The applications explored in the survey were found to be spread across three main areas of use, messaging, posting or community boards, with some having all three and others only one.
Straight forward messaging capabilities with FaceBook-style chat UI
Users can write a public message to which they can post an image or text. Does not have support for other file formats.
File posting (images only) and transfer is done through chat or public post interface
File transfer done through web UI requiring sending link or QR code
Private direct messages with other users without request
Posting of messages to public chat rooms, no images or files supported
No native, in-app support, but can load dApps that can transfer files
Torrent UI featuring search, file and download management
No in-app search, can connect with desktop app, download and file management
Private direct messages with other users without request, no file transfer
Users can post items for sale which can include images, but users can not directly post images to each other
File transfer done through web UI requiring sending link