SugarSync

SugarSync

Web site: www2.sugarsync.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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SugarSync – a proprietary sync tool which lets you work with your documents from your laptop, share entire photo galleries from your phone and collaborate in real time on any device.

Features:
– SugarSync offers an effortless way to access, share, sync and back up all your documents, photos, music and movies across computers and devices
– The protected folders feature ensures you can roll back all files and subfolders within any designated folder to a previous date in time – in one simple process
– SugarSync makes online file sharing a breeze with data security you can count on. Whether you’re sharing one file or an entire folder with hundreds of files, a few clicks is all it takes
– Automatically sync files across computers and platforms, whether PC or Mac
– Your files are transferred securely using TLS (Transport Layer Security) and are stored in the cloud in an encrypted format using 256-bit AES – the same level of protection used for online financial transactions
– SugarSync’s online backup service works quietly in the background without interfering with your productivity
– SugarSync has mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, & Android devices

The application is developed by the J2 Global company located in USA.

Gladinet

Gladinet

Web site: www.gladinet.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Gladinet – a proprietary, cloud file server application (CenterStack) for syncing files, created by Gladinet, Inc. company.

CentreStack helps businesses provide remote access to on-premises file servers or migrate them to the cloud. Whether the need is remote access from any device, or cloud replication for business continuity, costs are reduced and complexity is eliminated. Either way, CentreStack presents an easy-to-use unification of file server security and cloud mobility that requires no end-user training. Combine that with powerful security and control features, deployment flexibility, MSP focus and amazing support and it’s easy to see why our customers fall in love.

Goals:
– Remotely access file shares from a drive letter, without the need for a VPN. Cloud replication is optional
– Preserve NTFS permissions and Active Directory identities when connecting file servers to the cloud
– Solve file server sync and share problems, while facilitating mobile access and business continuity
– Minimize storage and bandwidth consumption by automatically syncing and caching only the files you need
– CentreStack provides full support for file locking from the cloud, with a familiar file server locking experience
– Encrypt remote agent caches or revoke access privileges from a central management console
– Centrally manage group policy settings to satisfy different requirements from different clients
– Replace cumbersome VPNs and access files remotely using any web browser. Limit access to just the needed files
– Connect to your file server with a mobile device and edit directly using Microsoft Office Mobile Apps

There is a trial available to test it out.

Seafile

Seafile

Web site: www.seafile.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: C, Python
First release: 2009 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Seafile – an open-source file-hosting web application which lets users store files on a central server and synchronize with personal computers and mobile devices through apps.

Seafile focus on providing a reliable syncing tool. Seafile’s syncing algorithm is quite stable and reliable. File histories and library snapshots enable you to easily recover any file or folder in the history.

Seafile organize files into libraries. Each library can be synced into any desktop computer, including Windows, Mac and Linux. User can also selectively sync any folder.

Access files via Seafile mobile clients, both Android and iOS are supported.

Seafile Drive client let users to extend the local disk space with the massive storage capacity on the Seafile server by mapping storage space on Seafile server as a virtual drive. User can access all files in Seafile immediately, without syncing them.

Libraries and folders can be shared to users or groups, with read-only or read-write permissions. Finer-grained permissions can be set to sub-folders after a folder is shared. Files can be shared to external users via sharing links. Sharing links can be protected by passwords and support setting an expiration date.

Seafile keeps versions for files and snapshots for folders. Users can restore a file or folder to an old version easily. Snapshot for folders is a handy way to protect files against ransomware.

Seafile supports file locking to prevent concurrent editing of files and generating of conflicts files.

Seafile supports online editing and co-authoring for office files (including docx/pptx/xlsx) with integrating with Microsoft Office Online Server or Collabora Online server. Seafile also has a built-in preview for videos, audios, PDFs, images and text files.

Seafile supports client-side end-to-end encryption to protect your data, which is a unique feature that you can rarely find in other solutions.

Seafile supports periodical backup via mysqldump and rsync. It also supports read-time backup via running a dedicated server to get backup from the primary server at near real-time manner.

Seafile contains seaf-fsck tool to help admin to check and remove damaged data,to repair damaged libraries and to export all datas even if System crashes.

Uzbl

Uzbl

Web site: www.uzbl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Python
First release: May 17, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Uzbl – a lightweight browser based on uzbl-core. Uzbl adheres to the UNIX philosophy of “Write programs that do one thing and do it well”. The uzbl-browser package includes uzbl-core, uzbl-browser and uzbl-event-manager.

Uzbl-browser allows for a single page per window (with as many windows as you want), while uzbl-tabbed provides a wrapper for uzbl-browser and implements basic tabs with multiple pages per window.

Features:
– very minimal graphical interface. You only see what you need
– what is not browsing, is not in uzbl. Things like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, downloads, are handled through external scripts that you write
– controllable through various means such as fifo and socket files, stdin, keyboard and more
– advanced, customizable keyboard interface with support for modes, modkeys, multichars, variables (keywords) etc. (eg you can tweak the interface to be vim-like, emacs-like or any-other-program-like)
– focus on plaintext storage for your data and configs in simple, parseable formats

surf

surf

Web site: surf.suckless.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: September 10, 2009
Rating:  star  star

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surf – a simple web browser based on WebKit2/GTK+ developed by suckless.org. It is able to display websites and follow links.

It supports the XEmbed protocol which makes it possible to embed it in another application. Furthermore, one can point surf to another URI by setting its XProperties.

Classilla

Classilla

Web site: classilla.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 30, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Classilla – a free, open source web browser for Mac OS 9*. Classilla focuses on the mobile web and mobile sites, a better fit for our old Macs and old code. It takes a little getting used to, but thanks to today’s smartphones, many of the most popular sites have mobile versions that are almost, if not more, functional than their desktop equivalents. And that pays off for us too: simpler pages render faster on old CPUs, use less memory and get more done.

While Mozilla is a cross-platform environment, and Classilla is based on its XPFE system, Classilla’s highest priority is whether it works on classic Macintosh, and any features that get added all have the same requirement. If it’ll work and it’ll help, it’ll be in Classilla. If Mozilla’s code won’t work as is and Classilla needs that feature, it’ll be rewritten if we can. Classilla isn’t designed as an application where MacOS support is an afterthought; it’s built to be Mac first and always.

Classilla requires any Power Macintosh with at least 64MB of RAM (virtual or physical), 100MB of free hard disk space and MacOS 8.6 or higher. A G3 processor with 128MB of physical RAM and OS 9.1 is the recommended minimum. (Although Classilla will run on OS 8.5, due to various bugs in that version we strongly advise updating to OS 8.6.)

Classilla is compatible with Apple Virtual Memory and Connectix RAM Doubler 9, but this may cause unpredictable performance problems and is recommended only for those systems with low physical RAM ceilings (such as the PowerBook 1400). You will observe better performance with adequate physical memory and Virtual Memory off, and better still if you use a RAM disk for your cache. You should also make sure you have adequate disk cache in the Memory control panel, as poor disk caching can also slow Classilla down.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Skedaddle; License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

Arora

Arora

Web site: github.com/arora/arora
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Arora – a lightweight, open source and cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit.

Originally based on the Qt demo browser to show the possibilities of Qt Webkit. Arora is a very basic browser that supports history and bookmarks.

The main features are:
– tabbed browsing
– bookmarks
– browsing history
– smart location bar
– OpenSearch
– session management
– privacy mode
– a download manager
– WebInspector
– AdBlock.

The project developer is Benjamin C. Meyer.
The latest version of Arora 0.11.0 was released in 2010.

Gwibber

Gwibber

Web site: gwibber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: February 19, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Gwibber – an open source microblogging framework and desktop client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK+. The Gwibber backend is a stand-alone daemon that manages updates and retrieves stream data from social networks. The Gwibber backend can be accessed through D-Bus.

It supports Twitter, Identi.ca, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku.

Features:
– Supports many different social networks
– Provides a combined stream of all your messages
– Automatically shortens URLs when they are pasted
– Built-in search tool and support for saved searches
– Optional support for spell-checking as you type
– HTML themes let you customize Gwibber’s look and feel
– Multicolumn user interface for viewing multiple streams

The last version 3.6.0 was released in 2012.

Cherrytree

Cherrytree

Web site: www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/
Category: Office
Subcategory: Notes
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: October 7, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Cherrytree – a free and open source, a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

CherryTree is perfectly suitable not only for taking notes, but also for managing code snippets. The application supports syntax highlighting for many popular programming languages, so you can use the application as a programmer’s scratchpad. You can also insert code snippets directly into notes using so-called code boxes.

The application features are:
– rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
– syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
– images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
– embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
– multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
– simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
– codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
– execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes; the terminal and the command per syntax highlighting is configurable in the preferences dialog
– alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
– hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
– spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
– intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
– print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
– find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
– replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
– iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
– import from html file, import from folder of html files
– import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
– import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
– export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– password protection (using 7-zip) – NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
– tree nodes drag and drop
– automatic link to web page if writing the URL
– automatic link to node if writing node name either with no spaces and camelcase or surrounded by [[node name]]

The data is stored in XML form file or using sqlite.

The application is written by Giuseppe Penone

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Web site: www.whatsapp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Erlang
First release: January, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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WhatsApp Messenger – a free messaging and VoIP app available for iPhone and other smartphones, and desktop/laptops running under Windows or OS X. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

Features:
– WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
– The group chats feature lets you share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once.
– Sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
– WhatsApp voice and video calls use your phone’s Internet connection, instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes, so you don’t have to worry about expensive calling charges.
– When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
– Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly.
– Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more, without the hassle of email or file sharing apps (up to 100 MB).

The application is owned by Facebook.