Pix-Art Messenger

A Jabber/XMPP chat client

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

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 2.1.0 (238) - Added on 2018-08-09

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • com.android.alarm.permission.SET_ALARM
    • android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • 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
  • Version 2.1.0 (beta 2018-07-15) (237) - Added on 2018-07-25

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • com.android.alarm.permission.SET_ALARM
    • android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • 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
  • Version 2.0.2 (233) - Added on 2018-07-25

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

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

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • com.android.alarm.permission.SET_ALARM
    • android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • 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