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'''Conversations''' is a modern xmpp client with support for encryption omemo and file transfer via http upload. It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google).  The app does not employ privacy-destructive third-party internets ads; this is the traditional use of the word 'free'.
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'''Conversations''' is a modern xmpp client with support for encryption omemo and file transfer via http upload. It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google).  The app does not employ privacy-destructive third-party internets ads. The monetary costs supports development.  The F-droid community build is free in the traditional sense of the word 'free'.
  
 
'''Install Conversations with cloud push, not free'''
 
'''Install Conversations with cloud push, not free'''
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'''Pix-Art Messenger''' is a fork of Conversations providing common sense defaults for social settings. There are many forks of Conversations but this one is has the most mature improvements, and more frequent updates in pace with the base code. It neither has a monetary cost nor privacy-destructive third-party internets ads. Among other improvements it adds colorized names to the roster to indicate presence (itself an enabled default), allows the user to prefer the xmpp avatar over the address book, set outgoing nickname, larger avatar thumbnail.  Pix-Art restores OTR functionality to communicate with legacy desktop clients.  It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google).   
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'''Pix-Art Messenger''' is a fork of Conversations providing common sense defaults for social settings. There are many forks of Conversations but this one is has the most mature improvements, and more frequent updates in pace with the base code. This free app neither has a monetary cost nor privacy-destructive third-party internets ads; this is the traditional use of the word 'free'. Among other improvements it adds colorized names to the roster to indicate presence (itself an enabled default), allows the user to prefer the xmpp avatar over the address book, set outgoing nickname, larger avatar thumbnail.  Pix-Art restores OTR functionality to communicate with legacy desktop clients.  It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google).   
  
 
'''Install Pix-Art Messenger with cloud push'''
 
'''Install Pix-Art Messenger with cloud push'''

Latest revision as of 00:20, 13 October 2019

Conversations is a modern xmpp client with support for encryption omemo and file transfer via http upload. It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google). The app does not employ privacy-destructive third-party internets ads. The monetary costs supports development. The F-droid community build is free in the traditional sense of the word 'free'.

Install Conversations with cloud push, not free

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.siacs.conversations

Install Conversations without cloud push, free

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/eu.siacs.conversations/

Files may be directly downloaded from the F-droid repository web page, or one may also install the F-droid repository app which will notify the user when app updates are available, but not automatically install them.

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Pix-Art Messenger is a fork of Conversations providing common sense defaults for social settings. There are many forks of Conversations but this one is has the most mature improvements, and more frequent updates in pace with the base code. This free app neither has a monetary cost nor privacy-destructive third-party internets ads; this is the traditional use of the word 'free'. Among other improvements it adds colorized names to the roster to indicate presence (itself an enabled default), allows the user to prefer the xmpp avatar over the address book, set outgoing nickname, larger avatar thumbnail. Pix-Art restores OTR functionality to communicate with legacy desktop clients. It is available for Android via both the Google Play Store, and the Free Open Source Software repository F-Droid.org (without cloud push through google).

Install Pix-Art Messenger with cloud push

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.pixart.messenger

Install Pix-Art Messenger without cloud push

https://www.f-droid.org/en/packages/de.pixart.messenger/

Files may be directly downloaded from the F-droid repository web page, or one may also install the F-droid repository app which will notify the user when app updates are available, but not automatically install them.


Links: