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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 a Encrypted Chat app in the file sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Bitmessage for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bitmessage are Element, Tox, Jami and RetroShare.

Bitmessage alternatives are mainly Encrypted Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bitmessage.
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  1. Signal icon

    Signal

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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    203 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.  Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  No TrackingSignal will not track you or use your personal data.
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    Element

    • Mac
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    • Online
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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB
    264 alternatives to Element 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsElement allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    7.  No TrackingElement will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    9.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
    Collaboration widgets


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    Tox

    • Mac
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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.  Dark ModeTox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  LightweightTox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  No TrackingTox will not track you or use your personal data.
    9.  VoiP CallsTox allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    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.
    qTox. A Tox client developed in C++ with the Qt framework
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    Jami

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    135 alternatives to Jami 

    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

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    1.  DecentralizedJami is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedJami is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeJami doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  End-to-End EncryptionJami has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use Jami to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    Jami video conference OS X
    Jami conference call Linux
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    RetroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP
    93 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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    Threema

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    96 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.  Encrypted BackupThreema uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    FluffyChat

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    • FLATHUB
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    • F-Droid
    174 alternatives to FluffyChat 

    FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

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    1.  DecentralizedFluffyChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionFluffyChat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedFluffyChat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Ad-freeFluffyChat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Dark ModeFluffyChat supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Adium

    72 alternatives to Adium 

    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. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any...

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    Molly

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    178 alternatives to Molly 

    Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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    ChatSecure

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    96 alternatives to ChatSecure 

    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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