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Silent Text Alternatives

Silent Text is described as *'– Secure Encrypted Texting

Transmit secure encrypted text messages between Silent Circle members, anywhere, anytime with complete control over your mobile device.

** You must be a Silent Circle subscriber to use this app **

Make secure messaging as easy as an ordin'* and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Silent Text for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Silent Text are Telegram, QKSMS, Telegram X and FluffyChat.

Silent Text 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 Silent Text.
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  1. Signal icon

    Signal

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    • 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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  2. Telegram icon

    Telegram

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    • Online
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    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
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    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    262 alternatives to Telegram 

    Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

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    1.  LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeTelegram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  VoiP CallsTelegram allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    7.  PortableTelegram can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    QKSMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    15 alternatives to QKSMS 

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

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    1.  Dark ModeQKSMS supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Discontinued

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

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    Telegram X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram
    208 alternatives to Telegram X 

    An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.

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    1.  Ad-freeTelegram X doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Telegram X.
    4.  VoiP CallsTelegram X allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    FluffyChat

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    • Online
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    • FLATHUB
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • 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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    Molly

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    178 alternatives to Molly 

    Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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    Status

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    • F-Droid
    • APK Downloader
    173 alternatives to Status 

    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.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionStatus has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  DecentralizedStatus is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Privacy focusedStatus is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  8. Wickr icon

    Wickr

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    86 alternatives to Wickr 

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

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWickr has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Self Destructing MessagesWickr supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    Discontinued

    Wickr will not accept user registrations for Wickr Me after December 31, 2022, and will discontinue Wickr Me on December 31, 2023.

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    Olvid

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    160 alternatives to Olvid 

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

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    1.  Privacy focusedOlvid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionOlvid has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  No TrackingOlvid will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Olvid without registration.
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    Simple SMS Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    21 alternatives to Simple SMS Messenger 

    A great way to stay in touch with your relatives, by sending both SMS and MMS messages. The app properly handles group messaging too, just like blocking numbers from Android 7+.

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