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

PunBB

PunBB

Web site: punbb.informer.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2003
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PunBB – a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

PunBB is written in PHP and thus requires the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PunBB also requires a database for storing forum data. For that purpose PunBB supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.

PunBB was founded by Rickard Andersson, who conceived it as an alternative to over-featured or too graphic discussion boards. The first stable release was reached on the 7th of August, 2003.

Discuz!

Discuz!

Web site: discuz.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: ?
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: March 2002
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Discuz! – a software for building an internet forum, written in PHP and developed by Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd. The application supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. This is the most popular internet forum application used in China.

Discuz! is free for personal use, a commercial license allows for paid usege which cost is around 3000 RMB. The software is officially available in Chinese. It was also officially developed in English, but development was interrupted for financial reasons. Unofficial English and other language versions are available on some web sites.

Discuz! was created and based on another internet application called “Asia XMB” (XMB forum) by Dai Zhikang as “Crossday Bulletin (CDB)” in March 2002. In October 15 it was renamed to “Discuz!”, and in February 2003 Comsenz Technology Co. Ltd. was founded.

A free and commercial version has been available since June 2003. Version 6.1.0 of the software depends on existing UCenter installation, which is an interface that connects all Comsenz products to a website. This is user management software, so information such as private messages can be used on all Comsenz products on the same page. Another innovation is integration of Chinese marketing service provider Insenz.

Comsenz was acquired by Tencent in August 2010.
Discuz! X 1.0 was developed in 2010, combining it with: other SNSs, web portals, groups and open platforms produced by the company.

Discourse

Discourse

Web site: discourse.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: Ruby
First release: 2013
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Discourse – an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It can be used as a mailing list, discussion forum or long-form chat room.

Discourse breaks with existing schemes of present forum applications by including additional features that are available mainly for social networking applications. These features include, among others: scrolling, live updates, oneboxing, expandable links, and the ability to drag and drop attachments. Although these options are more social than technical, they improve the quality of online discussions through the extended database of forum applications.

The Discourse application is written in the JavaScript and Ruby on Rails programming language, requires the PostgreSQL database system and uses the Ember.js framework.

The application is (or was) used by companies and organizations such as: Atom (word processor), Boing Boing, CISCO, Docker, How-To Geek, Mozilla, Open Knowledge, SitePoint Forums, TalkSurf, The Daily WTF, Twitter, Ubuntu.

The project founders in 2013 were: Jeff Atwood, Robin Ward and Sam Saffron

Beehive

Beehive

Web site: beehiveforum.co.uk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Beehive – an online forum/message board system with several powerful features, written by several members of what is now called “Teh Forum”.

Main features:
– Frame-based layout, for easy navigation.
– Reply-to-user posting and e-mail notification.
– Powerful HTML posting, without security risks.
– Extendable user profiles.
– Flexible relationships system.
– Private Messaging system.
– Multiple style options, including dyslexia support.
– Advanced word-filtering facility.
– Comprehensive user permissions.
– Full, easy to use admin tools.

Requirements:
– PHP 5.3.0 or above
– MySQL 5.1.41 or above
– PCRE 6.6 compiled with –enable-utf8 –enable-unicode-properties

bbPress

bbPress

Web site: bbpress.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: ?
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bbPress – an open source plugin for the WordPress content management system which offers a function of an online forum integration to the WordPress installation.

The bbPress plug-in is characterized by simplicity of installation and configuration.
bbPress is offered with many features that integrate the WordPress blog with the forum as well as with other plugins such as BuddyPress and Akismet.

bbPress comes with several widgets, available for activation in the WordPress side panel:
1. Forums List
2. Recent Replies – list of recent replies, with on option of setting a number of displayed responses and their dates
3. Recent Topics – a list of recent topics sorted by popularity and date
4. Topic Views List – a list of registered optionally displayed topics
5. Search – a simple forum search
6. Login Widget – a simple login form with an option to register and recover a lost password
7. Statistics – provides forum statistics

The bbPress plugin also has:
– support for shortcodes to create macros that can be used on forum pages
– forum repair option
– an option to import the forum from other applications
– forum reset option
– template system and graphic themes
– a plug-in system enabling the extension of the number of functions
– built-in gravatar support

net2ftp

net2ftp

Web site: net2ftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: January 2003

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net2ftp – a cross platform FTP client with a web based interface.

Features:
– can browse from directory to directory and see all the subdirectories and files
– 3 ways to upload files: the standard upload form, the upload-and-unzip functionality, and the Java Applet
– quickly download one file; multiple files can be downloaded by selecting them so will be downloaded in a zip archive
– edit text files right from your browser; every time you save the changes the new file is transferred to the FTP server. There are 4 different text editors: a plain editor, 2 WYSIWYG editors and a code editor with syntax highlighting
– edit HTML a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) form; there are 2 different editors to choose from (CKEditor and TinyMCE)
– edit HTML and PHP in an editor with syntax highlighting (Ace)
– many languages are supported: HTML, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Java, Perl, etc.
– directories are handled recursively, meaning that their content (subdirectories and files) will also be copied, moved or deleted
– Handy to import files to your FTP server, or to export files from your FTP server to another FTP server
– chmod handles directories recursively
– save zip archive on the FTP server, or email it to someone
– unzip files – the following formats are supported: .zip, .tar, .tgz and .gz
– choose from a list of popular applications (PHP required on the target server)
– filter out files based on the filename, last modification time and filesize
– calculate the size of directories and files

The project developer is David C. Gartner.

Syncplicity

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Web site: www.syncplicity.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware, Trialware
Interface: web interface
Programing language: ?
First release: 2008

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Syncplicity – a proprietary sync file share service which lets you synchronize files between computers running on OSX or MS Windows, started in 2008. Whether you have a mid-size or large organization, Syncplicity solves your storage, sharing and collaboration challenges for a simple, seamless, ROI-friendly price.

Goals (can be different depends on choosen plan):
– Unlimited number of devices per user
– Access to all content from any device
– Synchronize any desktop folder
– Real-Time document versioning
– SyncDrive (modern file share replacement)
– Secure mobile MS office editing and PDF annotation
– Tagging on files and folders
– Desktop replication
– Group/User based security policies
– Active directory & SSO (Single Sign-On) integration
– Remote wipe any user device
– Secure shared links (IRM) add-on
– Integration with DLP (Data Loss Prevention) tools
– Customer managed encryption keys – HSM Integration
– Certificate-based Connection Authentication (Client Certs)
– eDiscovery, Legal Hold
– Multiple Storage Vaults per customer tenant
– Public cloud (US, EU)
– Public Cloud (FedRamp certified)
– On-premises storage
– Private Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)
– DataHub: Synchronization or migration of external repositories
– Native Mobile Application Management capabilities
– Office 365 integration

Free edition for personal usage, and 30 day trial of Business and Enterprise accounts is available.

MediaFire

MediaFire

Web site: www.mediafire.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, web interface
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2006

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MediaFire – an online storage and collaboration company focused on providing the world with a complete and easy-to-use solution for managing their digital stuff online and on the go.

Available for iPhone, Android, OSX, Windows, and Web, MediaFire is the only online storage solution to offer unlimited downloads, download resuming, zero wait times and more, all for free. Upload, download, view, and organize your files with ease and simplicity using MediaFire for Android, BlackBerry, Windows, iPhone, or iPad. Whether it’s your music collection, home videos, your resume, or your important work docs, have them in your pocket whenever you need them.

Goals:
– 10GB Free/Up to 4GB per file
– Unlimited bandwidth & downloads
– Easily share after uploading
– Multiple uploads at once
– Organize with ease
– One-Time Links

ShareFile

ShareFile

Web site: www.sharefile.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, web interface
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2005

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ShareFile – a file sharing, sync solution, secure content collaboration, cloud-based storage, virtual data rooms and client portals. It is a secure, cloud-based platform for businesses to store and share large files.

Goals:
– Securely store, send and sync—without the restrictions
– Seamlessly connect to your content wherever it resides
– Streamline collaboration with customizable workflows and a powerful Office 365 integration
– Gold Star Security
– Encrypt Your Emails
– Legally Binding E-Signatures
– Custom Client Portal
– Streamlined Co-Editing and Co-Authoring

A 30 day trial is available to give it a try.

The ShareFile is build by Jesse Lipson in November 2005, and in October 2011, ShareFile was acquired by Citrix Systems.