Internet Download Accelerator

Internet Download Accelerator

Web site: westbyte.com/ida/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Delphi
First release: December 2, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Internet Download Accelerator – a download manager created for Microsoft Windows operating system by a Ukrainian company, WestByte Software. It can be integrated with Yandex.Browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Vivaldi and other web browsers that are built based on these.

Internet Download Accelerator lets you to noticeably increase the speed of file download from the Internet using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. The acceleration is achieved by splitting a file being downloaded into several parts and downloading these parts at the same time. Internet Download Accelerator resumes broken downloads from where they left off from both HTTP, HTTPS and FTP servers.

Some notable features:
– FTP Explorer
– site manager for password and download folders management
– scheduler
– download speed control, automatic mode for the most comfortable browsing on the Web
– dial for dial-up connection
– search for files, programs, games, and music
– IDA Bar – a toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox
– ability to download video and mp3 from popular video services
– ability to download 8K, 4K and FullHD video from popular video services
– download video with subtitles
– sending links to download from messengers (Telegram)
– watch video while downloading
– power and useful tool for management of download categories
– work with ZIP and RAR archives
– support for FTP over SSL/TSL
– ability to check MD5 sum of downloaded files
– integration with anti-virus programs

Cone

Cone

Web site: www.courier-mta.org/cone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2002 ?
Rating:  star  star

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Cone (console newsreader and emailer) – a text-based mail client. Cone seamlessly handles multiple POP3, IMAP accounts, and local mail folders. Cone is also a simple newsreader. Cone’s interface is foolproof enough to be used by inexperienced users, but it also offers advanced features for power users.

Cone has support for PGP, GPG, UTF-8, IMAP, POP3, incoming HTML mails, external viewers, NNTP, SOCKS 5, SSL/TLS, SASL, LDAP and IMAP based address books, remote storable configuration, multiple accounts, tagging mails with several different flags, and SMAP (Simple Mail Access Protocol, a new IMAP and POP3 replacement developed by the Courier guys and supported by the Courier development versions).

The project developer is Sam Varshavchik.

Pork

Pork

Web site: dev.ojnk.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C, Perl
First release: 2002
Rating:  star  star

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Pork – a console based client for the AOL Instant Messenger service that uses the ncurses screen library. Pork is intended to be fast, useable, and stable.

It uses the OSCAR protocol (the one the windows client uses) to access AIM. Pork features Perl scripting; an online help system; the ability to configure nearly all aspects of the program’s look-and-feel; an alias system; and a powerful, fully-configurable key binding system.

It supports being logged in with more than one screen name at the same time. The default look-and-feel of the client is modeled after the ircII IRC client. Anyone comfortable using ircII (or any clients derived from it — e.g., epic, BitchX, etc.) will feel comfortable using
pork.

Pork supports IRC as well.

Pork was written by Ryan McCabe.

The latest version of Pork was released in 2005.

Tkabber

Tkabber

Web site: tkabber.jabber.ru
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Tcl, Tk
First release: 2002
Rating:  star  star  star

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Tkabber – a free and open source GUI client for the Jabber instant messaging system. It’s writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms, such as Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP.

It provides full support of basic XMPP specifications as well as many protocol extensions (XEPs), such as multi-user conferencing, file transfers, extensive handling of privacy lists and much more. Tkabber is written in Tcl/Tk and thus is easily extensible.

Also a rich set of Tkabber external plugins is available in the package named “tkabber-plugins”.

The project founder is Alexey Shchepin.

TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak

Web site: www.teamspeak.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, FreeBSD (server), iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: April 26, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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TeamSpeak – an internet communicator which uses the VoIP technology for voice and text communication between multiple users of a given server. The messenger is mainly used by players to quickly exchange information in multiplayer games.

The application uses advanced multimedia codecs that guarantee for users high quality of transmitted sound. It also offers useful functions for automatic microphone adjustment, an effective mechanism for eliminating all kinds of noise and echo effects, as well as support for spatial playback of the audio signal.

It also offers ability to create lists of friends and blocked contacts, establish a connection with more than one server at the same time, exchange files between users, support for the most popular control devices for players or an extensive licensing system, allowing convenient management of players within a given server.

TeamSpeak is avaiable to use as a client and a server application and can be installed on most popular platforms.

The original author of the application is Mand’alor Mech The First, and it is developed by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH.

Kopete

Kopete

Web site: userbase.kde.org/Kopete
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: March 3, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Kopete – an instant messaging client designed to be modular and plugin based.

The goal of Kopete is to provide users with a single easy-to-use way to access all of their instant messaging systems. The interface puts people first, and is integrated with the system address book to let you access your contacts from other KDE applications.

Kopete features tools to enhance your instant messeging experience, such as message encryption, archiving, and many other fun and useful effects.

Kopete supports all commonly used instant messaging protocols, and the Kopete team provides templates for developers to base new plugins on. The API provides developers with many features to make it easy to support a new protocol. All protocols are plugins and allow for modular installation, configuration, and usage.

Supported protocols are:
– Jabber (like Google Talk)
– MSN Messenger
– AIM
– Gadu-Gadu
– Novell GroupWise
– ICQ
– Meanwhile
– SMS
– Yahoo
– Winpopup
– IRC
– Skype Plugin

Kopete supports plugins such as:
– Auto Replace
– Bookmarks
– Contact Notes
– Highlight
– History
– KopeteTeX
– Now Listening
– OTR (encryption)
– Pipes
– Preview of Pictures in Chats
– Privacy
– Statistics
– Text Effect
– Translator
– Web Presence

KGet

KGet

Web site: www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 26, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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KGet – a versatile and user-friendly download manager with support for Metalink and Bittorrent. Downloads are added to the list, where they can be paused, queued, or scheduled for later.

Features:
– Downloading files from FTP and HTTP(S) sources.
– Pausing and resuming of downloading files, as well as the ability to restart a download.
– Tells lots of information about current and pending downloads.
– Embedding into system tray.
– Integration with the Konqueror web browser.
– Metalink support which contain multiple URLs for downloads, along with checksums and other information.

This package is part of the KDE networking module.

eMule

eMule

Web site: www.emule-project.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 13, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star

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eMule – a free peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client for Microsoft Windows that was launched in 2002 as an alternative to eDonkey2000. eMule includes advanced search features, file checks for corruptions while downloading, a preview while downloading function, and a credit system to reward frequent uploads.

eMule connects to both the eDonkey and the Kad networks, which results in a higher transfer speed and faster distribution of popular files. With a vast network of servers and clients (like you) uploading and downloading files all over the world respectively, eMule reduces recovery times for corrupted downloads

The eMule features are:
– Clients use several networks to create one reliable network (ED2K, Source Exchange, Kad).
– Queue and Credit system helps to ensure that everyone will get the file he wants by promoting those that upload back to the network.
– eMule is completely free and completely free of any Adware, Spyware, and ect.
– Each file checked for corruptions while downloading to ensure an error free file.
– Intelligent Corruption Control helps to speed up the correction of corrupted parts.
– Auto priorities and Source management allows you to start many downloads without having to monitor them.
– The Preview function allows you to look at your Videos and Archives before they are completed.
– The webservices and a webserver features allows you to have quick access to and from the internet.
– You can create categories for your download to organize them.
– A wide range of search possibilities which include: Servers (Local, and Global), web based (Jigle, and Filedonkey), and Kad (Still in Alpha).
– Allows you to use very complex Boolean searches that make the searches much more flexible.
– With the messaging and friend system, you can send messages to other Clients and add them as friends. In your friend list, you can always see if a friend is online.
– Build in IRC client, you can chat with other downloaders and chatters around the globe.

The project was started by ‘Merkur” and is under development by the eMule team.

Maxthon

Maxthon

Web site: www.maxthon.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: July 11, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Maxthon (Maxthon Cloud Browser; previously: MyIE2) – a freeware web browser developed by a Chinese company Maxthon Ltd. It is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8. Maxthon supports two web browser engines: WebKit and Trident, for non-compliant websites.

Main features:
– Cloud synchronizatoion supports Windows PC,Mac,Android and iOS platforms, with Maxthon 5 Cloud Browser, you can save and get your files seamlessly across computers and phones
– resource optimization, hardware acceleration, pre-rendering, pre-start, multi-process processing technologies,greatly optimizing the browser speed
– Webkit and Trident dual-core provides more effective browsing experience
– Works together with Ad Blocker to filter out all the ads, creates clean browsing pages
– Free Download videos from Facebook, YouTube and any sites to your computer, as long as you use the Maxthon 5 Cloud Browser, no need to add any extensions
– If you do not want to record your visits and download history, you can browse the page privately in incognito mode. When you close all open incognito windows, all new cookies will be deleted.
– Automatically fill the saved identity information, such as name, company, address, phone, e-mail address and so on. It also provides the ability to edit and delete saved information.
– Provides a “night mode” to reduce the high brightness of eyes damage.
– Provides commonly used shortcut tools, including Windows Explorer, desktop, notepad, calculator, mspaint. Users can also according to own needs to add more gadgets, such as WeChat and so on.
– A screen capture tool built-in.
– A reade mode creates a clean, easy reading page, no ads and irrelevant information.
– Supports customizing your own browser skin.

On July 14, 2016, Exatel security experts discovered that the browser behaves like spyware, sending to Chinese servers series of data of using the browser, installed plugins and user’s computer’s content – all addresses of visited websites, search keywords, as well as information about an operating system and all programs installed on the computer, including the exact versions.

Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.