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Fractal Alternatives

Fractal is described as 'Matrix messaging app for GNOME written in Rust. Its interface is optimized for collaboration in large groups, such as free software projects' and is a Group Chat app in the social & communications category. There are eight alternatives to Fractal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fractal are Matrix.org, nheko, Librem Chat and Conduit Chat Server.

Fractal alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fractal.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Flatpak

Fractal is a Matrix messaging app for GNOME written in Rust. Its interface is optimized for collaboration in large groups,...

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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

    Video calls for desktop and mobile
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    Matrix.org

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

    Main Page


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    nheko

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The motivation behind the project is to provide a native desktop app for Matrix that feels more like a mainstream chat app (Riot, Telegram etc) and less like an IRC client.

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    Librem Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PureOS (Purism)
    • F-Droid

    Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.

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    Conduit Chat Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi

    Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development.

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  6. Revolt is a small application which wraps Riot to provide better integration with desktop environments in general, and GNOME in particular:

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    Quaternion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Quaternion is a cross-platform Qt5-based desktop IM client for Matrix, a reference desktop application using libQMatrixClient. Source code, issue tracker, roadmap etc. can be found at GitHub.

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  8. DUST gives you control over your digital life. We believe online life is real life, so only you should control what is known about you.

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