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Symphony Alternatives

Symphony is described as 'Chat, SMS, and share all of your files all in one place. Perzo is the secure and more productive solution to your communication needs' and is a Encrypted Chat app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Symphony, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Symphony are Tox, Jami, Threema and ChatSecure.

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

    Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB

    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.

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

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedTox is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTox has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tox without registration.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Tox to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightTox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingTox will not track or use your personal data.
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    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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    Jami

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

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

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionThreema has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedThreema is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    ChatSecure

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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    Wickr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWickr has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Self destructing messagesWickr supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
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  7. Technitium Mesh is a secure, anonymous, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. Primary aim of developing this instant messenger is to provide privacy which is achieved using cryptography and anonymity using Tor network.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Mesh without registration.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMesh is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ PortableMesh can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMesh is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMesh has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionMesh has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Librem Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PureOS (Purism)
    • F-Droid

    Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionLibrem Chat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedLibrem Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLibrem Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Off-the-Record Messaging

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java Mobile

    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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    Conduit Chat Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi

    Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development.

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