Element
Element
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Element free download for Mac

Element for Mac

15 April 2021

A secure messenger and a team collaboration app (was Riot).

What is Element for Mac

Element is both a secure messenger and a team collaboration app that is ideal for group chats while remote working. This chat app uses end-to-end encryption to provide powerful video conferencing, file sharing and voice calls.

Element’s features include:
  • Advanced online communication tools
  • Fully encrypted messages to allow safer corporate communication, even for remote workers
  • Decentralized chat based on the Matrix open source framework
  • Secure file sharing with encrypted data while managing projects
  • Group Video chat with voice over IP and screen sharing
  • Easy integration with your favourite online collaboration tools, project management tools, VoIP services and other team messaging apps

Element is different from other messaging and collaboration apps. It operates on Matrix, an open network for secure and decentralized communication. It allows self-hosting to give users maximum ownership and control of their data and messages.

Privacy and encrypted messaging:

Element protects you from unwanted ads, data mining and walled gardens. It also secures all your data, one-to-one video chats and voice communication through end-to-end encryption and cross-signed device verification.

Element gives you control over your privacy while allowing you to communicate securely with anyone on the Matrix network, or other business collaboration tools by integrating with productivity apps such as Slack.

Element can be self-hosted:

To allow more control of your sensitive data and conversations, Element can be self-hosted or you can choose any Matrix-based host - the standard for open source, decentralized communication. Element gives you privacy, security compliance and integration flexibility.

Own your data:

You decide where to keep your data and messages. Without the risk of data mining or access from third parties.

Element puts you in control in different ways:
  1. Get a free account on the matrix.org public server hosted by the Matrix developers, or choose from thousands of public servers hosted by volunteers
  2. Self-host your account by running a server on your own IT infrastructure
  3. Sign up for an account on a custom server by simply subscribing to the Element Matrix Services hosting platform
Open messaging and collaboration:

You can chat with anyone on the Matrix network, whether they’re using Element, another Matrix app or even if they are using a different messaging app.

Super secure:

Real end-to-end encryption (only those in the conversation can decrypt messages), and cross-signed device verification.

Complete communication and integration:

Messaging, voice and video calls, file sharing, screen sharing and a whole bunch of integrations, bots and widgets. Build rooms, communities, stay in touch and get things done.

Pick up where you left off:

Stay in touch wherever you are with fully synchronised message history across all your devices and on the web at https://app.element.io

What's new in Element

Version 1.7.25:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Nov 12 2020
1.3.2
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Nov 12 2020
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
Current release is 1.6.8, DEAR MACUPDATE, who did send me a mail TODAY suggesting me to download STILL the 1.3.2 (yes: the download link downloads STILL NOW the version 1.3.2… then 'Alex from Macupdate' asks me how they could improve this site!!! GIVE ME A BREAK, 'ALEX'!!!!!
sstoupak
sstoupak
Feb 24 2020
1.3.2
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Feb 24 2020
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Version: 1.3.2
Current release: v1.5.10 https://riot.im/download/desktop/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 26 2017
0.9.6
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Aug 26 2017
0.0
Version: 0.9.6
The current version is now v0.12.2. If the download link is broken at MU, you can download at: https://riot.im/desktop.html
cfqr
cfqr
Aug 23 2017
0.9.6
5.0
Aug 23 2017
5.0
Version: 0.9.6
Awesome software. What a great replacement for Adium, but it's so much more. Love it. MU admins: please update this listing, since 0.12.1 is the latest release: https://riot.im/desktop.html
yhwt
yhwt
Jul 3 2017
0.9.6
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Jul 3 2017
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Version: 0.9.6
0.11.4 is out https://riot.im/desktop.html
svoop
svoop
Jan 24 2017
0.9.6
5.0
Jan 24 2017
5.0
Version: 0.9.6
Since Riot is built on Matrix, you're not limited to merely using the client. You can also set up your own server which integrates into the Matrix network thus further protecting your own data. Encryption still has some downsides as of now (Jan 2017), but the project is advancing at a fast pace and end-to-end encryption is the top priority.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Jan 22 2017
0.9.6
5.0
Jan 22 2017
5.0
Version: 0.9.6
Awesome software. Integrates with IRC channels on #freenode via IRC bridge nicely. XMPP not yet supported so there's still some work to do. But I really like what I am seeing so far.
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