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OpenArchive

Organize and share media
Save (Share Archive Verify Encrypt) by OpenArchive enables you to safely preserve, organize, and share your mobile media.

Designed with and for newsrooms, human rights defenders, and archivists, Save keeps you in control of your mobile media at all times.

Features

* Upload any type of media to private server or directly to Internet Archive
* Edit media metadata, including persons, location, and additional notes
* Flag media as “significant” for organization and/or easy retrieval later
* Batch edit media — update the metadata of multiple media file at once
* Create multiple project albums to keep your media organized (e.g. “Summer 2019,” “Work photos,” “Kitchen remodel,” “Syria uprising 2016,” etc)
* Share to Save from other apps on your phone, such as your Photos or voice memos apps
* “Wi-Fi-only” upload setting, for when cellular data networks are unreliable or expensive
* Creative Commons licensing options for the media you collect and share

Benefits

Preserve
Upload your important mobile media to a private server of your choice (using a free and open source platform like Nextcloud or ownCloud).
Publish the media publicly to the Internet Archive for resilient, robust preservation by a third-party.

Organize
Create custom-named Projects to keep your media sorted in ways that make sense to you.
Add helpful notes, location, and other contextual information one by one or in bulk.
Enable findability and organization with folders in the app that correspond to your own private server.

Share
Connect to existing project albums created and managed by partners and colleagues.
Send media to the Save app from your camera roll and other iOS applications.

Secure
Save always uses TLS encryption, which encrypts the connection between your mobile device and your chosen destination, whether a private server or the Internet Archive.
Save works with server software like Nextcloud that makes it easy to encrypt the data you’ve collected.

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About

OpenArchive is a collective of human rights technologists, ethnographers, and archivists dedicated to protecting media freedom. Our technologies are designed to preserve, amplify, and securely route mobile media to community-maintained collections in accessible public and private archives, outside the corporate walled gardens currently dominating the online media ecosystem.

About Save
Save by OpenArchive is a free, open source mobile archiving application for documentarians and human rights defenders. It offers at-risk groups more agency over their historical record by affording them media authentication, pseudonymity, licensing controls, and the ability to choose where and how the media will be stored for long-term access and reuse.

Save addresses the gaps in the current online ecosystem existing around the a) ethical short-term collection and b) long term preservation of sensitive mobile media. We provide mobile-centered, scalable, industry-standard, ethical, intuitive, easy to use tools for at-risk communities to pseudonymously preserve and authenticate their media so that it will be accessible and maintain its provenance in the future.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.0.17-alpha-1 (17) - Added on 2017-12-04

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 3.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.0.16 (16) - Added on 2017-12-04

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 3.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log