Pix-Art Messenger

is an Open Source XMPP/Jabber Messenger for Android
Pix-Art Messenger is a fork of Conversations with some changes,
to improve usability.

Connection security and the protection of personal data are very important for
us, so we enforce encrypted connections between messenger and server, making it
almost impossible to intercept and read your messages by strangers.
If that's not enough for you, end-to-end message encryption such as OMEMO, OTR
or OpenPGP can be used. This allows messages to be encrypted on the sending
device and decrypted only by the receiving device intended for reception.
Since version 1.20.0, a hint is displayed directly in the chat, as long as you
write unencrypted and encryption is possible.

Features:
* End-to-end encryption with either OMEMO, OTR or OpenPGP
* Send and receive images as well as other files
* Send and receive locations
* Send and receive voice messages
* Integration of profile pictures (avatars) of your contacts
* Synchronize message history with other clients
* Conferences or group chats
* Address book integration (there is no exchange of your address book with the server)
* Very low battery consumption
* Status messages
* Daily backup of database to local storage

You need help? Please join our support group chat support@room.pix-art.de.

Anti-Features:
* Tracking - The map preview image is generated by a script that loads OSM map tiles on the developers server. The server will log: date, time, GPS coordinates, zoom level and an anonymised IP.
This app has features you may not like.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2.2.7 (266) - Added on 2019-07-02

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.2.4 (262) - Added on 2019-06-23

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.2.3 (259) - Added on 2019-04-16

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • set an alarm
      Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_READ
    • me.everything.badger.permission.BADGE_COUNT_WRITE

    Download APK 19 MiB PGP Signature