Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: c#
First release: 2017 ?


SparkleShare – a file sharing and collaboration app. It works just like Dropbox, and you can run it on your own server. It’s available for Linux distributions, macOS, and Windows.

SparkleShare creates a special folder on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.

SparkleShare uses the version control system Git and the large files extension Git LFS, so setting up a host yourself is relatively easy. Using your own host gives you more privacy and control, as well as lots of cheap storage space and higher transfer speeds.

– Frequently changing project files, like text, office documents, and images
– Tracking and syncing files edited by multiple people
– Reverting a file to any point in its history
– Preventing spying on your files on the server using encryption

The project founder is Hylke Bons.



Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Electron
First release: October 3, 2017


Mailspring – a new version of Nylas Mail maintained by one of the original authors. It replaces the JavaScript sync code in Nylas Mail with a new C++ sync engine based on Mailcore2. It uses roughly half the RAM and CPU of Nylas Mail and idles with almost zero “CPU Wakes”, which translates to great battery life. It also has an entirely revamped composer and other great new features.

Mailspring’s UI is open source (GPLv3) and written in JavaScript with Electron and React – it’s built on a plugin architecture and was designed to be easy to extend.

Mailspring’s sync engine is spawned by the Electron application and runs locally on your computer. It will be open-sourced in the future but is currently closed source. When you set up your development environment, Mailspring uses the latest version of the sync process we’ve shipped for your platform so you don’t need to pull sources or install its compile-time dependencies.

Mailspring comes packed with powerful features like Unified Inbox, Snooze, Send Later, Mail Rules, Templates and more.



Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache-2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2017 (?)


Franz – a free and open-source messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. It combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts,GroupMe, Skype and many more.

Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts all at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

Franz 5 offers built in service synchronization.

The extensive plugin architecture of Franz 5 allows you add and create unlimited services to adapt Franz a 100% to your your needs – not the other way around.

Franz 5 is open-source licensed under the Apache-2.0 License.

The project developer is Stefan Malzner.

Sushi Browser

Sushi Browser

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: July 22, 2017


Sushi Browser – the next generation browser which mounts the multi-panel and the video support function and so on.

The main features of Sushi Browser are:

Split Panel:
– The panel can be divided by dragging the tab towards the corner of the panel.
– It can also be divided from the right click menu on the tab as well.

Display to the opposite panel:
– By middle clicking (pressing the mouse wheel) the link you can open the page in the link to the opposite panel.
– Middle clicking with 1 panel automatically splits the display into 2 panels.

Sync scrolling:
– By pressing the Sync scroll button, 1 page can be lined up like the pages of a book.

Side (bottom) bar:
– You can open favorite pages or pages from your history using the side bar. The side bar can display web pages same as common panels.

Video download:
– Once it detects a video existing on a web page, the video icon on in the toolbar becomes red and allows video download and replay.
– Also downloading a streaming video (.m3u8) or a batch video download are available by using youTube-dl.

Pop-up window:
– If you select “Play Video in Popup Window” from the context menu right clicked on the video being played or from the menu displayed after clicking the video icon, the video will be cut out as a popup window or panel.

Mouse, keyboard operation:
– Varieties of control and setting are possible with mouse and keyboard like video player onto the videos being played.
– Mouse wheel control is assigned to Seek, Double-click is assigned to full screen mode as default.

Multi-row tab:
– Multi-row tabs can be used in the Sushi Browser. And ordinary tabs can be switched to Multi-row tabs from the main menu.

Vertical Tab, Tree Tab:
– Vertical tabs can be used in Sushi Browser. Vertical tabs can be displayed from the sidebar icon of the menu bar.
– It’s also possible to hide ordinary tabs when displaying vertical tabs.

Tab Preview:
– You can use Tap Preview of Pop-up method and sliding method.

– Equipped with a native-implemented high speed advertisement block. It is possible to set up the validity or invalidity in all page, each tab and each domain from Main menu.

Tor Tab:
– This will be a tab where it uses anonymous networking system “Tor”. It makes network with high anonymity possible.

VPN (Windows only):
– It does VPN search with MS-SSTP VPN by using VPN Gate service.



Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: November 17, 2017


Basilisk – a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It is based on the Goanna layout and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in turn is a fork of the Mozilla code base without Servo or Rust. Basilisk is primarily a reference application for development of the XUL platform it builds upon, and additionally a potential replacement for Firefox. Basilisk retains the user interface of the Firefox version 29–56 era.

Main features:
– Full support for JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 standard for modern web browsing.
– Support for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc.).
– Support for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions.
– Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available.
– Support for ALSA on Linux.
– Support for WebAssembly (WASM).
– Support for advanced Graphite font shaping features.
– Support for modern web cryptography: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.

The project developer is M.C. Straver.