AdiIRC

AdiIRC

Web site: adiirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux (via Wine), OS X (via Wine), Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#, .NET Framework
First release: 2005
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AdiIRC – a freeware IRC client with multiserver support and a highly customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system information, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once. The program stores all it`s settings in text files and does not require an installation.

Features:
– Threaded Multiservers
– System Informations
– DCC Chat/File Transfers
– Passive DCC Chat/File Transfers
– DCC (SCHAT/SSEND) secure Chat/File Transfers
– Fullscreen
– Opacity and Transparency
– Background Images
– Full Message Logging
– Easy Message Search
– SSL/TLS/STARTTLS/STS/IPV6 Connections
– Advanced scripting
– Advanced plugins API
– MTS Themes
– Theme packs Icons fonts colors sounds emoticons scripts
– Monitor Panels
– Spellchecker
– Adjustable nick column
– identd/DDE/Proxy support
– Nicklist/Treebar/Windows icons
– Advanced server list
– SASL support
– IRCv3 compatible
– Emoticons/Animated Emoticons
– Inline images/Animated gifs
– Colored emojis
– Blowfish
– Configurable Shortcuts
– Extremely configureable

AdiIRC requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 Runtime or higher installed which should already be installed if you are running Windows 7+,

Soulseek

Soulseek

Web site: soulseekqt.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: 1999
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Soulseek – an ad-free, spyware free, just plain free file sharing network for Windows, Mac and Linux. Its rooms, search engine and search correlation system make it easy for you to find people with similar interests, and make new discoveries.

Soulseek is a program for exchanging music on the Internet. You can search for music according to various criteria: genre of interest, song title or album name. The application is enriched with a chat function, thanks to which we can talk with other program users.

The original Soulseek user base around 2000 was composed mostly of members of the IDM mailing list, and most of the music first found on Soulseek was underground electronic music or music created by the users themselves.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Ceedub88; License: GNU GPL.

Filetopia

Filetopia

Web site: filetopia.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java FX
First release: 1999
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Filetopia – a free peer-to-peer file sharing client, with chat, and sending instant messages, within the Filetopia Network and encrypted peer to peer connection.

Features:
– Multi-platform, Multi-language – Java based to work on desktop: windows, linux… Web version being developed for all desktop and mobile devices. Program is available in 6 languages at this time: english, spanish, german, italian, dutch, arabian
– Selective, Secure Sharing – Create any number of lists with exactly the content you want. Share them with all or specific rooms, groups or users. Assign permissions to users and groups including server slots and bandwidth.
– Flexible User Interface – Float windows, change tab positions, choose from 9 different program themes and over 25 different chat presets or make your own.
– Instant Messenger – Filetopia includes a powerful instant messenger with many features to make your online experience fun and secure.
– Moderation – Our 15+ years of experience with the classical Filetopia has given us a good insight about how important moderation is for an open system. This program includes many features to keep unwanted people from disturbing your community.
– Searchable – While global file search is not implemented to encourage sharing with friends, just about everything else is searchable: rooms, messages, lists, logs, chat, walls, even inside search results.

UseCrypt Messenger

UseCrypt Messenger

Web site: usecryptmessenger.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release:
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UseCrypt Messenger – a secure messenger available to a smartphone, which makes it possible to hold encrypted messages and calls in HD standard. Whole communication via Usecrypt Messenger is secured with end‑to‑end encryption with all cryptographic operations made on user’s device.

SECURING DATA FROM THE LEVEL OF DEVICE/PHONE (AT-REST) – it encrypts the APPLICATION (conversations, chats and call history in the application on the device/phone) making it impossible to extract/take-out anything from the app/phone). Phone operating system copies all the conversations, chats and history of talks and allows to extract it from the phone. The application protects your data in the App, when: loosing phone, stealing phone, giving to 3rd party to service, giving to your employer/company’s phone with private messengers), giving away to security institutions, remote attacks by hackers and business competitors, when leaving the phone unattended.

INDEPENDENT PASSWORD – The App has Enter Code that is independent to the operating system, making it impossible to open the application by unauthorized person (after breaking the screen lock of the phone).

THE ONLY APP THAT CAN DETECT IF YOUR PHONE HASN’T BEEN HACKED – Usecrypt is the only App that checks/inspects if your microphone and speaker is hacked; each time your open Usecrypt Messenger the App checks if UseCrypt Messenger is one and only App with access to microphone and speaker at that very point of time, it also checks if you do not have malicious apps on your phone.

PANIC CODE – The App has Panic Code; when forced to open the App the Panic Code erases the entire history and disconnect the Service leaving the App empty.

UNTRACEABLE IP – It is NOT using webRTC protocol that most of the Apps are and that allows easily to see to whom you called and where the person was; it gives full IP anonimity.

SERVERS DON’T STORE ANY DATA – By design the app’s server application never stores any history of calls, conversations and text messages – technically never touch your data so it cannot give it away.

PRIVACY FOR EMPLOYEE – That encrypts the conversations, chats and call history of the application on the device/phone (making it impossible to extract anything from the app).

BitLord

BitLord

Web site: bitlord.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2004
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BitLord – a powerful bittorrent client with a built in video player. Stream video and audio torrents (almost) instantly. No need to download the whole torrent. Send the video to your Chromecast – even while streaming (requires a good connection).

Features:
– Download any type of file from torrents
– Stream video and audio torrents
– Clean Material user interface
– Use on Android phone or tablet
– Share files with others
– Integrated player that plays most formats
– Subtitle support
– Wi-Fi-only mode is enabled by default
– Choose what files in torrent to download
– Choose your file download location
– Player remembers playback position

BitComet

BitComet

Web site: bitcomet.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: August 6, 2003
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BitComet – a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client which supports many modern bittorrent protocol, e.g. Magnet Link, HTTP Seeding, DHT network, UDP tracker Protocol v2.

Features:
– Long-Term Seeding – Many torrent downloads are stuck at 99% because the seeder has left. BitComet tries to improve the performance by using the unique Long-Term Seeding Technology. This technology can find more seeds to help finish your downloads.
– Intelligent Disk Caching – In the old days, bittorrent clients could damage your hard drive with large amounts of read and write data. BitComet is the first client to solve this issue by caching data in the memory, and thus accessing your hard drive less often.
– Preview while Downloading – When BitComet is downloading video files, it will automatically try to download the header and the tail of the file as soon as possible. So it is possible to preview the video during downloading process.

WeChat

WeChat

Web site: wechat.com/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: January 21, 2011
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WeChat – a messaging and social media app, a lifestyle for over one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play fun games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

Why do over one billion people use WeChat?
– MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.
– VOICE & VIDEO CALL: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.
– REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the press of a button.
– MOMENTS: Share your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to your Moments stream.
– TIME CAPSULE (NEW!): Share glimpses of your day. Record short videos to post in your Time Capsule before they disappear in 24 hours.
– STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.
– CUSTOM STICKERS: Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and the new Selfie Stickers feature.
– OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS: Tons of accounts to follow with original content and news for your reading pleasure.
– MINI PROGRAMS: Countless third-party services all within the WeChat app that don’t require additional installation, saving you precious phone storage and time.
– TOP STORIES: See the latest articles your friends are reading and discover all kinds of interesting content.
– GAMES: Have fun and compete with friends in a huge selection of WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with WeChat Pay and Wallet (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (*only available in certain regions).
– LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate friends’ messages and Moments posts.
– BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
– AND MUCH MORE: Exercise with friends on WeRun, scan QR codes, and much more.

IM+ Instant Messenger

IM+

Web site: shape.ag
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: June 2014
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IM+ Instant Messenger (previously: Sicher) – an all-in-one app for messaging, social networking, and crypto. It lets you chat on Telegram, Google Talk and Messenger while checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds and Coinbase exchange rates. IM+ supports multiple accounts per service and saves you a lot of time and space on your iPhone and iPad.

IM+ supports following services: Twitter, Google Talk, Telegram, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Skype, Tinder, Coinbase, Binance, Jabber, LinkedIn, Gmail, ChatWork, ICQ, VKontakte, Mail.Ru Agent, Odnoklassniki, Gadu-Gadu, SINA Weibo, Renren. On iPad IM+ supports additionally WhatsApp, WeChat, and Slack.

Features:
– Multiple accounts per service
– Push notifications in Google Talk, Gmail, Twitter DMs, and Jabber
– Create personal and geo statuses
– P2P encrypted messaging
– Bitcoin, Ether and other coin exchange rates
– No disturbing push in web services. Check your updates when you want them.

Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger

Web site: kik.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: October 19, 2010
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Kik Messenger – an instant messaging mobile app from the Canadian company Kik Interactive Inc.

Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username. Stay in touch with all of your friends on Kik, no matter who you are or what device you’re using. Chat one-on-one, with your whole group, or with a bot.

Features:
• Choose who to chat with one-on-one and in groups
• Share pics, videos, gifs, games, and more
• Meet new friends with similar interests

KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk

Web site: kakaocorp.com/service/KakaoTalk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Nokia Asha, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: March 18, 2010
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KakaoTalk – a fast & multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections. It is available on iOS, Android, Bada OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia Asha, Windows and macOS.

Features:
– Speedy & reliable messaging no matter what your network
– Free messages & multimedia (photos, videos, voice notes)
– Free high-quality voice calls (1:1 and group)
– SMS messages (available on certain devices and for +82 users only)
– Emoticones support
– Group chats with an unlimited number of friends
– Plus Friend: Exclusive coupons & deals from your favorite brands
– Voice filter: Fun free calls with Talking Tom & Ben’s voice filters
– Share your location
– See who read your messages (unread count)
– Multitask during free calls (send messages in other chat rooms)
– Schedule appointments, lunches, gatherings (w/ reminders)
– Use KakaoTalk on any smartphone and PC (multi-platform)
– Have even more fun with Kakao mobile games

The application is developed by the Kakao Corporation, a South Korean Internet company that was established in 2010.