Secure messaging, anywhere Source
Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.
Note: Currently only private chats via Tor are supported in Briar GTK.
Could not chat with Android client in initial test (2020/12/01), deprecated and replaced by Briar Desktop (2021/09/21)
RatingMobile Fit: 5
Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!
Project status: archived
This project has been archived by its maintainers. It might still work for you, but you won't get any help if something is wrong.
✔ Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.
✔ This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.
Build and install your own flatpak: https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar-gtk/-/raw/main/app.briar.gtk.json
If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:Install
* You need to have an
appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.
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Programming languages: Python
Build system: meson