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Apps with 'Secure Chat' feature

  1. Signal icon
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    199 alternatives to Signal 

    Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeSignal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Self Destructing MessagesSignal supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    5.  VoiP CallsSignal allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  No TrackingSignal will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  2. Skype icon
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    • Online
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    311 alternatives to Skype 

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  VoiP CallsSkype allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Live Captions TranslationSkype can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Skype using IFTTT.
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  3. Tox icon
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    179 alternatives to Tox 

    With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

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    1.  DecentralizedTox is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedTox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTox has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tox without registration.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use Tox to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    6.  LightweightTox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  No TrackingTox will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Dark ModeTox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  AES-256 EncryptionTox has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    The Universal Tox Client. A Tox client that runs on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD & the web. Written in JS using React & React Native / electron.
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  4. Wire icon
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    256 alternatives to Wire 

    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsWire allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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  5. Minds icon
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    • Android
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    139 alternatives to Minds 

    We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

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    1.  DecentralizedMinds is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedMinds is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  GamificationMinds makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
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  6. Zulip icon
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    • Self-Hosted
    219 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is the only modern team chat app that is designed for both live and asynchronous conversations. Zulip topics create a separate space for each discussion, so different conversations will never get in each other's way.

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  7. Ecosia icon
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
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    96 alternatives to Ecosia 

    Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina Faso. In November 2015 Ecosia celebrated 3 million planted trees and $5 Million donated for the environment.

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    1.  Privacy focusedEcosia is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingEcosia will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Full-Text SearchEcosia lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  8. An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.

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    1.  DecentralizedBriar is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionBriar has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Works OfflineBriar can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Briar without registration.
    5.  Privacy focusedBriar is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  No TrackingBriar will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  LightweightBriar consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  Dark ModeBriar supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  9. RetroShare icon
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    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP
    95 alternatives to RetroShare 

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .

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    1.  DecentralizedRetroShare is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedRetroShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionRetroShare has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  GPG EncryptionRetroShare supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
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  10. Threema icon
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    97 alternatives to Threema 

    Threema is a new mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you and the intended recipient can read your messages.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionThreema has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedThreema is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingThreema will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Ad-freeThreema doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Encrypted BackupThreema uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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  11. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

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    1.  DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  OpenPGPConversations supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  GPG EncryptionConversations supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    5.  Self Destructing MessagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    6.  PGP EncryptionConversations supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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  12. Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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  13. Spike icon
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    61 alternatives to Spike 

    Bring your workspace together into one unified app. It’s everything your team has been looking for in a productivity and messaging app, but easier, and all with your email. Welcome to the shortest path to done.

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    1.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Spike.
    2.  Dark ModeSpike supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Email OrganizerSpike allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Multiple Account supportSpike support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    6.  RemindersSpike allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Spike simultaneously.
    8.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    One powerful space for all your work needs—get email, chat, notes, tasks, calendar and audio/video calls all from your inbox
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  14. Olvid icon
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    157 alternatives to Olvid 

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

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    1.  Privacy focusedOlvid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionOlvid has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  No TrackingOlvid will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Olvid without registration.
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  15. Session icon
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    47 alternatives to Session 

    Session is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number.

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    1.  DecentralizedSession is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSession has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedSession is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  No TrackingSession will not track you or use your personal data.
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