Threema

Threema

Web site: threema.ch
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, IM
Platform: Android, iOS, Web client
License: AGPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Objective-C, Java
First release: December 2012
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Threema – a secure messenger which keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations, and governments. Threema can be used completely anonymously, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use Threema from your Desktop.

Features:
– Text and Voice Messages – Quickly and conveniently send text messages. If you don’t have the time to type, voice messages come in handy.
– Groups and Distribution Lists – Groups and distribution lists allow to send messages to multiple recipients at once. Groups are managed in a strictly decentralized manner. Except the group members themselves, no one – not even Threema – knows who is member of a group.
– Threema Web: Conveniently Chat from the Desktop – Thanks to Threema Web, chatting from the desktop is just as secure as using the Threema app on your phone. You have full access to your entire chat history as well as all contacts and media files. Threema Web is open source.
– Share Files, Media, and Locations – Use Threema to send any type of file. Just like text messages, files are end-to-end encrypted, of course.
– Handy Poll Feature – Create polls in no time to gather the other group members’ opinions in an efficient manner.
– Voice and Video Calls – Place calls without revealing your phone number. Threema calls are end-to-end encrypted and thus tap-proof. They impress with crystal-clear voice quality and brilliant video quality.

Threema is developed by the Swiss company Threema GmbH.

Silent Circle

Silent Circle

Web site: silentcircle.com/products-and-solutions/silent-phone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2012
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Silent Circle – an end-to-end encrypted voice, video, messaging, file transfer, and more VoIP application software. Silent Phone makes sure your conversations are 100% private and that you’re connected only to your intended party. All encryption is done on device. Silent Phone is easy to deploy and manage in an enterprise environment. It requires no end-user training. It supports SSO, SIEM systems, and can be deployed via MDM.

Features:
– It hosts a global network of servers to make sure that your calls connect wherever you are.
– Silent Phone’s powerful Security Words let you verify your own security.
– Handle multiple calls at once with ease. Silent Phone shows you all your calls in one place.
– Hear and be heard clearly with Silent Phone’s HD quality voice and video.
– Messages you send are automatically deleted on all devices after the burn timer has expired.
– You can select a message for immediate destruction at any time.
– Silent Phone makes it quick and easy to record and send a voice memo.
– Most conference calling products mix the conference audio in the cloud, risking your secrets. Silent Phone mixes the conference on device.
– Keep everyone in the loop by creating a secure text channel with your entire team.
– Call or message your team members directly from the contacts app on your phone.

LINE

LINE

Web site: line.me
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows, Web (chrome extension)
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 2012
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LINE – a free messaging, convenient memos, and screen capture made easy LINE reshapes communication around the globe, allowing you to enjoy free messaging wherever you find yourself. LINE is available for a variety of smartphone devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Nokia) and even your PC.

Features:
– Send free one-on-one and group texts to your friends anytime, anywhere.
– Free international voice and video calls make it easy to stay connected.
– Share exactly how you’re feeling by choosing from over 10,000 stickers and emoticons.
– LINE lets you share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts, and location information in the moment.
– Follow the official accounts of your favorite artists, celebrities, brands, and TV shows for exclusive news, promotions, and more.
– Exchange stories with your close friends by sharing texts, photos, videos, and stickers on your Timeline.
– Save your favorite messages, photos, and videos in Keep. Save time finding files and easily share your stuff with friends.
– Quickly add friends using the “Shake It!” function, a QR code, or a LINE ID.
– Share unforgettable moments directly from chats via live video.
– Make your chats even better with cute filters and effects.
– Play free Face Play games with a friend from a video call or chat.
– Share screenshots from the game in chats or on Timeline and other social media.
– Check out LINE TODAY for the latest news on current events, sports, and entertainment. Plus, find videos, live broadcasts, fun community content, and much more.
– OpenChat is an online space where you can meet new friends with similar interests and share fun news and information. (Available only in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.)

Nymgo

Nymgo

Web site: nymgo.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, iPad, Linux, OS X, Symbian, Windows
License: Freemium
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2012
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Nymgo – very cheap international calls with very good voice quality service provided by Splendor Telecom UK Ltd. Nymgo offers high-quality VoIP calls and text messaging using any mobile phone or landline, even you are not connected to the internet.

MAIN FEATURES:
– VoIP Calls – International VoIP calling over WiFi or 3G/4G
– SMS – Cheap global texting
– Transfer credit – Share credit with friends
– Now available in English, French, Arabic & Turkish

With Nymgo you can make high quality international calls to India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Philippines, Mexico, China, Egypt, Germany, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Turkey, Yemen or any other destination around the world using VoIP technology.

You can use Nymgo dialer to make calls from any smartphone, tablet or computer to any cell phone or landline in the world.
Works on Android Phones/Tablets, iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Steed

Steed

Web site: frenchfrysoftware.com/steed/
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: .NET
First release: 2012

Steed – an FTP client available for Windows 7,8 & 10 users.

Main features:
– access to an FTP or SFTP server, or store files in the cloud on Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure
– navigation and user interface are designed to remind you of your usual Windows habits
– uses the most recent features shipped with the operating system in order to simplify your workflow: Jumplist, Tabbed thumbnails, Taskbar progress
– organize your bookmarks quick and easy
– simply use the history to find your latest connections
– bookmarks are synchronized automatically via your Dropbox or OneDrive account
– arborescent file and folder list provides a clear and detailed view, while pause capabilities and bandwidth limitation give you the full control you need. You will also get notified when all your transfers are complete even if the application is minimized or hidden

The application is developed by French Fry, SAS.

Hiri

Hiri

Web site: www.hiri.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Qt
First release: October 1, 2012

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Hiri – a proprietary, business focused email client available for Windows, OSX and Linux operating systems, with modern look and feel and support for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and more (built for the Microsoft email ecosystem).

Goals of the Hiri are:
– Easily navigate your email and action your mails with our unique and powerful interface.
– Hiri will sync all of your calendar items from your existing account. Quickly add events and access shared calendars.
– Hiri is compatible with Active Directory – you can access your company’s entire GAL (Global Address List), including distribution lists. Add, Delete and edit contact details.

The application is available as a tree download trial for 7 days.

Hiri has been funded by Telefonica, Delta Partners, ACT Venture Capital, Enterprise Ireland and Angel investors Facebook and Linkedin.

Torch

Torch

Web site: torchbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 18, 2012

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Torch – a Chromium based, all-in-one web browser for MS Windows users. The web browser has a built-in torrent feature to download files, a media grabber (audio/video) and some other extra features too. It is also compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the Chrome store.

Features:
– MEDIA GRABBER – Torch Browser allows you to save audio and video from the web using the integrated Media Grabber.
– TORCH TORRENT – Torch Browser’s built-in torrent manager makes downloading torrent files simple. You can download torrents without the hassle of any additional software, and manage your torrent downloads straight from your browser.
– TORCH PLAYER – Torch Browser is the premiere browser for media lovers so it is only fitting that it include its own media player. Click Play on a torrent in Torch Torrent and it will automatically open in the stunning Torch Player.
– TORCH FACELIFT – Want your Facebook to fit your style? Visit Facebook with Torch Browser and click the Facelift button. With Facelift you can personalize your Facebook by changing the background, fonts, colors and more.
– TORCH MUSIC – Torch Music is a unique music portal which offers all your favorite music along with videos from YouTube. You can play full albums, or find the songs you love. Make your own playlist or click on the Wiz button to have a playlist made for you. With Torch Browser, you can easily control your music.
– TORCH GAMES- Click on the Torch Games button and you will find hundreds of games to play. All of the games are free and you can play them instantly, no waiting for downloads and no signing in.
– DRAG & DROP – Surfing the web has never been easier with Torch Browser’s new Drag & Drop feature. You can translate and search text or share links and photos.
– SHARE – Share links and sites on Facebook and Twitter with one convenient button.
– DOWNLOAD ACCELERATOR – Torch Browser offers a built-in Download Accelerator which speeds up your downloads. The technology works by dividing the files and downloading them simultaneously via multiple connections.

The project developer is Torch Media Inc.

Hotot

Hotot

Web site: hotot.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: June 4, 2012

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Hotot – a Python and WebKit based open source, lightweight, flexible microblogging client supporting Twitter and Identi.ca at this point of development.

Features include:
– Update/View Timelines
– Follow/Unfollow people
– Post status
– Reply tweets
– Post direct messages
– View people profile
– Native notification
– Global key-shortcut

The latest version of Hotot 0.9.8.14 was released in 2014.

Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser

Web site: browser.yandex.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript
First release: October 1, 2012

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Yadex Browser – a stylish and secure, Chromium based web browser, with voice search and data compression.

The Yandex features are:
– View stories, news, and videos sourced from the internet based on your interests and presented as a feed with Zen.
– Reduce your data usage and speed up the loading of webpages and images when your internet connection is slow with the browser’s automatic Turbo Mode.
– Get rid of annoying ads on websites by integrating third-party blocking apps with ad blocking.
– Protect your personal data when using public Wi-Fi networks and stay away from harmful or fraudulent pages with the browser’s active security system Protect.
– Hide unrelated interface elements — ads, site menus, buttons, or widgets — and leave only the relevant text and accompanying images on the screen with Reader Mode.
– Surf the web in private using Incognito Mode — Yandex Browser will not keep track of your passwords, search queries, or browsing history in this mode.
– Customize your Yandex Browser with a wide array of backgrounds in the wallpaper library to suit any style or mood.
– Access your favorite websites and bookmarks on any of your devices – just allow syncing of your data via your Yandex account.

For user’s safety, downloaded files are scanned by the original security system and scanned using software created by Kaspersky.

Ynadex Browser is developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex.

Six

Six

Web site: zserge.com/six.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux
License: ?
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: 2012 ?

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Six – an open-source, text based IRC client mainly inspired by sic.

Six makes is easy to type and edit messages. Instead of raw input it uses readline, that’s why autocomplete and history can be easily implemented later. So, six is very small (~200 SLOC) and very hackable.

After your connected to the server and passed authorization step you can use these commands:
:j channel – join the channel
:l channel – leave the channel
:m nick msg – send message to the user
s nick – set default interlocutor to

The application author is Serge A. Zaitsev.