AirDC++

AirDC++

Web site: airdcpp.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, Windows, Web client
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2011
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AirDC++ – an easy to use client for Advanced Direct Connect and Direct Connect networks. You are able to join “hubs” with other users, and chat, perform searches and browse the share of each user. It allows you to share files with friends and other people.

AirDC++ is extremely high performance with lots of advanced features. It has been tested to operate smoothly even with millions of shared files or hundreds of terabytes of data. The source code is available for everyone and there is no bundled software or advertisements of any kind.

Features:
– An easy to use settings wizard for new users
– Support for sharing different directories in different hubs
– Real-time monitoring for share changes
– Support for opening multiple per user connections
– Full IPv6 support
– Advanced sharing of partially downloaded directories/files and more efficient way of finding alternative sources
– Support for NMDC and ADC protocols and encrypted transfers on both
– Bandwidth controlling capabilities
– REST/WebSocket-based API for scripting/integrations
– Responsive web user interface to allow access from other devices

AirDC++ Web Client is a locally installed application, which is designed for frequent sharing of files or directories within groups of people in a local network or over internet.

The daemon application can be installed on different types of systems, such as on file servers and NAS devices, while the responsive Web UI scales for different screen sizes.

The file sharing communities scale from a few users to thousands of users, while a single client can be used to share even millions of files or hundreds or terabytes of data.

WeChat

WeChat

Web site: wechat.com/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: January 21, 2011
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WeChat – a messaging and social media app, a lifestyle for over one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play fun games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

Why do over one billion people use WeChat?
– MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.
– VOICE & VIDEO CALL: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.
– REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the press of a button.
– MOMENTS: Share your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to your Moments stream.
– TIME CAPSULE (NEW!): Share glimpses of your day. Record short videos to post in your Time Capsule before they disappear in 24 hours.
– STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.
– CUSTOM STICKERS: Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and the new Selfie Stickers feature.
– OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS: Tons of accounts to follow with original content and news for your reading pleasure.
– MINI PROGRAMS: Countless third-party services all within the WeChat app that don’t require additional installation, saving you precious phone storage and time.
– TOP STORIES: See the latest articles your friends are reading and discover all kinds of interesting content.
– GAMES: Have fun and compete with friends in a huge selection of WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with WeChat Pay and Wallet (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (*only available in certain regions).
– LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate friends’ messages and Moments posts.
– BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
– AND MUCH MORE: Exercise with friends on WeRun, scan QR codes, and much more.

Snapchat

Snapchat

Web site: snapchat.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: September 2011
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Snapchat – a fast and fun way to share the moment with friends and family. Snapchat opens right to the camera, so you can send a Snap in seconds! Just take a photo or video, add a caption, and send it to your best friends and family. Express yourself with Filters, Lenses, Bitmojis, and all kinds of fun effects.

SNAP:
• Snapchat opens right to the camera. Tap to take a photo, or press and hold for video.
• Add a Lens or Filter to your photo — new ones are added every day! Change the way you look, dance with your 3D Bitmoji, and discover games you can play with your face.
• Create your own Filters to add to photos and videos — or try out Lenses made by our community

CHAT:
• Stay in touch and Chat with friends with live messaging, or share your day with Group Stories.
• Video Chat with up to 16 friends at once. You can even use Filters and Lenses!
• Express yourself with Friendmojis — exclusive Bitmojis made just for you and a friend.

STORIES:
• Watch friends’ Stories to see their day unfold.
• Watch Stories from the Snapchat community, based on your interests.
• Explore new perspectives from top creators.

DISCOVER:
• Watch breaking news and exclusive Original Shows.
• Keep up to date with Stories from top publishers.
• Enjoy a curated feed — made to fit your phone.

SNAP MAPS:
• See where your friends are hanging out, if they’ve shared their location with you.
• Share your location with your best friends, or go off the grid with Ghost Mode.
• Discover live Stories from the community nearby, or across the world

MEMORIES:
• Look back on Snaps you’ve saved with free cloud storage.
• Edit and send old moments to friends, or save them to your Camera Roll.
• Create Stories from your favorite memories to share with friends and family.

FRIENDSHIP PROFILE:
• Every friendship has its own special profile to see the moments you’ve saved together.
• Discover new things you have in common with Charms. See how long you’ve been friends, your astrological compatibility, your Bitmojis’ fashion sense, and more
• Friendship Profiles are just between you and a friend, so you can bond over what makes your friendship special.

MicroSIP

MicroSIP

Web site: microsip.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: June 10, 2011
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MicroSIP – an open source portable SIP softphone application based on PJSIP stack for MS Windows.

It allows to do high quality VoIP calls (person-to-person or on regular telephones) via open SIP protocol. From cloud of SIP providers you can choose best for you, register account and use it with MicroSIP. You’ll get free person-to-person calls and cheap international calls.

Main features:
– small footprint (>2.5MB) and RAM usage (>5MB) – written in C and C++ with minimal possible system resources usage
– usability – user friendly in daily usage
– functionality – voice; video H.264 and H.263+, VP8; SIMPLE messaging (RFC 3428) and presence (RFC 3903, 6665); DTMF In-band, RCF2833, SIP-INFO.
– compatibility – conform to SIP standards
– voice quality – supports best voice codecs: Opus, G.711 A-law and μ-law, G.722, G.721.1, G.723, G.729, GSM, AMR, AMR-WB, iLBC, Speex, SILK and Linear PCM mono/stereo.
– WebRTC echo cancellation algorithm and voice activity detection
– privacy – configurable encryption TLS / SRTP for control and media
– portability – has no additional dependencies and stores setting in ini file
– multilanguage and RTL support, localization for brazilian, bulgarian, chinese, dutch, estonian, finnish, french, german, hebrew, hungarian, italian, korean, norwegian, polish, russian (микросип), spanish, swedish, ukrainian, …
– can be used by people with visual impairments using screen reader software such as NVDA

Syncdocs

Syncdocs

Web site: syncdocs.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2011

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Syncdocs – a proprietary sync tool which lets you sync multiple Google Drive accounts with end-to-end encryption.

Features:
– Sync any folders to Google Drive, not just the one folder Google’s client offers. These folders can be anywhere on your PC, network or even an external drive. So you have the freedom to make Google work the way you want it, and not be forced to use another folder structure.
– Better privacy and security. Sensitive materials are automatically encrypted online.
– Access all your files offline. Unlike Google’s client, all files are copied locally. This means you have a complete backup, and you can edit these files when offline. When you go online again, your changes are synced.
– Sync multiple accounts at the same time. Keep your home and work and Google Apps accounts all in sync at the same time!
– Install without Administrator permissions – powerful automated deployment scripts help you roll out and pre-configure Google Drive to your users.
– Schedule Google Drive backups – backup once a day if you want. Your Google contact list is backed up too!
– Full control over sync direction – upload, download or both
– Maintain Google access rights on Windows – files you share without edit permissions stay that way.
– Shared files are also synced – Google Drive won’t sync files that others share with you, Syncdocs lets you choose.
– Facebook, Twitter and GMail file sharing – simply click on a file or folder to share it.

Tresorit

Tresorit

Web site: tresorit.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2011

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Tresorit – a proprietary sync, cloud based service which encrypts files using client-side encryption with AES-256 before uploading them. It work seamlessly across offices, and on the road without giving up on security. Upload and access your files with zero-knowledge encryption from any desktop and mobile device using Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and from any browser.

Goals:
– Public key cryptography – Tresorit encrypts every file on your devices before they are uploaded to the cloud applying the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm using 256-bit keys. Your files never get decrypted on Tresorit’s servers.
– Zero-knowledge – Zero-knowledge privacy means that no one, not even Tresorit, can look into the content of your files. Only you and those who you decide to share with can access them.
– Client-side integrity protection – Applying a Message Authentication Code to each file, Tresorit guarantees that the contents of your files cannot be modified without your knowledge, even if somebody hacks our system.

Free edition (Send) for personal usage, and 30 day trial of of other solutions are available.

CloudMe

CloudMe

Web site: cloudme.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Google TV, Samsung Smart TV, WD TV
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2011

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CloudMe – a service that allow you to safely store, retrieve and share information no matter where you are or what device you’re using, computer, smartphone or tablet.

In CloudMe you have a large amount of possibilities to store / backup, manage, share and collaborate on folders and documents. Below we present some ways to simplify your handling of documents and files by using CloudMe.

CloudMe provides cloud storage through the blue CloudMe folder (available on all your devices), additional synced folders, and a cloud drive that enables you to store anything in the cloud without keeping it synced to a computer. This enables you to make full use of CloudMe with only a browser and no connected computers, through its mobile applications alone or as a combination with computers, phones, and TV apps. Many competing solutions make no sense to use if you do not connect a computer, they sync one folder and does not allow you to create folders in the cloud that are not synced to a computer. Such services are somewhat easier to use, but the drawback is that everything you put in the cloud will end up on all your devices.

With CloudMe you choose what to sync to each device, allowing you to use CloudMe as an extended hard drive for a computer with limited space, and avoid getting all your personal stuff on your work computer.

Take advantage of that CloudMe is one of the cloud storage services available on most types of devices. Example; iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, GoogleTV, Samsung SmartTV, WD TV, Microsoft Storage Server, CloudTop, WebDAV, and web browsers.

The CloudMe service is operated by CloudMe AB company, located in Sweden.

CloudMe was founded by Daniel Arthursson in 2012.

Microsoft Download Manager

Microsoft Download Manager

Web site: 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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