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.

GNUMail

GNUMail

Web site: www.collaboration-world.com/gnumail/ (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C
First release: 2001
Rating:  star  star  star

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GNUMail – an official GNUstep mail application and a clone of NeXT’s Mail.app. This is a fork of the original project that has several years without activity.

It uses the GNUstep development framework (or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc.).

Features:
– Supported protocols: POP3 (with APOP support), IMAP4 and UNIX; SMTP
– Supports TLS with all protocols
– Mail spool file support for receiving
– File formats for local saving: Maildir, Berkeley mbox
– Filters for incoming and outgoing mail which support regular expressions
– Thread Arcs for email thread visualization and navigation
– Find Panel supporting regular expressions
– Ability to add custom mailheaders
– Native support for PGP/GPG encryption

The project developers:
– 2001-2003 Ludovic Marcotte, Ujwal S. Sathyam, Jonathan B. Leffert, Francis Lachapelle and others
– 2003-2007 Ludovic Marcotte, Ujwal S. Sathyam
– 2011-2018 German Arias, Yavor Doganov, Sebastian Reitebnach, Riccardo Mottola and others

Adium

Adium

Web site: www.adium.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger, IRC Clients
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C, Cacao
First release: September 28, 2001
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Adium – a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, XMPP (Jabber), ICQ, IRC and more. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services (see further down for the list) and then chat with other people using those services.

The main features of Adium are:
– Open Source, so everyone can see how Adium works and help improve it.
– Support for a wide range of different Instant Messaging services
– A delightful UI: Tabbed chat windows
– Mac OS X integration: Address Book integration and WebKit Message View: Theme your chat windows
– Combined Contacts: Merge your contacts so that each one represents a person, not an account
– A sophisticated events system including support for visual notifications via Growl and OS X’s Notification Center
– OTR Encryption
– File Transfer
– Xtras and many, many other customization options
– A beautiful icon, the “Adiumy” duck
– Translations: Adium speaks 27 different languages

Adium supports protocols such as:
– XMPP (including Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and LiveJournal services)
– OSCAR (including AIM and ICQ)
– Twitter
– Bonjour
– IRC
– Novell GroupWise
– IBM Sametime
– Gadu-Gadu

Adium also supports protocols via plugins:
– Skype & Skype for Business Server
– Telegram
– QQ
– Steam chat
– NateOn

The project founder is Adam Iser.

Safari

Safari

Web site: www.apple.com/safari/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: BSD, EULA, LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Objective-C
First release: January 7, 2003
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Safari – a web browser developed by Apple Inc. based on the WebKit engine and is available for Mac OS X and iOS operating systems.

First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003, on the company’s OS X operating system, it became Apple’s default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther”. The native browser of iOS is also called Safari, but has a different graphical user interface (GUI) and uses a different WebKit version and application programming interface (API).

A version of Safari for the Microsoft Windows operating system was first released on June 11, 2007, and supported Windows XP Service Pack 2, or later, but it has been discontinued. Safari 5.1.7, released on May 9, 2012, is the last version available for Windows.

Apple’s internet browser, and it is only compatible with Mac computers, iPhones and iPads. It isn’t as versatile as browsers like Firefox and Chrome because it isn’t compatible with other operating systems, which is why it didn’t score high enough to be our top pick. Still, it is fast and easy to use, and it syncs your browser settings across all your Apple devices. However, Safari isn’t as customizable as other web browsers.

Some of Safari goals are:
– Native support for Netflix and plays HTML5 video everywhere it’s available
– Can browse for up to two hours longer than other web browsers
– Stop auto-play videos
– Defending your online privacy and security
– Intelligent Tracking Prevention
– Sandboxing provides built-in protection against malicious code and malware by restricting what websites can do
– Using Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information
– Helps protect you against fraudulent Internet sites and those that harbor malware — before you visit them
– Pay easily and securely with Apple Pay
– Surf seamlessly across all your devices

The Safari screenshot source is Wikipedia; author: silverstripe.com; license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported