EMP Alternatives

    EMP is described as 'highly secure messaging system. EMP uses end-to-end crypto, no more breaches, period' and is a Encrypted Chat App in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to EMP for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. Most alternatives are Encrypted Chat Apps and Instant Messengers. The best alternative is Tox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EMP are Jami (Free, Open Source), I2P (Free, Open Source), RetroShare (Free, Open Source) and Threema (Paid, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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    2. Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can be used over Internet and private LAN networks for instant messaging and file transfer.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
    3. Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over any instant messaging (MSN,Gtalk, Facebook and so on) by providing encryption, authentication, deniability, perfect forward secrecy
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    4. TorChat is a peer to peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, giving you extremely strong anonymity while being very easy to use without the need to install or configure anything.


      The project is no longer developed since 2014. Last version,, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    5. Cyanide is Tox client for Sailfish OS .
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    6. Echoplexus is an anonymous, web-based, IRC-like chatting platform that makes its best effort to respect your privacy. It allows you to create public or private channels. You can encrypt your chats. You can secure a pseudonym for linkable anonymity.


      Not actively maintained

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    7. Encryption plugin for Pidgin, providing up to 4096 bit RSA encryption using the NSS crypto library from Mozilla. Keys are automatically transmitted and stored, making it very easy to use, but also resistant to man-in-the-middle attacks.
    8. Vormetric is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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