Modern looking XMPP client is needed

Maybe this is not the appropriate site to post this, but here are some great Android app developers, so could be useful.

XMPP seems to me a great protocol that is so fragmented that is not easy to use for many people (let’s say “normies”). The problem o fragmentation results in many apps, many of them not maintained and most of them old looking; moreover, almost none of them is cross platform.

Here you can find a list all many clients for XMPP: https://xmpp.org/software/clients.html

Therefore, I ask for a modern looking, easy to use and if possible cross platform program. If it would be only for Android, I would be also happy. If someone wants to work on this or has any idea or opinion, don’t hesitate to answer this post. Thanks!!


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Conversations for Android, Dino for Linux distributions.
Both support OMEMO encryption which is the “best” in XMPP. The best in terms of features / security.

For Windows there’s Gajim, which supports OMEMO too, not so pretty though. And also Pidgin, which is multiplatform but only works with OTR or PGP encryption, AFAIK OTR is fine in terms of security, but outdated (only for text and 2 people conversation)
OMEMO or PGP is recommended, but PGP is hard to use.

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Yes, there are many clients, but none that people using GAFAM interfaces will accept, because “they look old fashioned”. The main success of Matrix, in my opinion, has been due to Element app, which is cross platform and “modern looking”. I like more the XMPP protocol for many reasons, but such an app lacks.

Yes, there are many clients, but none that people using GAFAM interfaces will accept, because “they look old fashioned”

Facebook app on Google Play: 2.3 stars (out of 5) and 5,000,000,000+ installations. Users think it sucks but still use it because of the network effect, not because it has a superior UI or anything.

Gajim has an in-progress UI overhaul called Workspaces, similar to Slack and Discord.

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