App clients

App clients

Some clients are known for being a massive pain under Wayland. Here are great replacements for them:


  • WebCord is a Discord client based on the latest Electron, with support for the Wayland Ozone platform, as well as PipeWire screensharing. It has tons of great features and tries not to infringe on the Discord ToS.

  • gtkcord4 is a Discord client written in GTK4. While it does infringe on Discord’s ToS, it’s relatively safe and doesn’t rely on any webview technologies.


Fractal is a Matrix client written in GTK4. Much like Discord, Element is known to have a lot of problems as a result of being based on Electron. Fractal currently doesn’t support VoIP calling, but all other features are supported, including E2EE and cross-device verification.