LINE

LINE

Web site: line.me
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows, Web (chrome extension)
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 2012
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LINE – a free messaging, convenient memos, and screen capture made easy LINE reshapes communication around the globe, allowing you to enjoy free messaging wherever you find yourself. LINE is available for a variety of smartphone devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Nokia) and even your PC.

Features:
– Send free one-on-one and group texts to your friends anytime, anywhere.
– Free international voice and video calls make it easy to stay connected.
– Share exactly how you’re feeling by choosing from over 10,000 stickers and emoticons.
– LINE lets you share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts, and location information in the moment.
– Follow the official accounts of your favorite artists, celebrities, brands, and TV shows for exclusive news, promotions, and more.
– Exchange stories with your close friends by sharing texts, photos, videos, and stickers on your Timeline.
– Save your favorite messages, photos, and videos in Keep. Save time finding files and easily share your stuff with friends.
– Quickly add friends using the “Shake It!” function, a QR code, or a LINE ID.
– Share unforgettable moments directly from chats via live video.
– Make your chats even better with cute filters and effects.
– Play free Face Play games with a friend from a video call or chat.
– Share screenshots from the game in chats or on Timeline and other social media.
– Check out LINE TODAY for the latest news on current events, sports, and entertainment. Plus, find videos, live broadcasts, fun community content, and much more.
– OpenChat is an online space where you can meet new friends with similar interests and share fun news and information. (Available only in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.)

Google Duo

Google Duo

Web site: duo.google.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Web
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 2016
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Google Duo – a high quality video calling application. It’s simple, reliable, and works across Android and iOS phones and tablets, smart devices, and on the web. Google Duo replaced Google Hangouts applications.

Features:
– Make calls between Android and iOS – Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or on the web, you can stay in touch with Duo.
– Group call with up to 12 people – Bring together all the people who matter most, even when you’re apart, with group calling. Duo now supports 12 people in group video calls.
– Send video and voice messages, photos, and more – Short on time or your friends can’t pick up? Leave a personalized video message with fun effects, or share voice messages, photos, notes, and emojis.
– Low Light Mode – Duo lets you make video calls even in poor lighting conditions.
– Voice calling -Make voice-only calls to your friends when you can’t chat over video.

Cloud Softphone

Cloud Softphone

Web site: cloudsoftphone.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2008 ?
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Cloud Softphone – a B2B UCaaS platform that lets you implement advanced front-end functionality into your existing phones, mobile devices, and web browsers. The application is developed by Acrobits, a privately owned software development company, based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Features:
– Cloud Softphone seamlessly supports the major Class 5 platforms available.
– Cloud Softphone lets you deliver infinite provisioning methods that encompasses high security standards and automation through credentials, QR codes, and mobile phone numbers using: Google OAuth 2.0, MSISDN, Credentials, Office365, QR Code.
– High-quality communications start with Cloud Softphone. Offer crystal-clear calling, texting, and video chatting that takes advantage of the latest audio and video codecs.
– Native Mobile and webRTC Support. Deliver more than just a mobile experience. Cloud Softphone supports desktop operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows and many of the most popular browsers.
– Cloud Softphone can automatically upload your smartphone contacts, detect web phone numbers, and act as a click to call tool.

Zfone

Zfone

Web site: zfoneproject.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006
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Zfone – a secure VoIP phone software product which lets you make encrypted phone calls over the Internet. Its principal designer is Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP, the most widely used email encryption software in the world. Zfone uses a new protocol called ZRTP, which has a better architecture than the other approaches to secure VoIP.

Features:
– Doesn’t depend on signaling protocols, PKI, or any servers at all. Key negotiations are purely peer-to-peer through the media stream
– Interoperates with any SIP/RTP phone, auto-detects if encryption is supported by other endpoint
– Available as a “plugin” for existing soft VoIP clients, effectively converting them into secure phones
– Available as an SDK for developers to integrate into their VoIP applications
– IETF has published the protocol spec as RFC 6189, and source code is published

Zfone runs on Windows XP and Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Zfone will encrypt audio and video for Apple iChat calls on Mac OS X. Zfone has been tested with these VoIP clients: X-Lite, Gizmo (audio, no video yet), XMeeting, Google Talk VoIP client, Yahoo Messenger’s VoIP client (for audio), Magic Jack, and SJphone. It does not work with Skype.

Yate

Yate

Web site: yate.ro
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: ?
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Yate (Yet Another Telephony Engine) – mainly a telephony engine; while currently focused on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and PSTN, its power lies in its ability to be easily extended. Voice, video, data and instant messenging can all be unified under Yate’s flexible routing engine, maximizing communications efficiency and minimizing infrastructure costs for businesses.

The software is written in C++ and it supports scripting in various programming languages (such as those supported by the currently implemented PHP, Python, Perl and Javascript libraries) and even any Unix shell. The PHP, Python, Perl and Javascript libraries have been developed and made available in order to ease development of external functionalities for Yate.

Yate is production-ready software and is easily extensible.

The architecture of Yate is based on a message passing system. The architecture can be divided into 4 main parts:
– Core, where encapsulations for sockets, threads and others primitives can be found
– Message Engine, message related classes, used to exchange data between modules
– Telephony Engine, the telephony related classes
– Yate Modules, modules extending the functionality of Yate

YateClient is an Instant Messenger and SoftPhone based on Yate. It can be used on a variety of platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux.
YateClient supports multiple telephony protocols and has advanced telephony and chat features.

Instant Messenging
Support for multiple IM providers:
– Google talk
– Google Voice
– jabber.org
Various chat features:
– Message archive
– Search in chat history
– Chat rooms
File transfer and directory sharing

Telephony
Multiple telephony protocols:
– Jingle/Google Talk/XMPP
– SIP
– H.323
– IAX
Advanced telephony features:
– Call transfer
– Conference
– History
– Address Book

Bria

Bria

Web site: counterpath.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
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Bria (previously: X-Lite) – a VoIP software that uses SIP protocol and supports SRTP. The software is developed by the CounterPath company.

Combining voice and video calls in a user-friendly interface, Bria Solo, like its predecessor X-Lite, helps you seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP. With powerful Unified Communication features, Bria Solo provides ultimate call control in a user-friendly interface.

Meeting the needs of today’s modern, mobile worker, Bria Solo offers applications for desktop AND smartphone and tablet devices. While X-Lite was a desktop trial only, Bria Solo includes iOS and Android apps, so no matter where you are you can stay connected and easily access contacts.

The Bria Solo free trial includes access to calling features that were previously not included in the X-Lite trial, like auto-answer, call transfer, and call recording. Also, add up to 5 voice accounts to streamline calling, and download apps on up to 3 devices. When your trial is over, you can subscribe to keep all of these benefits, or be automatically downgraded to Bria Solo Free.

Wire

Wire

Web site: wire.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web Browser
License: GPL, AGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: December 3, 2014
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Wire – an open-source, encrypted collaboration suite featuring messenger, voice calls, video calls, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration.

Wire provides the strongest security for organizations looking to protect their communications and document sharing. End-to-end encryption gives you the confidence to talk, message, and share across teams and with clients, through a single app that’s available on all of your devices.

Wire is 100% open-source and independently audited — with an option to be tested against existing security and governance frameworks. Built to scale to tens of millions of users, Wire is ISO, CCPA, GDPR, and SOX-ready.

Wire is actively leading the work on extending its security standards to become the norm for protecting organizations’ digital assets. Messaging Layer Security (MLS) is a new protocol designed to firm up the security of enterprise messaging platforms by employing end-to-end encryption within group communication.

Wire’s secure cloud collaboration solution is available in a range of deployment options, offering organizations a way to deploy the technology either in the cloud, private cloud or on-premises.

Wire offers three solutions:
– Wire Pro – One tool to consolidate all collaboration needs.
– Wire Enterprise – Wire Pro’s solution for large-scale or regulated organizations.
– Wire Red – Wire’s unique on-demand crisis collaboration suite.

Ventrilo

Ventrilo

Web site: ventrilo.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 2002
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Ventrilo – a freeware VoIP client which includes text chat, and is available for OS X and MS Windows users. Ventrilo is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. It includes the ability to change the look-n-feel of the client window via Themes, and also the availability to transfer files to select Users. Side-Control-Panels for quick one-click access to many of the menu functions. And break-out Main/Channel windows.

Ventrilo uses a strict client-server based connection that is always encrypted. User data is never collected or stored, hence it can not be shared/sold to external entities. All text-chat communications/audio-recordings are stored locally on the Client computer.

Ventrilo Servers are hosted in secure data-centers located world-wide. The use of data-centers provides for security, power backup, sufficient internet bandwidth, and maximum uptime.

Ventrilo is best known for its superior sound quality and minimal use of CPU resources so as not to interfere with normal operations of the computer or during online game competitions. It is also preferred for the simple User interface that any first time computer User can very quickly learn because the most commonly used features are immediately visible and can be activated with a single click of the mouse.

Some Features:
– Voice communication with multiple Users and/or multiple servers.
– Configurable Cross-channel communications.
– Phantom Users for ‘listening-only’ on other channels.
– User-to-User private conversations, both voice and text.
– Individual channels that can be created dynamically.
– Channel ‘Invisible-Transmit’ option.
– Sub channels.
– Muted channels.
– Queued channels.
– Channel transmit time limits.
– Channel client limits.
– Channel feature filtering.
– Ranking option per-channel to limit which Users can transmit.
– Password protected server/channel login option.
– Advanced server/channel control options and filters.
– Individual Admin passwords for channels.
– Text-to-speech (TTS) voice generation.
– and much more…

Line2

Line2

Web site: line2.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 2010
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Line2 (previously: Toktumi) – an USA’s telecommunications company founded in San Francisco in 2008 by Peter Sisson, which provides Wi-Fi support for mobile phones and multiple devices. Line2 is an app that works as your business phone system across all mobile carriers as well as Wi-Fi. Line2 service runs in the cloud and on any internet connected device.

Features:
– Choose your number and identity – Pick your number — even a toll-free or vanity one — or bring your favorite number with you.
– All devices – Line2 works on any device, anywhere you go, and any way you want.
– All networks – Stay connected and in touch always, because we use your best network.
– Built for teams – Set it up for yourself and get a line for everyone on your whole team. Each line comes loaded with the same advanced business features, such as inbound and outbound call routing, that the main line has.
– Customize away – Tailor and manage your business phone system to suit you and your team’s needs.
– Support you every day – Get customer support seven days a week, so you can focus on your business.

Telephone

Telephone

Web site: 64characters.com/telephone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C, Swift
First release: 2015 ?
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Telephone – a VoIP program which allows you to make phone calls over the internet. It can be used to call regular phones via any appropriate SIP provider. If your office or home phone works via SIP, you can use that phone number on your Mac anywhere you have decent internet connection.

Telephone Pro is a subscription that unlocks the full call history, allows 30 simultaneous calls, and supports app development. Please consider buying it to make ongoing development possible.