Clients

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A client is a standalone project that implements a frontend (Graphical or otherwise) to the p2p, encryption and data sending facilities of the Tox core libraries.


List of official clients

The following clients were chosen as official clients for specific platforms.

Operating System Client name Written in
Windows uTox (formerly winTox, XwinTox) C (Win32 API, Xlib)
OS X qTox (formerly toxgui) C++ (Qt)
Linux Venom Vala (GTK+)


List of all clients

Here is a list of clients available for testing and developing. Click an image to zoom in:


Name Description Screenshot Operating System Support
Toxic The second ncurses-based CLI. Initially written by plutooo, currently maintained by Jfreegman. Supersedes nTox. Screenshot of Toxic Linux, FreeBSD, OS X
qTox A Qt graphical user interface for Tox, written by tux3. Screenshot of qTox running under Linux Windows, Linux, OS X
Venom A Vala/Gtk+ graphical user interface for Tox, written by naxuroqa. Screenshot of Venom running under GNOME3 Windows, Linux, OS X, OpenIndiana, FreeBSD (ports)
Qt GUI The first GUI. Written in C++11/Qt5 by nurupo. Screenshot of the Qt GUI, running under Windows 7 Windows, Unix-like (Linux, OS X, BSD, etc.)
Toxy Metro-style Tox client for Windows, written by Impyy. Screenshot of Toxy, running under Windows 8 Windows
Poison The second GUI, written for OSX. Initially written by stal. Screenshot of Poison, running under Mac OSX OS X
µTox Lightweight Tox client for Windows and *nix Screenshot of µTox, running under lubuntu Windows, *nix
Blight Cross-platform graphical user interface for Tox written in Racket. Still in early development stages. Screenshot of Blight, running under Linux Windows, Linux, OS X


Antox A client written for Android by Astonex. Screenshot of Antox, running under Android Android (2.2+)


Antidote A client for iOS. Screenshot of Antidote iOS (7.0+)


Features

Antox Blight Poison Qt GUI Toxic Antidote Toxy Venom muTox qTox
Interface Mobile GUI Desktop GUI Desktop GUI Desktop GUI Terminal CLI Mobile GUI Desktop GUI Desktop GUI Desktop GUI Desktop GUI
Linux No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS X No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
BSD-like No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Android Android 2.2+ No No No No No No No Semi No
iOS No No No No No Yes No No No No
Antox Blight Poison Qt GUI Toxic Antidote Toxy Venom muTox qTox
1v1 messaging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File transfer Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group chat No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video No No No No No No No No Yes Yes
DNS discovery Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faux offline messaging Yes No No No No No No No No No
Aliases Yes No No No No No No Yes No No
Message splitting Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
Blocking Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Encrypted user data No No No No No No No No No No
Multilingual Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Multiprofile Yes No No No No No No No No No
Read receipts Yes No No No No No No No No No
Typing notification Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Changing nospam Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
Emoticons Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No
Spell check Yes No No Semi No Yes No No No No
Desktop sharing No No No No No No No No Yes No
Inline images Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Chat Logs Yes No No No No No No No No No