When comparing Antox vs Silent Text, the Slant community recommends Antox for most people. In the question“What are the best encrypted messaging apps for Android?” Antox is ranked 2nd while Silent Text is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Antox is:
Antox is licensed under Creative Commons with source code available on [GitHub](https://github.com/subliun/Antox). Being open source makes it possible to make sure your messaging are not controlled by a corporation.
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Pro Free, open source
Antox is licensed under Creative Commons with source code available on GitHub. Being open source makes it possible to make sure your messaging are not controlled by a corporation.
There is no middleman, all communication happens between the users.
Pro Encrypted message attachments
Files can be attached to messages that will also be encrypted.
Pro Passed EFF's security review
To pass EFF's security review Silent Text had to encrypt data in transit, the encryption had to be end-to-end, the app needed to provide forward secrecy, app's source code has to be open to independent review, users have to be able to verify contact's identities even with the service provider compromised, app's cryptographic design has to be well documented and app's source code has to have been audited in the last 12 months.
Pro Messages can be set to self-destruct
Messages on both senders and receivers phones can be set to delete after a set period of time.
Pro Encrypted locationsharing
It's possible to geotag messages to share location.
Con High data usage
Antox uses the Tox protocol which is Peer to Peer, so there will be high data usage and battery drain. WiFi only mode is currently recommended for now.
Con Still in early development
Antox is still really early in development, being in beta currently.
Con Battery drain
Antox uses the Tox protocol which is Peer to Peer, so there will be high data usage and battery drain.
While the app itself is free, to use it a subscription is required with prices starting at $9.95/mo.