Cryptocat is a viable alternative to invasive chat services such as Facebook Chat and Google Talk that offers strong encryption and privacy while remaining just as easy to use. Journalists, activists and human rights workers alike benefit from Cryptocat’s development. Today, Cryptocat handles more than 2,000 conversations weekly and has been featured in Business Insider as “one of the best apps for Google Chrome,” in Lifehacker as “one of the most under-hyped Web Apps of 2011,” in Netted by the Webbys as “a stylish and secure way to chat online,” and in Forbes Magazine. A December 2011 survey concluded that 93% of participants are satisfied with Cryptocat’s overall performance.
Cryptocat is currently looking for funding to continue development. Surely they deserve some support for that great 8-bit explanatory video!