About Tox protocol:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tox_%28protocol%29Tox is a free and open-source, peer-to-peer, encrypted instant messaging and video calling protocol. The stated goal of the project is to provide secure yet easily accessible communication for everyone.
Tox web-site - https://tox.chat/
There are several Tox clients- here is the list of all available Tox clients - https://wiki.tox.chat/clients
I have tested two of them- qTox and Toxy. For a while I was using qTox but some months ago portability was broken (which seems to be fixed now but I haven't tested it and cannot confirm) and I sought for alternatives. So I discovered Isotoxin:
http://isotoxin.im/ - Isotoxin web-site
http://isotoxin.i2p.xyz/ - Isotoxin web-site
https://github.com/Rotkaermota/Isotoxin - Isotoxin project page at GitHub
What is Isotoxin:
Isotoxin can be downloaded from here:Isotoxin is multiprotocol secure messenger for MS Windows. Base protocol is Tox.
- Multiple profile
- Audio calls
- File transfer
- Unique skinnable UI
- Absolutely free
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In contrast with qTox Isotoxin doesn't yet support video calling but the developer said that this feature is planned (together with support for other protocols like ICQ).
Isotoxin seems to be fully portable in case the user selects 'Manual setup' on first run. Isotoxin can also import Tox profiles created by other Tox clients (I have tested importing profile from qTox and it worked fine).
How to import Tox profiles:
Isotoxin is a promising, open-source, portable Tox client with a nice GUI which seems to be very stable (I haven't experienced a single crash yet) and when video messaging is implemented it will become a viable alternative to Skype for those who care for privacy.You have to open Settings dialog (cogwheel button near minimize button)
Networks -> Choose network (select isotoxin tox wrapper) -> Add network connection.
Now you seed new connection dialog: Import configuration profile -> select qTox profile (tox_save)
So, new connection will be created with ToxID from imported profile. Old tox connection (that was created on first Isotoxin start) can be deleted, or you can use it simultaneously with new one (Isotoxin allows you to create and use any number of tox connections simultaneously)