Tok: A free Telegram client specially made for KDE Plasma

Tok: A free Telegram client specially made for KDE Plasma

Tok: A free Telegram client specially made for KDE Plasma

Since, we are sure that many passionate Linuxers and IT professionals tend to privilege the use of Telegram and other Messaging Apps, to the detriment of other less friendly like WhatsApp, we are usually very aware of the news of Telegram and others. And so today, we will talk about "Tok".

"Tok" it's basically a new Telegram client available for GNU / Linux, especially for the KDE Desktop Environment, since, it is built using Kirigami, the KDE developer platform.

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And as usual, before we dive into today's topic on this Telegram client called "Tok", we will leave for those interested in exploring some of our latest previous related posts with Telegram, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after reading this publication:

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Tok: Telegram client built using Kirigami

Tok: Telegram client built using Kirigami

What is Tok?

According to its developers, in its Official website in the KDE repositories, said application is briefly described as follows:

"Telegram client built with Kirigami. A Telegram client for KDE, with a desktop version and a mobile version. It is explicitly not convergent."

While, in his FQA section add the following in more detail:

Name Tok It comes from the word "tok" in Toki Pona, which means "tongue" or "speech." It is also a letter less than "toki" in toki pona, where it also means "language" or "speech." Tok is for anyone who wants to use it. Tok is not for Open Source Software puritans, as it uses a proprietary chat service (Telegram). They can have more fun with NeoChat, which connects to free and open source servers.

How to install and use Tok in GNU / Linux?

Step 1:

Must be downloaded. For now, it is readily available at Flatpak format in the next URL.

Step 2:

Must be installed. To do this, the following command must be used:

«flatpak install ./Descargas/org.kde.Tok.flatpak»

Step 3:

Must be run and used. To do this, you must run via Applications Menu or Terminal, if it were the case. For our case study, we have mainly tested it on XFCE where it has been run without any problem. And about KDE Plasma where it has also worked without any novelty. As seen in the following screenshots:

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Appearance on KDE Plasma

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And remember, that whether you use or not use Telegram, you can be informed of the latest news of it, through its Official blog.

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In summary, "Tok" not only is it an excellent free and open alternative to replace Native Telegram client under any Desktop Environment and Window Manager used in GNU / Linux, especially KDE plasma. If not, it is also a good example of how robust and versatile it can be. Kirigami. That is, the KDE Developer Platform, which allows design, create and distribute applications beautiful and usable with KDE technologies.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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