Colloquy

Colloquy

Web site: colloquy.info/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: GPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Colloquy – an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.

Colloquy supports a variety of different text modifications. One text manipulation supported by Colloquy is the use of colors as used by mIRC; with the primary colors being: White, Black, Navy, Forest, Red, Maroon, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Cyan, Blue, Magenta, Grey, and Ash. Additionally, Colloquy supports formatting text with underlining, italics, bold, and outline.

Colloquy supports scripting in languages such as AppleScript, F-Script, JavaScript, Objective-C and Python. Colloquy shows changes such as mode changes, ban sets, etc. in a human-readable format, rather than showing raw modes.

The application can be extended with plug-ins, and it also works with AppleScript.

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004 ?
Rating:  star  star

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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Avant Browser

Avant

Web site: avantbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 30, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Avant Browser – an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability.

The browser is offered in two versions: Lite and Ultimate.
The Lite version features the Trident layout engine (built into Windows), but the Ultimate has t3 engines: the Trident, Gecko (used by Mozilla Firefox) and Google Chrome.

Features:
– No ADs, No Malwares
– Multi-Processing
– Low Memory Usage
– Video Sniffer
– Download Accelerator
– Split View
– Detached Always on Top Browser Window
– Private Browsing
– Anti-Freezing
– Web Form Auto-Filler
– Online Bookmarks
– Mouse Gestures
– AD/Popup Blocker
– Full Screen Mode and Alternative Full Desktop Mode
– Flash Animation Filter
– RSS Reader
– Multi-Document Interface

The project developer is a Chinese programmer Anderson Che.

Blam

Blam

Web site: blam.relatitude.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: January 12, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Blam – a RSS aggregator written in C using Mono, GTK and a and full of simplified RSS and Atom libraries.

Blam is an RSS reader for the GNOME desktop that helps you keep track of the growing number of news feeds distributed as RSS. You can subscribe to any number of feeds, print the entries you like, and have the feeds updated at regular intervals.

Features:
– User friendly and a simple UI.
– Supports RSS and Atom feeds.
– Add/Remove or Edit current channels.
– Create feed Groups.
– Change update intervals manually.
– Built in themes.
– Mark as read or “unread” later.
– Export/Import the feed URLs.
– Refresh the list manually.
– Send to print.

The project developer is Janet Casey.

The latest version of Blam 1.8.12 was released in 2013.

Yarssr

Yarssr

Web site: yarssr.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Perl
First release: March 3, 2004
Rating:  star  star

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Yarssr (Yet Another RSS Reader) – an RSS aggregator and reader that displays its results in the GNOME notification area. To view the contents of the feed just click the menu-item and it will launch in your favorite browser. It is written in Perl and uses gtk2-perl for it’s interface.

The latest version was released in 2005.

CTorrent

CTorrent

Web site: ctorrent.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2004 ?
Rating:  star  star

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CTorrent – a BitTorrent Client program written in C/C++ for FreeBSD and Linux. Fast and small are CTorrent’s two strengths.

Currently, it can be run on most Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS distributions. The CTorrent project was finished in 2004 by its author YuHong. Since then, a set of extensions has been created for the original client and was named Enhanced CTorrent.

UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

BitTornado

BitTornado

Web site: www.bittornado.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 13, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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BitTornado – a bittorrent client built on the original BitTorrent client from BitTorrent Inc. The BitTornado-GUI in a graphical interface to the BitTornado bittorrent client. This client features a GUI interface, lots of features, and is one of the original bittorrent clients created.

The BitTormado GUI features:
– upload/download speed limitation
– prioritised downloading when downloading batches (several files)
– detailed information about connections to other peers
– encryption (PE/MSE) support (with the recommended python-crypto)
– console mode for running from scripts
– curses mode for running interactively
– tracker for the distribution of files

The project developer is John Hoffman.

Gajim

Gajim

Web site: gajim.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: BSD, Linux, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: May 21, 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Gajim – a full featured and easy to use XMPP/Jabber client which works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. Jabber allows users to use gates for other services, called transports, and using Gajim you can connect with users via Tlen, Gadu-Gadu, AIM or ICQ. It also supports RSS and ATOM feeds and can send SMS messages to mobile phones.

The main features are:
– Tabbed chat window and single window modes
– Group chat support (with Multi-User Chat protocol), invitation, chat to group chat transformation, minimize group chat to roster
– Emoticons, avatars, PEP (user activity, mood and tune)
– Audio / video conferences
– File transfer, room bookmarks
– Metacontacts support
– Trayicon, speller, extended chat history functionalities
– TLS, GPG and End-To-End encryption support (with SSL legacy support)
– Transport registration support
– Service discovery including nodes, user search
– Wikipedia, dictionary and search engine lookup
– Multiple accounts support
– DBus capabilities. Read more information
– XML console
– Link local (bonjour / zeroconf), BOSH
– Other features via plugins
– Gajim is available in 29 languages: Basque, Belarusian, Brasilian, British, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Akregator

Akregator

Web site: userbase.kde.org/Akregator
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: June 30, 2004 (?)
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Akregator – a feed aggregator which supports both RSS and Atom. Akregator is part of the Kontact suite. It is used to syndicate public and private (e.g. LiveJournal) RSS feeds into a single handy user-friendly interface.

Akregator can check any RSS or atom feed that exists, the first thing you need is to find a feed for Akregator to follow. Akregator has the ability to store and archive the contents of subscribed feeds for as long as you set it to.

Features:
– Simple to use
– Can accept dozens of feeds
– Can notify you of unread feeds
– Uses tabs to give access to internal reading of full stories
– Feeds archive
– Import and export feeds
– Integration with Konqueror