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Pulse SMS Alternatives

Pulse SMS is described as 'Access messages everywhere Whether you are working at your computer, reading on your tablet, or watching the game on your TV. Pulse is with you everywhere, so you never miss a message' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pulse SMS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, iPhone, Android Tablet and F-Droid. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pulse SMS are KDE Connect, Silence IM, QKSMS and ChatSecure.

Pulse SMS alternatives are mainly Encrypted Chat Apps but may also be Group Chat Apps or Mobile Remote Control Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pulse SMS.
This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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  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.

  2. KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.



  3. Silence IM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    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.

    Discontinued

    Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/-/commits/master

  4. QKSMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    QKSMS brings a refreshingly beautiful and responsive Material Design touch to the stale state of text messaging.

    Discontinued

    Appears to be abandoned; the developer hasn't updated it since October '21. Recent Android updates break this app on some devices.

  5. 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.



  6. Google Messages

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Wear

    Messages is Google's communications app for Android to helps send and receive SMS and MMS messages. You can also send group texts as well as your favorite pictures, videos and even audio messages to your contacts.

  7. Link to Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android

    Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls and more – all right on your PC.

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

  9. Status

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • F-Droid
    • APK Downloader

    Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.

  10. Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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