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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price paid in May 2017. $0 means the app is free. Some apps may have in-app purchases.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0 and 10
Always logged in
If the user can stay logged in to the app without having to log in each time.
Message copying and forwarding allowed
Whether the program allows copying and/or forwarding of messages.
The Overall score is based on the weighted ease of use (55%), security features (40%) and versatility/features (5%) scores.
enter value/s in increments of i between 50 and 78
Ease of use score
Ease of use score is based on a series of tests performed in normal operation of the app.
enter value/s in increments of i between 40 and 90
Security features score
Security features score is based on a checklist of tests performed by the tester including encryption, logging and message integrity.
enter value/s in increments of i between 45 and 70
Versatility score is based on what the program can do and the features it supports.
enter value/s in increments of i between 40 and 67
Included in this review
- Message destruction
- Government data request policy available
- Open source
- Always logged in
- Server data retention time
- Idle time lock
- Ease of use score
- Zero access from vendor
- Bad points
- Message previews
- Overall score
- Server location
- Security features score
- Login type
- Conversation log encryption
- User managed data retention
- Security audit
- Screen shots allowed
- Attachment file types supported
- Can save attachments
- Message storage location
- Account termination method
- Encryption type
- Metadata collection
- User alert and notification types
- Good points
- In-transit encryption
- File permissions requested
- Metadata encryption
- Endpoint encryption
- User data collected
- Multi-device support
- Personal encryption key
- Versatility score
- Message limits
- User typing alert
- Message copying and forwarding allowed