What are the best and easiest ways to protect my messages?

asked by arnold henry
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13 solutions
  1. 20

    #1Signal

    Signal

    Signal is a confidential messaging app that lets you communicate instantly without messaging fees and chat in real time with all your friends at once, as well as send attachments with complete privacy. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Signal is a great way to keep your messages private and safe thanks to its end-to-end encryption system. You can even set intervals to make messages disappear."
  2. 18

    #2Confide

    Confide
    Confide is a free confidential messenger that lets you send encrypted messaged that self-destruct after they have been viewed. Confide uses industry-standard end-to-end encryption to keep your messages safe.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Raymond Cole
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Want to make sure what you send is secure? I have that problem as I mail clients PDF files that I need to remain protected the entire time. If you want to solve this issue, download Confide. It encrypts your files and also self destructs upon a set time."
  3. 15

    #3Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock lets users protect any applications they want via PIN, Pattern or Gesture. The app can lock the following: Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SMS, Email, Gallery, Camera, USB connection, Settings, and any other chosen apps.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Christine Alvarado
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I've been thinking of security alot lately and wondering if there is a tool out there to protect the messages (texts, emails, facebook, etc) that I have written. This app looks perfect! It looks easy to use and is highly rated. It sounds like it might solve my problem to add an additional layer of security to my messages!"
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    #4ICQ

    ICQ

    ICQ is a leading instant messaging service provider with a global online community. ICQ offers live chats with a nice interface design and integration with other platforms, securely encrypted calls, high-quality video calls and many more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "ICQ is for you if you want to keep all your chats, voice messages and video calls private. You can sync your conversations across all your devices, what is very useful. And it comes with stickers!"
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    #5VIPole Secure Messenger

    VIPole Secure Messenger
    This is a secure messaging, video, calls and sharing app available for many platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Both for personal and professional use VIPole is a cross-platform encrypted and multiuser communication app.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Totally recommended. With VIPole you can send secure messages across all your devices, both mobile and desktop."
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    #6AxCrypt

    AxCrypt

    AxCrypt is a software that provides security and encryption for your files, cloud storage services, and passwords. Plus, you can use it in many different languages and set up collaboration by allowing another user to access your secured files with their own password.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac

    Free- $75

    Stephanie Jackson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is one of the best encryption systems out there (at least that I've tried). And the best part is that it's easy. Once it's on your desktop, you just click and it's encrypted. It will even hold on to all of your passwords - securely. I got this because with all of the data thefts and breaches, I just wanted to feel safe. This system is very well worth the money. "
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    #7Wickr

    Wickr
    A cross-platform desktop software and mobile application for ephemeral messaging. Both for personal and professional use Wickr offers: encrypted messages, secure rooms for workgroups, safe file transfer, ephemeral messages.
    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Good app if you want to keep your messages private. All your conversations are ephemeral and protected. You can use it on mobile and desktop devices."
  5. 8

    #8StealthChat

    StealthChat
    StealthChat is a mobile app designed for any need of encrypted calls and chat on your Android and iOS devices. Private messaging and an advanced encryption technology.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Good solution to keep your messages safe, but I think it's not very popular."
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    #9AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint is a free AppLocker or App Protector for Android devices developed by SpSoft. It helps in locking and protecting apps using a password, pattern, or fingerprint. It locks Facebook, WhatsApp, gallery app, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jordan Day
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you want to protect the data on you cell phone then AppLock is your go to tool. Applock allows for several types of ways to lock your data not just a standard PIN, It can lock many other important things on your cell phone like photos and wifi. This App can be a life saver."
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    #10Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock (App Protect) is a tool used to lock mobile phone features in order to protect them from privacy leaks. It can lock privacy, apps, incoming calls, settings, and markets. It can also disguise lock screens to prevent break-ins.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Andrés Ochoa
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Smart Applock is a must in this day and age where there is identity theft and people hacking and stealing pictures from your phone great job guys !!"
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    #11Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger is an app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure encrypted messages. With this app you will be able to control over your messages. Once your message and its attachments are delivered, they will be removed from the receiver's phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Teresa Ryan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I really like the idea of a simple way to protect my messages, like Surespot Encrypted Messenger. It is really easy to use, and I like that it gives me complete control and I don't have to worry about anyone else being able to have control over my messages. I especially like that they are deleted from the receiver's phone, so I can talk about private things without having to worry what the receiver will do with my messages and attachments. "
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    #12unSend.it

    unSend.it
    unSend.it  is an app helps you send messages securely. With this app, you can send encrypted messages, unsend messages and much more. This app works through SMS. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Kenneth Harris
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "In principle this app has a lot of potential. However, I found it annoying that unless the person you send the text to also has an app it comes across as a url link. In my opinion this defeats the purpose of a quick text. If you have to then click on a link and come out of the app, then you are messing with the very strength of texting - quick read and response times."
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    #13AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Martha Solís
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I really did not like AppLock. It worked for a while then it stop. There seem to be some sort of bug with the app. It really was not worth the money. Do not buy."

Summary

Best What are the best and easiest ways to protect my messages
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SignalApps 20 Free
2ConfideApps 18 Free
3Perfect AppLockApps 15 Free
4ICQSoftware 14 Free
5VIPole Secure MessengerSoftware 13 Free
6AxCryptSoftware 12 Free
7WickrApps 11 Free
8StealthChatApps 8 Free
9AppLock - FingerprintApps 7 Free
10Smart AppLockApps 5 Free
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