Is there a trusted thin client list somewhere?

I searched one for OSX and one for Android and I found next to nothing. That is: nothing at all for OSX, and only a source-only on github for Android (which I don't know how trustable is anyway).

(I understand "trusted" might mean anything, so let's just keep to "you trust it". That is, list it only if you actually use it at the very least)

  • The list itself should not be in this question (Stack Exchange is a poor format for lists). I suggest that as an answer, someone either point to an existing list on the wiki, or create one.
    – ripper234
    Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 11:57

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Currently, there is one light client that works on a Mac - MultiBit. This client seems to be around for awhile and is open-source, so should be trustworthy.

There a couple wallets working on Android, like Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin. Personally, can't say much about trustworthiness of either, asides the fact that some high-reputation people on the forum seem to be promoting it.

Alternatively, you can try using eWallets, as they can be accessed on any device.

  • Nice tip about eWallets, it really didn't occur to me! (though of course that's totally a different thing)
    – o0'.
    Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 16:45
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    The MultiBit client has the usual Mac features like menus at the top of the screen, command-Q for quit and the preferences and about MultiBit appear in the expected place. It is packaged up as an app inside a DMG file like other Mac apps. Though it is cross platform Java it is actually developed on a Mac.
    – jim618
    Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 18:35
  • +1 it should also be noted that MultiBit is open source under the MIT license so you can see what's going on under the covers if you really want to satisfy yourself about trustworthiness. Disclaimer: Along with @jim618 I am one of the developers.
    – Gary
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 13:31

LoveBitcoins.org has a list of clients for various platforms. Some of them are thin clients that do not have to download the block chain, and they are generally trusted by the community.

  • "The domain lovebitcoins.org is for sale" now. Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 19:39

On Android I like BitcoinSpinner. It's thin and fast because you don't need to download the blockchain locally.

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