BitComet

BitComet

Web site: bitcomet.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: August 6, 2003
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BitComet – a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client which supports many modern bittorrent protocol, e.g. Magnet Link, HTTP Seeding, DHT network, UDP tracker Protocol v2.

Features:
– Long-Term Seeding – Many torrent downloads are stuck at 99% because the seeder has left. BitComet tries to improve the performance by using the unique Long-Term Seeding Technology. This technology can find more seeds to help finish your downloads.
– Intelligent Disk Caching – In the old days, bittorrent clients could damage your hard drive with large amounts of read and write data. BitComet is the first client to solve this issue by caching data in the memory, and thus accessing your hard drive less often.
– Preview while Downloading – When BitComet is downloading video files, it will automatically try to download the header and the tail of the file as soon as possible. So it is possible to preview the video during downloading process.

TeamTalk

TeamTalk

Web site: bearware.dk
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers, Conferencing, Desktop sharing
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2003
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TeamTalk – a software conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information. During a conference people can talk using their microphone, see other people using their webcams, share files, show desktop applications, play music, etc.

Unlike other popular conferencing applications TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server. This means you do not depend on a third party to host your conferences. In other words you’re in complete control of your community and can choose who can participate.

TeamTalk supports multiple video sessions so it’s possible to see video of every user in a channel.
Any application running on your computer’s desktop can be shared with other users. This can be used for doing online presentations.
File sharing – users can see which files can be downloaded in the channel they’re participating in. Each file is listed with a name, its size and who uploaded the file.

The TeamTalk client application contains a list of publicly available TeamTalk servers which you can connect to and use freely. Some might, however, prefer to run their own server and for this TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server available for both Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Running your own TeamTalk server allows you to configure exactly how you want your server to look and who should have access to it.

Jitsi

Jitsi

Web site: jitsi.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP, Video conference
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2003
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Jitsi (previously: SIP Communicator) – a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure video conferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.

Features:
– Jitsi Videobridge passes everyone’s video and audio to all participants, rather than mixing them first.
– Better quality, lower latency and if you are running your own service, a much more scalable and inexpensive solution.
– Jitsi is compatible with WebRTC, the open standard for Web communication.
– Advanced video routing support for simulcast, bandwidth estimations, scalable video coding and many others.

Jitsi main applications:
– Jitsi Meet – video conferencing server
– Jitsi Videobridge – WebRTC Selective Forwarding Unit engine for powering multi-party conferences
– Jigasi – server-side application that links allows regular SIP clients to join Jitsi Meet conferences hosted by Jitsi Videobridge
– lib-jitsi-meet – A low-level JavaScript API for providing a customized UI for Jitsi Meet
– Jidesha – a Chrome extension for Jitsi Meet
– Jitsi – an audio, video, and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, and IRC

The project started in 2003 in the context of a student project by Emil Ivov at the University of Strasbourg.

PunBB

PunBB

Web site: punbb.informer.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2003
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PunBB – a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

PunBB is written in PHP and thus requires the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PunBB also requires a database for storing forum data. For that purpose PunBB supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.

PunBB was founded by Rickard Andersson, who conceived it as an alternative to over-featured or too graphic discussion boards. The first stable release was reached on the 7th of August, 2003.

Core FTP

Core FTP

Web site: www.coreftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietaty, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2003

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Core FTP – a free, secure FTP client gives you a fast, easy, reliable way to update and maintain your website via FTP. It also provides a secure method (via SSL, TLS, FTPS, HTTPS, or SFTP) to upload / download files to and from FTP servers. There are no popup ads, advertising or spyware and you’re never asked or reminded to register.

Features:
– Secure SFTP, SSL, TLS, & FTPS
– International Domain support
– Fast and secure client transfers
– HIPAA compliant security
– Mode Z compression
– User-friendly interface(s)
– Site to Site file transfers
– FULL drag and drop support
– Start/stop/resume of transfers
– Auto retry of failed transfers
– Transfer bandwidth control
– Browser integration
– File masking (wildcards)
– Keep Alive functionality
– Remote file searching
– File permissions (CHMOD)
– Advanced directory listings
– .htaccess & .htpasswd editing
– One click transfers
– Keep Alive functionality
– Automatic S/Key support
– Favorites via menu & drop down
– Desktop shortcuts & drop u/l’s
– Command line support
– FTP/HTTP Proxy, Socks 4&5 support

Core FTP LE is free for personal, educational, non-profit, and business use.
For advanced users, Core FTP Pro is available with advanced features you need.

net2ftp

net2ftp

Web site: net2ftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: January 2003

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net2ftp – a cross platform FTP client with a web based interface.

Features:
– can browse from directory to directory and see all the subdirectories and files
– 3 ways to upload files: the standard upload form, the upload-and-unzip functionality, and the Java Applet
– quickly download one file; multiple files can be downloaded by selecting them so will be downloaded in a zip archive
– edit text files right from your browser; every time you save the changes the new file is transferred to the FTP server. There are 4 different text editors: a plain editor, 2 WYSIWYG editors and a code editor with syntax highlighting
– edit HTML a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) form; there are 2 different editors to choose from (CKEditor and TinyMCE)
– edit HTML and PHP in an editor with syntax highlighting (Ace)
– many languages are supported: HTML, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Java, Perl, etc.
– directories are handled recursively, meaning that their content (subdirectories and files) will also be copied, moved or deleted
– Handy to import files to your FTP server, or to export files from your FTP server to another FTP server
– chmod handles directories recursively
– save zip archive on the FTP server, or email it to someone
– unzip files – the following formats are supported: .zip, .tar, .tgz and .gz
– choose from a list of popular applications (PHP required on the target server)
– filter out files based on the filename, last modification time and filesize
– calculate the size of directories and files

The project developer is David C. Gartner.

SyncBack

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Web site: 2brightsparks.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2003

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SyncBack – a proprietary backup and sync application which backups files to internal or external drives, different media (USB drives, CDs, DVDs), a remote server (NAS, FTP, Windows server) and to a cloud storage provider.

A freeware backup software – SyncBackFree gives you:
• Backup and Synchronize: Copy files in both directions
• Restore backup files easily
• Email logs
• Run programs before and after profiles
• Schedule backups
• Unicode enabled for non-English filenames
• Simple and Advanced mode
• Runs on Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista (32/64 bit)
• For Windows Server use SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE
• Extensive Help Documentation
• Completely Free Windows Backup solution!

A free version of the application is available to download as well as PRO versions too.

The SyncBack application is developed by 2BrightSparks.

GyazMail

GyazMail

Web site: gyazsquare.com/gyazmail/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: OS X
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 24, 2003

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GyazMail – an email client for Mac OS X. It is newly developed from the ground up to offer you a full-featured but easy-to-use package based on the Cocoa framework.

Main features:
– Multiple accounts
– Storing individual messages as single files (RFC 822 format)
– Multiple character set support, including UTF-8 (Unicode)
– Main window with 2 or 3 panes
– Complete customization of display fonts & window colors
– Message threading
– HTML message display
– Junk (Spam) Mail Filter (SpamSieve) support
– Ability to search messages across multiple folders and with multiple criteria
– Rules and Filters for incoming messages
– Templates and Editable reply header for outgoing messages
– Sends messages individually or in batches
– POP3/IMAP/SMTP support
– SSL/TLS support
– IPv6 support
– Remote message function
– Fully customizable keyboard shortcuts
– Synchronization with Apple’s Address Book (Mac OS X 10.2 or later)
– Mail address auto-completion
– Numerous Dock-related features
– Message import (Unix Mailbox, Apple Mail)
– Message export (Unix Mailbox)
– Regular Expressions support (Oniguruma)
– AppleScript support
– Growl support

GyazMail is shareware, so you can try it for 40 days for free. If you’d like to continue using it after that time, you must purchase a license.

The project developer is Goichi Hirakawa.

Kazehakase

Kazehakase

Web site: kazehakase.sourceforge.jp (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 29, 2003

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Kazehakase (Japanese: Dr. Wind) – an open source, lightweight web browser which aims to provide a user interface that is truly user-friendly & fully customizable. It supports tabbed browsing, a “remote bookmark” feature (through RSS) in a menu or sidebar, a variable UI to adapt to the user’s skill level, and customizable mouse gestures and key accelerators.

Main features of the application are:
– RSS support
– drag-and-drop of browser tabs
– mouse gestures
– import bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Application Suite, Netscape Browser, Galeon, Konqueror, and w3m
– Smart Bookmarks programmable with regular expressions
– full text search in browser history

The last version of Kazehakase was released in 2003.
The project developer are Hiroyuki Ikezoe and Takuro Ashie.

The screenshot source is Wikipedia; author: ViperSnake151; License: CC-SA 3.0.

Straw

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Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Attic/Straw
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: ?
Programing language: Python
First release: December 7, 2003

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Straw – feed reader aimed for users using the GNOME desktop. You subscribe to news, blogs, and podcast feeds and read the feeds in the comfort of your desktop, with or without online access.

The goal of Straw is to be an easy-to-use feed reader and one that is integrated with the rest of your desktop. It should support the capabilities provided by the desktop as well as not being hard to users when it comes to usability and in terms of providing functionality.

Feature highlights:
– RSS and ATOM support
– Support for enclosures
– Export and import of feed list from OPML
– Offline reading of blog and news (and other) feed content
– Support for grouping of feeds (categories)

The latest version of Straw 0.27 was released in 2007.