Miranda NG

Miranda NG

Web site: miranda-ng.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: November 2016
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Miranda NG – a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows – Miranda IM. It is very light on system resources and extremely fast.

It supports protocols such as: Discord, Em-LAN, Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ/MRA, IRC, Jabber, MinecraftDynmap, Omegle, Sametime, Skype, Steam, Tox, Twitter, VKontakte.

New plugins or languages can be installed automatically through PluginUpdater.
Sound files are included in the installer, but not in 7-zip archives.
Skins, icons, smileys and sounds are compatible with Miranda IM so you can download them from the addons site.

Supported Operating Systems are: Windows 2003 / XP (SP 3) / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10.

MicroSIP

MicroSIP

Web site: microsip.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: June 10, 2011
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MicroSIP – an open source portable SIP softphone application based on PJSIP stack for MS Windows.

It allows to do high quality VoIP calls (person-to-person or on regular telephones) via open SIP protocol. From cloud of SIP providers you can choose best for you, register account and use it with MicroSIP. You’ll get free person-to-person calls and cheap international calls.

Main features:
– small footprint (>2.5MB) and RAM usage (>5MB) – written in C and C++ with minimal possible system resources usage
– usability – user friendly in daily usage
– functionality – voice; video H.264 and H.263+, VP8; SIMPLE messaging (RFC 3428) and presence (RFC 3903, 6665); DTMF In-band, RCF2833, SIP-INFO.
– compatibility – conform to SIP standards
– voice quality – supports best voice codecs: Opus, G.711 A-law and μ-law, G.722, G.721.1, G.723, G.729, GSM, AMR, AMR-WB, iLBC, Speex, SILK and Linear PCM mono/stereo.
– WebRTC echo cancellation algorithm and voice activity detection
– privacy – configurable encryption TLS / SRTP for control and media
– portability – has no additional dependencies and stores setting in ini file
– multilanguage and RTL support, localization for brazilian, bulgarian, chinese, dutch, estonian, finnish, french, german, hebrew, hungarian, italian, korean, norwegian, polish, russian (микросип), spanish, swedish, ukrainian, …
– can be used by people with visual impairments using screen reader software such as NVDA

Tok

Tok

Web site: tok.life
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Java
First release: 2019
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Tok – an easy-to-use application for peer-to-peer communication. We use end-to-end encryption technologies to secure your conversations. With TOK, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type without anyone else listening in. TOK’s goal is to make the world connect freely. It is forked from Antox and Antidote.

A phone number or an email address is not required to create your TOK account. Your personal information is not traceable to a phone number or email address. All communication is interfaced with a randomly generated alpha-numeric user ID.

All conversations are immediately encrypted from end to end during transmission.

TOK’s peer-to-peer communication platform has no central server. After end-to-end encryption, any third party, even TOK engineers, can’t access your conversations.

Features:
– 1v1 messages
– Audio
– Audio filtering
– Audio notifications
– Avatars
– Changing nospam
– Chat logs
– Contact aliases
– File transfer
– Message splitting
– Multilingual
– Multiprofile
– Profile import/export
– Save file encryption

Antox

Antox

Web site: github.com/Antox/Antox
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Scala
First release: March 2014
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Antox – an Android 4+ client for project Tox – secure peer to peer messaging. It aims to bring the full multimedia support Tox offers to your device, although it’s still currently in heavy development. Antox is currently available for alpha testing on Google Play and F-Droid.

It supports for stickers, geo-location, and other services offered by competing instant messaging applications are currently being decided upon.

Features:
– One to one messaging
– File transfers
– Avatars
– Partial A/V support

The project founder is Mark Winter.

The last version of Antox was released in 2014.

Toxygen

Toxygen

Web site: github.com/toxygen-project/toxygen
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 2016
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Toxygen – a powerful cross-platform Tox client written in pure Python3 with a lot of unique features such as plugins and faux offline file transfers.

Features:
– 1v1 messages
– File transfers
– Audio calls
– Video calls
– Group chats
– Plugins support
– Desktop sharing
– Chat history
– Emoticons
– Stickers
– Screenshots
– Name lookups (toxme.io support)
– Save file encryption
– Profile import and export
– Faux offline messaging
– Faux offline file transfers
– Inline images
– Message splitting
– Proxy support
– Avatars
– Multiprofile
– Multilingual
– Sound notifications
– Contact aliases
– Contact blocking
– Typing notifications
– Changing nospam
– File resuming
– Read receipts

uTox

uTox

Web site: github.com/uTox/uTox
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2017
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μTox – a lightweight TOX client with full support for chat, file transfers, audio/video calling, and desktop sharing (both as video and inline screenshots). It also supports text group chats with audio groups pending the next Toxcore update.

Features:
– Avatars
– Secure person to person conversations:
— Video (Webcam or Desktop sharing)
— Audio
— Text
— Chat History
— Screenshots
– Group chats
— New API support ready.
– File transfers, with inline images support
– Tox URI support (clickable Tox links)
– Emoticons

µTox works on systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and DragonFlyBSD.

The project founder is Gray Hatter.

Jami

Jami

Web site: jami.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: November 2018
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Jami (previously: Ring and SFLphone) – a free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. Jami is completely peer-to-peer and doesn’t require a server for relaying data between users. Jami is a GNU project backed by the Free Software Foundation and distributed under a GPLv3 license. It use state of the art end-to-end encryption with perfect forward secrecy for all communications and comply with the X.509 standard.

Features:
– 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: supports a variety of video input options, including multiple 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 messages 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.

qTox

qTox

Web site: qtox.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: March 2010
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qTox – a chat, voice, video, and file transfer instant messaging client using the encrypted peer-to-peer Tox protocol. Tox is a peer-to-peer instant-messaging and video-calling protocol that offers end-to-end encryption.

qTox provides an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening in.

qTox runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS and FreeBSD and offers text messaging, audio and video calls, screen sharing and file transfers. Additionally it has support for text and audio group chats as well as Identicons as avatars.

Features:
– One to one chat with friends
– Group chats
– File transfers, with previewing of images
– Audio calls, including group calls
– Video calls
– ToxMe and Tox URI support
– Translations in over 30 languages
– Avatars
– Faux offline messages
– History
– Screenshots
– Emoticons
– Auto-updates on Windows and packages on Linux
– And many more options

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.