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.

Microsoft Edge

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Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows 10, Xbox One
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Universal Windows Platform
First release: July 29, 2015
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Microsoft Edge – originally developed under a name of Project Spartan – Microsoft’s web browser available for Windows 10, which which was released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft Edge is the default browser for the new Microsoft system, it replaced Internet Explorer 11 and supports PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles and smartphones.

Microsoft Edge has an option of extensive synchronization and includes additional security features that use HTTP/2 capabilities and is based on TLS standards. In addition, the browser is integrated with the Windows 10 security component. This is reflected in the increased tightness of the network login or identity verification process (Microsoft Passport).

It was originally built with Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML and Chakra engines, Edge is currently being rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser, using the Blink and V8 engines.

The browser includes an integrated Adobe Flash Player and a PDF reader.

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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.

TenFourFox

TenFourFox

Web site: www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2010
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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TenFourFox – a Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox.

TenFourFox is not only compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, but it is also build and specially optimized for G3, G4 or G5, add AltiVecTM JPEG, HTML and WebM decoding acceleration for G4 and G5 Macintoshes, and soup up JavaScript performance with IonPower, our best-in-class just-in-time PowerPC script compiler.

Features:
– Based on Mozilla Firefox ESR 45
– Supports most Firefox add-ons and extensions
– Current with Firefox security and encryption
– Enhanced for G4 and G5 with AltiVec-accelerated image, video and HTML processing
– PowerPC JavaScript just-in-time compilation
– Compatible with all G3, G4 and G5 Power Macs with 10.4 or 10.5

The project developer is Cameron Kaiser.
The project offers Classilla as well, a fork of Mozilla Application Suite for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS 8.6.

Colloquy

Colloquy

Web site: colloquy.info/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: GPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Colloquy – an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.

Colloquy supports a variety of different text modifications. One text manipulation supported by Colloquy is the use of colors as used by mIRC; with the primary colors being: White, Black, Navy, Forest, Red, Maroon, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Cyan, Blue, Magenta, Grey, and Ash. Additionally, Colloquy supports formatting text with underlining, italics, bold, and outline.

Colloquy supports scripting in languages such as AppleScript, F-Script, JavaScript, Objective-C and Python. Colloquy shows changes such as mode changes, ban sets, etc. in a human-readable format, rather than showing raw modes.

The application can be extended with plug-ins, and it also works with AppleScript.

GNUMail

GNUMail

Web site: www.collaboration-world.com/gnumail/ (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C
First release: 2001
Rating:  star  star  star

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GNUMail – an official GNUstep mail application and a clone of NeXT’s Mail.app. This is a fork of the original project that has several years without activity.

It uses the GNUstep development framework (or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc.).

Features:
– Supported protocols: POP3 (with APOP support), IMAP4 and UNIX; SMTP
– Supports TLS with all protocols
– Mail spool file support for receiving
– File formats for local saving: Maildir, Berkeley mbox
– Filters for incoming and outgoing mail which support regular expressions
– Thread Arcs for email thread visualization and navigation
– Find Panel supporting regular expressions
– Ability to add custom mailheaders
– Native support for PGP/GPG encryption

The project developers:
– 2001-2003 Ludovic Marcotte, Ujwal S. Sathyam, Jonathan B. Leffert, Francis Lachapelle and others
– 2003-2007 Ludovic Marcotte, Ujwal S. Sathyam
– 2011-2018 German Arias, Yavor Doganov, Sebastian Reitebnach, Riccardo Mottola and others

WebPositive

WebPositive

Web site: www.haiku-os.org/docs/userguide/en/applications/webpositive.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Haiku
License: BSD, GPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: February 2010
Rating:  star  star  star

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WebPositive (or Web+) – the Haiku native web browser. One part of its name is a tip of the hat to BeOS’ simple NetPositive, the other points to its modern foundation: the WebKit. This open source HTML rendering library is at the heart of other mainstream browsers as well, like Safari of Mac OS X and Google’s Chrome. By using the ever evolving WebKit, Web+ will be able to keep up with new web technologies.

Webpositive supports most HTML5 features, including ‘audio’ and ‘video’ support, while geolocation support is still being worked on. WebPositive does not currently support any form of plugins, although developer Stephan Aßmus has suggested that he may look into plugin support in the future.

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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 (?)
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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.

Uzbl

Uzbl

Web site: www.uzbl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Python
First release: May 17, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Uzbl – a lightweight browser based on uzbl-core. Uzbl adheres to the UNIX philosophy of “Write programs that do one thing and do it well”. The uzbl-browser package includes uzbl-core, uzbl-browser and uzbl-event-manager.

Uzbl-browser allows for a single page per window (with as many windows as you want), while uzbl-tabbed provides a wrapper for uzbl-browser and implements basic tabs with multiple pages per window.

Features:
– very minimal graphical interface. You only see what you need
– what is not browsing, is not in uzbl. Things like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, downloads, are handled through external scripts that you write
– controllable through various means such as fifo and socket files, stdin, keyboard and more
– advanced, customizable keyboard interface with support for modes, modkeys, multichars, variables (keywords) etc. (eg you can tweak the interface to be vim-like, emacs-like or any-other-program-like)
– focus on plaintext storage for your data and configs in simple, parseable formats