The Lounge

The Lounge

Web site: thelounge.chat
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: MIT
Interface: Web browser
Programing language: JavaScript, Vue
First release: 2015
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The Lounge – a modern, web based, self-hosted IRC client.

Features:
– Modern features brought to IRC. Push notifications, link previews, new message markers, and more bring IRC to the 21st century.
– Always connected. Remains connected to IRC servers while you are offline.
– Cross platform. It doesn’t matter what OS you use, it just works wherever Node.js runs.
– Responsive interface. The client works smoothly on every desktop, smartphone and tablet.
– Synchronized experience. Always resume where you left off no matter what device.
– Multi-user support. Supports multiple user accounts. Share your server with your friends.
– Free and open-source. The Lounge is open source and licensed under the MIT license.

Newsboat

Newsboat

Web site: newsboat.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2007
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Newsboat – an RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. RSS and Atom are a number of widely-used XML formats to transmit, publish and syndicate articles, for example news or blog articles. Newsboat is designed to be used on text terminals on Unix or Unix-like systems such as GNU/Linux, BSD or macOS.

Its interface draws inspiration from mutt and slrn.

Newsboat is a fork of abandoned Newsbeuter.

NewsBlur

NewsBlur

Web site: newsblur.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Android, iOS, Web browser
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2009
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NewsBlur – an American company which provides RSS personal news service via a web browser and mobile applications for Android and iOS. With first-class iOS, Android, and web apps, NewsBlur is an easy and organized way to read the news wherever you are. Sharing and talking about the news is not only fun, but allows you to break out of your routine and embrace the serendipity of your friends’ tastes. Even if your friends aren’t NewsBlur users, they can keep up with what you’re reading through a public blog of all the stories you’ve shared, including your comments.

Features:
• Synchronizes with NewsBlur servers so keep your stories and read/unread status consistent
• Read all of your news subscriptions (RSS feeds)
• Read while offline and re-sync read and saved stories when online again.
• Share and comment on the news with friends
• Multiple device support (Web, Android, iOS)
• Meet new people who share the same interests
• Collapsible folders
• Save stories
• Dark mode for night time reading
• Multiple viewing options for stories
• Training your feeds – Hide the stories you don’t like and highlight the stories you do.
• River of news – show stories from several different feeds in a single view

NewsBlur is free on the web, iPad, iPhone, and Android. By subscribing to a premium account, you support a growing service and unlock a few restrictions.

Rclone

Rclone

Web site: rclone.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Plan9, Solaris, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Go
First release: July 2014
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Rclone – a command line program to manage files on cloud storage. It is a feature rich alternative to cloud vendors’ web storage interfaces. Over 40 cloud storage products support rclone including S3 object stores, business & consumer file storage services, as well as standard transfer protocols.

Rclone has powerful cloud equivalents to the unix commands rsync, cp, mv, mount, ls, ncdu, tree, rm, and cat. Rclone’s familiar syntax includes shell pipeline support, and –dry-run protection. It is used at the command line, in scripts or via its API.

Virtual backends wrap local and cloud file systems to apply encryption, caching, compression chunking and joining.

Rclone mounts any local, cloud or virtual filesystem as a disk on Windows, macOS, linux and FreeBSD, and also serves these over SFTP, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP and DLNA.

Rclone is widely used on Linux, Windows and Mac. Third party developers create innovative backup, restore, GUI and business process solutions using the rclone command line or API.

Rclone does the heavy lifting of communicating with cloud storage.

Features:
– Transfers:
** MD5, SHA1 hashes are checked at all times for file integrity
** Timestamps are preserved on files
** Operations can be restarted at any time
** Can be to and from network, e.g. two different cloud providers
** Can use multi-threaded downloads to local disk
– Copy new or changed files to cloud storage
– Sync (one way) to make a directory identical
– Move files to cloud storage deleting the local after verification
– Check hashes and for missing/extra files
– Mount your cloud storage as a network disk
– Serve local or remote files over HTTP/WebDav/FTP/SFTP/dlna
– Experimental Web based GUI

Mattermost

Mattermost

Web site: mattermost.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL, Apache 2.0, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Go, JavaScript
First release: October 2, 2015
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Mattermost – a flexible, open source messaging platform and secure workplace that enables secure team collaboration. To use this app, you need a URL for a Mattermost server. The project is maintained and developed by Mattermost Inc.

Features:
– Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide
– Easily share and view image files
– Connect in-house systems with webhooks and Slack-compatible integrations
– Real-time collaboration on all your devices
– Secure, self-hosted, and scalable messaging
– Communicate seamlessly
– Engineered for demanding requirements
– Accelerate workflows with integrated tools
– Administer with full control over your data

Threema

Threema

Web site: threema.ch
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, IM
Platform: Android, iOS, Web client
License: AGPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Objective-C, Java
First release: December 2012
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Threema – a secure messenger which keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations, and governments. Threema can be used completely anonymously, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use Threema from your Desktop.

Features:
– Text and Voice Messages – Quickly and conveniently send text messages. If you don’t have the time to type, voice messages come in handy.
– Groups and Distribution Lists – Groups and distribution lists allow to send messages to multiple recipients at once. Groups are managed in a strictly decentralized manner. Except the group members themselves, no one – not even Threema – knows who is member of a group.
– Threema Web: Conveniently Chat from the Desktop – Thanks to Threema Web, chatting from the desktop is just as secure as using the Threema app on your phone. You have full access to your entire chat history as well as all contacts and media files. Threema Web is open source.
– Share Files, Media, and Locations – Use Threema to send any type of file. Just like text messages, files are end-to-end encrypted, of course.
– Handy Poll Feature – Create polls in no time to gather the other group members’ opinions in an efficient manner.
– Voice and Video Calls – Place calls without revealing your phone number. Threema calls are end-to-end encrypted and thus tap-proof. They impress with crystal-clear voice quality and brilliant video quality.

Threema is developed by the Swiss company Threema GmbH.

Beaker Browser

Beaker Browser

Web site: beakerbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: August 1, 2017
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Beaker Browser – an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. It adds new APIs for building hostless applications while remaining compatible with the rest of the Web. It is an open-source application in development by Blue Link Labs.

Features:
– Deploy instantly – Create a new Hyperdrive site with one click.
– Co-host sites – Reduce costs and help keep sites online using peer-to-peer hosting.
– Build p2p apps – New Web APIs make building peer-to-peer apps easier than ever.
– Explore files – Hyperdrive is a fully-featured filesystem which you can explore.
– Run commands – Browse the Web and get work done with the integrated terminal.
– Edit source – The integrated editor lets you work side-by-side with your page.

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.

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.).

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.