Viber

Viber

Web site: www.viber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Viber – a free and multi-platform messenger for voice and video conferencing, which also allows you to send text messages and image files at the same time. Viber is an ideal alternative for the most popular voice communicator Skype.

Viber gained huge popularity in the mobile version for iOS, BlackBerry and Android, as well as Windows Phone. Viber in the desktop version allows you to perform the same tasks as the mobile version. In addition, after logging in, using your own mobile number, it can synchronize your list of contacts and all other elements along with the entire archive of conversations. It is worth adding that we can also continue the conversations started in the desktop application, for example using a smartphone, tablet or vice versa.

Using the program in the desktop version, we get the best quality of voice calls and video calls in HD, as well as the possibility of free sending of SMS messages and digital photos. Viber is also characterized by speed of operation and low consumption of memory and processor.

To be able to use the Viber communicator, you must have an Internet connection and your own mobile phone number, which is required to log in.

Loqui

Loqui

Web site: sites.google.com/site/loquiircen/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2005 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Loqui – a IRC/chat client based on GTK+, supports multiple servers and multiple protocols, has and the common buffer (a buffer to show messages on the channels that not currently selected).

It also has a friendly multipane interface, you can easily use it.

Loqui is a IRC Client that has following features:
– Connect to multiple servers
– The view that outputs all messages on other channels (call “Common Buffer”)
– Window has 4-views (Message of the current channel, nick list, channel list, “Common Buffer”)
– Multi-protocols

Whatsie

Whatsie

Web site: github.com/MerkeX/whatsie
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2016
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Whatsie – a simple & beautiful desktop chat client for WhatsApp Web for Linux, Windows and OS X platforms. Not affiliated with WhatsApp or Facebook. This is NOT an official product. Whatsie uses WhatsApp Web, and it requires having WhatsApp Messenger installed and configured on your mobile device.

Features
– Themes & Mini Mode
– Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
– Spell Checker & Auto Correct
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Launch on OS startup
– Automatic Updates

The project developer is Devid Zanon.

UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

Messenger for Desktop

Messenger for Desktop

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: April 9, 2015
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Messenger for Desktop – a simple & beautiful desktop client for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on OS X, Windows and Linux. Not affiliated with Facebook. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. By “wrapper”, I mean that it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. Thus, MFD doesn’t touch your messages, account or personal data.

Features:
– Themes & Mini Mode
– Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
– Spell Checker & Auto Correct
– Support for Facebook for Work
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Launch on OS startup
– Automatic Updates

The project developer is Alexandru Rosianu.

Nicotine

Nicotine

Web site: www.nicotine-plus.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Client
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: Februar 13, 2005
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Nicotine – a graphical client for the SoulSeek peer-to-peer system. Written in Python, the graphical interface was created using PyGTK.

Nicotine+ is an attempt to keep Nicotine working with the latest libraries, kill bugs, keep current with the Soulseek protocol, and add some new features that users want and/or need.

Nicotine was created on the base of the PySoulSeek program. Hyriand, the author of Nicotine, after the release of version 1.0.8rc1 (later renamed to 1.0.8), began working on a new client for the Soulseek network called Museek.

Due to the lack of new versions of Nicotine, daelstorm created a fork called Nicotine+, in the assumption of which is adding new functionality and supporting the latest version of the Soulseek protocol.

The current main developer is Michael Labouebe (gfarmerfr).

Astroid

Astroid

Web site: astroidmail.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL, LGPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: November 30, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Astroid – a lightweight and fast Mail User Agent that provides a graphical interface to searching, displaying and composing email, organized in threads and tags. Astroid uses the notmuch backend for blazingly fast searches through tons of email. Astroid searches, displays and composes emails – and rely on other programs for fetching, syncing and sending email. Check out Astroid in your general mail setup for a suggested complete e-mail solution.

Main features of the Astroid are:
– lightweight and fast
– fully operable by keyboard.
– graphical interface. buffers can be placed in separate windows.
– display html mail and common attachments inline.
– themable and configurable.
– built-in crypto (PGP/MIME) support.
– editors: embedded or external vim or emacs (or your favourite editor).
– syntax highlighting of patches and code segments.
– python and lua plugins.

Ring

Ring

Web site: ring.cx
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: 2016 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Ring (prevoiusly: SFLphone) – a free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. It is published under the GNU General Public License 3. Ring is developed by Savoir-faire Linux with the help of a global community of users and contributors. Savoir-faire Linux is a Canadian company specialized in Linux and free software. In November 2016, it became part of the GNU Project.

The goals of Ring are:
– a telephone: a simple tool to connect, communicate and share
– a teleconferencing tool: easily join calls to create conferences with multiple participants
– a media sharing tool: Ring supports a variety of video input options, including mutliple cameras and image and video files, and the selection of audio inputs and outputs; all this is supported by multiple high quality audio and video codecs
– a messenger: send text messeges during calls or out of calls (as long as your peer is connected)
– a building block for your IoT project: re-use the universal communications technology of Ring with its portable library on your system of choice.

Cherrytree

Cherrytree

Web site: www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/
Category: Office
Subcategory: Notes
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: October 7, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Cherrytree – a free and open source, a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

CherryTree is perfectly suitable not only for taking notes, but also for managing code snippets. The application supports syntax highlighting for many popular programming languages, so you can use the application as a programmer’s scratchpad. You can also insert code snippets directly into notes using so-called code boxes.

The application features are:
– rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
– syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
– images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
– embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
– multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
– simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
– codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
– execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes; the terminal and the command per syntax highlighting is configurable in the preferences dialog
– alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
– hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
– spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
– intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
– print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
– find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
– replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
– iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
– import from html file, import from folder of html files
– import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
– import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
– export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– password protection (using 7-zip) – NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
– tree nodes drag and drop
– automatic link to web page if writing the URL
– automatic link to node if writing node name either with no spaces and camelcase or surrounded by [[node name]]

The data is stored in XML form file or using sqlite.

The application is written by Giuseppe Penone

Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser

Web site: browser.yandex.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript
First release: October 1, 2012
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Yadex Browser – a stylish and secure, Chromium based web browser, with voice search and data compression.

The Yandex features are:
– View stories, news, and videos sourced from the internet based on your interests and presented as a feed with Zen.
– Reduce your data usage and speed up the loading of webpages and images when your internet connection is slow with the browser’s automatic Turbo Mode.
– Get rid of annoying ads on websites by integrating third-party blocking apps with ad blocking.
– Protect your personal data when using public Wi-Fi networks and stay away from harmful or fraudulent pages with the browser’s active security system Protect.
– Hide unrelated interface elements — ads, site menus, buttons, or widgets — and leave only the relevant text and accompanying images on the screen with Reader Mode.
– Surf the web in private using Incognito Mode — Yandex Browser will not keep track of your passwords, search queries, or browsing history in this mode.
– Customize your Yandex Browser with a wide array of backgrounds in the wallpaper library to suit any style or mood.
– Access your favorite websites and bookmarks on any of your devices – just allow syncing of your data via your Yandex account.

For user’s safety, downloaded files are scanned by the original security system and scanned using software created by Kaspersky.

Ynadex Browser is developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex.