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Toxic is described as 'client with an ncurses interface, written entirely in C. It has support for all basic features, as well as 1-on-1 audio/video chats, and is capable of working on bare-bones systems that lack graphical interfaces' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Toxic for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Toxic are Tox, Pidgin, FluffyChat and Molly.

Toxic alternatives are mainly Encrypted Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Toxic.
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  1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingSignal will not track or use your personal data.
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  2. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedTox is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTox has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tox without registration.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Tox to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightTox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingTox will not track or use your personal data.
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    The Universal Tox Client. A Tox client that runs on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD & the web. Written in JS using React & React Native / electron.


  3. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FluffyChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • FLATHUB
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • F-Droid

    FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFluffyChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionFluffyChat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFluffyChat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFluffyChat supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMolly has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Status

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
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    • F-Droid
    • APK Downloader

    Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionStatus has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedStatus is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStatus is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    qTox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    qTox - The most feature-rich Tox client; P2P instant messaging, audio and video calls.

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    Olvid

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOlvid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionOlvid has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingOlvid will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Olvid without registration.
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    Antox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Antox is an Android client for Tox. It aims to bring the full multimedia support Tox offers to your device, although it's still currently in heavy development.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionAntox has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Toxygen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Toxygen is powerful cross-platform Tox client written in pure Python3.

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