Alternatives to Cryptocat for all platforms with any license

  • Telegram icon


    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

  • Tox icon


    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... BSD

  • Signal icon


    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal! Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome

  • Jitsi icon


    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android BSD

  • ChatSecure icon


    [ChatSecure by Chris Ballinger and Gibberbot by The Guardian Project have combined efforts!] ChatSecure (formerly “Gibberbot”) is...

    Open Source Android iPhone iPad

  • Ring icon


    Ring is a secure and distributed voice, video and chat communication platform that requires no centralized server and leaves the power...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Bitmessage icon


    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Off-the-Record Messaging icon

    Off-the-Record Messaging

    Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over any instant messaging (MSN,Gtalk, Facebook and so on) by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

  • Threema icon


    Threema is a new mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Android Wear

  • Bit Chat icon

    Bit Chat

    Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Open source anonymous, registration free P2P chat. You communicate directly and no logs are saved on the server. is browser...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Pidgin-Encryption

    Encryption plugin for Pidgin, providing up to 4096 bit RSA encryption using the NSS crypto library from Mozilla. Keys are...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Pidgin

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  • Kandan icon


    Open Source private chat server. Your own private Chat server in minutes, plus additional features. No credit card required. A fast...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Ruby on Rails

  • Niltalk icon


    Niltalk lets you create instant, password protected chat rooms without the need to signup. Simply click the "Create" button...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • GoldBug icon


    GoldBug is a secure Instant Messenger. You can be sure with using GoldBug (GB), that no third party can look into your chat...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Wickr icon


    Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control. Shredder – Irreversibly...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • Peerio icon


    Peerio integrates cloud storage with a messaging platform so you can safely keep your important files online and ready to send from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Chrome

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  • Bopup Messenger icon

    Bopup Messenger

    This app allows to exchange secure messages and communicate instantly with users connected to the same communication server software...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet

  • Hike icon


    Fun, free messaging for life. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Hike is a new messenger that lets you send free messages to...

    Free Android iPhone S60 Windows Phone iPad

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    PrivyTalks Discontinued

    Safe chatting Send confidential information like passwords, emails and credit card numbers safely over an unencrypted network. No...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • SVYFT icon


    SVYFT is Team Collaboration Built Around Group Chat. It's free to create unlimited public and private chat rooms. Unique to...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • BitMail icon


    - Qt E-Mail Client. - Build-in Encryption to secure E-Mails - Secure P2P Email from Friend to Friend without relying on a central...

    Open Source Windows

  • VIPole Secure Messenger icon

    VIPole Secure Messenger

    VIPole is a Secure Instant Messenger for secure messaging, encrypted voice/video calls, group chats that provides highly secure and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone

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    SecureChat for Skype

    SecureChat performs a RSA 2048 with Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) on chat messages with Personal and Public...

    Commercial Windows Skype

  • chatstep icon


    Secure / Private / Beautiful Online Group Chat Security All nicknames, messages, and images are encrypted on your computer...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Symphony icon


    Chat, SMS, and share all of your files all in one place. Perzo is the secure and more productive solution to your communication needs....

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Tlk2me icon


    Tlk2me is simple real-time messaging platform which is designed exclusively for groups. It is a web-based group chat tool that lets...

    Free Web / Cloud

Cryptocat Comments

Feb 2016: Cryptocat taken offline by owner

Comment by jasonbrown1965
about Cryptocat Mar 2016

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Site offline, see cached version of his reasons for taking down (basically, studies).

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Cryptocat on a Windows OS or Chrome browser

Comment by pyrih
about Cryptocat and Windows 8, Off-the-Record Messaging, Google Chrome Sep 2013

Can anyone confirm if using Cyptocat on a Windows system could lead to losing one's private keys to Microsoft (and therefore, the NSA)?

Same thing for the Chrome browser: could Google (and therefore, the NSA) get a hold of your Cryptocat private keys if you are using Cryptocat as a Chrome extension?