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    Tox Alternatives

    Tox is described as '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' and is a very popular Encrypted Chat App in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Tox for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Online / Web-based and Mac. Most alternatives are Encrypted Chat , Instant Messengers and Video Calling Apps. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Tox are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Discord (Freemium) and Jitsi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2022

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      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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      Telegram vs Tox opinions
      Most users think Telegram is a great alternative to Tox.
      It's not open source and they've made some questionable decisions lately such as banning anything vaguely defined as "adult content" from appearing in searches.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      alpeg Tox is fully P2P and always end-to-end encrypted. Telegram is not open source (published source differs from play store app), uses it's own server, requires a phone number and non-desktop app to register, most chats are not e2e-encrypted, secret chats are not available on desktop and web.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Telegram is not open source
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      knoeien_met_strooi Telegram is not peer to peer and uses is not even federated aka uses centralized servers.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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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.
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      Signal vs Tox opinions
      Most users think Signal is a great alternative to Tox.
      chopin2712 I love signal but Signal cannot be used without phone and I don't like this idea. I use Signal only for my phone. not my computer but it's good!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      WestFlame Currently is intended mainly for mobile devices.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Element vs Tox opinions
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Tox.
      Riot.im uses Jitsi for conference video calls, which are not end-to-end encrypted, they can be registered by the Jitsi Videobridge.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Darthagnon Federated, though not completely P2P, and a pain to set up.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Riot runs on every platform including web browser, is end to end encrypted, federated, open source, supports media file sending, voice and video chat, and all features in group chats. It also does not require a phone number or email address to use.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      joshuahumbert Decentralized messenger which supports audio and video calling as well as group chats and offline messaging.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often. Create an invite-only place.
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      Discord vs Tox opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Discord is still a legitimate alternative to Tox, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It's a consistent platform.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Discord doesn't care about anonymity or the security minded
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Discord is not encrypted or privacy oriented
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      crazypens30 Discord isn't anonymity or privacy-oriented, whereas Tox is.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      very good customer support, GUI and very little CPU effect while running other applications
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    3. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi is a great alternative to Tox.


    4. Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption. Why Wire?
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      Almost everyone thinks Wire is a great alternative to Tox.
    5. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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      Jami vs Tox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Tox.
      UsernameUn Decentralized and encrypted. Available on all major devices. There is video conferencing and the ability to show a desktop.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Its more decentralized than Tox is, and that is a great thing that it has over it. The only issue is that this is alpha software.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    6. Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.
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      Mumble vs Tox opinions
      Most users think Mumble is a great alternative to Tox.
      Darthagnon P2P messenger, very similar to Tox. Tox has a better UI, is less hassle to set up, and scales to the WWW more easily.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    7. Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.
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      Keybase vs Tox opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      keybase is a great option like Tox, the design is perfect and the crew is awesome, simple and secure :) sorry my bad english im learning*
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    8. Zoom is a video communication company that provides remote conferencing services that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
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