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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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.

Puffin

Puffin

Web site: www.puffin.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux (for RaspberryPi), Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2013 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Puffin – a freeware, fast mobile browser which is equipped with the next generation rendering engine, pushing loading speeds to new highs. Once users experience the thrilling speed of Puffin, regular Mobile Internet feels like torture. With Puffin, browsing the web couldn’t be easier. Puffin comes with Adobe Flash Player to play flash content, especially on mobile devices, where Flash was discontinued due to security issuses.

Goals:
– Fast: Puffin speeds up mobile browsing by shifting the workload from the resource-limited devices to the cloud servers, and resource-demanding webpages can run super-fast on your phones or tablets.
– Cloud Protection: All traffic from Puffin app to Puffin server are encrypted, a protection from nearby hackers. It’s safe to use public non-secure WiFi through Puffin, but not safe at all for most browsers.
– Web Gaming: We keep improving our cloud servers, and provide the best web gaming experiences over the cloud.
– Save Your Bandwidth: Puffin uses proprietary compression algorithm to transmit web data to your device, and it can save up to 90% of your bandwidth on regular web browsing. (Please be noted that streaming Flash content or videos requires more bandwidth than the normal usage.)

Whale

Whale

Web site: whale.naver.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2016
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Whale – a freeware, Chromium based web browser developed by a Korean company Naver Corporation. Naver released a variety of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, cartographic robots, and voice recognition secretary.

Whale released in 2016, provides quick search, pop-up, image translation, and especially simplifies searching so that you can solve all the work in one tab.

The Whale web browser features are:
– Omni tasking: WaleSpace has a search index and user-selected content in one window at once, and has been applied to eliminate too many tabs.
– Quick Search: If you want to find words or translations that you do not know in the search results, you can drag the word to display a simple search result. The pop-up window is moved to one side to help you select only what you need, It is said to move by pressing.
– Sidebar: This feature allows you to use QuickSearch and Favorites, extended apps, toolbars, dictionaries, and web pages at the same time as browsers.
– Sling Tab: Tab that allows you to use Naver’s own engine sling.
– Other features: Enhanced security for malicious codes, etc., with technology to save memory and power for smartphone users.

The web browser requires a mobile telephone number for users to register.

QQ Browser

QQ Browser

Web site: browser.qq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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QQ Browser – a freeware, Chromium based web browser develops by Tencent Holdings Limited company, available for Android, MS Windows, Mac OSX and iOS platforms. The browser offers a number of features offered by built-in browsers, such as tabbed windows and integration with other chat platforms.

The first version of QQ Browser was released in November 2011 for Android platform only, a version for the OS X platform was released in March 2012.

Alongside of native version of the application, there is also version for Java platform available too.

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.

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.

Quassel

Quassel

Web site: quassel-irc.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: August 27, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Quassel – a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core — much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical.

Re-attaching your client will show your IRC session in the same state as you left it in (plus whatever happened while you were gone), and this even when you re-attach from a different location. In addition, Quassel IRC can be used like a traditional client, with providing both client and core functionality in one binary. This so-called “Monolithic Client” completely hides the distributed nature, so for a purely local installation, Quassel IRC can be setup very easily.

Quassel IRC is developed for and tested on Linux®, Windows®, and MacOS X®. It should also run on any other platform that is supported by the Qt library. Third-party mobile clients for Android and iOS also exist.

Quassel IRC will have all the features you’d expect from an IRC client nowadays. It also innovates in many areas. For example, the GUI features a dockable nicklist and topic bar, or you can arrange your channel and query buffers in default or custom views, which are also dockable. This means that you can arrange your GUI as you please. The architecture allows for other innovations, such as on-demand creation of log files in custom formats from the backlog.

The core development team currently consists of the following people:
– Manuel “Sputnick” Nickschas
– Marcus “EgS” Eggenberger

Discord

Discord

Web site: discordapp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, React, Elixir
First release: May 13, 2015
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Discord – a proprietary and free to use VoIP client designed for gaming communities, that specializes in text, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. It is built on the Electron framework using web technologies.

The main features of Discord application are:
– Voice chat: Join voice channels and chat with your group
– Real-time messaging: Share video, images, and text in rich chat
– Push notifications: Never miss a thing with @mentions and direct messages
– Instant Invite: Easily add friends to your voice server by sharing the Instant Invite link
– Direct messages: Send one-to-one private messages
– Multiple server support: Manage all your game chat groups in one client
– Organizable channels: Keep discussions on topic through structured communication

TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak

Web site: www.teamspeak.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, FreeBSD (server), iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: April 26, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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TeamSpeak – an internet communicator which uses the VoIP technology for voice and text communication between multiple users of a given server. The messenger is mainly used by players to quickly exchange information in multiplayer games.

The application uses advanced multimedia codecs that guarantee for users high quality of transmitted sound. It also offers useful functions for automatic microphone adjustment, an effective mechanism for eliminating all kinds of noise and echo effects, as well as support for spatial playback of the audio signal.

It also offers ability to create lists of friends and blocked contacts, establish a connection with more than one server at the same time, exchange files between users, support for the most popular control devices for players or an extensive licensing system, allowing convenient management of players within a given server.

TeamSpeak is avaiable to use as a client and a server application and can be installed on most popular platforms.

The original author of the application is Mand’alor Mech The First, and it is developed by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH.