I'll have to strongly agree with that. As I age, the will to spend countless hours tweaking anything is dwindling pretty fast.
I have not seen hard to configure messengers for many years. On the contrary- messengers in general become dumber and dumber teeming with more and more abominable emoticons (emoji
). Can you point at a messenger that requires a significant tweaking to make it work?
@smaragdus: Thanks. It was only a figure of speech, though, because I am an extremely light user of anything IM...
I cannot live without messengers- they are more flexible than mail when an immediate response is needed and when I need to send/receive a file.
Shame that Signal (https://whispersystems.org/
) is mobile only -- with that Snowden's endorsement, it had potential to become the category killer app.
has a Chrome extension
. I trust no one, even Edward Snowden. Why does Signal have a potential to become a killer app? Because Snowden said so? Because "Open Whisper Systems partners with WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption
" I will never touch it, even it becomes available for desktop (I do not have a smart phone and I will not have one until I know for sure that there is a secure mobile OS, I have read recommendations about Sailfish OS
but I do not know a single person who has ever used Sailfish OS
I do carry Telegram on my phone, but so far only for texting with my brother's UK Iphone -- after the Snooper's Charter, I found that giving them something to bite on would be just the charitable thing to do...
I still have Telegram version 0.9.56 (for Windows) but I stopped updating it because with every new release it disappointed me more and more. I will keep this (0.9.56) version until it works, if it stops working I will dump it. I use Telegram with people who do not have the knowledge needed to handle something superior like a Tox client
. For me LINE
looks better and works better than Telegram
If someone is recommending Facebook-owned, NSA-friendly WhatsApp (what a dull name) as "The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption", this is enough to discard the whole article.