Leo LaPorte has been talking lately about his desire for a single messaging app for all platforms. He’s found what he thinks might be the right tool for the job, Telegram Messenger from telegram.org. I decided to give it a run and I’m in love with it!
Telegram has native apps for OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, Firefox OS, and even Apple Watch. If that’s not enough apps, it’s open source so you can go write your own.
Telegram is wicked fast. I am running it on my Mac, iPad, iPhone and Watch and all of them update at the exact same time. I can take a photo with my iPhone within the app and be typing on my Mac at the same time and they thread in perfectly.
From a privacy standpoint, I really like that I was able to create a nickname so I don’t have to give my phone number out for people to be able to chat with me. I love that feature! Please look me up as podfeet in Telegram Messenger when you join up! Oh, did I forget to mention that it’s free?