Bitmessage Alternatives

    Bitmessage is described as 'P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Bitmessage for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bitmessage are Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source), Jami (Free, Open Source) and RetroShare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.
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    3. 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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    4. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.
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    8. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.
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    9. ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.
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    10. The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use XMPP client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.
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