Which messengers does F-Droid have available?

which messengers like Signal or Telegram does F-Droid have available?

There are Telegram clients:
Telegram (Telegram FOSS | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Forkgram (Forkgram | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Nekogram X (Nekogram X | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)

XMPP clients:
Conversations (Conversations | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Cheogram (Cheogram | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
monocles chat (monocles chat | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Snikket (Snikket | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
blabber.im (blabber.im | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
and certainly others I am forgetting

Matrix clients:
SchildiChat (SchildiChat | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Element (Element - Secure Messenger | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
Syphon (Syphon | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)
FluffyChat (FluffyChat | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)

Then there are some p2p IMs such as Briar (Briar | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository) and Jami (Jami | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository)

Another app to consider for messaging could be Delta Chat (Delta Chat | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository) which although not really an IM (it is actually an email client) works quite well for me.

2 Likes

Thank You!

Telegram/Telegram Foss then also works with the partners with the normal Android App?

Yes. All Telegram clients work with any other app client.

also Wire is available. Please note that the server side app is not free/libre (like Telegram)

A Session client. Will be published soon.

Status: Crypto Wallet, Messenger, Ethereum Browser

Wait, it is not? I thought this is it? GitHub - wireapp/wire-server: 🇪🇺 Wire back-end services

If you have some proof supporting the server part is not libre please make an issue on fdroiddata so we can tag Wire with the NonFreeNet antifeature.

You are right!
Server code is open/libre :heart:
Ideed, server & client of Wire app are available on their git repository and licensed under AGPL
They announce it many year ago. My bad.
Thank you for the good news :smiling_face:

Don’t forget DeltaLab the fork lol

1 Like

Fluffychat is disappeared from fdroid.

Another Conversations fork, for S3 hosting (is it "freenet?):

StoneAge (A self-hosted P2P messenger - you will need an S3 bucket to use it) - StoneAge | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

And, on also on Microsoft proprietary github

aTalk (XMPP/Jabber client with encrypted instant messaging and video calls) - aTalk | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Then there are also Jitsi clients.

Sadly Fluffychat versions before 1.5.0 had proprietary code in them so have been removed. 1.5.0 is now disabled because the F-Droid version apparently crashes on launch: F-Droid version 1.5.0 is crashing (#942) · Issues · Famedly / FluffyChat · GitLab

Fluffychat should be back once that gets fixed.

1 Like

Also there is an overview of many of these here: Messengers - DivestOS Mobile

2 Likes

I’m a bit disappointed, because Fluffy chat simply disappeared without any trace.

In my opinian ther should be a notice about that.

  1. If you have Fluffychat installed there is a need for a Warnung about that.
  2. If you search for Fluffy chat or open a Link to Fluffychat ther should also be a short notice.

I agree that it could be improved (feel free to make GitLab issues to discuss and track this if there aren’t any for this subject yet). However, given we don’t currently have support for showing some kind of message in these cases in F-Droid or the website it seems better to have a 404 page then to distribute a .apk that crashes on launch.

You still call Delta Chat a Telegram Signal fork too? Not sure what the UI used (from Conversations) has to do with the whole app (protocol is NOT xmpp)

Your fine description of the app does the calling.

Forked from Conversations
with communication protocol switched from XMPP to Cweb.

Is it more bad data from F-Droid?

Not “mine”: fastlane/metadata/android/en-US/full_description.txt · 2.10.5+cweb0.1.6 · cweb-repos / cweb-conversations · GitLab

Then again, if you choose to read it as “a fork of Conversations the XMPP Client” then it’s different from “Forked from Conversations with communication protocol switched from XMPP to Cweb” imho, tomato-tomeato lol

Where does the buck stop?

Side stepping aside, the unanswered question remains: S3 hosting is it "freenet? Or should Stoneage have tags?

Ah, the S3? Reading StoneAge Messenger - Cweb sounds pretty free to me, as one can decide to use that service or not.

eg: Storage Setup - Cweb says clearly: “Below are examples of configuring a self-hosted MinIO S3 server, and AWS S3”, isn’t that good enough?