webbIE

webbIE

Web site: www.webbie.org.uk/webbrowser/index.htm
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 24, 2013
Rating:  star  star  star

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webbIE – a freeware web browser designed for screen reader users. WebbIE lets you browse web pages, search the web, fill in forms, do ecommerce, and use online email, all in a highly-usable text-only display that works with any screenreader.

Features:
– Shows web pages as plain text so you can simply cursor around the page like you would a Word document. Much simpler than navigating complex tree-like web pages using a standard web browser.
– Easy Google web search: enter your search, press return, and just cursor up and down the results. Fast and simple.
– Support for forms, so you can use eCommerce and online shops and online email like GMail.
– Jump quickly to headings and navigate around with single keystrokes.
– List links on a page and cursor around them to find out where you can go.
– Quickly crop out the rubbish at the top of a page and scattered around the page, so you can get on with reading the page content without having to spend time finding it.
– Access and add to your Internet Explorer Favorites.
– Works with any screenreader, including NVDA, Thunder, JAWS, WindowEyes, Hal, and the built-in Windows Narrator.
– Change font size and font so you can make text big and readable for you.
– Uses system colours so you can select yellow-on-black and high visibility schemes for maximum readability.
– Handles Javascript and HTML5 features so the latest web pages have a chance of working.
– Fully translated into a dozen languages and displays web pages written in any language.
– Open RSS News Feeds for sites so you can quickly skip to the page you want.

WebbIE was developed as a student project at the Department of Computation at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Puffin

Puffin

Web site: www.puffin.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux (for RaspberryPi), Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2013 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Puffin – a freeware, fast mobile browser which is equipped with the next generation rendering engine, pushing loading speeds to new highs. Once users experience the thrilling speed of Puffin, regular Mobile Internet feels like torture. With Puffin, browsing the web couldn’t be easier. Puffin comes with Adobe Flash Player to play flash content, especially on mobile devices, where Flash was discontinued due to security issuses.

Goals:
– Fast: Puffin speeds up mobile browsing by shifting the workload from the resource-limited devices to the cloud servers, and resource-demanding webpages can run super-fast on your phones or tablets.
– Cloud Protection: All traffic from Puffin app to Puffin server are encrypted, a protection from nearby hackers. It’s safe to use public non-secure WiFi through Puffin, but not safe at all for most browsers.
– Web Gaming: We keep improving our cloud servers, and provide the best web gaming experiences over the cloud.
– Save Your Bandwidth: Puffin uses proprietary compression algorithm to transmit web data to your device, and it can save up to 90% of your bandwidth on regular web browsing. (Please be noted that streaming Flash content or videos requires more bandwidth than the normal usage.)

Corebird

Corebird

Web site: corebird.baedert.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2013
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Corebird – a modern and native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.

It features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites, filtering of tweets, full text search, sharing images, tweeting, direct messages, following and unfollowing other accounts, searches and clickable hashtags. Corebird is able to manage multiple Twitter accounts.

The project founder is Timm Bäder.

LoquiIM

LoquiIM

Web site: loqui.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, FirefoxOS
License: AGPL, Apache, BSD, MIT, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: July 20, 2013
Rating:  star  star  star

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LoquiIM – a mobile messaging app that allows users to use their chat accounts from different providers with just one simple interface.
The app is currently available only on Firefox OS and Android through the Firefox Marketplace, and other operating systems may be supported in the future.

LoquiIM currently supports the following providers:
– WhatsApp
– Google Hangouts
– Nimbuzz
– Nokia ovi
– Microsoft Lync
– Any other XMPP/Jabber provider in the world

Cốc Cốc

Cốc Cốc

Web site: coccoc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Assembly, JavaScript, Python
First release: May 14, 2013
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Cốc Cốc (previously Cờ Rôm+) – a free, Chromium based, fast, secure and easy-to-use web browser on your smartphone. In addition, Cốc Cốc has many features to meet your daily needs, from download and movie clips, smart search, night mode to save money when shopping online.

The most important features of the web browser are:
– Downloaded Video: Watch your favorite videos when not connected to internet and without interruption.
– Video: Allows you to watch both video and surf at the same time.
– High security: it can detect malicious Web sites and protect you from spyware or malicious code.
– Update news on new tabs: Update news every day when new tabs slide.
– Save money when shopping online: If you are looking at products in a web site, Cốc Cốc will find thousands of other sites that sell the same (or similar) products to find cheaper.
– Text reading mode: Remove redundant parts of the web page, making it easier to read the article.
– Night mode: Protect your eyes when surfing the web at night or in low light.
– Browsing with incognito mode: Your browsing history will not be saved when you visit incognito mode.
– Movie info: Type the name of the movie being shown in the cinema into the Cốc Cốc search box, you can see the screening schedule, trailer, actor, duration, viewers rating of the movie.

The Cốc Cốc browser is developed by Vietnamese company Cốc Cốc.

Telegram

Telegram

Web site: telegram.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Web interface, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2013 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Telegram – an open source messaging app with a focus on speed and security which is available for several platforms, such as: Linux, OS X, Windows, Android, iOS, and as a web based application as well. Telegram can be used on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.

Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers and files of any type. Telegram also provides optional end-to-end-encrypted messaging. The official clients (applications) are open-source but the server-side code is closed-source and proprietary.

Tha main features of Telegram are:
– messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct
– lets you access your messages from multiple devices
– delivers messages faster than any other application
– servers are spread worldwide for security and speed
– has an open API and protocol free for everyone
– is free forever. No ads. No subscription fees
– keeps your messages safe from hacker attacks
– has no limits on the size of your media and chats
– lets you coordinate groups of up to 100000 members
– lets you destruct your messages with a timer
– stores your media in the cloud

EWW

EWW

Web site: hwww.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/eww.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Emacs Lisp
First release: June 16, 2013
Rating:  star  star

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EWW (Emacs Web Wowser) – a web browser for GNU Emacs. It allows browsing URLs within an Emacs buffer, and can load, parse, and display various web pages using shr.el. It became part of GNU Emacs starting with version 24.4.

EWW was originally written by Lars Ingebrigtsen, known for his work on Gnus. He started writing an Emacs HTML rendering library, shr.el, to read blogs in Gnus. He eventually added a web browser front end and HTML form support. Which resulted in EWW, the Emacs Web Wowser. EWW was announced on 16 June 2013.

Otter Browser

Otter Browser

Web site: otter-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: December 11, 2013
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Otter Browser – an open-source web browser that aims to recreate aspects of Opera 12.x using Qt framework while keeping seamless integration with users’ desktop environments. It is focused on providing the powerful features power users want while keeping the browser fast and lightweight.

The browser is written primarily in C++ and leverages powerful features offered by the Qt5 framework. It also uses JavaScript for interacting with rendering engines (when native APIs are not available) and Python 3 is the preferred language for creating tools to ease development.

Main features:
– passwords manager
– tabs grouping (stacking and panorama mode)
– support for tab thumbnails embedded in tab bar
– feeds reader (as module)
– helper for mouse gestures
– fine-tune UI (sizes, margins, and other details)
– bookmarks and various related features
– mouse gestures
– user style sheets

The project developer is Michał Dutkiewicz.