Inoreader

Inoreader

Web site: inoreader.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Web browser
License: Proprietary, Freemium,
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2013
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Inoreader – a news reader for power users. With Inoreader you can also monitor news about specific keywords, save pages from the web for viewing later or subscribe to social feeds. And when you need to look up some past piece of content you liked, you can rely on the powerful free search and full archive of your subscriptions. Inoreader also keeps track of which items you’ve read, so you only see the unread items when you come back, even when you login on different devices.

Features:
– With Inoreader, content comes to you, the minute it’s available. Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.
– Use Rules to set-up entire workflows such as sending push notifications and emails or marking as read when certain criteria are met.
– Use Active Searches to create a search query and all posts mentioning that query will be delivered as a news feed.
– You can filter out or permit only such articles that match specific criteria from your feeds.
– Switch easily between our themes designed for Day or Nightime reading.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Web site: flipboard.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: July 21, 2010
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Flipboard – an app that curates news and information for all your interests. With thousands of national and local sources, Flipboard is one place to stay connected to the stories that matter every day.

You can personalize it for the news you care about; follow business, health, tech, sports teams, cooking, travel and more to get up-to-the-minute developments as well as insightful longreads and inspiration. And now with more than 1,000 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, it’s easy to follow your local news and happenings, just enable location to get a list of cities and towns near you.

You can also collect stories you like by using the + button to add them to your own Flipboard Magazine. Make your magazine public to share ideas and insights with your community.

Goals:
– Keep up on the latest stories from the world’s leading national and local publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME, The Atlantic, BBC, and thousands more.
– Follow Local feeds for updates on COVID-19 as well as other regional news, weather, commute, sports, and dining.
– Create personalized news feeds with “Smart Magazines” (swipe left to add more at any time)
– Create personalized news feeds based on your interests in “Smart Magazines”
– Curate stories to share with others: Use the + (plus) on any article to add them to your own Flipboard Magazine to collect for yourself or share ideas with friends.
– Enjoy expertly curated collections from our editorial team, including The Daily Edition, 10 for Today, The Tech Digest, The Tastiest, and more.

Feedly

Feedly

Web site: feedly.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Android, iOS, Web browser
License: Freemium
Interface: GUI, Web interface
Programing language: Java, JavaScript
First release: 2008
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Feedly – an application for mobile devices with the Android and iOS operating system (or via a web browser), which gives you the ability to instantly and seamlessly view news from your favorite websites. You can log in to Feedly using a Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft or Evernote account.

Feedly is a secure space where you can privately organize and research the topics and trends that matter to you. Feedly is funded by the community that uses it. This means we can focus on optimizing your time, instead of creating a feed that mines your attention.

Key features:
– Organize and read all your trusted publications and blogs in one place
– Train Leo, your AI research assistant, to read your feeds and filter out the noise
– Collaboratively research and share key industry trends

The big advantage of Feedly is ability to configure and synchronize with other services. The application allows you to easily use a selected post-saving service, such as Pocket, connect Feedly with Twitter, send news on Google+ or Facebook. It also allows you to save selected threads for later inside the site.

Feedly has very simple and intuitive navigation. In the main part, the application displays new messages, however a column on the left shows sources that you can easily switch between.

The great advantage of the reader is ability to display news in various ways. Feedly offers 4 ways to display news: in a form of a list, a list with photos, extended headers or in one news mode – one page.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Web site: messenger.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clienta
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, Web
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: August 9, 2011
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Facebook Messenger (previously: Facebook Chat) – an application for messaging, video chat and contact developed by Facebook, Inc.

Features:
– Messenger allows you to chat on Facebook, Instagram, Portal and Oculus (coming soon).
– Watch movies, music videos, TV shows and more with your friends in video chat.
– You can customize your reactions with new emoji icons.
– Bring your conversation to life with eye-catching augmented reality effects.
– Choose from attractive themes and colors to personalize your chats.
– Select the exact message in your chat that you want to reply to or forward.
– Sign in to use face recognition or fingerprint recognition on your Messenger unlock device so that no one but you can access your chats.
– Send and receive money quickly and securely by adding a debit card, PayPal account or rechargeable prepaid card (in USA only).
– Find deals, make reservations, and get help by contacting your favorite businesses directly from Messenger.

eBuddy

eBuddy

Web site: ebuddy.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: March 9, 2003
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eBuddy – a safe and secure messaging application for Android and iOS users.

Features:
– Everything you send is encrypted. This means that no one, except you and the person you sent a message to, can read what you’ve sent or received.
– Your messages messages will be automatically deleted when seen so you can have peace of mind that no corporate information is left behind on co-workers phones.
– With one tap you can call your friends with crystal clear audio and video.
– Sent images and documents, all encrypted.

eBuddy was originally developed by Paulo Taylor.

Briar

Briar

Web site: briarproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, Forums
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: May 9, 2018
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Briar – a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server – messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

Briar provides private messaging, public forums and blogs that are protected against the following surveillance and censorship threats:
– Metadata surveillance. Briar uses the Tor network to prevent eavesdroppers from learning which users are talking to each other. Each user’s contact list is encrypted and stored on her own device.
– Content surveillance. All communication between devices is encrypted end-to-end, protecting the content from eavesdropping or tampering.
– Content filtering. Briar’s end-to-end encryption prevents keyword filtering, and because of its decentralized design there are no servers to block.
– Takedown orders. Every user who subscribes to a forum keeps a copy of its content, so there’s no single point where a post can be deleted.
– Denial of service attacks. Briar’s forums have no central server to attack, and every subscriber has access to the content even if they’re offline.
– Internet blackouts. Briar can operate over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to keep information flowing during blackouts.

K-9 Mail

K-9

Web site: k9mail.app
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Android
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java, Kotlin
First release: 2016
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K-9 Mail – an open-source email client for Android focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email. K-9 supports IMAP, POP3 and Exchange 2003/2007 (with WebDAV). K-9 is a community developed project.

K-9 Mail was born when Jesse Vincent created a simple patch to the Email app included in Android 1.0.
The application is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

IRCCloud

IRCCloud

Web site: irccloud.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Web interface
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, Erlang
First release:
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IRCCloud – an IRC client software available for Android and iOS mobile devices, and as a web client as well.

Features:
– Start talking as a team – Solve your group communication problems once and for all. Stop scheduling wasteful meetings and getting bogged down in email. Work it out in real time.
– Be more organized – Talk in public or private channels, or one-to-one. Keep on top of discussions that matter, and stay focused.
– Make sure you never miss a message with our native apps for iOS and Android. Keep everything in sync and notify you across all your devices.
– Share files, express yourself and integrate with the web.
– Chat with teams and friends, wherever they are, however you choose.
– Connect to any IRC server out there, and even Slack workspaces.
– View and reply to highlights and private messages on Android Wear and Android Auto.
– Full support for iPhone and iPad.

Bromite Browser

Bromite Browser

Web site: bromite.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, Go, HTML
First release: 2017
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Bromite Browser – a Chromium fork with support for ad blocking and enhanced privacy. Bromite aims at providing a no-clutter browsing experience without privacy-invasive features and with the addition of a fast ad-blocking engine. Minimal UI changes are applied to help curbing the idea of “browser as an advertisement platform”.

Bromite is currently built for ARM, ARM64 and x86 and for the Android SDK versions 19 and 21; Bromite SystemWebView is provided as well (SDK21+). For every Bromite build you can always find a matching vanilla Chromium build which is used for example to verify which issues are specific to Bromite or not.

Features:
– customizable adblock filters via user-provided URL (see https://www.bromite.org/custom-filters)
– remove click-tracking and AMP from search results
– DNS-over-HTTPS support with any valid IETF DoH endpoint
– always-incognito mode
– disable all field trials permanently
– disable smart search by default, allow web search from incognito mode
– always-visible cookies, javascript and ads site settings
– remove Play integration binary blobs
– use CFI on all architectures except x86
– disable media router and remoting by default
– disable dynamic module loading
– show warnings for TLSv1.0/TLSv1.1 pages
– enable site-per-process isolation for all devices with memory > 1GB
– completely remove safe browsing and other privacy-unfriendly features
– proxy configuration page with PAC and custom proxy lists support
– settings to disable custom intents and clear session on exit
– flags to toggle anti-fingerprinting mitigations for canvas, audio, client rects, webGL and sensor APIs (see full list below for all the new flags)
– use frozen User-Agent to conceal real model and browser version
– privacy enhancement patches from Iridium, Inox patchset, Brave and ungoogled-chromium projects
– security enhancement patches from GrapheneOS project
– disable scroll-to-text-fragment
– reduced referer granularity
– block gateway attacks via websockets
– use 64-bit ABI for webview processes
– make all favicon requests on-demand (supercookie mitigation)
– enable all network isolation features
– ignore enterprise policies that disallow secure DNS
– ask permission to play protected media
– disable the DIAL repeating discovery

AndroIRC

AndroIRC

Web site: androirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Android
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release:
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AndroIRC – an IRC client for Android users.

Features:
– Customizable theme – Accessible by default in a dark or light theme, AndroIRC allows you to create your custom theme with your own colors.
– Notifications – AndroIRC will notify you as soon as you have a new private message or a new highlight.
– Fully integrated interface – Available for Android 2.1 and above, AndroIRC always follows the latest Android guideline regarding user interface even for the new Jelly Bean release.
– Tablet ready – The UI adapts itself to the screen size, and you’ll be able to fully enjoy your IRC session on a larger screen.
– FiSH, SASL, Nickserv – AndroIRC supports standard authentication system like NickServ. It also has advanced features, like SASL authentication, required by freenode. You’ll also have to ability to encrypt your conversation with a full support of the FiSH protocol.
– Languages – AndroIRC is available in more than 10 languages and fully configurable to fit your needs.