When comparing StealthChat vs Pulse SMS, the Slant community recommends Pulse SMS for most people. In the question“What are the best messaging apps for Android?” Pulse SMS is ranked 17th while StealthChat is ranked 26th.
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Pro Can send self-destructing messages
Messages can be set to self-destruct after a set time.
Pro Offers 3 types of encryption
The app claims to be the only communication app that encrypts data in transit, on disk and on screen. Encryption in transit is used to make sure no-one can listen in on your conversations even if the traffic is going through their servers, encryption on disk is used to make sure that even if someone gets ahold of your phone and is capable of extracting your messages from it they won't be able to read them and screen encryption is essentially a lock screen that sets in after a set amount of time used to make prevent "shoulder surfing".
Pro Multi-platform/Unified Messaging
Pro Good Material Design UI
Pro Encrypted messaging content on devices
Pro Per-Conversation Customization
Pro You can use the iOS app as long as you know how to sideload it
It is on GitHub and there's a way to sideload it with Cydia impactor and appsigner.io
Pro One-time fee
Con Many people have difficulty registering the app
Multiple people have reported not being able to receive the activation code required to register the app.
Con Code is not verified
Con Poor support
Con Lacks group chat
Con Closed source
No way to verify security practices.
Con No RCS support
But only Messages has that.
Con Lacks support for UWP on Windows 10
UWP apps aren't hard to build - Luke K could bring his app to the Windows Store easily and make a TON of people happy at work.