Ricin is a Tox client that focus on user experience.

Repository: https://github.com/RicinApp/Ricin
Web Site: Ricin
Maintainers: SkyzohKey
Language: Vala
UI Toolkit GTK+3
Operating Systems: Windows (currently staled), Linux, BSD, OSX



A conversation over Ricin

1v1 messages, Avatars, Contact blocking, Emoticons, File transfers, File resuming, Inline images, Multilingual, Multiprofile, Profile encryption , Proxy support, Read receipts, Typing notifications, Spell check.

Currently on the road-map:

  • Groupchats.
  • Chat logs. (only available for encrypted profiles)
  • Chat history + management UI (search in history, load history for date, etc)
  • Friends alias
  • and more!


Currently Ricin only have been tested on Linux, but it should works on OSX, BSD and Windows. The Ricin compilation process is described on the Ricin wiki install page.


Static binary: Ricin now provides statically-linked binaries that works no matter the distribution you use.

Theses binaries are AppImages and as such works by doing the simple:

# `x.x.x` is the binary version.
# Giving the file right to execute
$ chmod a+x ricin-x.x.x.app

# Then we launch Ricin (right-clicking the file works, too)
$ ./ricin-x.x.x.app
Ricin binary version Download Link
0.1.1 ricin-0.1.1.app

ArchLinux users can install Ricin via AUR: ricin-git / ricin.

# Package that fetch the source from git, build and install.
$ yaourt -S ricin-git

# Package that use the latest release (stable), build and install.
$ yatourt -S ricin

MilisLinux users can install Ricin via MPS:

$ mps -kur ricin

Others linux distribution users may compile Ricin from sources, that's a really simple process. Please refer to the Ricin wiki install page.


Ricin user manual (Temporarily down) that is available on the Ricin wiki (Temporarily down).

For more information on how to use specific functions or features of Ricin, please refer to the Ricin user manual (en) (GitHub).

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