Best OTR Client?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by dogbite, Oct 1, 2013.

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  1. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    What is your favorite OTR client and why?

    I am thinking to start some conversation with friends and I'd like to use a flexible platform.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulyDefran

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    Being an Android user - Gibberbot. If I spent time at a desk, Pidgen with OTR plug-in. If you are super paranoid, you can run an XMPP server out of your house. OpenFire is free. Chaos Computer Club and DuckDuckGo both also have XMPP servers.

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  3. Nebulus

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    I'd also go for Pidgin. It supports Linux and Windows and a lot of IM protocols. And of course, it supports OTR :)

    Note: I am a bit worried that there is no release in the last 7 month. That will not stop me using it, but it is something that you should keep in mind.
     
  4. dogbite

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    I saw also Xabber for Android.
    Is there a client which can be used either on PC and Android?
     
  5. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    XMPP is a protocol, you don't need to use the exact same software on every platform. Use Gibberbot and Pidgen.

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  6. Tadoussac

    Tadoussac Registered Member

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    I am using jitsi on the PC for OTR. I notice most here are using pidgin.

    Does anyone have any hard data about functionality or security that might lead me to reconsider using jitsi?

    I wish to avoid opening an "A" vs. "B" flame war here - I just want the facts. I am not emotionally invested in any software applications I may or may not use.

    Thanks.
     
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