Redact - Secure Messenger
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Redact is the world's first totally secure instant messenger application.
Using encryption, ciphers and peer to peer messaging, Redact sends heavily encrypted messages from one phone to another without passing through any central servers. Messages you have sent or received can be redacted from both handsets at the touch of a button with no method of recovery.
For more information visit the Redact website: www.redactapp.com
You can redact any message sent using the application. Tap the redact button and the message is instantly redacted from your phone. The message is also redacted on your contact's device. There's no way to refuse a redaction or avoid it, so you can be confident your message is deleted forever.
2. Peer to Peer
All instant messaging apps store messages you're sending to your contacts. No matter how securely these messages are saved, they're vulnerable to hackers or government subpoenas. Redact stores no messages, contact information or usernames so there is no information to be stolen.
Redact never asks for a username, email of phone number, you're automatically assigned a PIN. Your unique number is never stored anywhere, and there is no recovery tool for hackers to exploit. Only you can change your alias, so you can be certain contacts aren't using your real name anywhere in the application.
Seems nice but still has a way to go
I've been using it for almost a day now, and assuming they keep all their promises I like it.
There a few things I feel missing:
File transfer support (images)
Languages other then English are treated as reduced text.
Stay alive in background, the two chat parties have to be inside the application to receive messages, if the application is running in the background and the phone is unlocked I'd expect to receive the message.
And lastly, I don't know if this one is possible but disable screen capture.
Love this app! All communication is safe and secure, and the best part is that the messages are timed to self destruct and are erased from both ends of the conversation. It's a straight forward app that allows you to talk without the paranoia of someone intercepting.
Underrated and definitely worth looking into
I haven't had a chance to try this out by messaging someone but it seems like it'd work out great.