Communications/Social


  • Twidere

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Tired of seeing ads and promotions in your timeline, being disrupted by tweets from bots and people you don't like, or just want a pure Twitter experience back like the good old days? Try Twidere for Twitter!

    Twidere is an open source, fully featured Twitter/Mastodon/StatusNet/Fanfou app.

    Features

    • 100% Material Design
    • Classic reply style w/ advantages of 140 characters reply
    • Restore 'Favorite' (?) instead of 'Like' (??)
    • Schedule tweets even when you're offline by Buffer
    • Tweet with photos, videos
    • Search & share GIFs by GIPHY
    • Powerful mute filters
    • Night mode
    • Multiple account support
    • Fully customizable tabs
    • Powerful custom API settings
    • Free*, open source, NO ads, forever!

    *: A small amount of features requires in app payments to activate.

     

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  • Slack

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive.

     

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  • PixelFed

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    PixelFed is a federated image sharing platform, powered by the ActivityPub protocol.

    This is a great Instagram replacement.

     

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  • IPFSTube

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... IPFS JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Website

    IPFSTube is a player and uploader for videos, stored in the distributed IPFS network.

     

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  • Tox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Website

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

     

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  • ProtonMail

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

    Swiss Based
    ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and our servers are located in Switzerland. We are outside of US and EU jurisdiction and all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

    Zero Access
    Because of our end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches our servers. We have no access to your messages, and since we cannot decrypt them, we cannot share them with third parties.

    Backwards Compatible
    ProtonMail works out of any modern web browser, there is nothing to install. We are also backwards compatible with other email providers so you can continue sending and receiving emails from friends who are not using ProtonMail.

    Forever Free
    We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and should be available for everyone. That's why we offer multi-tiered pricing including a free version that anyone can use. Let's bring privacy back to the people!

    Fully Anonymous
    We do not log IP addresses or require any personal information to sign up. We accept bitcoin and cash payments for paid accounts to ensure even paid account users have complete privacy.

    Cross Platform
    ProtonMail works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It's as simple as visiting our site and logging in. There are no plugins or apps to install - simply use your favorite web browser.

     

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  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Ubuntu Touch Website

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/signalapp ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.

     

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  • Jitsi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
    It can handle every firewall, and has many other useful features.

    Jitsi is completely open source / free software, and is freely available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. It can run on your own server.

     

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  • Jami

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

    Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.

     

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  • Element

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Matrix.org Cloudron Website

    A free instant messaging and collaboration software based on the Matrix protocol.

     

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  • Mastodon

    Free Web Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine.

    FEATURES

    • Free and open-source.
    • Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications.
    • Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol
    • Fully interoperable with Small GNU social iconGNU social and many other ActivityPub or OStatus platforms
    • Real-time timeline updates
    • Media attachments
    • OAuth2 and a straightforward REST API
    • Background processing for long-running tasks
    • Deployable via Docker

     

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  • Matrix.org

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted WebRTC Python JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Cloudron Java Perl Website

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control. Uses include Instant Messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP) signalling, Internet of Things (IoT) communication, and bridging together existing communication silos - providing the basis of a new open real-time communication ecosystem.

     

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  • Silence

    Free Android Website

    Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.

     

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This is a list of communication tools and social media services which are great alternatives to the big guys that engage in either surveillance or active censorship.



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