Pino

Pino

Web site: code.google.com/p/pino-twitter/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2010 ?
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Pino – a simple and fast Linux client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala. It uses GTK2 and perfectly integrates into Gnome and XFCE desktops. The goal of the project is to have a tiny, fast and beautiful Twitter client for Linux.

Main features of the application are:
– multi account support
– conversation view
– single instance mode
– option for hiding tray icon
– notification with application icon (for “docks” users)
– fresh statuses color

The last version of Pino was released in 2010.

Corebird

Corebird

Web site: corebird.baedert.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2013
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Corebird – a modern and native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.

It features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites, filtering of tweets, full text search, sharing images, tweeting, direct messages, following and unfollowing other accounts, searches and clickable hashtags. Corebird is able to manage multiple Twitter accounts.

The project founder is Timm Bäder.

Geary

Geary

Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala, GTK+
First release: May 4, 2012
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Geary – a free and ope source email application built around conversations, for the GNOME 3 desktop. It allows you to read, find and send email with a straightforward, modern interface. It is written in Vala, which is based on WebKitGTK+. The project originally was developed by the Yorba Foundation (Adam Dingle is the Yorba founder) and then been adopted by the GNOME project.

Features:
– Quick email account setup
– Shows related messages together in conversations
– Fast, full text and keyword search
– Full-featured HTML and plain text message composer
– Desktop notification of new mail
– Compatible with Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com and other IMAP servers

Geary internally uses an SQLite database to store a local copy of emails and for indexing. It uses a fully asynchronous GObject-based IMAP client library. One feature that distinguishes Geary from other open source email clients is the conversation view.

Midori

Midori

Web site: midori-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows, Portable
License: LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Vala
First release: December 16, 2007
Status: Not Active
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Midori – a lightweight, fast, and free web browser. It aligns well with the Xfce philosophy of making the most out of available resources. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 interface.

Features:
– lightweight and super-fast
– simple, easy to use, big-button interface makes Midori not only easy to use, but also leaves more space for the site you want to see
– bookmarks support
– RSS, Atom, and XML Feeds support
– spell checker built-in
– built-in file downloader
– tabs, windows and session management
– DuckDuckGo as a default search engine
– extensions support
– private browsing
– user scripts support
– customizable keyboard interface

The project developers are Christian Dywan and Nancy Runge.