TeamTalk

TeamTalk

Web site: bearware.dk
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers, Conferencing, Desktop sharing
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2003
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TeamTalk – a software conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information. During a conference people can talk using their microphone, see other people using their webcams, share files, show desktop applications, play music, etc.

Unlike other popular conferencing applications TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server. This means you do not depend on a third party to host your conferences. In other words you’re in complete control of your community and can choose who can participate.

TeamTalk supports multiple video sessions so it’s possible to see video of every user in a channel.
Any application running on your computer’s desktop can be shared with other users. This can be used for doing online presentations.
File sharing – users can see which files can be downloaded in the channel they’re participating in. Each file is listed with a name, its size and who uploaded the file.

The TeamTalk client application contains a list of publicly available TeamTalk servers which you can connect to and use freely. Some might, however, prefer to run their own server and for this TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server available for both Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Running your own TeamTalk server allows you to configure exactly how you want your server to look and who should have access to it.

QuteCom

QuteCom

Web site: qutecom.org (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: June 25, 2005
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QuteCom (previously: WengoPhone) – a free, open source software SIP-compliant VoIP client developed by the QuteCom (previously OpenWengo).

The application is available for Windows, Linux, OS X and Windows Mobile. It allows users to make free phone calls over the Internet from one computer to other with SIP compatible software. You can also make calls to landlines or mobile phones, send SMS messages and make video calls. These functions are not associated with any specific SIP provider, and therefore can be used with any provider on the market.

The application is not under development any more, and the last version was released in 2011.

ooVoo

ooVoo

Web site: oovoo.com/oovoo/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2007
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ooVoo – a free video chatting and messaging app that was launched back in 2007. It was one of the first apps that introduced the feature of video calling to the internet. ooVoo first launched its application for Microsoft Windows and then gradually released its applications for Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows Phone, and Facebook.

ooVoo’s Chains is a community driven platform that allows you to create unique contents and share with a large group of unified creators. The app with it’s cutting-edge technology supports uninterrupted HD video calling with upto 8 people simultaneously from anywhere around the world even with LTE network.

The project is developed by ooVoo LLC and owned by Krush Technologies, LLC.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

Web site: hangouts.google.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 2013
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Google Hangouts (formerly known as Google Talk) – a free messenger for traditional text and video chat using a microphone and a webcam.

Google Hangouts takes users to a whole new dimension, enabling photo and emoticon support as well as video calls. The program allows you to send photos and emoticons, and also allows you to send messages to people who are not available at the moment.

Google Hangouts Messenger automatically recognizes and imports contacts from your Google Account.

Features:
• Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
• Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.

ToTok

ToTok

Web site: totok.ai
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android
License: ?
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March ?
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ToTok – a free, fast and secure application for Android users which offers unlimited HD video and voice calls.

Features:
– Unlimited high-quality audio and video calling enhanced through AI technology
– Fast and seamless chatting experience with your family and friends
– Send voice messages, stickers, GIFs, photos, videos, location, files, and much more
– Make the most of 10,000-person group chats and 20-person group video calls
– Retouch filter for video calls
– Customize your chats with ToTok’s selected wallpapers or any static or motion pictures stored on your device
– Delete sent messages

The project founder is Giacomo Ziani.

TRIfA

TRIfA

Web site: github.com/zoff99/ToxAndroidRefImpl
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2017
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TRIfA – an open source, a Tox reference implementation for Android and a Tox client for Android. It uses the peer-to-peer Tox protocol.

To get offline messages for your TRIfA App, install ToxProxy on your RaspberryPi and leave it running at home.

Venom

Venom

Web site: github.com/naxuroqa/Venom
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface:
Programing language: ?
First release: October 1, 2013
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Venom – a modern Tox client for the GNU/Linux desktop.

Features:
– Encrypted profiles
– Secure, private messaging
– Read receipts
– Contact aliases
– Customizable avatars
– Emojis +1
– File transfers
– Screenshot sharing
– Group chats
– Socks5 Proxy support
– Spell checking
– Sound notifications
– Faux offline messaging
– Voice and video chat

Toxer

Toxer

Web site: gitlab.com/Toxer/toxer-desktop
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Qt (?)
First release: 2017
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Toxer – a messenger user interface for desktop systems. Toxer provides a Qt/QML basis to create gorgeous looking Tox applications.
The Toxer user interface is written in awesome QML presentation language.

Toxer comes with two layouts and lets you select your favorite color environment.

The project founder is Nils Fenner.

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.

MiniTox

MiniTox

Web site: github.com/hqwrong/minitox
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: November 2018
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MiniTox – a minimal client written for toxcore. It’s an example of tox client implementation and also a toy which new developers coming to tox can play and start with, therefore getting familiar with the project.

Features:
– Single file and small code base;
– Fully standalone (No 3rd library needed, only rely on toxcore and system C library);
– Covered most APIs of friend & group, and more to come;
– Fun to play with (colored text, async REPL, etc.).