Chat with your friends on Signal Source
Flare is an unofficial app that lets you chat with your friends on Signal from Linux. It is still in development and doesn't include as many features as the official Signal applications.
- Translators: Description of Flare in metainfo: Features
- Linking device
- Sending messages
- Receiving messages
- Replying to a message
- Reacting to a message
- Encrypted storage
- Notifications, optionally in the background
More features are planned, blocked, or not-planned. Consult the README for more information about them.
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.
RatingMobile 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.
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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: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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Licensing and technical details
Programming languages: Rust
Build system: meson
AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.com/schmiddi-on-mobile/flare/-/raw/master/data/de.schmidhuberj.Flare.metainfo.xml