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View Poll Results: Instant Messaging Client of the Year
aMSN 0 0%
BitlBee 5 4.00%
Empathy 3 2.40%
Gajim 3 2.40%
Jabbim 0 0%
Jitsi 4 3.20%
Kopete 5 4.00%
Pidgin 55 44.00%
Psi 1 0.80%
Skype 22 17.60%
Telegram 18 14.40%
Tox 3 2.40%
Viber 2 1.60%
Wickr 1 0.80%
Wire 1 0.80%
Finch 2 1.60%
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Instant Messaging Client of the Year


This category has been rotated back in for the first time in a while, based on feedback.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Telepathy was missing.. :P I used that for a long time.
However, when I went into using GNOME along side with KDE, I got to use Empathy, which - even though less functional - worked way better in many occasions, than Kopete or Telepathy. Hence I kept using it and voted for Empathy.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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Voted Jitsi because anyone I want to talk to uses Mac or Windows and Jitsi handles those platforms.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 01:57 AM   #4
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Conversations (and Signal) missing? It should be one of the more secure end to end encrypted messengers for the jabber protocol...
 
Old 01-04-2017, 05:26 AM   #5
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Any biker/skateboarder/adventurer knows this as a fact.
True that! Tho thinking invincible doesn't hurt to get some sh#! done?

I have never voted on this, I just use a browser...
 
Old 01-04-2017, 06:00 AM   #6
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I've used Pidgin for so long, I just can't bring myself to change.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 06:46 AM   #7
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Where is SIGNAL?
 
Old 01-04-2017, 07:33 AM   #8
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Where is SIGNAL?

See: https://whispersystems.org/
<edit> Ups, sorry, I thought you didn't understand my post with the same question, so I read what instead of your where </edit>

Conversations: https://conversations.im/

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Old 01-04-2017, 10:34 AM   #9
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Conversations (and Signal) missing? It should be one of the more secure end to end encrypted messengers for the jabber protocol...
To my knowledge, neither run on Linux (outside of Android), which is a prerequisite to be included in the MCAs.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-04-2017, 01:57 PM   #10
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http://matrix.org/
 
Old 01-05-2017, 01:14 AM   #11
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To my knowledge, neither run on Linux (outside of Android), which is a prerequisite to be included in the MCAs.

--jeremy

Missed that one, sorry.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 02:01 AM   #12
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I've voted Pidgin, for Mac, but also use Adium.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 12:08 PM   #13
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To my knowledge, neither run on Linux (outside of Android), which is a prerequisite to be included in the MCAs.

--jeremy
After some little research: https://support.whispersystems.org/h...319038-Desktop

So I partially retract my previous post .
 
Old 01-05-2017, 12:19 PM   #14
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From that page:
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Signal Desktop links with your Android or iOS device
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What do I need?

Register and set up Signal Android or Signal iOS
Download and install Google Chrome or use Chromium
I would not consider a Chrome app, which requires the app to be first installed on iOS/Android to be a a good for for most LQ MCA categories.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2017, 01:34 PM   #15
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Finch is missing. It's the CLI version of Pidgin (ncurses running off of libpurple)
 
  


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