ChatSecure Messenger by Chris Ballinger (Universal)
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Released: Dec 17, 2011
Version: 5.0.2
Size: 33 MB
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ChatSecure Messenger

Chris Ballinger
ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to an existing Google account, create new accounts on public XMPP servers (including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

Unlike other apps that keep you stuck in their walled garden, ChatSecure is fully interoperable with other clients that support OTR and XMPP, such as Adium, Jitsi, and more.

ChatSecure only uses well-known open source cryptographic libraries to keep your conversations private. Other apps may make claims about 'military grade' security but, without publicly auditable source code and verifiable end-to-end encryption, you cannot be truly safe.

* XMPP with TLS certificate pinning.
* OTR for verifiable end-to-end encryption and forward secrecy.
* OMEMO for a mobile-friendly alternative to OTR.
* Tor integration for easy access to XMPP .onion services.
* SQLCipher to locally encrypt conversation logs.
* Free and Open Source: https://github.com/chatsecure/chatsecure-ios

Follow @ChatSecure on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chatsecure

►► ChatSecure Donations
Subscribe to ChatSecure to help make developing free and open source privacy tools sustainable. We welcome any contribution to support ongoing development. The donation levels are currently $2.99/month, $5.99/month or $19.99/month. Here's what you get:

• Feel good supporting indie software
• Continued development and updates
• Help keep the app free for everyone

To manage your subscription:
• You can turn off auto-renewal via the main Settings app: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: https://chatsecure.org/privacy/
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use: https://chatsecure.org/terms/

What's new in version 5.0.2
* Storage management of downloaded media messages
* Migrate to YapDatabase 4.0
* Update dependencies
* Use CryptoKit on iOS 13 for AES-GCM operations
* Resolve some dark mode issues
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + ChatSecure Messenger is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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