Axolotl -  A crossplatform signal client

Axolotl - A crossplatform signal client

Aaron Kimmig (nanu) Publisher

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An signal client.

# Axolotl is a crossplattform signal client

## for the Ubuntu Phone and more

This is a Signal compatible client for Ubuntu Phone, Snap(Linux), Windows... written in Go. It builds upon the [Go textsecure package]( and a vuejs app that runs in a electron/qml WebEngineView container.

What works


  • Phone registration
  • Contact discovery
  • Direct and group messages
  • Photo, video, audio and contact attachments in both direct and group mode
  • Preview for photo and audio attachments
  • Storing conversations
  • Encrypted message store
  • Desktop client provisioning/syncing

What is missing


  • Sending attachments is broken in snap due to apparmor restrictions
  • Push notifications
  • Most settings that are available in the Android app
  • Encrypted phone calls

There are still bugs and UI/UX quirks.

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Last updated
5 June 2021

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