FastDow

FastDow

Web site: www.fastdow.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Mail Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star

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FastDow – a Polish program that allows fast file exchange using mailboxes for this purpose. The software does not require an external IP user to download / send with the maximum bandwidth.

Features:
– fast files downloading
– simple
– file search engine
– account wizard
– automatic validation of the upload
– automatic validation of downloaded files
– multisession mode, sending one file from an unlimited number of computers
– autorestarting broken links
– supports for many languages
– automatic resuming of downloaded files from the place where it was stoped downloading
– ability to send to an unlimited number of alternative accounts without losing data
– automatic and simple file sharing process
– automatic queue
– file preview during downloading
– information window (current news in the FastDown world)
– ability to create an unlimited number of alternative servers
– ability to download an unlimited number of files at any one time

The last version of FastDown was released in 2010 (?).

Torch

Torch

Web site: torchbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 18, 2012
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Torch – a Chromium based, all-in-one web browser for MS Windows users. The web browser has a built-in torrent feature to download files, a media grabber (audio/video) and some other extra features too. It is also compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the Chrome store.

Features:
– MEDIA GRABBER – Torch Browser allows you to save audio and video from the web using the integrated Media Grabber.
– TORCH TORRENT – Torch Browser’s built-in torrent manager makes downloading torrent files simple. You can download torrents without the hassle of any additional software, and manage your torrent downloads straight from your browser.
– TORCH PLAYER – Torch Browser is the premiere browser for media lovers so it is only fitting that it include its own media player. Click Play on a torrent in Torch Torrent and it will automatically open in the stunning Torch Player.
– TORCH FACELIFT – Want your Facebook to fit your style? Visit Facebook with Torch Browser and click the Facelift button. With Facelift you can personalize your Facebook by changing the background, fonts, colors and more.
– TORCH MUSIC – Torch Music is a unique music portal which offers all your favorite music along with videos from YouTube. You can play full albums, or find the songs you love. Make your own playlist or click on the Wiz button to have a playlist made for you. With Torch Browser, you can easily control your music.
– TORCH GAMES- Click on the Torch Games button and you will find hundreds of games to play. All of the games are free and you can play them instantly, no waiting for downloads and no signing in.
– DRAG & DROP – Surfing the web has never been easier with Torch Browser’s new Drag & Drop feature. You can translate and search text or share links and photos.
– SHARE – Share links and sites on Facebook and Twitter with one convenient button.
– DOWNLOAD ACCELERATOR – Torch Browser offers a built-in Download Accelerator which speeds up your downloads. The technology works by dividing the files and downloading them simultaneously via multiple connections.

The project developer is Torch Media Inc.

webbIE

webbIE

Web site: www.webbie.org.uk/webbrowser/index.htm
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 24, 2013
Rating:  star  star  star

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webbIE – a freeware web browser designed for screen reader users. WebbIE lets you browse web pages, search the web, fill in forms, do ecommerce, and use online email, all in a highly-usable text-only display that works with any screenreader.

Features:
– Shows web pages as plain text so you can simply cursor around the page like you would a Word document. Much simpler than navigating complex tree-like web pages using a standard web browser.
– Easy Google web search: enter your search, press return, and just cursor up and down the results. Fast and simple.
– Support for forms, so you can use eCommerce and online shops and online email like GMail.
– Jump quickly to headings and navigate around with single keystrokes.
– List links on a page and cursor around them to find out where you can go.
– Quickly crop out the rubbish at the top of a page and scattered around the page, so you can get on with reading the page content without having to spend time finding it.
– Access and add to your Internet Explorer Favorites.
– Works with any screenreader, including NVDA, Thunder, JAWS, WindowEyes, Hal, and the built-in Windows Narrator.
– Change font size and font so you can make text big and readable for you.
– Uses system colours so you can select yellow-on-black and high visibility schemes for maximum readability.
– Handles Javascript and HTML5 features so the latest web pages have a chance of working.
– Fully translated into a dozen languages and displays web pages written in any language.
– Open RSS News Feeds for sites so you can quickly skip to the page you want.

WebbIE was developed as a student project at the Department of Computation at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Roccat

Roccat

Web site: runecats.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Unknown
First release: 2006
Rating:  star  star  star

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Roccat – the WebKit rendering engine based web browser designed for OS X and iOS, currently being developed by Runecats.

It offers features such as:
– VisiTabs which gives a preview of the Web site in the tab
– Navigate Launchers- assign letters or words to navigate to Web pages, there are already many preloaded ones
– Ad-Remover built within the engine
– Great internal engine effects, purple glows on inputs, hold down on text field for 5 seconds for them to enlarge
– Email-Previewer; tells you when a link is an email link and tells you the link
– Change User Agents- View sites which need other browser, view Apple’s

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Web site: microsoft.com/ie
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X, Windows, Xbox
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 1995
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Internet Explorer (formerly: Microsoft Internet Explorer, MSIE) – a web browser, a product of the American company Microsoft. Internet Explorer in a Windows version is developed on base of the Mosaic code purchased from Spyglass. The program was officially presented on August 23, 1995.

Up to version 6, Internet Explorer was a set of three modules – a web browser, e-mail program and news reader. The last two modules were in the form of one program called Outlook Express. An important feature of Internet Explorer is the open nature of the program, thanks to which third companies can create so-called plugins that extend the functionality of the browser.

Internet Explorer is developed only in a version for MS Windows operating system, there were also versions for other platforms – including Mac OS and Mac OS X (based on Tasman engine, in 2003 the development of IE for these systems was discontinued) and Solaris and HP-UX (discontinued in 2001).

Sleipnir

Sleipnir
Web site: blog.sleipnirbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Unknown
First release: Unknown
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Sleipnir – a web browser that supports two rendering engines Trident and Webkit and supports technologies such as CSS 3 and HTML 5, the Webkit engine is enabled as default. The main advantage of the program is the Fenrir Pass service, which enables synchronization of browser data between different computers and portable (mobile) devices. Thanks to this service, users can transfer configuration settings of the browser along with all the documentation (favorite sites, phone numbers, etc.).

The browser has also a RSS feed reader, which stores data in the local environment what lets users browse and read RSS news faster than other readers. It also offers documents translation, supports mouse gestures and actions, and also has a fast search engine of popular Google, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube websites.

Users can also customize appearance of the browser’s graphical interface by changing its skin and other graphics elements. Sleipnir also supports plugins and user scripts. Browsing web pages using this browser is very convenient, especially in full-screen mode. In addition, it enables grouping cards, editing CSS styles, viewing source code, supporting social networking sites, creating screenshots, as well as importing data from other web browsers. The JavaScript and ActiveX controles are also supported, but cen be turned off if required.

The Sleipnir web browser is developed by Fenrir Inc. company, located in Japan.

Puffin

Puffin

Web site: www.puffin.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux (for RaspberryPi), Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2013 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Puffin – a freeware, fast mobile browser which is equipped with the next generation rendering engine, pushing loading speeds to new highs. Once users experience the thrilling speed of Puffin, regular Mobile Internet feels like torture. With Puffin, browsing the web couldn’t be easier. Puffin comes with Adobe Flash Player to play flash content, especially on mobile devices, where Flash was discontinued due to security issuses.

Goals:
– Fast: Puffin speeds up mobile browsing by shifting the workload from the resource-limited devices to the cloud servers, and resource-demanding webpages can run super-fast on your phones or tablets.
– Cloud Protection: All traffic from Puffin app to Puffin server are encrypted, a protection from nearby hackers. It’s safe to use public non-secure WiFi through Puffin, but not safe at all for most browsers.
– Web Gaming: We keep improving our cloud servers, and provide the best web gaming experiences over the cloud.
– Save Your Bandwidth: Puffin uses proprietary compression algorithm to transmit web data to your device, and it can save up to 90% of your bandwidth on regular web browsing. (Please be noted that streaming Flash content or videos requires more bandwidth than the normal usage.)

Lunascape

Lunascape

Web site: www.lunascape.tv
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: October 2001
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Lunascape – free web browser that has been downloaded a total of more than 20 million times by users in 196 different countries. This cutting-edge, highly customizable web browser is designed to achieve the optimal browsing experience both at work and at home.

Features:
– Triple Engine – the three most popular rendering engines (Trident, Gecko, WebKit) have been integrated in a single browser.
– High-speed browsing – built on independently developed technology, Lunascape6 is faster than other browsers that use the Gecko engine.
– Engine auto-switch – you can specify which engine any given page should open with. Registering your favorite site in the Engine Auto-Switch.
– Keep your favorite browser settings – to control the behavior of your favorite rendering engine, go to the engine settings screen via the “Engine options…” button in Lunascape Settings.
– Gecko add-on support – it supports add-ons of Internet Explorer and Gecko (Firefox), plus add-ons made specifically for Lunascape, all in a single browser.
– Tab Lock and Shift Lock – you can “fix” any tab with a pin like in Firefox, to prevent it from closing.
– Cascade view – lets you display the contents of all tabs side by side in the same window.
– Versatile tab menu – it displays web pages in tabs, each of which comes equipped with a comprehensive menu available by right-clicking on the tab title.
– Full screen and Large screen modes.
– Display your tabs in multiple rows – the multi-row tab bar which displays your tabs on as many rows as required, while retaining the width of individual tabs. If you prefer you can of course specify that all tabs be kept in a single row.
– Automatic backups – automatically backs up your settings for you, including bookmarks, history, plugins etc.
– Customize mouse actions – you can assign any of up to 200 commands to mouse gestures such as double-click, wheel-click, left+right-click, etc.
– Luna ID coordination – register a personal Luna ID to enjoy social bookmark services like Gaia.
– Synchronize your bookmarks – you can sync your Lunascape bookmarks with iLunascape as well as Firefox via our FirefoxSync compatible feature Online Bookmarks.
– Mouse gestures – comes with complete support for mouse gestures.
– High-end search engines – provides a default set of search engines including Amazon, saving you the trouble of looking up the most popular search sites by hand.
– Skins – Lunascape users have created a large repository of skins available to install and use for free by anyone.
– Ticker – displays headlines from major news sites, automatically cycling through a predefined list of sources.
– Delete your personal data when exiting Lunascape – to protect your privacy on, e.g., a shared system, you can choose to always delete all your personal data every time you exit Lunascape.
– Block unwanted URLs – makes this easy by letting you specify which URLs should be blocked.
– Switch user agent – allows you to switch user agent to change the appearance of pages so as to appear the same as in other browsers.

Baidu Spark Browser

Baidu Spark Browser

Web site: en.browser.baidu.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Baidu Spark Browser – a web browser based on the same engine that Google uses for its browser Chrome, created by a Chinese multinational technology company called Baidu Inc.

The web browser has an attractive interface that is totally customizable, so you can change its color to fit your liking. You should also see that it arranges direct accesses to your most used services, including Facebook and other sites that you visit frequently. It also includes a media button so you can download videos in any available resolution, not to mention a screen capture function that also has a direct access button.

A sidebar gives you quick access to bookmarks and downloads, a zoom function to enlarge or shrink the page, and a widget for Facebook.

It also comes with a built-in virus scanner and an adware block.

Main features are:
– Media Downloader
– Browser Doctor
– Full-Page Screenshots
– Mouse Gestures
– Account Syncing

Letty

Letty

Web site: letty.pl
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Mail Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star

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Letty – a free, simple and fast application that allows you to download and send files. Uploaded files are fully encrypted and anonymous. Exchange files at the maximum speed of your internet connection. Letty is user-friendly, just download the version for your operating system and run without installation.

All uploaded files are encrypted, and the key to their decryption (so-called “hashcode”) is received by a person who uploads the file only. The keys are not stored on any server or in other data files, which guarantees anonymity of the stored data of users. User who uploads a file may additionally secure it with his own text password.