Whale

Whale

Web site: whale.naver.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2016
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Whale – a freeware, Chromium based web browser developed by a Korean company Naver Corporation. Naver released a variety of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, cartographic robots, and voice recognition secretary.

Whale released in 2016, provides quick search, pop-up, image translation, and especially simplifies searching so that you can solve all the work in one tab.

The Whale web browser features are:
– Omni tasking: WaleSpace has a search index and user-selected content in one window at once, and has been applied to eliminate too many tabs.
– Quick Search: If you want to find words or translations that you do not know in the search results, you can drag the word to display a simple search result. The pop-up window is moved to one side to help you select only what you need, It is said to move by pressing.
– Sidebar: This feature allows you to use QuickSearch and Favorites, extended apps, toolbars, dictionaries, and web pages at the same time as browsers.
– Sling Tab: Tab that allows you to use Naver’s own engine sling.
– Other features: Enhanced security for malicious codes, etc., with technology to save memory and power for smartphone users.

The web browser requires a mobile telephone number for users to register.

QQ Browser

QQ Browser

Web site: browser.qq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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QQ Browser – a freeware, Chromium based web browser develops by Tencent Holdings Limited company, available for Android, MS Windows, Mac OSX and iOS platforms. The browser offers a number of features offered by built-in browsers, such as tabbed windows and integration with other chat platforms.

The first version of QQ Browser was released in November 2011 for Android platform only, a version for the OS X platform was released in March 2012.

Alongside of native version of the application, there is also version for Java platform available too.

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.

Viber

Viber

Web site: www.viber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Viber – a free and multi-platform messenger for voice and video conferencing, which also allows you to send text messages and image files at the same time. Viber is an ideal alternative for the most popular voice communicator Skype.

Viber gained huge popularity in the mobile version for iOS, BlackBerry and Android, as well as Windows Phone. Viber in the desktop version allows you to perform the same tasks as the mobile version. In addition, after logging in, using your own mobile number, it can synchronize your list of contacts and all other elements along with the entire archive of conversations. It is worth adding that we can also continue the conversations started in the desktop application, for example using a smartphone, tablet or vice versa.

Using the program in the desktop version, we get the best quality of voice calls and video calls in HD, as well as the possibility of free sending of SMS messages and digital photos. Viber is also characterized by speed of operation and low consumption of memory and processor.

To be able to use the Viber communicator, you must have an Internet connection and your own mobile phone number, which is required to log in.

UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

Ring

Ring

Web site: ring.cx
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: 2016 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Ring (prevoiusly: SFLphone) – a free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. It is published under the GNU General Public License 3. Ring is developed by Savoir-faire Linux with the help of a global community of users and contributors. Savoir-faire Linux is a Canadian company specialized in Linux and free software. In November 2016, it became part of the GNU Project.

The goals of Ring are:
– a telephone: a simple tool to connect, communicate and share
– a teleconferencing tool: easily join calls to create conferences with multiple participants
– a media sharing tool: Ring supports a variety of video input options, including mutliple cameras and image and video files, and the selection of audio inputs and outputs; all this is supported by multiple high quality audio and video codecs
– a messenger: send text messeges during calls or out of calls (as long as your peer is connected)
– a building block for your IoT project: re-use the universal communications technology of Ring with its portable library on your system of choice.

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
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Web site: www.whatsapp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Erlang
First release: January, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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WhatsApp Messenger – a free messaging and VoIP app available for iPhone and other smartphones, and desktop/laptops running under Windows or OS X. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

Features:
– WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
– The group chats feature lets you share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once.
– Sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
– WhatsApp voice and video calls use your phone’s Internet connection, instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes, so you don’t have to worry about expensive calling charges.
– When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
– Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly.
– Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more, without the hassle of email or file sharing apps (up to 100 MB).

The application is owned by Facebook.

Quassel

Quassel

Web site: quassel-irc.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: August 27, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Quassel – a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core — much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical.

Re-attaching your client will show your IRC session in the same state as you left it in (plus whatever happened while you were gone), and this even when you re-attach from a different location. In addition, Quassel IRC can be used like a traditional client, with providing both client and core functionality in one binary. This so-called “Monolithic Client” completely hides the distributed nature, so for a purely local installation, Quassel IRC can be setup very easily.

Quassel IRC is developed for and tested on Linux®, Windows®, and MacOS X®. It should also run on any other platform that is supported by the Qt library. Third-party mobile clients for Android and iOS also exist.

Quassel IRC will have all the features you’d expect from an IRC client nowadays. It also innovates in many areas. For example, the GUI features a dockable nicklist and topic bar, or you can arrange your channel and query buffers in default or custom views, which are also dockable. This means that you can arrange your GUI as you please. The architecture allows for other innovations, such as on-demand creation of log files in custom formats from the backlog.

The core development team currently consists of the following people:
– Manuel “Sputnick” Nickschas
– Marcus “EgS” Eggenberger