New: Isotoxin Portable 0.4.503 (multiprotocol secure chat) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 19, 2017 - 10:41pm

Isotoxin Portable 0.4.503 has been released. Isotoxin is multiprotocol secure messenger application for Tox and XMPP. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotIsotoxin features support for Tox and XMPP prootocols with multiple profiles, metacontacts, audio and video calls, file transfers, skinning, profile encryption, and more.

Learn more about Isotoxin... Installer / Format

Isotoxin Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Isotoxin Portable is available for immediate download from the Isotoxin Portable homepage. Get it today!

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While Isotoxin is natively portable, our package contains a few enhancements. In addition to being in Format for easy backups and upgrades, this package is designed to keep its profile backups, temporary message handling directory, and temporary image send directories self-contained within the Data directory instead of stored on the local machine's TEMP path, enhancing privacy and security. The paths are automatically adjusted as the app is moved.

I chose Isotoxin as our first Tox app as both qTox and uTox have issues with their portable implementation and can leak data to the local machine. We can clean it up afterwards with our launcher in both cases, but Isotoxin allowed for a cleaner implementation.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

This application has a built-in update that can not be used in the portable version (wants to install into programfiles, writes data to the userprofile, after restarting the data of some accounts are broken). And still it falls while saving some settings, although this is more likely a claim to the authors of the application (it reminds the crooked ekiga product).
I apologize for criticism.