We wrote about Tox, a privacy focused messaging app in a previous article. Tox nightlies are available for testing now. And we also have a thin Tox client – uTox. Definitely a welcome news for privacy-aware users. Features:
- Text chats.
- File transfers.
- Audio and video calls.
- Desktop sharing (video stream or screenshot).
- Text-only group chats. Work in progress on audio video group chats at the time of writing.
- Add friends using Tox ID.
- Use as a web service using Name and Tox ID or download the client for Linux, Windows and Android.
Alternative Tox clients: Toxic, qTox, Ratox
Run the following commands to set up the repositories and update package information:
$ sudo apt-key del 0C2E03A0 $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://repo.tox.im/ nightly main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tox.list' $ wget -qO - https://repo.tox.im/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https $ sudo apt-get update -qq
You can install any of the following Tox clients now:
$ sudo apt-get install utox $ sudo apt-get install toxic $ sudo apt-get install qtox $ sudo apt-get install ratox