Poison for Mac
Tox is a communication platform that is using UDP hole punching to provide a secure and private environment for sending and receiving messages over the internet. The user’s IP address is transformed into a byte string and one can use the Tox IDs to quickly establish a secure connection with other operators.
Straightforward GUI developed for the Tox communication platform
Poison is a simple Mac app that provides an intuitive graphical user interface for accessing the Tox capabilities in a streamlined manner: you can send and receive messages, transfer files, and so on.
To get started, you must provide a nickname for your Tox ID, and then specify how do you want Tox to handle your decryption key: you can store it in your Keychain, you can choose to use a specific password to unlock the app, or you can decide not to save the information (all the data is deleted when you quit the Poison app).
Connect Poison to the Tox network and start communicating with your friends in a secure manner
Poison requires a bootstrapping server to be able to connect to the Tox network: you can allow the app to perform this task automatically, or you can use your own server (you will have to enter the bootstrapping information manually).
The next step is to find your friends by inputing their public keys, and then start chatting, sharing files, joining groups, and so on. Since Poison is following the OS X look and feel guidelines, you will find your way around the app fairly easy.
Beautifully designed and easy to use desktop client for the Tox communication platform
Poison allows you to make use of the Tox communication platform via a clean, well structured user interface. The network is using torrent style DHT to help you connect to other peers in a secure manner: as a result, your online activity should remain private.