Paltalk

Paltalk

Web site: paltalk.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, web browser
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: June 1998
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Paltalk – a global video chat community application with chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room. Whether you want to live chat anonymously about politics, sports, lifestyle, health, sing karaoke or simply chill out. Relieve your boredom while making new friends from around the world. Talk Sports, Gaming, Sing Karaoke, watch live music & DJ’s – Live chat anonymously about any subject you can think of; from animals to elections.

Paltalk allows users to quickly and easily find other users live chatting about a broad range of subjects with strangers and friends:
* Talk politics: Biden or Trump?
* Talk health issues; Share tips on how to stay healthy.
* Learn a new language with other users.

Features:
– Unlimited Video Cams – Browse through Paltalk’s 5,000+ public chat rooms and join the conversation.
– Public Group Chat Rooms – Browse through Paltalk’s 5,000+ public chat rooms and join the conversation.
– Conversations – Video chat and message your friends and family privately and instantly, outside of chat rooms. Video chat while you text, text while you video chat.
– MediaPal – Post YouTube and SoundCloud clips in chatrooms so everyone can watch and listen together.
– Cross-Platform – Access Paltalk on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Kindle.
– Gifts and Stickers – Send a gift to break the ice with a new pal or an entire chatroom. Use our fun collection of stickers to communicate with friends.

ICQ

ICQ

Web site: icq.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Web
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Objective-C, Java
First release: November 15, 1996
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ICQ – a convenient and easy to use messenger service. It offers application clients for mobile devices such as Android and iOS, and desktop machines which works under Linux, OS X and MS Windows, and a web browser client as well.

Features:
– securely encrypted calls
– high-quality video calls
– speech-to-text for voice messages
– ability to create your own stickers
– animated 3D masks and video calls
– groups and channels
– chat synchronization across all devices

The project started and was developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996, the client was bought by AOL in 1998, and then by Mail.Ru Group in 2010.

Gadu-Gadu

Gadu-Gadu

Web site: gg.pl
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 15, 2000
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Gadu-Gadu – a light and friendly application for daily private and corporate communication. It uses a proprietary protocol that features include status messages, file sharing, VoIP, and formatting and embedding images in messages.

Features:
– Chat on the computer and on the phone. You can also chat in the browser without installing the app (available on the desktop version).
– Chat in a conference. Send files and photos, and when you have no one to talk to, randomize the interlocutor.
– Free chat archive and contact finder. The best animated emoticons.
– No matter what device you use the GG. You always have access to the same contact list and conversation archive. Encrypted connections guarantee the security and confidentiality of your conversations.
– Free GG Chat on Your Website – You are not in front of the computer? Serve it in the mobile GG.

Gadu-Gadu is developed by GG Network S.A., Warsaw, Poland, but the company is wholly owned by the South African media company Naspers.

Silent Circle

Silent Circle

Web site: silentcircle.com/products-and-solutions/silent-phone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2012
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Silent Circle – an end-to-end encrypted voice, video, messaging, file transfer, and more VoIP application software. Silent Phone makes sure your conversations are 100% private and that you’re connected only to your intended party. All encryption is done on device. Silent Phone is easy to deploy and manage in an enterprise environment. It requires no end-user training. It supports SSO, SIEM systems, and can be deployed via MDM.

Features:
– It hosts a global network of servers to make sure that your calls connect wherever you are.
– Silent Phone’s powerful Security Words let you verify your own security.
– Handle multiple calls at once with ease. Silent Phone shows you all your calls in one place.
– Hear and be heard clearly with Silent Phone’s HD quality voice and video.
– Messages you send are automatically deleted on all devices after the burn timer has expired.
– You can select a message for immediate destruction at any time.
– Silent Phone makes it quick and easy to record and send a voice memo.
– Most conference calling products mix the conference audio in the cloud, risking your secrets. Silent Phone mixes the conference on device.
– Keep everyone in the loop by creating a secure text channel with your entire team.
– Call or message your team members directly from the contacts app on your phone.

Linkus

Linkus

Web site: yeastar.com/unified-communications/linkus-softphone/
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006
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Linkus – a VoIP client software available for Android and iOS mobile devices, and Windows and OS X as desktop applications. With Linkus Softphone App, all the features of a desk phone can be realized by your mobile device and desktop.

Features:
– Make and receive enterprise VoIP calls over your Wi-Fi or mobile data networks to lower mobile voice charges
– One number reach to conceal your personal mobile phone number and ensure unified corporate identity
– Set up flexible ring strategy for Linkus and the desktop phone
– Select different outbound routes for different destinations (local/long-distance/international, etc.)
– Corporate directory integration with lookup and visual status indicator (available/unavailable/busy)
– Configurable PBX features including Call Transfer, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, DND, and Ring Timeout
– Support Push Notifications to alert users of incoming calls while conserving energy

Tango

Tango

Web site: tango.me
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2009 ?
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Tango – a messaging platform developed by TangoME, Inc. which was founded in September 2009 by Uri Raz and Eric Setton. It lets you make video calls, voice calls, texting, photo sharing, and games.

It can be managed via application on Android, iOS or via a web browser.

LINE

LINE

Web site: line.me
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows, Web (chrome extension)
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 2012
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LINE – a free messaging, convenient memos, and screen capture made easy LINE reshapes communication around the globe, allowing you to enjoy free messaging wherever you find yourself. LINE is available for a variety of smartphone devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Nokia) and even your PC.

Features:
– Send free one-on-one and group texts to your friends anytime, anywhere.
– Free international voice and video calls make it easy to stay connected.
– Share exactly how you’re feeling by choosing from over 10,000 stickers and emoticons.
– LINE lets you share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts, and location information in the moment.
– Follow the official accounts of your favorite artists, celebrities, brands, and TV shows for exclusive news, promotions, and more.
– Exchange stories with your close friends by sharing texts, photos, videos, and stickers on your Timeline.
– Save your favorite messages, photos, and videos in Keep. Save time finding files and easily share your stuff with friends.
– Quickly add friends using the “Shake It!” function, a QR code, or a LINE ID.
– Share unforgettable moments directly from chats via live video.
– Make your chats even better with cute filters and effects.
– Play free Face Play games with a friend from a video call or chat.
– Share screenshots from the game in chats or on Timeline and other social media.
– Check out LINE TODAY for the latest news on current events, sports, and entertainment. Plus, find videos, live broadcasts, fun community content, and much more.
– OpenChat is an online space where you can meet new friends with similar interests and share fun news and information. (Available only in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.)

Google Duo

Google Duo

Web site: duo.google.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Web
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 2016
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Google Duo – a high quality video calling application. It’s simple, reliable, and works across Android and iOS phones and tablets, smart devices, and on the web. Google Duo replaced Google Hangouts applications.

Features:
– Make calls between Android and iOS – Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or on the web, you can stay in touch with Duo.
– Group call with up to 12 people – Bring together all the people who matter most, even when you’re apart, with group calling. Duo now supports 12 people in group video calls.
– Send video and voice messages, photos, and more – Short on time or your friends can’t pick up? Leave a personalized video message with fun effects, or share voice messages, photos, notes, and emojis.
– Low Light Mode – Duo lets you make video calls even in poor lighting conditions.
– Voice calling -Make voice-only calls to your friends when you can’t chat over video.

Cloud Softphone

Cloud Softphone

Web site: cloudsoftphone.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2008 ?
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Cloud Softphone – a B2B UCaaS platform that lets you implement advanced front-end functionality into your existing phones, mobile devices, and web browsers. The application is developed by Acrobits, a privately owned software development company, based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Features:
– Cloud Softphone seamlessly supports the major Class 5 platforms available.
– Cloud Softphone lets you deliver infinite provisioning methods that encompasses high security standards and automation through credentials, QR codes, and mobile phone numbers using: Google OAuth 2.0, MSISDN, Credentials, Office365, QR Code.
– High-quality communications start with Cloud Softphone. Offer crystal-clear calling, texting, and video chatting that takes advantage of the latest audio and video codecs.
– Native Mobile and webRTC Support. Deliver more than just a mobile experience. Cloud Softphone supports desktop operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows and many of the most popular browsers.
– Cloud Softphone can automatically upload your smartphone contacts, detect web phone numbers, and act as a click to call tool.

Zfone

Zfone

Web site: zfoneproject.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006
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Zfone – a secure VoIP phone software product which lets you make encrypted phone calls over the Internet. Its principal designer is Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP, the most widely used email encryption software in the world. Zfone uses a new protocol called ZRTP, which has a better architecture than the other approaches to secure VoIP.

Features:
– Doesn’t depend on signaling protocols, PKI, or any servers at all. Key negotiations are purely peer-to-peer through the media stream
– Interoperates with any SIP/RTP phone, auto-detects if encryption is supported by other endpoint
– Available as a “plugin” for existing soft VoIP clients, effectively converting them into secure phones
– Available as an SDK for developers to integrate into their VoIP applications
– IETF has published the protocol spec as RFC 6189, and source code is published

Zfone runs on Windows XP and Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Zfone will encrypt audio and video for Apple iChat calls on Mac OS X. Zfone has been tested with these VoIP clients: X-Lite, Gizmo (audio, no video yet), XMeeting, Google Talk VoIP client, Yahoo Messenger’s VoIP client (for audio), Magic Jack, and SJphone. It does not work with Skype.