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Showcasing Nxt clients

Nxt didn’t arrive with a sparkling client with 3D buttons. Instead it launched with a very basic client that runs in your browser, the NRS (“Nxt Reference Software”) client. It is obviously not aimed at mainstream users and takes some work to get installed if you are not totally comfortable with your computer.

Transactions block
Transactions block

Peers block
Peers block

Blocks block
Blocks block

 

3rd party clients

However, this does not mean that this is how it will be forever. The idea has always been that 3rd party developers would create their own clients, with advanced features so Nxt users would have their choice of client on any platform they wanted.

Some of these clients have matured to the point that they are looking nice, are mĂșch easier to install and come with advanced features. Sadly, they have been somewhat underpromoted, which is why I am going to do that over the next week.

The clients I am going to showcase are (Click pictures to enlarge):

NXT solaris by marcus03

Status Window
Status Window

Account Window
Account Window

Messages Window
Messages Window

Markets Window
Markets Window

ClieNxt by fmiboy

clieNxtconsole
ClieNxt console

ClieNxt transactions
ClieNxt transactions

ClieNxt send screen
ClieNxt send screen

ClieNxt Messages
ClieNxt Messages

N Application hub by nexern

Main Window
Main Window

nxt-hub-screen
All screens

Send screen
Send screen

 

dotNXT by minusbalancer

dotNXT Account screen
dotNXT Account screen

dotNXT Send screen
dotNXT Send screen

dotNXT Alias screen
dotNXT Alias screen

dotNXT Settings
dotNXT Settings

These are the clients I will definitely showcase for you. There are a few more in development, and I will add them as I get more information.

Nxt is moving fast. Sometimes so fast that you need summaries to follow the amount of development going on. In stark contrast to projects like Etherium and eMunie, Nxt is completely without a central coordinating team, which can lead to the impression that Nxt is developed in a very haphazard way.

Actually, this isn’t the case, as the underlying architecture provides independent developers with a lot of leeway to create their own features. Nxt is pure grassroots and anyone can join the development and propose plans, provided he or she then puts in the actual hours to make it come true.

I myself find this a totally engrossing and exciting way of work. It means you sometimes have to deal with constantly changing circumstances, but it also means that virtually anything is possible.

See you next week for the in depth showcasing of these clients.

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