Microsoft Download Manager

Microsoft Download Manager

Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27960
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011
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Microsoft Download Manager – a freeware Download Manager created by and for Microsoft Windows operating systems up to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 RC.

The Microsoft Download Manager enables you to download files simply and easily. It also makes downloading large files such as application and multimedia files quick and reliable. Once started, the Microsoft Download Manager’s easy-to-use interface displays the status of downloads and enables you to suspend active downloads or resume downloads that have failed.

The Microsoft Download Manager supports the following Web browsers: Windows© Internet Explorer© 6 Internet Explorer 7 Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 9 Mozilla© Firefox© 3.6.

Twitter CLI

Twitter CLI

Web site: github.com/sferik/t
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Ruby
First release: November 23, 2011
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Twitter CLI – a command-line power tool for Twitter. The CLI takes syntactic cues from the Twitter SMS commands, but it offers vastly more commands and capabilities than are available via SMS.

Features:
– Deep search: Instead of using the Twitter Search API, which only goes back 6-9 days, t search fetches up to 3,200 tweets via the REST API and then checks each one against a regular expression.
– Multi-threaded: Whenever possible, Twitter API requests are made in parallel, resulting in faster performance for bulk operations.
– Designed for Unix: Output is designed to be piped to other Unix utilities, like grep, comm, cut, awk, bc, wc, and xargs for advanced text processing.
– Generate spreadsheets: Convert the output of any command to CSV format simply by adding the –csv flag.
– 95% C0 Code Coverage: Well tested, with a 2.5:1 test-to-code ratio

Twitter API v1.1 requires OAuth for all of its functionality, so you’ll need a registered Twitter application.
A mobile phone number must be associated with your account in order to obtain write privileges.

The project developer is Erik Michaels-Ober.

Amazon Silk

Amazon Silk

Web site: aws.amazon.com/documentation/silk/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Fire OS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: November 15, 2011
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Amazon Silk – a next-generation web browser available only on Kindle Fire tablets and phones. Built on a split architecture that divides processing between the client and the Amazon cloud, Silk is designed to create a faster, more responsive mobile browsing experience.

Unlike other browsers, Amazon Silk has the vast capacity of Amazon Web Services (AWS) behind it. Using AWS, Amazon Silk analyzes aggregate web traffic patterns, preprocesses pages, and applies predictive algorithms to determine the fastest way to deliver content to the device.

To minimize latency and page load times, Amazon Silk routes requests through remote proxy servers powered by Amazon EC2. These cloud servers provide high-performance connection speeds and computing power not normally available to a mobile form factor.

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QQ Browser

QQ Browser

Web site: browser.qq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011
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QQ Browser – a freeware, Chromium based web browser develops by Tencent Holdings Limited company, available for Android, MS Windows, Mac OSX and iOS platforms. The browser offers a number of features offered by built-in browsers, such as tabbed windows and integration with other chat platforms.

The first version of QQ Browser was released in November 2011 for Android platform only, a version for the OS X platform was released in March 2012.

Alongside of native version of the application, there is also version for Java platform available too.

Bower

Bower

Web site: github.com/wangp/bower
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: December 18, 2011
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Bower – a written in Mercury, a curses frontend for the Notmuch email system. Bower makes use of standard Linux utilities, so will likely require some work to work on other systems.

Bower is designed such that it can be run on the local machine but call out to notmuch on a remote machine (that holds your mail) via ssh. The advantage is that you can start helper programs on the local machine (e.g. a web browser or image viewer), and add or save attachments on the local filesystem, even if your mail archive is stored on a different machine.

Bower also keeps some centralized information in the notmuch configuration file ~/.notmuch-config. You may wish to tell bower about your Maildir hierarchy, namely where to place draft and sent messages.

Bower can look up addresses using the notmuch address command. Only addresses that appear in the From header of messages from the last year will be found. This restriction is for better performance, and also avoids finding stale email addresses.

You can send mail through one or more accounts defined in bower.conf. An account is selected by matching the From address on the message to the address on the account.

Bower can produce encrypted and/or signed PGP/MIME messages through GnuPG. Message decryption and signature verification are performed by notmuch. It is up to the user to configure GnuPG on the machines running bower or notmuch.

The project author is Peter Wang.

Alot

Alot

Web site: github.com/pazz/alot
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: 2011
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Alot – a terminal-based mail user agent based on the notmuch mail indexer. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit and features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

The main features of Alot are:
– multiple accounts for sending mails via sendmail
– can spawn terminal windows for asynchronous editing of mails
– tab completion and usage help for all commands
– contacts completion using customizable lookups commands
– user configurable keyboard maps
– customizable colour and layout themes
– python hooks to react on events and do custom formatting
– forward/reply/group-reply of emails
– printing/piping of mails and threads
– configurable status bar with notification popups
– database manager that manages a write queue to the notmuch index
– full support for PGP/MIME encryption and signing

The project founder is Patrick Totzke.

Waterfox

Waterfox

Web site: www.waterfoxproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: March 27, 2011
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Waterfox – a free and open source web browser based on the Firefox code and optimized for 64 bit machines. Software is designed for 64-bit operating systems and can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Waterfox doesn’t sell access to your personal information.

Diffrences between Waterfox and Firefox:
– Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
– Disabled Web Runtime
– Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, Telemetry, Data collection and Startup profiling
– Allows running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
– Allows running of unsigned extensions
– Removed of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
– Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
– Bing as the default search engine
– Cookie prompt

The project developer is Alex Kontos.

RSS Guard

RSS Guard

Web site: github.com/martinrotter/rssguard
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2011
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RSS Guard – a simple, light and easy-to-use RSS/ATOM feed aggregator developed using Qt framework which supports online feed synchronization.

It is a customizable, skinnable feed reader with a tabbed interface. It can fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM and store them in a nested list, keyboard shortcuts, notification settings, gesture support and more.

Cross-platform, supporting a wide array of operating systems (Linux, OS X, *BSD and more). RSS Guard currently supports Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian. RSS Guard will never depend on other services – this includes online news aggregators like Feedly, The Old Reader and others. RSS Guard is developed on top of the Qt library.

The main features of RSS Guard:
– support for online feed synchronization via plugins
– Tiny Tiny RSS (from RSS Guard 3.0.0)
– multiplatform
– import/export of feeds to/from OPML 2.0
– message filter with regular expressions
– simple Adblock functionality
– ability to cleanup internal message database with various options
– auto-updating with separate time intervals
– support for SQLite or MySQL
– feed categorization
– fully controlled via keyboard
– feed authentication (Digest-MD5, BASIC, NTLM-2)
– customable user interface
– integrated web browser with adjustable behavior
– localizations to a few languages
– no ads

The project developer is Martin Rotter.