A private messenger for iOS. (by signalapp)

Signal-iOS Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Signal-iOS
  • GitHub repo TextSecure

    A private messenger for Android.

  • GitHub repo Signal-Desktop

    Signal — Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux

  • GitHub repo Signal-Server

    Server supporting the Signal Private Messenger applications on Android, Desktop, and iOS

  • GitHub repo Signal-TLS-Proxy

  • GitHub repo LibreSignal

    LibreSignal • The truly private and Google-Free messenger for Android.

  • GitHub repo Synapse

    Synapse: Matrix reference homeserver

  • GitHub repo Signal-Android

    Fork from the JohanW fork of Signal, a private messenger for Android. It adds the option to import Whatsapp conversations. The purpose of this fork is to make the transition to Signal easier. It was created out of a personal need and might not be supported or extended in the long run. (by jukefoxer)

  • GitHub repo signal-back

    Decrypt Signal encrypted backups outside the app

  • GitHub repo tdesktop

    Telegram Desktop messaging app

  • GitHub repo Vector

    A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.

  • GitHub repo org.signal.Signal

  • GitHub repo libsignal-client-node

  • GitHub repo

    🛡🛠 You are being watched. Protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

  • GitHub repo element-ios

    A glossy Matrix collaboration client for iOS

  • GitHub repo matrix-doc

    Matrix Documentation (including The Spec)

  • GitHub repo hydrogen-web

    Lightweight matrix client with legacy and mobile browser support

  • GitHub repo signalbackup-tools

    Tool to work with Signal Backup files.

  • GitHub repo rcsjta

    RCS-e stack for Android with GSMA API

  • GitHub repo signal-export

    Export your Signal chats to markdown files with attachments

  • GitHub repo signal-backup-exporter

    Python-based Signal app backup exporter.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Signal-iOS alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Signal-iOS has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-04.
  • Where do you get started learning about encryption if one were trying to make an encrypted messaging app?
    The Signal app is open-source. They use encrypted messaging focused on privacy. Their website mentions they use the open source Signal protocol. It's an extremely popular app as well
  • Signal Desktop is corrupting its database | 2021-02-28
    Signal has been completely anti-backup basically since it's inception. That's their prerogative, but I think it's something that needs to be made clear, front and center, before anyone starts using Signal (or asking anyone else to use Signal). Signal is the type of messaging that needs to be treated as a black hole.

    Here's issue #905 from 2015, a request for transferring messages when moving phones, closed the same day:

    Similarly, #967

    And #2542 (2017, when I was first looking for transferring my Signal to a new phone)

    That issue was locked and I was told to create a thread on their forum instead: - 3.5 years and 400+ messages later, backup functionality still doesn't exist for iOS, and the best solution for archiving your old messages requires jailbreaking and extracting encryption keys from your keychain:

    NOTE: last year, Signal introduced functionality for transferring messages to a new device, but that won't help you from data corruption or losing your device since backups and export are still not supported:

  • Incoming Signal video calls STILL don't ring on iOS. How is this remotely acceptable? | 2021-02-19
    A quick search reveals several "not ringing" iOS bugs from as far back as January 2017 and others from 2019, and plenty from 2020 [1] [2] [3]. | 2021-02-19
    The Signal devs recently addressed this on github:
  • Help the Signal team to track down bugs with delayed message notifications on Android | 2021-02-17
    Well, for Android, read the post and help them debug it. For iPhone, you could open an issue on GitHub or chime in on an open issue if you think yours is the same:
  • Anyway to disable callkit on iOS?? | 2021-02-07
  • Signal a battery hog on iOS 14.4 - known issue? | 2021-02-06 | 2021-02-06
  • Help users in Iran reconnect to Signal | 2021-02-04
    Yes, they have some docs on GitHub for how to do it:

    You can build the iOS version too for development:

    I haven't done it before but you should even be able to deploy that build to your phone in theory:

    It's unclear to me if there are any restrictions on iOS that would prevent you from doing that.

  • Signal needs its own notification sound | 2021-02-03
  • Can we have bold and italics please? | 2021-02-02
  • Facebook accuses Apple of killing its business, causing significant drop in revenue. Apple CEO has replied | 2021-01-30
    Signal provably can't. If you doubt it you can read the code, compile it yourself, and compare the checksums with the one on the apple store (if you're jailbroken)
  • What's stopping Whatsapp from storing the private key in their servers? | 2021-01-30
    Only for Android. The iOS app does not have a reproducible build.
  • Ios Url Scheme | 2021-01-27
    I'd suggest voting on this here as well :
  • Images shared from Android show as WAI files! | 2021-01-27
    The issue you're describing is reported in this issue, open since March 2020. It also affects the desktop application.


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