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Touch Alternatives

Touch is described as 'PingChat! has evolved into Touch' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Touch for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Touch are Telegram, WhatsApp, Zulip and Telegram X.

Touch alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Touch.
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PingChat! has evolved into Touch.

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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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeSignal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Self destructing messagesSignal supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingSignal will not track or use your personal data.
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  2. Telegram icon

    Telegram

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTelegram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesTelegram can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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  3. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in WhatsApp.
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  4. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZulip supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingZulip supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  5. Telegram X icon

    Telegram X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram

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

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTelegram X doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    FluffyChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • FLATHUB
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • F-Droid

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

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

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMolly has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Status

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Android
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    • 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.

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

    Olvid

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOlvid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionOlvid has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingOlvid will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Olvid without registration.
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  10. Tinode icon

    Tinode

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTinode doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tinode simultaneously.
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