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

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.

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.

Linphone

Linphone

Web site: linphone.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, Voip Client
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Java, Python
First release: 2001
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Linphone (Linux phone) – an open source SIP phone for voice/video calls and instant messaging, and is available for mobile and desktop environments (iOS, Android, GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows Desktop, Windows 10 UWP). Linphone features a separation between the user interfaces and the core engine, allowing the creation of various kinds of user interface on top of the same functionalities.

Main features:
– HD audio and video calls
– Multiple call management (pause and resume)
– Call transfer
– Audio conferencing (merge calls into a conference call)
– Call recording and replay (audio only)
– Instant Messaging with message delivery status (IMDN)
– Picture and file sharing
– Chat access during calls
– Contact list
– “Invite your friends” feature
– Call history
– Display of advanced call statistics
– Echo cancellation
– Call quality indicator
– Secure user authentication: md5 / SHA256 digest, TLS client certificates
– SRTP, zRTP and SRTP-DTLS voice and video encryption
– Supported languages: English, French
– Account creation assistant
– Remote provisioning

The user interface frontends are:
– A Qt/QML interface for Windows desktop, macOS and GNU/Linux
– A console interface (linphone-daemon)
– An iPhone application built in objective C
– An Android application running in Java

Signal

Signal

Web site: signal.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2018
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Signal – a messaging app for simple private communication with friends. Signal uses your phone’s data connection (WiFi/3G/4G) to communicate securely, optionally supports plain SMS/MMS to function as a unified messenger, and can also encrypt the stored messages on your phone.

Main functions:
– Conversations: long conversations with friends, regardless of where you live. Signal provides a very useful function of voice calls.
– Group chat: allows you to create encrypted groups, so we can have private conversations with all your friends at once. In this case, both the encrypted messages and the signal server do not have access to any group data such as the members list, title and group icon.
– Sending SMSs: allows you to send free SMS and MMS, but you must have an active internet connection to use this service. In addition, we can set notifications of new messages in the status bar, there is also the option of setting the Enter key to send messages directly.
– Communication history: users have quick access to communication history, which is displayed as a scrolling list.

The application is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC under the GNU GPL 3 license.

Delta Chat

Delta Chat

Web site: delta.chat
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 2018
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Delta Chat – an open source chat application that sends messages via e-mails, encrypted if possible, with Autocrypt. You do not have to sign up anywhere, just use your existing e-mail account with Delta Chat. Delta Chat doesn’t have their own servers but uses the most massive and diverse open messaging system ever: the existing e-mail server network.

Goals:
– Independent of any company or services. You own your data.
– Your data is not saved on a central server unless all users are using the same e-mail servers
– You do not distribute your address book to anyone.
– Fast by the use of Push-IMAP.
– Largest user base – recipients not using Delta Chat can be reached as well.
– Compatible – not only to itself.
– Elegant and simple user interface.
– Distributed system.
– No Spam – only messages of known users are shown by default.
– Reliable – safe for professional use.
– Trustworthy – can even be used for business messages.
– Copyleft and Standards based libre software.

Tresorit

Tresorit

Web site: tresorit.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011

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Tresorit – a proprietary sync, cloud based service which encrypts files using client-side encryption with AES-256 before uploading them. It work seamlessly across offices, and on the road without giving up on security. Upload and access your files with zero-knowledge encryption from any desktop and mobile device using Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and from any browser.

Goals:
– Public key cryptography – Tresorit encrypts every file on your devices before they are uploaded to the cloud applying the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm using 256-bit keys. Your files never get decrypted on Tresorit’s servers.
– Zero-knowledge – Zero-knowledge privacy means that no one, not even Tresorit, can look into the content of your files. Only you and those who you decide to share with can access them.
– Client-side integrity protection – Applying a Message Authentication Code to each file, Tresorit guarantees that the contents of your files cannot be modified without your knowledge, even if somebody hacks our system.

Free edition (Send) for personal usage, and 30 day trial of of other solutions are available.

SugarSync

SugarSync

Web site: www2.sugarsync.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2009

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SugarSync – a proprietary sync tool which lets you work with your documents from your laptop, share entire photo galleries from your phone and collaborate in real time on any device.

Features:
– SugarSync offers an effortless way to access, share, sync and back up all your documents, photos, music and movies across computers and devices
– The protected folders feature ensures you can roll back all files and subfolders within any designated folder to a previous date in time – in one simple process
– SugarSync makes online file sharing a breeze with data security you can count on. Whether you’re sharing one file or an entire folder with hundreds of files, a few clicks is all it takes
– Automatically sync files across computers and platforms, whether PC or Mac
– Your files are transferred securely using TLS (Transport Layer Security) and are stored in the cloud in an encrypted format using 256-bit AES – the same level of protection used for online financial transactions
– SugarSync’s online backup service works quietly in the background without interfering with your productivity
– SugarSync has mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, & Android devices

The application is developed by the J2 Global company located in USA.

MediaFire

MediaFire

Web site: www.mediafire.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, web interface
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006

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MediaFire – an online storage and collaboration company focused on providing the world with a complete and easy-to-use solution for managing their digital stuff online and on the go.

Available for iPhone, Android, OSX, Windows, and Web, MediaFire is the only online storage solution to offer unlimited downloads, download resuming, zero wait times and more, all for free. Upload, download, view, and organize your files with ease and simplicity using MediaFire for Android, BlackBerry, Windows, iPhone, or iPad. Whether it’s your music collection, home videos, your resume, or your important work docs, have them in your pocket whenever you need them.

Goals:
– 10GB Free/Up to 4GB per file
– Unlimited bandwidth & downloads
– Easily share after uploading
– Multiple uploads at once
– Organize with ease
– One-Time Links

ShareFile

ShareFile

Web site: www.sharefile.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, web interface
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2005

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ShareFile – a file sharing, sync solution, secure content collaboration, cloud-based storage, virtual data rooms and client portals. It is a secure, cloud-based platform for businesses to store and share large files.

Goals:
– Securely store, send and sync—without the restrictions
– Seamlessly connect to your content wherever it resides
– Streamline collaboration with customizable workflows and a powerful Office 365 integration
– Gold Star Security
– Encrypt Your Emails
– Legally Binding E-Signatures
– Custom Client Portal
– Streamlined Co-Editing and Co-Authoring

A 30 day trial is available to give it a try.

The ShareFile is build by Jesse Lipson in November 2005, and in October 2011, ShareFile was acquired by Citrix Systems.