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Flare is an unofficial app for Signal. It is still in development and doesn't include all the features that the official Signal apps do. More information can be found on its feature roadmap.

Please note that using this application will probably worsen your security compared to using official Signal applications. Use with care when handling sensitive data. Look at the projects README for more information about security.



Native Signal Desktop alternative, needs signal-cli or an Android/iOS app as primary signal client. See this toot for signal-cli paring instructions.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


Connectivity: This app requires internet on first-run, e.g., to download content necessary for operation. This app works better with a continous internet connection, but does not require it.

 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.


Is this app packaged for my distribution?

green: current and packaged,
red: packaged, but not current, ratings and other details may not apply.

Packaging status

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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://github.com/flathub/de.schmidhuberj.Flare

Build and install your own flatpak: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/flathub/de.schmidhuberj.Flare/master/de.schmidhuberj.Flare.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* 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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Licensing and technical details

License: AGPL-3.0-only Metadata: FSFAP

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Backend: presage

Programming languages: Rust

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.com/schmiddi-on-mobile/flare/-/raw/master/data/de.schmidhuberj.Flare.metainfo.xml.in