Becky! Internet Mail

Becky!

Web site: www.rimarts.co.jp
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: gui
Programing language: C++
First release: 1996
Rating:  star  star  star

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Becky! Internet Mail – an e-mail client developed since 1996. It runs on most of the Windows platform from Windows95 to the latest Windows10. (except Windows Mobile (CE)). It has almost every feature that are needed for e-mail client and has nothing that are only useful for the marketing hype. Its no-nonsense usability is widely supported by not only individual users but also large companies and schools, especially in Japan.

Features:
– You can create multiple mailboxes and multiple profiles for each mailbox.
– It supports POP3, IMAP4, SMTP (with or without SSL).
– You can view and write HTML mail within Becky! using Microsoft IE’s inline component.
– “Template” feature allows you to create templates for everyday’s fixed work, that will incredibly save your time.
– “Reminder” feature allows you to deliver messages from you to you on the scheduled date.
– Filtering manager allows you to create very flexible filtering rule that can contain almost infinite And/Or conditions and various filtering actions.
– “Mailing lists Manager” can manage many mailing list that you have subscribed in one window.
– “Plug-in Interface” allows the third parties to create powerful add-on programs.
– You can bring out your Becky! in your USB memory using “Sync With Portable Media” functionality.
– “Query” feature searches strings in any folders, and this Query result can be saved as a folder.
– “Agents” feature can manage non-urgent work like “Need Reply in Xdays”, “Wait for Reply”, etc.

This is a 30-day free trial version of the application, if you would like to keep using it, you have to purchase a license.

Epic

Epic

Web site: www.epicbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: July 15, 2010
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Epic – a Chromium based, private and secure web browser which blocks ads, trackers, fingerprinting, cryptomining, ultrasound signaling and more. It stops 600+ tracking attempts in an average browsing session. Turn on network privacy with our free VPN (servers in 8 countries).

Epic is a private browser that’s fast, simple and actually works. When you’re using Epic with our encrypted proxy on, your data is encrypted and hidden from the government, from your ISP, from Google, from your employer, and from hundreds of data collectors. On close of Epic, there’s no easily accessible record of your browsing history left on your computer.

Epic blocks fingerprinting scripts and functions like image canvas data access to protect you which no browser extension can do. There is no combination of settings changes and browser addons which provides the same level of protection, let alone the ease and speed of use that Epic does.

Epic shows you who’s tracking you in your other browsers (most likely dozens of data collectors) as well as the trackers Epic blocks at each webpage you visit.

Epic protects you from over one thousand tracking attempts in a typical browsing session. Over a year of browsing it works out to hundreds of thousands of bits of data about you that Epic protects.

The application is developed by Hidden Reflex a company founded by Alok Bhardwaj.

Colibri

Colibri

Web site: colibri.opqr.co
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: November 20, 2016
Rating:  star  star  star

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Colibri – a minimalist, proprietary and free to use web browser without tabs, available for Linux, OS X and Windows platforms.

Colibri Browser is designed to be fast, efficient, and uncluttered. It has the most compact interface of any web browsers. This can only be achieved by removing the Tab Bar. You can browse your favorite websites with the largest view, the least distraction, and the lowest resource usage.

Links is designed to replace tabs, bookmars, and history. You can add any web page to the links for future reference with a single click.Links is persistent and stored on the server.

Lists is designed for grouping and organizing the items in your Links.

Feeds in a new addition to the Colibri Browser that lets you subscribe to web feeds.

Discord

Discord

Web site: discordapp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, React, Elixir
First release: May 13, 2015
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Discord – a proprietary and free to use VoIP client designed for gaming communities, that specializes in text, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. It is built on the Electron framework using web technologies.

The main features of Discord application are:
– Voice chat: Join voice channels and chat with your group
– Real-time messaging: Share video, images, and text in rich chat
– Push notifications: Never miss a thing with @mentions and direct messages
– Instant Invite: Easily add friends to your voice server by sharing the Instant Invite link
– Direct messages: Send one-to-one private messages
– Multiple server support: Manage all your game chat groups in one client
– Organizable channels: Keep discussions on topic through structured communication

TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak

Web site: www.teamspeak.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, FreeBSD (server), iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: April 26, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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TeamSpeak – an internet communicator which uses the VoIP technology for voice and text communication between multiple users of a given server. The messenger is mainly used by players to quickly exchange information in multiplayer games.

The application uses advanced multimedia codecs that guarantee for users high quality of transmitted sound. It also offers useful functions for automatic microphone adjustment, an effective mechanism for eliminating all kinds of noise and echo effects, as well as support for spatial playback of the audio signal.

It also offers ability to create lists of friends and blocked contacts, establish a connection with more than one server at the same time, exchange files between users, support for the most popular control devices for players or an extensive licensing system, allowing convenient management of players within a given server.

TeamSpeak is avaiable to use as a client and a server application and can be installed on most popular platforms.

The original author of the application is Mand’alor Mech The First, and it is developed by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH.

XChat

XChat

Web site: xchat.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Proprietary (for Windows), GPL (for others)
Interface: GUI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: June 29, 1999
Status: Not Active
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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XChat – an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

It has a look and feel similar to AmIRC for the Amiga. Special features include the mIRC extension DCC RESUME and mIRC color, multiple server/channel windows, dialog windows, and a plugin API.

It is possible to write Plugins in C/C++ or scripts in many languages. XChat tends to come with Perl, Python and TCL plugins available but this depends on where you downloaded XChat from or which Linux distribution it came with. The other languages may require installation of a plugin.

The latest version of XChat was released in 2010 so the application is NOT under development.
There is an active fork of XChat called HexChat.

The project developers are: Peter Železný (zed) & Brian Evans (LifeIsPain).

Google Earth

Google Earth

Web site: www.google.com/intl/pl/earth/desktop/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android, Google Chrome, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: June 11, 2001
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Google Earth – a freeware application which displays a digital globe, and lets you see the planet’s surface using a single composited image from a far distance. It lets you view Earth with a combination of satellite photos, aerial images and Street View. Its powerful search engine, a large amount of information and images available, and its intuitive use make it the best way to discover the planet we live on, but also the sky, the Moon and even Mars.

The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard, and sometimes recognize your car parked along the street. A digital elevation model within Google Earth allows you to view the landscape of many geographic areas in 3D.

Features:
– shows 3D building models in some cities, including photorealistic 3D imagery
– fully integrated Street View into Google Earth which displays 360° panoramic street-level photos of select cities and their surroundings
– allows users to zoom below the surface of the ocean and view the 3D bathymetry
– allows users to view stars and other celestial bodies
– Google Mars – a browser application of Google Earth that is a version of the program for imagery of the planet Mars
– Google Moon – a browser application that allows exploration of the moon
– a flight simulator feature was introduced in 2007, but starting with version 4.3, it was given a labeled option in the menu
– Liquid Galaxy – a cluster of computers running Google Earth creating an immersive experience.

The application is available to download and install on Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, can be run inside the Google Chrome web browser and is available as a plug in to a few other web browsers.