TenFourFox

TenFourFox

Web site: www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: OS X
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2010
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TenFourFox – a Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox.

TenFourFox is not only compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, but it is also build and specially optimized for G3, G4 or G5, add AltiVecTM JPEG, HTML and WebM decoding acceleration for G4 and G5 Macintoshes, and soup up JavaScript performance with IonPower, our best-in-class just-in-time PowerPC script compiler.

Features:
– Based on Mozilla Firefox ESR 45
– Supports most Firefox add-ons and extensions
– Current with Firefox security and encryption
– Enhanced for G4 and G5 with AltiVec-accelerated image, video and HTML processing
– PowerPC JavaScript just-in-time compilation
– Compatible with all G3, G4 and G5 Power Macs with 10.4 or 10.5

The project developer is Cameron Kaiser.
The project offers Classilla as well, a fork of Mozilla Application Suite for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS 8.6.

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.

BitchX

BitchX

Web site: bitchx.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: May 1994
Rating:  star  star  star

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BitchX – a free software text-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX-like systems.

BitchX began as a script by Trench and HappyCrappy for the popular UNIX IRC client ircII. Around Christmas of 1994 the script was patched directly into the client by Colten Edwards (panasync).

As BitchX was developed over the years it both developed its own large set of unique features, as well as acquiring many features from EPIC (another popular ircII offshoot).

Features:
– Works out-of-the box.
– Fully configurable and themable.
– Extended ircII scripting functionality.
– Built-in bot-like channel management functionality.
– Built-in mass commands and tools.
– Extended set of DCC commands and built-in CDCC/XDCC file offering.

Franz

Franz

Web site: meetfranz.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache-2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2017 (?)
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Franz – a free and open-source messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. It combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts,GroupMe, Skype and many more.

Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts all at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

Franz 5 offers built in service synchronization.

The extensive plugin architecture of Franz 5 allows you add and create unlimited services to adapt Franz a 100% to your your needs – not the other way around.

Franz 5 is open-source licensed under the Apache-2.0 License.

The project developer is Stefan Malzner.

Anatine

Anatine

Web site: github.com/sindresorhus/anatine
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 5, 2016
Rating:  star  star  star

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Anatine – an application which is based the Mobile Twitter site, but modifies a lot of things and makes it more usable on the desktop.

It is a lightweight, cross platform Twitter client that runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It features include: offers multiple keyboard shortcuts, provides a beautiful dark mode. It also supports running in the background after closing the application.

The project founder is Sindre Sorhus.

Roccat

Roccat

Web site: runecats.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Unknown
First release: 2006
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Roccat – the WebKit rendering engine based web browser designed for OS X and iOS, currently being developed by Runecats.

It offers features such as:
– VisiTabs which gives a preview of the Web site in the tab
– Navigate Launchers- assign letters or words to navigate to Web pages, there are already many preloaded ones
– Ad-Remover built within the engine
– Great internal engine effects, purple glows on inputs, hold down on text field for 5 seconds for them to enlarge
– Email-Previewer; tells you when a link is an email link and tells you the link
– Change User Agents- View sites which need other browser, view Apple’s

Rainbow Stream

Rainbow Stream

Web site: github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: May 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Rainbow Stream – a terminal based Twitter Client with real-time tweetstream, compose, search, favorite, and much more fun directly from terminal.

This application is built on the Python Twitter Tools and the Twitter API, and runs on Python (2.7.x and 3.x).

Features:
– you can now display tweeted images directly on the terminal
– while your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet, etc. directly from your console
– Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes, you can switch themes with the theme command and customize themes as you please

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Web site: microsoft.com/ie
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X, Windows, Xbox
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 1995
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Internet Explorer (formerly: Microsoft Internet Explorer, MSIE) – a web browser, a product of the American company Microsoft. Internet Explorer in a Windows version is developed on base of the Mosaic code purchased from Spyglass. The program was officially presented on August 23, 1995.

Up to version 6, Internet Explorer was a set of three modules – a web browser, e-mail program and news reader. The last two modules were in the form of one program called Outlook Express. An important feature of Internet Explorer is the open nature of the program, thanks to which third companies can create so-called plugins that extend the functionality of the browser.

Internet Explorer is developed only in a version for MS Windows operating system, there were also versions for other platforms – including Mac OS and Mac OS X (based on Tasman engine, in 2003 the development of IE for these systems was discontinued) and Solaris and HP-UX (discontinued in 2001).

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
Rating:  star  star  star

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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).

Sleipnir

Sleipnir
Web site: blog.sleipnirbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Unknown
First release: Unknown
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Sleipnir – a web browser that supports two rendering engines Trident and Webkit and supports technologies such as CSS 3 and HTML 5, the Webkit engine is enabled as default. The main advantage of the program is the Fenrir Pass service, which enables synchronization of browser data between different computers and portable (mobile) devices. Thanks to this service, users can transfer configuration settings of the browser along with all the documentation (favorite sites, phone numbers, etc.).

The browser has also a RSS feed reader, which stores data in the local environment what lets users browse and read RSS news faster than other readers. It also offers documents translation, supports mouse gestures and actions, and also has a fast search engine of popular Google, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube websites.

Users can also customize appearance of the browser’s graphical interface by changing its skin and other graphics elements. Sleipnir also supports plugins and user scripts. Browsing web pages using this browser is very convenient, especially in full-screen mode. In addition, it enables grouping cards, editing CSS styles, viewing source code, supporting social networking sites, creating screenshots, as well as importing data from other web browsers. The JavaScript and ActiveX controles are also supported, but cen be turned off if required.

The Sleipnir web browser is developed by Fenrir Inc. company, located in Japan.