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.
Signal vs Tox opinions
Currently is intended mainly for mobile devices.
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!
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.
Telegram vs Tox opinions
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.
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.
Telegram is not peer to peer and uses is not even federated aka uses centralized servers.
Telegram is not open source
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.
Element vs Tox opinions
Decentralized messenger which supports audio and video calling as well as group chats and offline messaging.
Federated, though not completely P2P, and a pain to set up.
Riot.im uses Jitsi for conference video calls, which are not end-to-end encrypted, they can be registered by the Jitsi Videobridge.
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.
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.
Discord vs Tox opinions
It's a consistent platform.
Discord doesn't care about anonymity or the security minded
Discord is not encrypted or privacy oriented
Discord isn't anonymity or privacy-oriented, whereas Tox is.
very good customer support, GUI and very little CPU effect while running other applications
Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement
Jami vs Tox opinions
Decentralized and encrypted. Available on all major devices. There is video conferencing and the ability to show a desktop.
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.
Utopia P2P Ecosystem. Utopia is a feature-rich platform that is specifically designed to protect privacy of communication, confidentiality, and security of personal data. Utopia is a decentralized network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage.
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.
Wire vs Tox opinions
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.
Mumble vs Tox opinions
P2P messenger, very similar to Tox. Tox has a better UI, is less hassle to set up, and scales to the WWW more easily.
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.
Keybase vs Tox opinions
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*
Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, events, contact centers, VoIP cloud phones, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and on-site room systems.