Best for private encounters: Tingle (i OS, free) Tingle lets you talk or text without revealing a name and number.
There are alternatives to Tinder or Grindr after all, says James Day Best for no-strings sex: Down (i OS/Android, free) Down is a rebranded version of Bang With Friends, which gives some idea where this is going, but with a new name comes new features.
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Larry Salibra reverse-engineered the app using XCode, Apple’s developer kit.
In his breakdown, he discovered the app has a complete lack of encryption, enabling any marginally competent hacker to access usernames, passwords, phone numbers, and even conversations inside the app.
Paid-for premium content includes anonymous browsing and archiving videos and pictures.
Best for gay girls: Dattch (i OS, free) British app Dattch has taken a fresh approach to lesbian and bisexual dating by differing almost entirely from its hetero counterparts.