SquirrelMail

SquirrelMail

Web site: squirrelmail.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: 1999
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SquirrelMail – a standards-based webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no JavaScript required) for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure and install. SquirrelMail has all the functionality you would want from an email client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation.

The need arose in our organization for the access of email and address books from anywhere in the world. Obviously a web interface is ideal for this, given that the user has access to the Internet. After reviewing several open source projects we realized that we were going to need to do some fairly major customizations to get things to be a nice fit for our needs. So the decision was made to create our own for some of these reasons, and for fun (we really like PHP). We decided to open source the project to contribute to the community that has contributed so much to us.

Luke and Nathan Ehresman founded the SquirrelMail Project in 1999, releasing the first version 0.1 on December 14th the same year.

ChatZilla

ChatZilla

Web site: chatzilla.hacksrus.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Firefox
License: MPL, GPL, LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, XUL
First release: 1999
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ChatZilla – a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which provides all the usual features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, and DCC chat and file transfers, plus easy customization with JavaScript plug-ins and CSS styling.

Soulseek

Soulseek

Web site: soulseekqt.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: 1999
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Soulseek – an ad-free, spyware free, just plain free file sharing network for Windows, Mac and Linux. Its rooms, search engine and search correlation system make it easy for you to find people with similar interests, and make new discoveries.

Soulseek is a program for exchanging music on the Internet. You can search for music according to various criteria: genre of interest, song title or album name. The application is enriched with a chat function, thanks to which we can talk with other program users.

The original Soulseek user base around 2000 was composed mostly of members of the IDM mailing list, and most of the music first found on Soulseek was underground electronic music or music created by the users themselves.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Ceedub88; License: GNU GPL.

Filetopia

Filetopia

Web site: filetopia.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java FX
First release: 1999
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Filetopia – a free peer-to-peer file sharing client, with chat, and sending instant messages, within the Filetopia Network and encrypted peer to peer connection.

Features:
– Multi-platform, Multi-language – Java based to work on desktop: windows, linux… Web version being developed for all desktop and mobile devices. Program is available in 6 languages at this time: english, spanish, german, italian, dutch, arabian
– Selective, Secure Sharing – Create any number of lists with exactly the content you want. Share them with all or specific rooms, groups or users. Assign permissions to users and groups including server slots and bandwidth.
– Flexible User Interface – Float windows, change tab positions, choose from 9 different program themes and over 25 different chat presets or make your own.
– Instant Messenger – Filetopia includes a powerful instant messenger with many features to make your online experience fun and secure.
– Moderation – Our 15+ years of experience with the classical Filetopia has given us a good insight about how important moderation is for an open system. This program includes many features to keep unwanted people from disturbing your community.
– Searchable – While global file search is not implemented to encourage sharing with friends, just about everything else is searchable: rooms, messages, lists, logs, chat, walls, even inside search results.

Tencent QQ

Tencent QQ

Web site: imqq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: February 1999
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Tencent QQ – an instant messaging software service and web portal developed by the Chinese company Tencent.

Goals:
– Multicommunication – video calls, voice messages, texting with heaps of fun emoticons.
– Live translation – QQ comes with a built-in translator for all your chats. The automatic translation will sort your problems out when you need to overcome cultural distances.
– A global messenger – The most popular personal communications app in history: over 1,000,000,000 registered users across 80+ countries.
– Find friends online – Find and add friends from your phone contacts or link third party accounts. Use the location-based discovery functions to find QQ users in your surroundings and make new friends.
– Share what matters – Don’t keep your best moments for yourself: sharing is caring, and Qzone makes it easier to share multimedia content with people you care about.
– QQ is available for Android, iOS/iPhone, Win, Mac, Web… and offers multi-device login and cross-platform integration.

tnftp

tnftp

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: UNIX-like
License: BSD
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: March 1999

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tnftp – enhanced ftp client.

The enhancements over the standard ftp client in 4.4BSD include:
* command-line editing within ftp
* command-line fetching of URLS, including support for:
– http proxies (c.f: $http_proxy, $ftp_proxy)
– authentication
* context sensitive command and filename completion
* dynamic progress bar
* IPv6 support (from the WIDE project)
* modification time preservation
* paging of local and remote files, and of directory listings (c.f: `lpage’, `page’, `pdir’)
* passive mode support, with fallback to active mode
* `set option’ override of ftp environment variables
* TIS Firewall Toolkit gate ftp proxy support (c.f: `gate’)
* transfer-rate throttling (c.f: `-T’, `rate’)

The project developer is Luke Mewburn.

i.Scribe

i.Scribe

Web site: memecode.com/scribe.php
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Fremium
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 1999

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i.Scribe – a small portable email client with an integrated contact database and calendar.

It supports all the major internet mail protocols and uses international standards where possible. Scribe doesn’t required installing or uninstalled and can be used from a removable drive without reconfiguration. It comes with a bayesian spam filter and translations to many different languages. Updates are published regularly to respond to problems and to add features.

Because Scribe runs on Windows and Mac you can take your mail with you when you change operating system. And don’t worry about viruses, Scribe protects you from the usual security holes in other email clients with it’s own virus safe HTML control and executable attachment protection

Features:
– Free or Commercial Email Client
– Spam Filter
– Small & fast
– Cross-platform: Windows, OS X & Linux
– Multi-language
– Supports POP3/SMTP/IMAP
– SSL Support
– Spam Filter
– Address Book
– Calendar
– Email Identities
– Email Identities
– MAPI Export

InScribe is a paid, enlarged version of the i.Scribe with more features built in.

FlashGet

FlashGet

Web site: flashget.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: July 20, 1999

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FlashGet (previously: JetCar) – a freeware download manager created for MS Windows operating system, and developed byAmaze Software, Inc., and then later by Trend Media Co. Ltd. FlashGet can be integrated with web browsers such as Avant Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Maxthon and SeaMonkey.

Features:
– Optimize the system resource
– Call anti-virus automatically
– Increase the download speed and stability
– Support HTTP,FTP,BT,eMule and other various protocols
– Powerful files management

The latest version of FlashGet 3.7.0 was released in 2013.

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Web site: internetdownloadmanager.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 1999 ?

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Internet Download Manager – a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Unlike other similar applications, Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, audio and video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line.

Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories, scheduler pro, sounds on different events, HTTPS support, queue processor, html help and tutorial, enhanced virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas (useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), built-in download accelerator, and many others.

The freeware version is a 30 days trail.
The application is developed by a company Tonec Inc.

iCab

iCab

Web site: icab.de
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: February 19, 1999

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iCab – an alternative web browser for the Apple Mac with numerous useful features not found in other browsers.

In the past, the application was equipped with its own rendering engine for displaying web pages. The original version was created on the TOS platform (Atari ST) and was called Crystal Atari Browser, so now, after transferring the application to the Mac OS platform, it is called “iCAB”.

Main features:
– Filtering advertising banners and much more – iCab can block undesirable content, like ads and pop-up windows.
– Kiosk mode – iCab will cover the whole screen and all other applications are blocked.
– Download manager – Files and even whole web pages can be downloaded to access the content off-line at your convenience, without having to go online again.
– Source code manager – iCab can display the source code of a page itself or open it in an Text Editor.
– Windows and tabs – you can easily decide if a link or bookmark is opened in a new window or tab, in the background or foreground.
– HTML pages can be stored in a compact ZIP-file, including all images of the page.
– iCab can warn the user when visiting sites known for Malware or Phishing.
– It is highly configurable.

iCab is shareware and costs $10 / 10 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.

The project developer is Alexander Clauss.