Signal Desktop

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Signal Desktop

What is Signal Desktop?

Signal — Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Signal Desktop links with Signal on Android or iOS and lets you message from your Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.

– Share Without Insecurity – State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure.
– No ads. No trackers. No kidding – There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, and no creepy tracking in Signal.
– Free for Everyone – Signal is an independent nonprofit. Development is supported by grants and donations from people like you.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install signal-desktop

To use the Signal desktop app, Signal must first be installed on your phone.

Signal Desktop

License: AGPLv3

Android Messages Desktop

There is a new tool available for Sparkers: Android Messages™ Desktop

What is Android Messages™ Desktop?

Android Messages as a Cross-platform Desktop App

– System notifications when a text comes in
– Notification badges on macOS
– Spellchecking in ~50 languages
– Run in background on Windows / Linux / macOS
– Minimize to tray on Windows / Linux
– Menu bar support on macOS
– TBD…

Installation (amd64 only):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install android-messages-desktop

or via APTus-> IM.

Android Messages Desktop

The project page at GitHub:
The project founder is Chris Knepper.