The Bat!

The Bat!

Web site: www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Delphi
First release: March 1997
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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The Bat! – a secure desktop email client for Windows, built to protect your correspondence against third-parties.

The Bat! protects your information through multiple encryption streams, with the option to keep all information encrypted on you disk, and to protect emails during communication using end-to-end encryption (E2EE). The Bat! can work without global email providers that keep your messages in the cloud, where they can be stolen. The Bat! keeps your emails on your computer to make them private. The Bat! blocks malicious code and tracking pixels that spread via email. This is a way to protect from email hacking.

The Bat! email program is able to process and store an unlimited number of messages and has no restriction on the number of email accounts accessible via IMAP, POP, MAPI protocols. The Bat! is a perfect multiple email account manager – allows you to quickly access all your email accounts in one place. The Bat! is a safe, robust and reliable mail application. It handles very large message bases quickly and with small memory footprint.

You can download for free (no registration required) and use unregistered copy of The Bat! mail software app for evaluation purposes for one period of 30 days. During this period you should either purchase a registered license or stop using The Bat! program, according to the EULA.

iCab

iCab

Web site: www.icab.de
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: February 19, 1999
Rating:  star  star  star

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iCab – an alternative web browser for the Apple Mac with numerous useful features not found in other browsers.

In the past, the application was equipped with its own rendering engine for displaying web pages. The original version was created on the TOS platform (Atari ST) and was called Crystal Atari Browser, so now, after transferring the application to the Mac OS platform, it is called “iCAB”.

Main features:
– Filtering advertising banners and much more – iCab can block undesirable content, like ads and pop-up windows.
– Kiosk mode – iCab will cover the whole screen and all other applications are blocked.
– Download manager – Files and even whole web pages can be downloaded to access the content off-line at your convenience, without having to go online again.
– Source code manager – iCab can display the source code of a page itself or open it in an Text Editor.
– Windows and tabs – you can easily decide if a link or bookmark is opened in a new window or tab, in the background or foreground.
– HTML pages can be stored in a compact ZIP-file, including all images of the page.
– iCab can warn the user when visiting sites known for Malware or Phishing.
– It is highly configurable.

iCab is shareware and costs $10 / 10 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.

The project developer is Alexander Clauss.