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.

Threema

Threema

Web site: threema.ch
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, IM
Platform: Android, iOS, Web client
License: AGPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, Objective-C, Java
First release: December 2012
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Threema – a secure messenger which keeps your data out of the hands of hackers, corporations, and governments. Threema can be used completely anonymously, allows to make end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, and offers every feature one would expect from a state-of-the-art instant messenger. With Threema Web, you can also use Threema from your Desktop.

Features:
– Text and Voice Messages – Quickly and conveniently send text messages. If you don’t have the time to type, voice messages come in handy.
– Groups and Distribution Lists – Groups and distribution lists allow to send messages to multiple recipients at once. Groups are managed in a strictly decentralized manner. Except the group members themselves, no one – not even Threema – knows who is member of a group.
– Threema Web: Conveniently Chat from the Desktop – Thanks to Threema Web, chatting from the desktop is just as secure as using the Threema app on your phone. You have full access to your entire chat history as well as all contacts and media files. Threema Web is open source.
– Share Files, Media, and Locations – Use Threema to send any type of file. Just like text messages, files are end-to-end encrypted, of course.
– Handy Poll Feature – Create polls in no time to gather the other group members’ opinions in an efficient manner.
– Voice and Video Calls – Place calls without revealing your phone number. Threema calls are end-to-end encrypted and thus tap-proof. They impress with crystal-clear voice quality and brilliant video quality.

Threema is developed by the Swiss company Threema GmbH.

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.

Beaker Browser

Beaker Browser

Web site: beakerbrowser.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 1, 2017
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Beaker Browser – an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. It adds new APIs for building hostless applications while remaining compatible with the rest of the Web. It is an open-source application in development by Blue Link Labs.

Features:
– Deploy instantly – Create a new Hyperdrive site with one click.
– Co-host sites – Reduce costs and help keep sites online using peer-to-peer hosting.
– Build p2p apps – New Web APIs make building peer-to-peer apps easier than ever.
– Explore files – Hyperdrive is a fully-featured filesystem which you can explore.
– Run commands – Browse the Web and get work done with the integrated terminal.
– Edit source – The integrated editor lets you work side-by-side with your page.

MyBB

MyBB

Web site: mybb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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MyBB (previously: MyBulletinBoard) – an open source web application for creating and running a discussion forum. The project was founded by Chris Boulton in 2002 under the name DevBB as an XMB fork.

MyBB is written in the PP programming language and uses MySQL to write data. It also supports PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

The most important functions are:
– creating many forums on one database, including a multilingual forums
– large configuration options
– skins management and appearance modification
– plugin support
– user evaluation and reputation system
– ability to quickly edit posts and threads
– auto-complete form fields
– private messaging system
– attachment support
– assigning moderators to selected departments
– registration of moderators work
– granting selected permissions to different user groups
– moving threads and entries
– option of banning users
– email notifications about new posts
– creating surveys
– creating a list of favorite threads
– generating threads for printing
– fast response
– signatures, avatars, friend lists and people ignored

Invision Community

Invision Community

Web site: invisioncommunity.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Invision Community (previously: IPS Community Suite) – a proprietary internet community software produced by Invision Power Services Inc. The software is written in PHP and uses MySQL as a database management system.

Invision Community comes from Invision Power Board, which can be purchased separately and requires IP.Suite. Up to version 3.4 of Invision Power Board, employees gradually expanded their product line with additional community-focused applications, such as: IP.Blog, IP.Gallery and IP.Content. However, IP.Board was always required because many aspects of the core and other applications relied on it. Starting with IP.Suite 4, they decided to opt out of IP.Board as their “flagship” product and standardize version numbering and release schedule for all of their applications.

The software also provides tools and documentation to enable community to create its own applications, themes and other things that can be shared for free or sold to other customers through its own Invision Power Services community.

FUDforum

FUDforum

Web site: fudforum.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2001
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FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) – a free and open source web discussion forum released under the GPL (version 2) license that is written in PHP and can be used on virtually any operating system.

FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even an XML Feed Aggregator. This will allow you to build an instant community and consolidate all your messages into a single system.

One of the most significant FUDforum features is the ease of use, which begins right with the installation process where a user is guided through a 5 step install wizard. The entire installation process, even for novice users, may literally take less then a minute from the point of installation to the point a user has a working web forum. Unlike installation of similar software, the user does not need to deal with multiple files, all of the forum’s data is stored in a single file, the install script. The installation script itself is written in PHP so no additional software is required to complete the installation.

Features:
– Built-in search engine optimization
– Spell checker
– Templating system
– Full internationalization support via i18n
– Group permission system
– Private messaging
– File attachments
– Pools
– Forum and topic subscriptions
– Tree view
– Full text search
– I-Spy and online status
– BBcode
– Smilies/Emoticons
– Avatars
– Custom tags
– User ranks
– Censor and replacement system
– IP tracking
– Action log
– Message mangling
– User blocking
– Session support
– Mailing list and NNTP integration
– XML aggregation

The application requires:
– Apache Web Server or Microsoft’s Internet Information Services
– PHP versions 5.2 or higher
– a database: IBM DB2, Firebird, MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL or SQLite

FluxBB

FluxBB

Web site: fluxbb.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: April 2008
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FluxBB – an open-source, fast, light, user-friendly forum software. FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website.

FluxBB is a fork of PunBB created by its developers after Andersson left the project in April 2008. In 2007, PunBB was sold to a commercial company. Development continued under the direction of Rickard until April 2008. At that time, Rickard announced he would be ceasing his active involvement with the project.

Goals:
– Supports PHP5 & PHP7
– Easy installation and setup
– Open-source (GNU General Public License)
– Clean administration interface
– Flexible permission system
– Lots of community modifications