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Native Discord client for macOS built in Swift


I have fully moved my development time and attention to the next generation of Swiftcord, which means I will not be frequently monitoring this repository and its issues. Read this discussion to find out more!

We are very near to release, and I can't wait to let everyone experience the future of Swiftcord!

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Swiftcord is beautiful, follows design principals of the official client while keeping the macOS look and feel that you love, and most importantly, its (really) fast!

Powered by DiscordKit, a Swift Discord implementation built from the ground up.

If you like this project, please smash the star button and be one of my stargazers 🌟! It motivates me to continue investing time into Swiftcord.


Supporters get feature releases 2 weeks before they are made public!

Be a supporter to support me and this project's future! Perfect if you'd like to contribute but don't have the skills or time required! It's a great way of thanking me for my work. I'll be eternally grateful!

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Swiftcord was created to offer a Discord-like UI and experience while having the performance and memory benefits of native apps. The idea started brewing when I was tight on RAM, then noticed Discord using 600+MB of RAM. I then realized that was the perfect opportunity to explore SwiftUI, since it was relatively new to me at that time. Hence, Swiftcord was born!


You'll need macOS Monterey and above (>= 12.0) to run Swiftcord. Releases from the channels below are universal bundles, and run natively on both Apple Silicon and Intel.

Nightly Builds (Latest fixes/features, built from the latest commit on main, might be unstable)

Download latest nightly build

For the latest features and fixes, a pre-built version of the latest commit is available here

Alpha (More stable, less updated)

Download latest GitHub release

Alpha releases are available at GitHub Releases


homebrew cask

Swiftcord is also available on homebrew as a cask: brew install swiftcord. Versions are lock stepped with GitHub releases.


Coming soon!


Covers a few common questions I have encountered, click on the question to expand the answer

Will I get banned for using Swiftcord/Is using Swiftcord illegal? Nobody really knows what Discord's official stance on unofficial clients is. However, hundreds of people and I have been using Swiftcord for quite a while, and nobody has been banned to date. I do not take any responsibility for account bans due to the use of Swiftcord, whether direct or indirect, although there's a very low possibility of that occurring. I recommend trying Swiftcord with an alt if possible.
Feature x is missing! When will y be implemented? Swiftcord currently is in the alpha stage, and hasn't achieved feature parity with the official Discord client yet (it's quite far behind). Many features are planned, but I do not currently have a timeline for them. Development is progressing at a fast pace, but sometimes bugs may take an unexpectedly long time to fix. I appreciate contributions, bug reports, and suggestions :)
Swiftcord just crashed! Although I'm aiming for 0 crashes (which is made easier by Swift), sometimes the unexpected happens xD. If you experience a crash, please open an issue with appropriate information like the line the error occurs on, relevant logs, and what you were doing that might have caused the crash. If you can solve the bug causing the crash, that's even better!


Take a look at Swiftcord's GitHub Projects board to get a rough idea of what's brewing!

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Copyright (c) 2023 Vincent Kwok & Swiftcord Contributors

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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