I managed to convince my friends to give Matrix a try. Among us we span almost all platforms. Any ideas on what clients to use would be much appreciated.
Really just Element, since every other desktop client lacks features and/or looks bad. The only downside is that it’s an Electron app.
On PC: Fractal, because is fast and simple.
On Smartphones: Element (F-Droid version), because it works better on my smartphone than other clients like FluffyChat.
@incici fluffy chat on the iPad because element is atrocious on it. Regular crashes with element that can only be solved with a restart most of the time and the sync time is annoying. The sync for fluffy on android is also very bad so fluffy for the iPad and I might switch to element for android.
Element because it’s the only client that actually supports most of the protocol. Use anything else and you’re the only person in the room who can’t see reactions, or can’t join VC, or can’t join encrypted rooms, or can’t see edited messages, etc
Element because it supports everything and I don’t mind running it in my browser. I self-host it for that purpose. You and your friends should probably all use Element.
SchildiChat (Element derivate) on mobile because Element works best plus SC has some nice features added like UnifiedPush and a unified list for direct and group chats.
Element on both PC & Phone
I’m on Linux using nheko. Works great. I’m using kde, so that’s why I use nheko over fractal.
And have you tried NeoChat? I’ve heard that it also works well (although I haven’t tried it because I use GNOME and I like Fractal).
Not yet, because nheko just works :-)
Cinny because,… eh,… is there any PWA-alternative for touchies?
Ferdium on Linux. Element or Fluffychat on my phone and tablet.
I tried Fluffychat from FDroid, buy it crashes as soon as I open it.
I have the same issue, but haven’t found a solution yet.
you need to download the apk directly from the fluffychat repositories.
Thanks, in the meantime also the version from fdroid works again.
Never had to use anything else than element mostly the android and desktop version. From what I know the few users on my server (~15) use element as well, android, ios and desktop.
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