When comparing AstraChat vs Jitsi, the Slant community recommends AstraChat for most people. In the question“What are the best Jabber/XMPP clients for Mac OS X?” AstraChat is ranked 3rd while Jitsi is ranked 4th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Direct connect
Messages are received from clients using secured (TLS or SSL) XMPP (jabber) protocol.
Pro Network efficient
AstraChat is tuned to make very efficient use of the network connection and processor so you can be confident that it will use very little of your battery or data allowance.
Pro Supports a lot of protocol
- RFC-3921:Instant Messaging and Presence
- XEP-0012 Last Activity
- XEP-0016 Privact lists
- XEP-0054 VCARD-temp
- XEP-0085 Chat State Notifications
- XEP-0153 vCard-Based Avatars
- XEP-0172 User Nickname
- XEP-0184 Message delivery receipts
- XEP-0191 Blocking commands
- XEP-0198 Stream Management
- XEP-0199 XMPP Ping
- XEP-0176: Jingle ICE-UDP
- XEP-0136: Message Archiving
- XEP-0045: Multi-User Chat
Pro OMEMO encryption without plugin
Secure Jabber Texting, better than legacy sms texting.
Pro Supports SIP accounts
well implemented SIP SIMPLE (texting), SIP presence, XCAP.
Pro supports XEP-0016, Privacy Lists
Jabber Texting apps without Privacy Lists are WOEFULLY deficient
Pro Video calls
Pro Encryption out of the box
Encryption for chat, desktop sharing, and web confrencing available.
Pro Cross platform
Mac, Windows & Linux availability.
Project available on github for anyone to contribute to or use.
Con No OTR service
Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) is a cryptographic protocol that provides encryption for instant messaging conversations. Astrachat doesn't include this protocol, that it is often included in other XMPP services.
Con Abandoned android development
They switched focus to Jitsi Meet client for android.
Con Uses Java
Not a native app, takes awhile to load.