List of all know Client Projects

Official

These are the officially endorsed clients. These clients are the most “complete” in terms of functionality.
Except for deltatouch all of them are maintained and published by merlinux.

deltachat-android

Official android client, the first app that ever existed for deltachat.

deltachat-desktop

Official desktop client based on electron

deltachat-iOS

Official iOS client

screenshots are from the dark mode, light-mode also exists, depends on you phones system settings, background image is customisable. Also the phone I made those screenshots is set to German, I apologise for that.

deltatouch

Client made with lomiri (ubuntu touch ui framework) for ubuntu touch linux phones

Alternative versions / Forks

DeltaLab

client made by adb that has all kinds of tweaks and extra features

Deltachat Lite

smaller version of dc with less features to save space, though main space saver was removing mapbox, which we now have also done it the mainline android client

Prototypes

Clients that are still in an unfinished/prototype state.

kdeltachat

based on Qt and Kirigami (KDE’s Convergent UI framwork)

deltachat-cursed

TUI (Terminal User Interface) client based on urwid

dreamer

native ui based on egui, ui is more slack/discord/rocket-chat like (no message bubbles)

Abandoned Client Projects

Nobody is working or planning to work on those currently.

dc40

tauri and yew.rs based, ui is more slack/discord/rocket-chat like (no message bubbles)

  • fun fact: yes, the name is a pun on the popular product WD-40
  • technical facts:
    • for some reason it used websocket instead of tauri ipc
    • still uses old core that used async_std, so upgrading it to new core would be some work
  • language: rust backend, rust (wasm) frontend
  • author: dignifiedquire, Septias
  • git: GitHub - deltachat/dc40: Experimental deltachat client

OX-COI (Open Exchange - Chat over IMAP)

Flutter client for the OX COI Project, a meanwhile rested project/standard that open exchange tried to make. You might know it from the media coverage back then.

Planned

Clients that people have planned to make.

DeltaChat Tauri

An experimental port of deltachat desktop electron to tauri.

  • authors / people working on it: simon
  • status: beginning phase, funded by nlnet, @Simon will do a bigger announcement once the first work is done (in dc tradition we normally do not make many future promises before delivering)

Deltachat KaiOS

  • started as an idea in the forum, is is possible now thanks to jsonrpc
  • fun fact: prototypes of it were the first thing to use the jsonrpc api
  • authors / people that contributed: simon, strukturart, farooqkz
  • status: abandoned, stale (simon plans to revive it)

Not really a client:

REPL

repl interface to manually test deltachat core

How to get your client added to the list.

Open a new topic on the forum about your new client with screenshots of it. In it ask/remind us to add it to the list.

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wow, this is a great list, thanks @Simon ! Only have a few minor notes but i think it could just go to https://delta.chat/en/clients and we maintain it there.

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