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

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader

Web site: 4kdownload.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 12, 2014
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4K Video Downloader – a shareware application for downloading video and audio from popular websites YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, and Metacafe, developed by a Russian company Open Media LLC.

Features:
– Save entire YouTube playlists and channels in following formats: MP4, MKV, M4A, MP3, FLV, 3GP.
– Subscribe to YouTube Channels within the application and get latest videos automatically downloaded.
– Download and extract YouTube subtitles to .srt format or embed ones for single video or entire playlist in one click.
– Download video in HD 1080p, HD 720p, 4K, and 8K resolution and play the high definition videos on HD TV, iPad, IPhone, Galaxy Edge and other devices.

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

WISE-FTP

WISE-FTP

Web site: acebit.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1998
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WISE-FTP – an FTP client and helps you to transfer files and directories on the Internet. They may be easily transferred via drag & drop, modified directly on the server and also transferred together with several other files/directories. WISE-FTP’s user interface supports four languages: German, English, Spanish and French.

Features:
– Can connect to any FTP server, supports all protocols, such as FTP, SFTP, FTPS or FTPES
– Secure authentication and file transfer are held at the maximum security level – through the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SETP) or the FTPS protocol
– Manage your FTP servers with useful features, including deleting, renaming, copying, or setting the properties of files and directories, and much more
– The Task Planner of WISE-FTP allows automated file transfers following your specified schedules
– Offers many features, including simultaneous transmission, web-optimized uploads, a macro recorder or saved transfer tasks
– Synchronize files and directories – including their sub-directories – between your local system and FTP servers automatically

The full feature trial version can be used without restriction for 30 days.

Steed

Steed

Web site: frenchfrysoftware.com/steed/
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: .NET
First release: 2012

Steed – an FTP client available for Windows 7,8 & 10 users.

Main features:
– access to an FTP or SFTP server, or store files in the cloud on Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure
– navigation and user interface are designed to remind you of your usual Windows habits
– uses the most recent features shipped with the operating system in order to simplify your workflow: Jumplist, Tabbed thumbnails, Taskbar progress
– organize your bookmarks quick and easy
– simply use the history to find your latest connections
– bookmarks are synchronized automatically via your Dropbox or OneDrive account
– arborescent file and folder list provides a clear and detailed view, while pause capabilities and bandwidth limitation give you the full control you need. You will also get notified when all your transfers are complete even if the application is minimized or hidden

The application is developed by French Fry, SAS.

WS_FTP

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Web site: ipswitch.com/ftp-client
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: MS Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1993

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WS_FTP (WinSock File Transfer Protocol) – a secure file transfer application created by John A. Junod in 1993, and sold in 1996 to Ipswitch, Inc. The software is split into two applications: an FTP server and an FTP client. The client app provides SFTP transfers with the highest levels of encryption, is easy to use and customize, and reduces administrative burden.

Key features:
– Supports SSH, SSL and HTTP/S
– A customizable display, drag-and-drop functionality and numerous time-saving features
– Schedule post-transfer actions, such as deleting, moving, or renaming files
– Integrated file encryption
– FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography
– Built-in file integrity algorithms, including CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-256, and SHA-512
– Safely archive your most important folders and files
– Synch to any location, virtually any device, drive, or server
– Files can be automatically compressed into .zip format before uploading
– Automatic email notifications to alert others that a transfer has occurred, and to verify that your transfer has been successful
– View, create, and resize thumbnails of images
– Ability for all file transfers over SSH to run through the proxy server over HTTP
– Simultaneously navigate any two connections with the same tree structure
– Support for IIS and Apache Web Servers

A free, 30 days trial is available.

Total Commander

Total Commander

Web site: ghisler.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer, File Managers
Platform: Android, Windows
License: Proprietary, Shareware, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: September 25, 1993

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Total Commander (previously: Windows Commander) – a file manager and FTP file transfer client, available for MS Windows, Windows Phone and Android operating systems.

Features:
– Two file windows side by side
– Multiple language and Unicode support
– Enhanced search function
– Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
– Quick View panel with bitmap display
– ZIP, 7ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
– Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
– Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
– Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
– Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
– Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
– Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
– USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
– And many more!

Built in features can be enlarged via plugins.

The project founder is Christian Ghisler.

SmartFTP

SmartFTP

Web site: smartftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1998

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SmartFTP – a FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, OneDrive, SSH, Terminal client. It allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet.

It can be used for web site publishing and maintenance, upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files, managed file transfers, and backup and synchronize local and remote files.

Supported protocols:
– FTP and FTPS (Secure FTP)
– SFTP over SSH
– WebDAV
– Amazon S3 (Enterprise Edition)
– Google Drive (Ultimate Edition)
– Microsoft OneDrive (Ultimate Edition)
– Google Cloud Storage (Enterprise Edition)
– Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage (Enterprise Edition)
– Box (Enterprise Edition)
– Terminal Emulator (Ultimate Edition)

Some of the main features:
– Integrated Editor
– HIPAA 5010 compliant
– FIPS 140-2, 186-4 compliant
– Modern Graphical User Interface (GUI)
– File/Folder Synchronization
– Multilingual (more than 20 languages)
– Thumbnails View and Preview
– Source File Preview
– Visual Compare
– Advanced Schedule
– IPv6
– On-the-fly Compression (MODE Z)
– UTF-8 Support
– Support for KeePass, LastPass, Bitwarden and 1Password password manager
– Multiple Connections
– Auto reconnect and resume of broken transfers
– Transfer Integrity
– Verified Transfers (XCRC, XMD5, XSHA)
– FXP (Server-To-Server Transfer) support
– Remote Edit of files
– Search for files and folders on the server
– Local Browser
– Bulk Rename
– Software Development Kit (SDK)
– Enhanced NAT/UPnP Support
– UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), ICS, ICF
– Transfer Queue
– and more…

FlashFXP

FlashFXP

Web site: flashfxp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1998

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FlashFXP – a Secure, reliable, and efficient FTP, FTPS, SFTP file transfer client for Windows.

FlashFXP offers unique and complimentary advanced features for client configuration. Share files with your friends and co-workers (FTP or SFTP server required). It is available in over 20 languages.

Main features:
– High performance FTP file transfers.
– On-the-fly compression (MODE Z).
– Adjustable speed limiting.
– Secure FTP (FTPS) SSL/TLS.
– SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
– Application password protection.
– Active and passive mode transfers.
– Proxy (HTTP, SOCKS 4/5, FTP).
– Server-to-Server (FXP) transfers.
– Drag and drop transfers.
– Multi-Language.
– Pattern based file highlighting.
– Automatic transfer resume.
– Automatic ASCII/Binary selection.
– Visually compare folder content.

The project founder is Charles DeWeese.

There is a 30 days trail version to download and try.