Whats The Best Wallet?

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    I'm looking to get my coins off the exchange I use. I've been looking up wallets to use and all i can find is wallet.decred.org How safe is this webwallet? I know typically webwallets can be hacked. Which wallet do you use?
     
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    The webwallet is a fork of copay. It has the nice feature that your private keys are NEVER on our server and just live in the localStorage for your broswer. The downside of that is that a modern web browser is a fairly large attack surface. So the security depends a lot on how secure you think your local computer and local browser are.
    If you want a GUI wallet that is does not use your web broswer, there is Paymetheus for windows and Decrediton for Linux and OSX (should have windows for next release I hope). Both of those use dcrwallet internally (which is also a good choice if you are happy with cmd line tools).
     
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    I strongly believe that the best wallet is the CLI dcrwallet if you don't have a problem using command line.

    If you need a wallet just for transferring and receiving funds I think you won't have any problem with any other official GUI wallet. The official web wallet is also a GUI wallet you can use through your browser, most users mentioned that it works better with chromium based browsers. (It's not working like blockchain.info online wallet works for BTC).
     
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    As for the chromium thing, there is a bug in the version of copay that we are using that makes it not work with recent versions of firefox (and I think safari) so yes, you do need a chrome or chromium browser (or older firefox) to use the webwallet. It is definitely on our list to deal with. I for one only use firefox (other than testing things with chromium occasionally) so it isn't likely we will totally forget about the issue :)
     
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    I can't seem to find a link for the official GUI wallet?
     
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    Wa

    Wallet is stuck at "fetching headers". How long does this usually take? I don't have the fastest internet connect, around 300kb/s, gotta love Canada :)
     
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    Good to know it's a bug on Copay's code side. Anyway I mostly care for the stability of dcrwallet which is stable, the web wallet will be my last choice.
    I also prefer using Firefox or Cyberfox. If someone doesn't want to use Chrome, I think Opera and Slimjet are the best chromium browsers at this time.
    You may got confused with Paymetheus filenames. In the link @jcv gave you the filenames are decred_0.8.2-beta_x64.msi for the 64-bit version and decred_0.8.2-beta_x86.msi for the 32-bit version.

    Don't know if these links will change in the future, but you can also check for latest releases at those:

    https://github.com/decred/decred-release/releases/

    https://github.com/decred/decred-binaries/releases/

    But with every new release there is an announcement on the forum.
     

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