Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
First release: August 2018
Delta Chat – an open source chat application that sends messages via e-mails, encrypted if possible, with Autocrypt. You do not have to sign up anywhere, just use your existing e-mail account with Delta Chat. Delta Chat doesn’t have their own servers but uses the most massive and diverse open messaging system ever: the existing e-mail server network.
– Independent of any company or services. You own your data.
– Your data is not saved on a central server unless all users are using the same e-mail servers
– You do not distribute your address book to anyone.
– Fast by the use of Push-IMAP.
– Largest user base – recipients not using Delta Chat can be reached as well.
– Compatible – not only to itself.
– Elegant and simple user interface.
– Distributed system.
– No Spam – only messages of known users are shown by default.
– Reliable – safe for professional use.
– Trustworthy – can even be used for business messages.
– Copyleft and Standards based libre software.