Paltalk

Paltalk

Web site: paltalk.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, web browser
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 1998
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Paltalk – a global video chat community application with chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room. Whether you want to live chat anonymously about politics, sports, lifestyle, health, sing karaoke or simply chill out. Relieve your boredom while making new friends from around the world. Talk Sports, Gaming, Sing Karaoke, watch live music & DJ’s – Live chat anonymously about any subject you can think of; from animals to elections.

Paltalk allows users to quickly and easily find other users live chatting about a broad range of subjects with strangers and friends:
* Talk politics: Biden or Trump?
* Talk health issues; Share tips on how to stay healthy.
* Learn a new language with other users.

Features:
– Unlimited Video Cams – Browse through Paltalk’s 5,000+ public chat rooms and join the conversation.
– Public Group Chat Rooms – Browse through Paltalk’s 5,000+ public chat rooms and join the conversation.
– Conversations – Video chat and message your friends and family privately and instantly, outside of chat rooms. Video chat while you text, text while you video chat.
– MediaPal – Post YouTube and SoundCloud clips in chatrooms so everyone can watch and listen together.
– Cross-Platform – Access Paltalk on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Kindle.
– Gifts and Stickers – Send a gift to break the ice with a new pal or an entire chatroom. Use our fun collection of stickers to communicate with friends.

MCabber

MCabber

Web site: mcabber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: June 7, 2005
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MCabber – a small console based Jabber/XMPP client. MCabber includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.

MCabber is released under the GNU GPL, and has been tested on GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Cygwin.

Some features of mcabber:
– SASL/SSL/TLS support.
– MUC support (Multi-User Chat).
– PGP, OTR support
– Chat States support (typing notifications)
– History logging: If enabled (see the CONFIGURATION FILE section), mcabber can save discussions to text history log files.
– Commands completion: If possible, mcabber will try to complete your command line if you hit the Tab key.
– Input line history: Any message or command entered is in the input line history and can be reused easily.
– External actions: Some events (like receiving a message) can trigger an external action such as a shell script if you enable it in your configuration file. A sample events script (“eventcmd”) is provided with mcabber source code, in the contrib directory.
– Modules: mcabber can load modules (a.k.a. plugins) at runtime that extend its features.

Mattermost

Mattermost

Web site: mattermost.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL, Apache 2.0, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Go, JavaScript
First release: October 2, 2015
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Mattermost – a flexible, open source messaging platform and secure workplace that enables secure team collaboration. To use this app, you need a URL for a Mattermost server. The project is maintained and developed by Mattermost Inc.

Features:
– Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide
– Easily share and view image files
– Connect in-house systems with webhooks and Slack-compatible integrations
– Real-time collaboration on all your devices
– Secure, self-hosted, and scalable messaging
– Communicate seamlessly
– Engineered for demanding requirements
– Accelerate workflows with integrated tools
– Administer with full control over your data

Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger

Web site: kik.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: October 19, 2010
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Kik Messenger – an instant messaging mobile app from the Canadian company Kik Interactive Inc.

Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username. Stay in touch with all of your friends on Kik, no matter who you are or what device you’re using. Chat one-on-one, with your whole group, or with a bot.

Features:
• Choose who to chat with one-on-one and in groups
• Share pics, videos, gifs, games, and more
• Meet new friends with similar interests

KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk

Web site: kakaocorp.com/service/KakaoTalk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Nokia Asha, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 18, 2010
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KakaoTalk – a fast & multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections. It is available on iOS, Android, Bada OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia Asha, Windows and macOS.

Features:
– Speedy & reliable messaging no matter what your network
– Free messages & multimedia (photos, videos, voice notes)
– Free high-quality voice calls (1:1 and group)
– SMS messages (available on certain devices and for +82 users only)
– Emoticones support
– Group chats with an unlimited number of friends
– Plus Friend: Exclusive coupons & deals from your favorite brands
– Voice filter: Fun free calls with Talking Tom & Ben’s voice filters
– Share your location
– See who read your messages (unread count)
– Multitask during free calls (send messages in other chat rooms)
– Schedule appointments, lunches, gatherings (w/ reminders)
– Use KakaoTalk on any smartphone and PC (multi-platform)
– Have even more fun with Kakao mobile games

The application is developed by the Kakao Corporation, a South Korean Internet company that was established in 2010.

ICQ

ICQ

Web site: icq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Objective-C, Java
First release: November 15, 1996
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ICQ – a convenient and easy to use messenger service. It offers application clients for mobile devices such as Android and iOS, and desktop machines which works under Linux, OS X and MS Windows, and a web browser client as well.

Features:
– securely encrypted calls
– high-quality video calls
– speech-to-text for voice messages
– ability to create your own stickers
– animated 3D masks and video calls
– groups and channels
– chat synchronization across all devices

The project started and was developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996, the client was bought by AOL in 1998, and then by Mail.Ru Group in 2010.

Gadu-Gadu

Gadu-Gadu

Web site: gg.pl
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 15, 2000
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Gadu-Gadu – a light and friendly application for daily private and corporate communication. It uses a proprietary protocol that features include status messages, file sharing, VoIP, and formatting and embedding images in messages.

Features:
– Chat on the computer and on the phone. You can also chat in the browser without installing the app (available on the desktop version).
– Chat in a conference. Send files and photos, and when you have no one to talk to, randomize the interlocutor.
– Free chat archive and contact finder. The best animated emoticons.
– No matter what device you use the GG. You always have access to the same contact list and conversation archive. Encrypted connections guarantee the security and confidentiality of your conversations.
– Free GG Chat on Your Website – You are not in front of the computer? Serve it in the mobile GG.

Gadu-Gadu is developed by GG Network S.A., Warsaw, Poland, but the company is wholly owned by the South African media company Naspers.

Threema

Threema

Web site: threema.ch
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, IM
Platform: Android, iOS, Web client
License: AGPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Objective-C, Java
First release: December 2012
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Threema – a secure messenger which keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations, and governments. Threema can be used completely anonymously, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use Threema from your Desktop.

Features:
– Text and Voice Messages – Quickly and conveniently send text messages. If you don’t have the time to type, voice messages come in handy.
– Groups and Distribution Lists – Groups and distribution lists allow to send messages to multiple recipients at once. Groups are managed in a strictly decentralized manner. Except the group members themselves, no one – not even Threema – knows who is member of a group.
– Threema Web: Conveniently Chat from the Desktop – Thanks to Threema Web, chatting from the desktop is just as secure as using the Threema app on your phone. You have full access to your entire chat history as well as all contacts and media files. Threema Web is open source.
– Share Files, Media, and Locations – Use Threema to send any type of file. Just like text messages, files are end-to-end encrypted, of course.
– Handy Poll Feature – Create polls in no time to gather the other group members’ opinions in an efficient manner.
– Voice and Video Calls – Place calls without revealing your phone number. Threema calls are end-to-end encrypted and thus tap-proof. They impress with crystal-clear voice quality and brilliant video quality.

Threema is developed by the Swiss company Threema GmbH.

Silent Circle

Silent Circle

Web site: silentcircle.com/products-and-solutions/silent-phone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2012
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Silent Circle – an end-to-end encrypted voice, video, messaging, file transfer, and more VoIP application software. Silent Phone makes sure your conversations are 100% private and that you’re connected only to your intended party. All encryption is done on device. Silent Phone is easy to deploy and manage in an enterprise environment. It requires no end-user training. It supports SSO, SIEM systems, and can be deployed via MDM.

Features:
– It hosts a global network of servers to make sure that your calls connect wherever you are.
– Silent Phone’s powerful Security Words let you verify your own security.
– Handle multiple calls at once with ease. Silent Phone shows you all your calls in one place.
– Hear and be heard clearly with Silent Phone’s HD quality voice and video.
– Messages you send are automatically deleted on all devices after the burn timer has expired.
– You can select a message for immediate destruction at any time.
– Silent Phone makes it quick and easy to record and send a voice memo.
– Most conference calling products mix the conference audio in the cloud, risking your secrets. Silent Phone mixes the conference on device.
– Keep everyone in the loop by creating a secure text channel with your entire team.
– Call or message your team members directly from the contacts app on your phone.

Linkus

Linkus

Web site: yeastar.com/unified-communications/linkus-softphone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006
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Linkus – a VoIP client software available for Android and iOS mobile devices, and Windows and OS X as desktop applications. With Linkus Softphone App, all the features of a desk phone can be realized by your mobile device and desktop.

Features:
– Make and receive enterprise VoIP calls over your Wi-Fi or mobile data networks to lower mobile voice charges
– One number reach to conceal your personal mobile phone number and ensure unified corporate identity
– Set up flexible ring strategy for Linkus and the desktop phone
– Select different outbound routes for different destinations (local/long-distance/international, etc.)
– Corporate directory integration with lookup and visual status indicator (available/unavailable/busy)
– Configurable PBX features including Call Transfer, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, DND, and Ring Timeout
– Support Push Notifications to alert users of incoming calls while conserving energy