Google Chat and Whatsapp and Signal
Phil Smith III
lists at akphs.com
Thu Aug 12 12:36:08 EDT 2021
I've asked a couple of questions on this list and not even seen my own
posts, which is weird and concerning. I *am* getting mail every day at this
address, so it's odd; all I can think is that my ISP is blocking the list.
First: if anyone replies to this note, can you please CC lists at akphs.com
<mailto:lists at akphs.com> and phsiii at gmail.com <mailto:phsiii at gmail.com> ,
so I know (a) that someone did this (since presumably the gmail note will
get through even if the other one doesn't)?
Second: Google Chat is basically crap for a number of reasons, at least on
Android (and one might guess/assume that a Google product on a Google
platform is going to be the best implementation). So I'm looking at
switching to Whatsapp or Signal.
I see two Whatsapp plugins, from davidgfnet and hoehermann, and a Signal
plugin from hoehermann.
I see three possibilities:
1. hoehermann did Signal first, lost interest, and is now focused on
2. the reverse
3. hoehermann is just a great person and is keeping both current
If #2 is the case, I'll go with Signal. If it's #1 or #3, I'd love any
comments from folks about whether hoehermann or davidgfnet's plugins are
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