Wickr

Free App for Privacy Lovers

Wickr Messenger is a special messaging system that has been designed for the Android platform. Users can send encrypted messaged and video content over a very secure platform that means content will only be seen by those it is intended for. View full description

PROS

  • Extremely safe and secure
  • Free from annoying ads

CONS

  • Possible to screenshot content
  • No possible to sync between devices

Wickr Messenger is a special messaging system that has been designed for the Android platform. Users can send encrypted messaged and video content over a very secure platform that means content will only be seen by those it is intended for.

Messaging on the Sly

One of the cool things about Wickr Messenger is that messages that are sent are destroyed after a period of time that can be set by the user. These messages leave no digital trace, so they cannot be tracked in any way. Unlike other free messaging apps of this type, the creators ensure that personal information users supply in order to complete the sign up process will not be revealed or shared in any way. Those who prefer to keep their private information truly private are sure to appreciated this touch.

Never Get Caught Out Again

One of the main drawbacks of using Wickr Messenger, at least for now, is that the user base is rather small. Although this means that the object of your desire is not likely to be using it, it is fairly easy to clue them in and get them on board. The system is easy to use and delivers security and the fact that it is free to download and use means that people who are looking for a way to make sure their messages stay private should take it for a spin.

Self-Destructing, Secure, Private, Anonymous Messages & Media

The Internet is forever. Your private communications don´t need to be. Send self-destructing messages for free to other Wickr users anywhere in the world while leaving no trace. Send and receive text, photos, videos, voice and pdfs that are: - CONTROLLED - sender decides who sees what, where and for how long - SECURE - military-grade encryption (AES256,ECDH521,RSA4096 TLS), we do not have the keys - PRIVATE - not shared with strangers, deletes metadata (location, time, identification and edits) - ANONYMOUS - we require no personal info from you, we collect nothing about you or what you do - SHREDDED - Secure File Shredder forensically erases unwanted files you deleted from your device - COMPLIANT - FIPS 140-2, HIPAA, exceeds NSA Suite B Compliancy (Compliance for Top Secret communication) - INTEGRATED - send pdfs and images from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive - TRUSTED - featured in BusinessWeek, CNET, Economist, Forbes, MacWorld and New York Times - EASY - takes less than a minute to get started, easier than email - FREE - save money on texting Wickr was founded in San Francisco, California by a team of security and privacy experts that believe private communications is a universal human right that is extremely important to a free society. Today, that right is almost nonexistent. Wickr flips messaging on its head, giving control to the sender instead of the receiver (or servers in between). Wickr is becoming the most trusted communication system in the world by giving power to the people. Wickr uses AES256 to protect data and ECDH521 for the key exchange. RSA4096 is also used as a backup and for legacy app versions. Wickr also uses SHA256 for hashing and Transport Layer Security (TLS). Encryption keys are used only once then destroyed by the sender’s phone. Each message is encrypted with its own unique key and no two users can have the same AES256 or ECDH521 keys ever. Our servers do not have the decryption keys, only the intended recipient(s) on the intended devices can decrypt the messages. We take our privacy policy seriously. Compare ours to every other messenger app. Privacy policies can tell you a lot about what an app is doing. We have made this app with the best available technology, but strongly encourage you only to send private messages to people you trust. To get further detail about how the app works, please visit the App link on our website at www.mywickr.com. Feedback and reviews are much appreciated! info@mywickr.com