WIP - An open source Filecoin storage and retrieval client that makes it easy to collect, organize, and share data anywhere.

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An open source storage system for your data that makes it easy to collect, organize, and share them anywhere on the web.


Slate is the first open source file storage application designed to encourage collaboration and research across a distributed network. It is a first step towards enabling a thriving network for data storage and transactions powered by IPFS, Filecoin and Textile that is open and usable for everyone. Our goal is to provide a meaningful story for every feature the protocol provides today and in the future. The Slate Project is the byproduct of a growing community of contributors from around the world.

Slate is tightly scoped for the present and more broadly thought out for the future. Our primary objective is to create a best-in-class experience for uploading, collecting, and sharing media. Additional filetypes will be supported, but our focus is to start with the pieces that apply to everyone and then dial into more specific formats.

Create an account and try it out!

Get involved

Slate is built by a growing community of collaborators and contributors. We’d love for you to join us!


  • Find something you want to work on and file an issue.
  • If you see something you want to fix or change, submit a PR.
  • Reach out at any time. We're always available on Twitter to answer your questions: @_slate.

Slate Development Guide

  • To work on Slate you must have an internet connection.
  • We don't have windows support at the moment.

Clone this repo

Working on Slate starts by cloning the repo :)

git clone
cd slate


You must create a .env file if you want to work on the service.

  • You must setup your own postgres or hosted postgres.
  • You must have your own Textile hub account setup
  • You will have to run 3 other servers manually until we automate.

Setup pubsub server

Setup file upload server

Setup search server

Install and run

npm install
npm run dev
  • Visit localhost:1337 in a browser.
  • You should have 3 terminal screens open unless you don't want real time updates and file upload support.

Design System

Our design system is out of date and could use an update.

Developer API

Slate has a Developer API that allows you upload files using code and HTTP.

Every user who creates an account on Slate can use the API. Here is an example:

const response = await fetch("", {
  method: "POST",
  headers: {
    "Content-Type": "application/json",
    Authorization: "Basic XXX-YOUR-SLATE-KEY-XXX",