ii

ii

Web site: tools.suckless.org/ii/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: 2006 ?
Rating:  star  star

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ii – a minimalist FIFO and filesystem-based IRC client. It creates an irc directory tree with server, channel and nick name directories. In every directory a FIFO in file and a normal out file is created.

The in file is used to communicate with the servers and the out files contain the server messages. For every channel and every nick name there are related in and out files created. This allows IRC communication from command line and adheres to the Unix philosophy.

Original authors: Anselm R. Garbe and Nico Golde

Viber

Viber

Web site: www.viber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Viber – a free and multi-platform messenger for voice and video conferencing, which also allows you to send text messages and image files at the same time. Viber is an ideal alternative for the most popular voice communicator Skype.

Viber gained huge popularity in the mobile version for iOS, BlackBerry and Android, as well as Windows Phone. Viber in the desktop version allows you to perform the same tasks as the mobile version. In addition, after logging in, using your own mobile number, it can synchronize your list of contacts and all other elements along with the entire archive of conversations. It is worth adding that we can also continue the conversations started in the desktop application, for example using a smartphone, tablet or vice versa.

Using the program in the desktop version, we get the best quality of voice calls and video calls in HD, as well as the possibility of free sending of SMS messages and digital photos. Viber is also characterized by speed of operation and low consumption of memory and processor.

To be able to use the Viber communicator, you must have an Internet connection and your own mobile phone number, which is required to log in.

CTorrent

CTorrent

Web site: ctorrent.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p cleints
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2004 ?
Rating:  star  star

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CTorrent – a BitTorrent Client program written in C/C++ for FreeBSD and Linux. Fast and small are CTorrent’s two strengths.

Currently, it can be run on most Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS distributions. The CTorrent project was finished in 2004 by its author YuHong. Since then, a set of extensions has been created for the original client and was named Enhanced CTorrent.

Loqui

Loqui

Web site: sites.google.com/site/loquiircen/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2005 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Loqui – a IRC/chat client based on GTK+, supports multiple servers and multiple protocols, has and the common buffer (a buffer to show messages on the channels that not currently selected).

It also has a friendly multipane interface, you can easily use it.

Loqui is a IRC Client that has following features:
– Connect to multiple servers
– The view that outputs all messages on other channels (call “Common Buffer”)
– Window has 4-views (Message of the current channel, nick list, channel list, “Common Buffer”)
– Multi-protocols

Whatsie

Whatsie

Web site: github.com/MerkeX/whatsie
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2016
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Whatsie – a simple & beautiful desktop chat client for WhatsApp Web for Linux, Windows and OS X platforms. Not affiliated with WhatsApp or Facebook. This is NOT an official product. Whatsie uses WhatsApp Web, and it requires having WhatsApp Messenger installed and configured on your mobile device.

Features
– Themes & Mini Mode
– Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
– Spell Checker & Auto Correct
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Launch on OS startup
– Automatic Updates

The project developer is Devid Zanon.

UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

WeeChat

WeeChat

Web site: weechat.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Hurd, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: June 26, 2003
Rating:  star  star  star

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WeeChat – a fast, light and extensible chat client, with a text-based user interface.

WeeChat features:
– modular: a lightweight core with optional plugins
– multi-protocols architecture (mainly IRC)
– multi-platforms: Linux, Unix, BSD, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X and Windows (Bash/Ubuntu and Cygwin).
– extensible with C, Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Scheme, Javascript and PHP
– fully documented and translated into several languages
– a free program released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3
– an active project with a large community for scripts.

WeeChat is designed to be light and extensible: a lightweight core with optional plugins.
Plugins and scripts can be dynamically loaded and unloaded at any time.
IRC plugin implements the protocol as described in the RFCs 1459 and 2812.
External interfaces (graphical or text) can connect to a running WeeChat.

The project developer is Sébastien Helleu.

BitTornado

BitTornado

Web site: www.bittornado.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 13, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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BitTornado – a bittorrent client built on the original BitTorrent client from BitTorrent Inc. The BitTornado-GUI in a graphical interface to the BitTornado bittorrent client. This client features a GUI interface, lots of features, and is one of the original bittorrent clients created.

The BitTormado GUI features:
– upload/download speed limitation
– prioritised downloading when downloading batches (several files)
– detailed information about connections to other peers
– encryption (PE/MSE) support (with the recommended python-crypto)
– console mode for running from scripts
– curses mode for running interactively
– tracker for the distribution of files

The project developer is John Hoffman.

Messenger for Desktop

Messenger for Desktop

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: April 9, 2015
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Messenger for Desktop – a simple & beautiful desktop client for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on OS X, Windows and Linux. Not affiliated with Facebook. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. By “wrapper”, I mean that it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. Thus, MFD doesn’t touch your messages, account or personal data.

Features:
– Themes & Mini Mode
– Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
– Spell Checker & Auto Correct
– Support for Facebook for Work
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Launch on OS startup
– Automatic Updates

The project developer is Alexandru Rosianu.

Nicotine

Nicotine

Web site: www.nicotine-plus.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Client
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: Februar 13, 2005
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Nicotine – a graphical client for the SoulSeek peer-to-peer system. Written in Python, the graphical interface was created using PyGTK.

Nicotine+ is an attempt to keep Nicotine working with the latest libraries, kill bugs, keep current with the Soulseek protocol, and add some new features that users want and/or need.

Nicotine was created on the base of the PySoulSeek program. Hyriand, the author of Nicotine, after the release of version 1.0.8rc1 (later renamed to 1.0.8), began working on a new client for the Soulseek network called Museek.

Due to the lack of new versions of Nicotine, daelstorm created a fork called Nicotine+, in the assumption of which is adding new functionality and supporting the latest version of the Soulseek protocol.

The current main developer is Michael Labouebe (gfarmerfr).