Spectral – glossy cross-platform Matrix client

Last Updated on July 24, 2023

Spectral is a glossy native Matrix client designed with simplicity in mind. Matrix is a decentralized communication protocol for instant messaging.

It’s recommended to install Google Noto Fonts or Roboto, or set custom fonts in settings.

Quaternion and Spectral use the same SDK, controller logic, list model with only a few modifications. Spectral uses libQuotient as SDK, a generic library maintained by Quotient for developing Matrix applications

Spectral is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Qt-based.
  • Lightweight in terms of system resources.
  • Search joined rooms.
  • Room user list.
  • Display room description.
  • Edit room description.
  • Highlights.
  • Send read markers.
  • Sending invites.
  • Accepting invites.
  • Typing notification.
  • Replies.
  • Attachment upload and downloading.
  • Send formatted messages in Markdown.
  • Display formatted messages.
  • Redacting,
  • Supports multiple Matrix accounts.
  • Night mode.
  • Notifications.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Website: gitlab.com/spectral-im/spectral
Developer: Spectram team
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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Spectral is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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