Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging (by ricochet-im)

Ricochet Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to ricochet

  • GitHub repo Signal-TLS-Proxy

  • GitHub repo Conversations

    Conversations is an open source XMPP/Jabber client for Android

  • GitHub repo bbs

    Forum for discussing Internet censorship circumvention

  • GitHub repo TextSecure

    A private messenger for Android.

  • GitHub repo Tox

    The future of online communications.

  • GitHub repo Synapse

    Synapse: Matrix reference homeserver

  • GitHub repo Signal-Server

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

  • GitHub repo RetroShare

    RetroShare is a Free and Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.

  • GitHub repo session-desktop

    Session Desktop - Onion routing based messenger

  • GitHub repo jami-cli

    Jami client for terminal

  • GitHub repo fuck-signal-tls-proxy

    🙌It 👐just 👌not ☝works

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


Posts where ricochet has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-13.
  • Why don't we have a privacy-compliant peer-to-peer communication platform yet? (something like the bittorrent of messaging and chat and blogs etc)
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-06-13
    Abandoned, unmaintained, deprecated or unreleased: Ricochet, TOR Messenger, Cwtch
  • TOR Messenger
    reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-03-23
    briar. ricochet. Tox with Tor as a proxy. any other trustworthy messenger with Tor as a proxy.
    reddit.com/r/TOR | 2021-03-23
    ricochet.im website not working (??)
  • A Statement on Recent Events Between Signal and the Anti-Censorship Community
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-09
    > there isn't a currently easily available obvious way to have private secure conversations.

    Ricochet[1] works really well. It uses Tor hidden services to communicate. Your Ricochet ID is your onion address. To add a contact, you input their Ricochet ID and a short message, and Ricochet connects to their onion address and sends a contact request. If the contact request is accepted then you'll each show up as a contact on each other's client and can chat whenever you want.

    Tor is really perfect for this, you can't get more private or censorship-resistant than Tor.

    The UI is currently not great, but that's not a protocol problem.

    The biggest problem with Ricochet is that hardly anyone is using it.

    [1] https://ricochet.im/

  • 'Use Signal. Learn about privacy coins. Insist on working remotely. Embrace open source. Practice online anonymity. Decentralize your life.' - naval
    reddit.com/r/Monero | 2021-01-11
    Ricochet used to be my messenger of choice, but it is not actively maintained, so I don't trust it anymore. I also used OTR, but that is not maintained anymore either. I now have a lot of hope for Cwtch, which re-implements and expands many of the features that Ricochet has (and, arguably, improves, such as not depending on qt by writing an entire independent graphics suite). However Cwtch is not ready for wide usage yet, the ux and ui is still kinda clunky. I started using it, but it is not a daily driver yet. Their deveopment is pretty active though and you can support it by donating to https://openprivacy.ca/ .


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ricochet-im/ricochet is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.