Oysttyer

oysttyer

Web site: github.com/oysttyer/oysttyer
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: Floodgap Free Software License
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Perl
First release: January 21, 2014
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Oysttyer – an interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl. It is a simple fork and replacement of TTYtter.

Notable features are:
– supports shell scripts and cronjobs for managing Twitter updates
– supports user notifications
– supports for Twitter lists
– supports several Twitter-like APIs, compatible with API 1.1
– supports new and old re-tweet functions
– highly extensible through custom built extensions along with several other features

Qutebrowser

Qutebrowser

Web site: qutebrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 14, 2014
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Qutebrowser – a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Qutebrowser can be configured via the UI, the qutebrowser command-line or a Python script. It supports two different rendering engine backends: QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. Qutebrowser optionally uses pdf.js to display PDF files in the browser.

Qutebrowser’s primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler).

KNewsTicker

KNewsTicker
Web site: userbase.kde.org/KNewsTicker
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: ?
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KNewsTicker – a kicker applet for KDE3 and TDE (Trinity) desktops. The application can displays news on a desktop or on a panel as well.

It can scroll news from your favorite news sites, such as lwn.net, /. and freshmeat.net. To achieve this, KNewsTicker requires the news sites to provide a RSS feed to newsitems. KNewsTicker already comes with a selection of good news sources which provide such files.

Netrik

Netrik

Web site: netrik.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Hurd, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: 2000
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Netrik – an advanced and simplistic text-mode WWW browser, similar to w3m or Lynx, focusing on a convenient user interface.

Netrik is Free Software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3.0 (or later), which essentially states that you can do anything with the program and its source code, as long as the result passes on the same freedoms.

Netrik runs on GNU-based systems such as GNU/Linux and GNU Hurd; and with a little extra effort, probably also on other modern UNIX-like systems.

Netrik has quite limited functionality compared to some other text mode browsers, confining its usefulnes as a generic web browser — however, it does come with some unique features too, which often make it more convenient to use in cases where it does work. (Mostly documentation in HTML format; and also some select sites on the internet, such as certain news sites for example.)

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 ?
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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.)

Turpial

Turpial

Web site: turpial.org.ve
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 16, 2010
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Turpial – a light, fast and beautiful microblogging client written in Python which supports 3 different interfaces: Shell, Gtk and Qt.

Turpial is an alternative client for microblogging with multiple interfaces. At the moment it supports Twitter and Identi.ca and works with Gtk and Qt interfaces, but we are still working on more fancy features.

Turpial tries to identify your desktop environment and load the interface that best suit to it. If you use a Gtk based environment then Turpial will load Gtk interface but in a non-Gtk based environment it will load the Qt interface.

Turpial also has desktop integration features like notifications, and themes. It includes convenient features like muting users, and url shorteners.

The project developer is Wil Alvarez.
The last version of Turpial was released in December 2013.

Pino

Pino

Web site: code.google.com/p/pino-twitter/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2010 ?
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Pino – a simple and fast Linux client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala. It uses GTK2 and perfectly integrates into Gnome and XFCE desktops. The goal of the project is to have a tiny, fast and beautiful Twitter client for Linux.

Main features of the application are:
– multi account support
– conversation view
– single instance mode
– option for hiding tray icon
– notification with application icon (for “docks” users)
– fresh statuses color

The last version of Pino was released in 2010.

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004 ?
Rating:  star  star

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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Qataki

Qataki

Web site: chr.tx0.org/qataki
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: The Unlicense
Interface: CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 9, 2010
Rating:  star  star

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Qataki – a command line (CLI) gs.sdf.org/StatusNet/Twitter client.

It’s a shell script that you can use to read/post notices from the command line in a simple manner. Besides that, with qataki you can: reply to posts; retweet notices; search for notices. As you can see there are not fancy features. However, if you feel that something useful lacks, contact me (@chr, gs.sdf.org) or play yourself with the code.

By default gs.sdf.org and Twitter support is enabled. You can use a StatusNet site by creating an alias in a configuration file.

Please note: Twitter used to work some time ago. Currently it is not supported.

Newsbeuter

Newsbeuter

Web site: newsbeuter.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like
License: MIT/X Consortium License
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: January 16, 2007
Rating:  star  star

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Newsbeuter – an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. Newsbeuter’s great configurability and vast number of features make it a perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can be completely controlled via keyboard.

Some of the application features:
– Subscribe to RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds
– Download podcasts
– Freely configure your keyboard shortcuts
– Search through all downloaded articles
– Categorize and query your subscriptions with a flexible tag system
– Integrate any data source through a flexible filter and plugin system
– Automatically remove unwanted articles through a “killfile”
– Define “meta feeds” using a powerful query language
– Synchronize newsbeuter with your bloglines.com account
– Import and exporting your subscriptions with the widely used OPML format
– Freely define newsbeuter’s look’n’feel through free color configurability and format strings
– Keep all your feeds in sync with Google Reader

The project founder is Andreas Krennmair.
The latest version of Newsbeuter 2.9 was released in 2015.