.

File posting (images only) and transfer is done through chat or public post interface

Sharedrop.io

File transfer done through web UI requiring sending link or QR code

Status

Private direct messages with other users without request

Posting of messages to public chat rooms, no images or files supported

No native, in-app support, but can load dApps that can transfer files

FrostWire

Torrent UI featuring search, file and download management

uTorrent

No in-app search, can connect with desktop app, download and file management

Haven

Private direct messages with other users without request, no file transfer

Users can post items for sale which can include images, but users can not directly post images to each other

****Fairdrop****

File transfer done through web UI requiring sending link