ProtonMail

ProtonMail

Web site: protonmail.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, web
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 16, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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ProtonMail – an encrypted e-mail service, which doesn’t let read messages by people other than a recipient and a sender.

ProtonMail is the world’s largest provider of encrypted email service with over a million users. The ProtonMail secure email application for Android allows you to easily send encrypted messages from your mobile device thanks to the integration of PGP end-to-end encryption. ProtonMail uses a modern user interface with a set of innovative features such as individual gestures on a screen and ability to send messages with a set date of removal.

From 2013, when CERN scientists founded ProtonMail, we (developers) were joined by citizens from around the world who support our mission to protect privacy on the web. Our mobile application was built thanks to a record campaign in which we raised $ 550,000. With the ProtonMail app, you can now create a free account with the ProtonMail inbox and start using a secure future box.

The notable features are:
– Messages are stored on ProtonMail servers in encrypted format. They are also transmitted in encrypted format between our servers and user devices.
– ProtonMail’s zero access architecture means that your data is encrypted in a way that makes it inaccessible to us. Data is encrypted on the client side using an encryption key that we do not have access to.
– We use only secure implementations of AES, RSA, along with OpenPGP. Furthermore, all of the cryptographic libraries we use are open source. By using open source libraries, we can guarantee that the encryption algorithms we are using do not have clandestinely built in back doors.

Rainbow Stream

Rainbow Stream

Web site: github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: May 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Rainbow Stream – a terminal based Twitter Client with real-time tweetstream, compose, search, favorite, and much more fun directly from terminal.

This application is built on the Python Twitter Tools and the Twitter API, and runs on Python (2.7.x and 3.x).

Features:
– you can now display tweeted images directly on the terminal
– while your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet, etc. directly from your console
– Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes, you can switch themes with the theme command and customize themes as you please

Oysttyer

oysttyer

Web site: github.com/oysttyer/oysttyer
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: Floodgap Free Software License
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Perl
First release: January 21, 2014
Rating:  star  star

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Oysttyer – an interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl. It is a simple fork and replacement of TTYtter.

Notable features are:
– supports shell scripts and cronjobs for managing Twitter updates
– supports user notifications
– supports for Twitter lists
– supports several Twitter-like APIs, compatible with API 1.1
– supports new and old re-tweet functions
– highly extensible through custom built extensions along with several other features

Qutebrowser

Qutebrowser

Web site: qutebrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 14, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Qutebrowser – a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Qutebrowser can be configured via the UI, the qutebrowser command-line or a Python script. It supports two different rendering engine backends: QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. Qutebrowser optionally uses pdf.js to display PDF files in the browser.

Qutebrowser’s primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler).

Astroid

Astroid

Web site: astroidmail.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL, LGPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: November 30, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Astroid – a lightweight and fast Mail User Agent that provides a graphical interface to searching, displaying and composing email, organized in threads and tags. Astroid uses the notmuch backend for blazingly fast searches through tons of email. Astroid searches, displays and composes emails – and rely on other programs for fetching, syncing and sending email. Check out Astroid in your general mail setup for a suggested complete e-mail solution.

Main features of the Astroid are:
– lightweight and fast
– fully operable by keyboard.
– graphical interface. buffers can be placed in separate windows.
– display html mail and common attachments inline.
– themable and configurable.
– built-in crypto (PGP/MIME) support.
– editors: embedded or external vim or emacs (or your favourite editor).
– syntax highlighting of patches and code segments.
– python and lua plugins.

RSSTail

RSSTail

Web site: www.vanheusden.com/rsstail/
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2014 ?
Rating:  star

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RSSTail – a more or less an rss reader – it monitors an rss-feed and if it detects a new entry it’ll emit only that new entry.

RSSTail is a simple RSS feed reader designed for the Linux platform. It works only in text mode, if new information appears, the program immediately displays the corresponding entry. The user has the option of setting up what time the selected site will be checked.

Please note that RSSTail requires libmrss in version 0.16 minimum.

The project developer is Folkert van Heusden.

Iridium

Iridium

Web site: iridiumbrowser.de
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA (?)
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, JavaScript
First release: July 15, 2014 (?)
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Iridium – a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services inhibited and only occurs with consent. In addition, all our builds are reproducible, and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers.

Differences between Iridium and Chromium
Security improvements:
– Increase RSA keysize to 2048 bits for self-signed certificates (used by WebRTC)
– Generate a new WebRTC identity for each connection instead of reusing identities for 30 days
– Generate a new ECDHE keypair for each WebRTC connection instead of reusing them for multiple connections
– Disable using system-provided plugins (i.e. Java, Flash, etc.)

Privacy enhancements:
– Disable “Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors”
– Disable autocomplete through prediction service when typing in Omnibox
– Always send “Do-Not-Track” header
– Network/DNS prediction is disabled by default
– Block third-party cookies by default
– Link auditing is disabled by default
– Fetch plugins list from iridiumbrowser.de where it will be updated regularly
– Site data (cookies, local storage, etc.) is only kept until exit, by default
– Passwords are not stored by default
– Input form autofill is disabled by default
– For IPv6 probes, use a DNS root server instead of Google
– The default search provider is Qwant
– Load “about:blank” on new tabs instead of the currently set search engine and/or promotions.
– Don’t report Safe Browsing overrides.
– Don’t use autofill download service.
– Disable cookies for safebrowsing background requests.
– Disable the battery status API.

Disabled features: background mode; EV certificates, so they are shown just like “normal” certificates; Google cloud printing; Google hot word detection; Google experiments status check; Google translation service; Google promotion fetching; Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) status check; Google Now; automatic update check; profile-import on first run.

Networking changes: Network/DNS prediction is disabled by default; Link auditing is disabled by default.

Other changes:
– Add: DuckDuckGo search provider; Qwant search provider; certificate pinning for iridiumbrowser.de
– Let user confirm downloading translation dictionaries from Google
– Always prompt for download directory
– Don’t ask to send settings to Google by default on profile reset
– Don’t warn about missing API keys (services are not used anyway)
– Iridium will show a warning bar when running possibly unwanted requests (trk prefix)
– Show all extensions (including internals) in chrome://extensions.

Cyberfox

Cyberfox

Web site: cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, HTML, JavaScript, Rust, XUL
First release: June 13, 2014 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Cyberfox – a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher memory performance when navigating your favorite pages.

Cyberfox is designed by 8pecxstudios, taking over where Mozilla left off, working to make a fast, stable & reliable 64bit web browser accessible to all. Cyberfox is powered by the Mozilla Firefox source code. Cyberfox ships with many customizable options allowing you to personalize your web browsing experience.

Features:
– Optimized for AMD CPU based architecture
– Uses own profile system
– Compatible with Firefox extensions
– Removed features (Telemetry, health-report, sponsored tiles & other components that collected information)
– Many new features built in.
– Choice between australis or classic style.