µTox is a lightweight open source Tox client with minimal dependencies; it not only looks attractive, it runs fast.
Tox is the everything communication software. Chat securely via text, voice, or video.
µTox is written in the C programming language, using its own UI framework. The software is in an early stage of development.
- Easy to use.
- Avatars – PNG images with a maximum size of (2^16) bytes.
- Secure person to person conversations:
- Video (Webcam or Desktop sharing).
- Audio – capture, send, receive and play audio to / from friends. Filter out noise from captured audio using libfilteraudio.
- Chat History. Support for saving, loading, displaying and removing chat logs (history) of conversations.
- Group chats:
- New API support ready.
- File transfers, with inline images support. There’s also support for file resuming.
- Tox URI support (clickable Tox links).
- Toxcore 0.2.x. support.
- musl libc support.
- Desktop sharing.
- Keeps your conversations secure and private from prying eyes.
- Themes – Default, light, dark, high contrast, custom, Zenburn, solarized-light, and solarized-dark.
- Transparency and freedom.
- Unicode support.
- Cross-platform support – Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD operating systems are supported. There’s also experimental support for Android.
- Internationalization support – Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, (Simplified) Chinese, (Traditional) Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
The Tox core is a library establishing the protocol and API. User front-ends, or clients, are built on the top of the core. Anyone can create a client utilizing the core. Tox uses the cryptographic primitives present in the NaCl crypto library, via libsodium. Specifically, Tox employs Curve25519 for its key exchanges, xsalsa20 for symmetric encryption, and Poly1305 for MACs.
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