We need a cross-platform application for confidentiality of correspondence? Better Signal, recommended by Edward Snowden (Edward Snowden), now there is a version for the desktop PC.
Not so long ago we wrote about how you can protect your personal or business correspondence. One of the best ways is to use the Signal applications, pre-existing only for iOS and All Android .
Version for desktop computers appeared in December, but to use it could only by invitation. From that day on Signal available to everyone in the form of Chrome-applications.
Recall that Signal is tied to the number of mobile and can be used to communicate with any contacts from the phonebook smartphone. Through encryption when it is not limited to text messages, photos and files, but also for calls.
To use a secure messenger must install the Android-version and register an account on your phone number. Only then it makes sense to put a table Signal.
When you install Chrome apps program will give QR-code that you want to scan via the Android-smartphone version of Signal (Tied Settings → Devices → Add new device). After this account can be used on your computer and on your phone.
At the moment, a desktop application is in beta, so some functions do not work properly or missing. Note that registration and synchronization is possible only with the Android-application for the Apple-device feature is not yet supported. In addition, the desktop can not receive and view SMS, as well as send them.