Nettalk

Nettalk

Web site: ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: Apache
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Visual Basic
First release:
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Nettalk – a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. In contrast to many other IRC clients, as Nettalk’s user interface is based on Windows standards, it allows inexperienced users to quickly learn it and become comfortable with IRC.

The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it. The following languages for the interface are available: English, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and German.

One of the features of Nettalk includes the ability to hold the configuration of servers separately (or even multiple connections to the same server), and to maintain aspects of these automatically. These include Nick Serv-identifications and the channels which were in use when last disconnected. By automatically tracking these for you, when you next connect your identity and preferred channels are automatically restored.

Nettalk has many features including alerts when your nick is mentioned, the generation of HTML pages so that you can keep conversations for later, full logging, the support for DCC, multiple colours, watched friend lists, full screen private messaging, whispering and for advanced users a Visual Basic like scripting language.

Features:
– Comfortable management of many IRC-connections
– Automatic command completion
– Automatic syntax completion
– Automatic nick completion
– Text de/encryption
– Spelling check
– Script support (with Basic-syntax)
– Plug-in support
– On Screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games)
– Displaying of messages during working in Windows.
– Automatic storing of connections and there properties including opened channels
– DCC chat und file trasfer
– Unicode by using UTF-8 for chans, nicks and text
– Sock proxy support
– Easy configurable text and menu shortcuts
– Configurable colors and background image
– And much more…

The project founder is Nicolas Kruse.

KiwiIRC

KiwiIRC

Web site: kiwiirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Node.js
First release: 2016
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KiwiIRC – a web based, open source IRC client software, which works in a modern web browsers.

Features:
– 100% static files. Host with your favourite web server or a CDN
– For single networks, bouncer hosts, or a personal generic IRC client that remembers your networks
– Works out of the box with a default IRC network – or use your own
– Single or multiple IRC network connections
– Multiple layouts for small areas or full page layouts
– Light and dark modes
– Desktop notifications
– Extremely versatile via a single JSON config file at runtime
– Themable and rich plugin support such as file uploading and video calling
– Team mode for workplaces
– Directly to a websocket IRC server
– Connect via the webircgateway websocket proxy for normal IRC servers
– Stay connected with KiwiBNC

Website Widgets – Embed an IRC client widget into your website for an instant, free live chat. The web widget gives you access to a large number of supported networks without any in-depth setting up. No downloads or plugins required meaning your users can start engaging in your community easily.

Element

Riot

Web site: element.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: Apache
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, OjectiveC, Swift, Java, Kotlin
First release: 2016
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Element (previously: Vector and Riot) – a Matrix web client built using the Matrix React SDK. Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized communication, connecting 18M+ users over 45K+ deployments.

Element is officially supported on the web in modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Other browsers may work, however official support is not provided.

Element has several tiers of support for different environments:
– Definition: Issues actively triaged, regressions block the release
– Last 2 major versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on desktop OSes
– Latest release of official Element Desktop app on desktop OSes
– Desktop OSes means macOS, Windows, and Linux versions for desktop devices that are actively supported by the OS vendor and receive security updates

Mattermost

Mattermost

Web site: mattermost.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL, Apache 2.0, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Go, JavaScript
First release: October 2, 2015
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Mattermost – a flexible, open source messaging platform and secure workplace that enables secure team collaboration. To use this app, you need a URL for a Mattermost server. The project is maintained and developed by Mattermost Inc.

Features:
– Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide
– Easily share and view image files
– Connect in-house systems with webhooks and Slack-compatible integrations
– Real-time collaboration on all your devices
– Secure, self-hosted, and scalable messaging
– Communicate seamlessly
– Engineered for demanding requirements
– Accelerate workflows with integrated tools
– Administer with full control over your data

Jitsi

Jitsi

Web site: jitsi.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP, Video conference
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2003
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Jitsi (previously: SIP Communicator) – a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure video conferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.

Features:
– Jitsi Videobridge passes everyone’s video and audio to all participants, rather than mixing them first.
– Better quality, lower latency and if you are running your own service, a much more scalable and inexpensive solution.
– Jitsi is compatible with WebRTC, the open standard for Web communication.
– Advanced video routing support for simulcast, bandwidth estimations, scalable video coding and many others.

Jitsi main applications:
– Jitsi Meet – video conferencing server
– Jitsi Videobridge – WebRTC Selective Forwarding Unit engine for powering multi-party conferences
– Jigasi – server-side application that links allows regular SIP clients to join Jitsi Meet conferences hosted by Jitsi Videobridge
– lib-jitsi-meet – A low-level JavaScript API for providing a customized UI for Jitsi Meet
– Jidesha – a Chrome extension for Jitsi Meet
– Jitsi – an audio, video, and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, and IRC

The project started in 2003 in the context of a student project by Emil Ivov at the University of Strasbourg.

Pydio

Pydio

Web site: pydio.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL, Apache
Interface: GUI, web interface
Programing language: Go, JavaScript, PHP
First release: 2015 ?

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Pydio (Put Your Data in Orbit; previously: AjaXplorer) – a modern file management platform built according to your business needs and regulations, Pydio is open-source software deployed on your servers or wherever you decide. Pydio Cells provides a central place for your users to connect share files internally and externally and collaborate, while empowering your IT administrators to closely monitor and protect your company’s data.

Main features:
– Web & Mobile Apps to access your files anywhere, anytime
– Online Office Suite to work on office documents in your web browser
– Online Chat to comment, share and collaborate efficiently with your team
– Use our powerful Admin tools to take back control on your data
– Designed to be compliant with the latest regulations like GDPR*
– Your users can also easily control and monitor their own data sharing
– Based on a micro-service architecture, easy to scale and to maintain
– Developed in GoLang, a modern and powerful language created by Google
– Designed for the future, with data volume growth in mind

The project was created by musician Charles Du Jeu.

Mulberry

Mulberry

Web site: mulberrymail.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache License 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: May 1995

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Mulberry – an open-source email client developed by Cyrus Daboo / Cyrusoft Inc. between 1995 and 2007.

Mulberry started off life as a software project that was really meant to help the author learn more about the internet and internet protocols used for email. However, it became much more than that and garnered support from a small (in internet terms) group of users and institutions many of whom relied on the product as their primary email tool.

Whilst it started as only an IMAP client and only on Mac OS, it has grown to cover not only other email protocols, but also calendaring and scheduling and is available on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems.

The Mulberry was available as a free, close-source application until 2007, when was released as an open-source application.

The latest version of Mulberry 4.0.8 was released in 2007.

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Franz

Franz

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

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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.

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

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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

Min

Min

Web site: minbrowser.github.io/min/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript
First release: 2016 ?

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Min – a smarter, faster web browser based on the Chromium project.

The main features are:
– Information from DuckDuckGo in the search bar.
– Built-in ad and tracker blocking
– Fuzzy search
– Full-text search for visited pages
– Reading list
– Tabs improvements (tabs open to the right, and fade out when inactive).
– Dark theme

Tabs in Min take up less space, giving you more room to browse the web. Pages you haven’t looked at in a while fade out, letting you see what’s important, and Focus Mode hides your other tabs to prevent you from getting distracted.

The searchbar answers your questions immediately, with information from DuckDuckGo including Wikipedia entries and more.

Tabs in Min open next to the current tab, so you’ll never lose your place. When you have too many tabs, you can easily split them into groups to help you stay organized.

Min lets you decide whether you want to see ads or not. And when you’re using a slow or expensive internet connection, it lets you block scripts and images, so pages load faster and use less data.