Ricochet

Ricochet is a free and open source encrypted chat app. It's metadata-resistant, runs over Tor, and is currently the most anonymous way to communicate online. I've contributed a lot of product and design thoughts to the project and you can see the relevant discussions on Github.

Ricochet presents a lot of interesting design challenges due to its built-in threat model. For example, being forced to confirm the domain name of a link you click on can be annoying, but it's a necessary security precaution for Ricochet's high-risk users, which include whistleblowers, academics, and government officials. These types of users are often the subject of spearphishing attacks and Ricochet's UX helps mitigate the risks.