App Annie’s latest report highlights that Zoom is the most downloaded app on iOS amongst all users. But it has also put focus on privacy and security.
Known for its consumer version WickrMe, this is a popular platform known for privacy and security. The app has end-to-end encryption and features like disappearing messages, but once you migrate to the Pro version, it requires your email ID to log in. The free version offers enterprise grade security and a channel for up to 30 users, with 1GB file transfer. Data can be retained for 30 days. There is also a feature of screen sharing. The user interface may not be as easy, but safety features trump every other problem. For $10 per user per month, the app offers more features like 50 users, premium SaaS support, one year of data retention and advanced controls. For the platinum version there is no limit on users and unlimited data retention.
Wire’s free version can support only 10 users, but the pro and enterprise versions offer much more. Wire is already known for its security benefits. Wire goes beyond Wickr as far as chat and other features are concerned. Wire Pro requires $4.34 per user and offers group messaging, HD voice and video conferencing features. It also has an enterprise version for higher level security and offers this for $8.68.
Although it is not known how many users Riot can support, it is one of the free apps on this platform that offers better security. It offers seamless integration with other services. So, if you are a Slack user, those chats can be integrated with Riot. More important, the user interface is easy, and Riot need not be installed on your system. It can easily be operated via web browser.
Jitsi may not have the security features of the above-mentioned apps, but it has better integration. The app is free to use and can support 75 people for video conferencing. Jitsi can be powered on using Slack and has an integration with the app. It may not have the best video capabilities, but it does offer free solutions.