Dissenter

Dissenter

Web site: dissenter.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, JavaScript
First release: ?
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Dissenter – a free speech web browser that blocks ads and trackers. It creates a digital public square on every URL. Leave your own comments and discover what others have commented in the past. Try it on news articles, blog posts, Wikipedia pages, YouTube links, and even individual tweets. Dissenter is powered by Gab.com, a user-owned social networking platform dedicated to protecting free speech online for all people.

Dissenter is a fast ad-blocking web browser based on the Brave browser. Dissenter Browser aims to reduce the amount of tracking and third-party connections which are made by modern browsers, and disable big tech control over what you can and can’t do. The Dissenter extension is included, allowing you to join a comments section on any URL.

Features:
– Block Big Tech Ads and Trackers – By using Dissenter you’ll be blocking Big Tech ads and trackers, making your browsing experience faster and more secure.
– Comment on any URL – Dissenter creates a comment section on every URL online. Leave a comment on news sites, videos, and more. Easily view comments left by other people and chat with others visiting the same link in real time.
– Customize Your Browser Experience – With the Dissenter New Tab feature you can customize your browsing experience with unique designs, a choice of search engines, and more.

Nyxt

Nyxt

Web site: nyxt.atlas.engineer
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: BSD 3-Clause License, CC BY-SA
Interface: CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2018 ?
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Nyxt – a keyboard-oriented, extensible web-browser designed for power users. Conceptually inspired by Emacs and Vim, it has familiar key-bindings (Emacs, vi, CUA), is fully configurable and extensible in Lisp, and has powerful features for productivity.

Features:
– Fast tab switching – Switch easily between your open tabs via fuzzy search.
– Multiple selection – Commands can accept multiple inputs, allowing you to quickly perform an operation against multiple objects. In the example below we search for penguins, and only open up links that have the text “animal” within them.
– Powerful bookmarks – Bookmark a page with tags. Search bookmarks with compound queries. Capture more data about your bookmarks, and group and wrangle them in any way you like.
– Multi tab search – Search multiple tabs at the same time, and view all the results in a single window. Jump quickly through your open tabs to find what you need.
– History as a tree – History is represented as a tree that you can traverse. Smarter than the “forwards-backwards” abstraction found in other browsers, the tree makes sure you never lose track of where you’ve been.

BitLord

BitLord

Web site: bitlord.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004
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BitLord – a powerful bittorrent client with a built in video player. Stream video and audio torrents (almost) instantly. No need to download the whole torrent. Send the video to your Chromecast – even while streaming (requires a good connection).

Features:
– Download any type of file from torrents
– Stream video and audio torrents
– Clean Material user interface
– Use on Android phone or tablet
– Share files with others
– Integrated player that plays most formats
– Subtitle support
– Wi-Fi-only mode is enabled by default
– Choose what files in torrent to download
– Choose your file download location
– Player remembers playback position

Wickr

Wickr

Web site: wickr.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 2012
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Wickr – a secure messaging apps based on different customer needs: Wickr Me, Wickr Pro, Wickr RAM, and Wickr Enterprise. Wickr mission is to provide a secure communication platform trusted by corporations and teams, across industries, sizes and scale, to manage their most valuable communications. Wickr is an American software companywas founded in 2012 by a group of security experts and privacy advocates.

Wickr Pro – Sign-up, invite your team with the convenient Network Dashboard, and download the app to get your own secure and private Wickr network in minutes. Take control of your most critical communications and data exchanges. On multiple networks? No problem, Wickr has cross-network communications with other Wickr Pro and Wickr Me users.

Wickr Enterprise – Wickr enterprise solution delivers compliance controls right out of the box and seamlessly integrates into your organizations IT workflows – Single Sign On (SSO), Mobile Device Management (MDM), integrations with our WickrAPI and WickrBOT – and for Compliance, into your organization’s secure logging systems.

Wickr RAM – Self-hosted end-to-end encrypted collaboration platform built by Wickr and deployed by USAF & GDIT/ARMA to address the requirements to serve Recall, Alert & Messaging needs.

Wickr Me – Sign-up, download the app, and invite your contacts in minutes. It’s that easy. Take control of your critical communications and personal data. Always anonymous, fully-encrypted and ephemeral.

Use Wickr to:
– Securely exchange critical communications with your team – backed by our patented device-to-device encryption protocols Send secure messages & voice memos Host voice / video / screen sharing collaborations with large room capabilities (# = 50?) & file transfers up to 5GBs Admin controls at your fingertips – manage your secure network globally User verification settings to ensure intended recipients Custom message expiration settings to manage data shelf-life and reduce leakage
– Access Wickr on any device, at your desk or out in the far reaches in the field
– Experience our recently launched Wickr Open Access(™) feature, a ‘smart VPN’ that enables you to connect and collaborate with your team securely without geo or weak wifi challenges.
– Add users outside of your network (Wickr Me users) and easily spin up urgent business critical conversations
– Integrate the tools and services already in your workflow, provided by WickrIO, the gateway to build your own bots and integrations with e.g. Slack// Wickr, Chatter//Wickr, ZenDesk//Wickr, PagerDuty//Wickr, and more

WeChat

WeChat

Web site: wechat.com/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 21, 2011
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WeChat – a messaging and social media app, a lifestyle for over one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play fun games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

Why do over one billion people use WeChat?
– MORE WAYS TO CHAT: Message friends using text, photo, voice, video, location sharing, and more. Create group chats with up to 500 members.
– VOICE & VIDEO CALL: High-quality voice and video calls to anywhere in the world. Make group video calls with up to 9 people.
– REAL-TIME LOCATION: Not good at explaining directions? Share your real-time location with the press of a button.
– MOMENTS: Share your favorite moments. Post photos, videos, and more to your Moments stream.
– TIME CAPSULE (NEW!): Share glimpses of your day. Record short videos to post in your Time Capsule before they disappear in 24 hours.
– STICKER GALLERY: Browse thousands of fun, animated stickers to help express yourself in chats, including stickers with your favorite cartoon and movie characters.
– CUSTOM STICKERS: Make chatting more unique with custom stickers and the new Selfie Stickers feature.
– OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS: Tons of accounts to follow with original content and news for your reading pleasure.
– MINI PROGRAMS: Countless third-party services all within the WeChat app that don’t require additional installation, saving you precious phone storage and time.
– TOP STORIES: See the latest articles your friends are reading and discover all kinds of interesting content.
– GAMES: Have fun and compete with friends in a huge selection of WeChat Mini Games and Tencent Games (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT PAY: Enjoy the convenience of world-leading mobile payment features with WeChat Pay and Wallet (*only available in certain regions).
– WECHAT OUT: Make calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe at super low rates (*only available in certain regions).
– LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Localized in 20 different languages and can translate friends’ messages and Moments posts.
– BETTER PRIVACY: Giving you the highest level of control over your privacy, WeChat is the only messaging app to be certified by TRUSTe.
– AND MUCH MORE: Exercise with friends on WeRun, scan QR codes, and much more.

Trillian

Trillian

Web site: trillian.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freemium, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: July 1, 2000
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Trillian – a free and easy to use instant messaging that works on your desktop and phone. It supports IM services such as: AIM, Bonjour, Facebook Messenger, Google Talk (Hangouts), IRC, XMPP (Jabber), VZ, and Yahoo! Messenger. It also supports social networking sites, such as Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Twitter; email services, such as POP3 and IMAP.

Goals:
– Simple Instant Messaging – Trillian keeps instant messaging simple by not reinventing the wheel or trying to sell you something you don’t need. Advertise your status, send messages to your contacts, and synchronize seamlessly between devices.
– Persistent Group Messaging – Group chats persist on the server so friends who are offline can always catch up easily. You can also assign operator status to groups to help with member management and control topics and permissions.
– File and Image Sharing – Send and receive pictures, files, screen captures, or anything you like. Share documents and spreadsheets in group conversations. Large files can be sent using peer-to-peer technology to ensure maximum speed and efficiency.
– Game Chat – Chat directly in full-screen games using Trillian’s powerful game chat overlay compatible with dozens of OpenGL and Direct3D applications. If you’ve used overlays before in Steam or Discord then you’ll appreciate being able to keep the conversation going in Trillian as well.
– Message History – Messages are stored on your computer so you always have a copy of your past conversations. Our powerful message history viewer comes equipped with searching and filters so you can track down previous chats at a moment’s notice.
– Themes and Emoticons – Themes – including light and dark – and emoticons powered by our friends at JoyPixels let your personalize Trillian any way you’d like. Change colors to suit your particular mood, and always have the right emoji on hand to express what you’re feeling.

It is created by Cerulean Studios.

Slack

Slack

Web site: slack.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript
First release: August 2013
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Slack – a communication platform which offers IRC style features, including persistent chat rooms organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.

Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so you can get more work done, whether you belong to a large enterprise or a small business. Сheck off your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information you need together. Slack is available on any device, so you can find and access your team and your work, whether you’re at your desk or on the go.

Use Slack to:
• Сommunicate with your team and organize your conversations by topics, projects, or anything else that matters to your work
• Message or call any person or group within your team
• Share and edit documents and collaborate with the right people all in Slack
• Integrate into your workflow, the tools and services you already use including Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, Zendesk, and more
• Еasily search a central knowledge base that automatically indexes and archives your team’s past conversations and files
• Сustomize your notifications so you stay focused on what matters

Element

Riot

Web site: element.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web client
License: Apache
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, OjectiveC, Swift, Java, Kotlin
First release: 2016
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Element (previously: Vector and Riot) – a Matrix web client built using the Matrix React SDK. Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized communication, connecting 18M+ users over 45K+ deployments.

Element is officially supported on the web in modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Other browsers may work, however official support is not provided.

Element has several tiers of support for different environments:
– Definition: Issues actively triaged, regressions block the release
– Last 2 major versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on desktop OSes
– Latest release of official Element Desktop app on desktop OSes
– Desktop OSes means macOS, Windows, and Linux versions for desktop devices that are actively supported by the OS vendor and receive security updates

Ricochet

Ricochet

Web site: ricochet.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: June 2014
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Ricochet IM (previously: Torsion IM) – an instant messaging software project developed by John Brooks and later by Invisible.im group.

Ricochet is a different approach to instant messaging that doesn’t trust anyone in protecting your privacy.
– Eliminate metadata. Nobody knows who you are, who you talk to, or what you say.
– Stay anonymous. Share what you want, without sharing your identity and location.
– Nobody in the middle. There are no servers to monitor, censor, or hack.
– Safe by default. Security isn’t secure until it’s automatic and easy to use.

Ricochet uses the Tor network to reach your contacts without relying on messaging servers. It creates a hidden service, which is used to rendezvous with your contacts without revealing your location or IP address. Everything is encrypted end-to-end, so only the intended recipient can decrypt it, and anonymized, so nobody knows where it’s going and where it came from.

Ricochet is an experiment. Security and anonymity are difficult topics, and you should carefully evaluate your risks and exposure with any software.

The latest version 1.1.4 was released November 2016.

RetroShare

RetroShare

Web site: retroshare.cc
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP, P2P Clients, Forums
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2006
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RetroShare – an open-source peer-to-peer communication and file sharing application.

Retroshare establish encrypted connections between you and your friends to create a network of computers, and provides various distributed services on top of it: forums, channels, chat, mail… Retroshare is fully decentralized, and designed to provide maximum security and anonymity to its users beyond direct friends. Retroshare is entirely free and open-source software. It is available on Android, Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Features:
– Chat – Send text and images. Discuss with various people in chat rooms. Express your emotions with the rich smiley set. Use distant chat to securely chat with friends-of-friends.
– Voice and Video – Make free and secure calls with the VoIP plugin. Catch up face to face with a video call.
– Mail – Send encrypted messages to other members of the network. Retroshare can store encrypted messages on friends nodes to deliver messages while you’re offline.
– File sharing – Share files with your friends or with the whole network. Use the search to find files. Retroshare uses swarming similar to BitTorrent, to accelerate the download. This makes it possible to share big files with 1GB or more. Your privacy is protected with anonymous tunnels. Only your direct friends might learn which files you download.
– Forums – you can read and write forum posts offline. This is perfect while you’re on the go. When you have an Internet connection, Retroshare will automatically sync forums with your friends. Decentralized forums are censorship resistant by design.
– Posted – Share your favorite links. See which links others like. Vote and discuss links.
– Channels – Publish files in channels. Subscribe to channels and automatically download the latest files. Comment on files and spread them to your friends.
– Protect your IP with Tor/I2P – Need to hide from Internet surveillance? Can’t connect to your friends because of censorship? Need to bypass nasty firewalls? Use Retroshare over Tor to hide the connection between you and your friends.