Ventrilo

Ventrilo

Web site: ventrilo.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 2002
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Ventrilo – a freeware VoIP client which includes text chat, and is available for OS X and MS Windows users. Ventrilo is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. It includes the ability to change the look-n-feel of the client window via Themes, and also the availability to transfer files to select Users. Side-Control-Panels for quick one-click access to many of the menu functions. And break-out Main/Channel windows.

Ventrilo uses a strict client-server based connection that is always encrypted. User data is never collected or stored, hence it can not be shared/sold to external entities. All text-chat communications/audio-recordings are stored locally on the Client computer.

Ventrilo Servers are hosted in secure data-centers located world-wide. The use of data-centers provides for security, power backup, sufficient internet bandwidth, and maximum uptime.

Ventrilo is best known for its superior sound quality and minimal use of CPU resources so as not to interfere with normal operations of the computer or during online game competitions. It is also preferred for the simple User interface that any first time computer User can very quickly learn because the most commonly used features are immediately visible and can be activated with a single click of the mouse.

Some Features:
– Voice communication with multiple Users and/or multiple servers.
– Configurable Cross-channel communications.
– Phantom Users for ‘listening-only’ on other channels.
– User-to-User private conversations, both voice and text.
– Individual channels that can be created dynamically.
– Channel ‘Invisible-Transmit’ option.
– Sub channels.
– Muted channels.
– Queued channels.
– Channel transmit time limits.
– Channel client limits.
– Channel feature filtering.
– Ranking option per-channel to limit which Users can transmit.
– Password protected server/channel login option.
– Advanced server/channel control options and filters.
– Individual Admin passwords for channels.
– Text-to-speech (TTS) voice generation.
– and much more…

Line2

Line2

Web site: line2.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 2010
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Line2 (previously: Toktumi) – an USA’s telecommunications company founded in San Francisco in 2008 by Peter Sisson, which provides Wi-Fi support for mobile phones and multiple devices. Line2 is an app that works as your business phone system across all mobile carriers as well as Wi-Fi. Line2 service runs in the cloud and on any internet connected device.

Features:
– Choose your number and identity – Pick your number — even a toll-free or vanity one — or bring your favorite number with you.
– All devices – Line2 works on any device, anywhere you go, and any way you want.
– All networks – Stay connected and in touch always, because we use your best network.
– Built for teams – Set it up for yourself and get a line for everyone on your whole team. Each line comes loaded with the same advanced business features, such as inbound and outbound call routing, that the main line has.
– Customize away – Tailor and manage your business phone system to suit you and your team’s needs.
– Support you every day – Get customer support seven days a week, so you can focus on your business.

TeamTalk

TeamTalk

Web site: bearware.dk
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers, Conferencing, Desktop sharing
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2003
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TeamTalk – a software conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information. During a conference people can talk using their microphone, see other people using their webcams, share files, show desktop applications, play music, etc.

Unlike other popular conferencing applications TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server. This means you do not depend on a third party to host your conferences. In other words you’re in complete control of your community and can choose who can participate.

TeamTalk supports multiple video sessions so it’s possible to see video of every user in a channel.
Any application running on your computer’s desktop can be shared with other users. This can be used for doing online presentations.
File sharing – users can see which files can be downloaded in the channel they’re participating in. Each file is listed with a name, its size and who uploaded the file.

The TeamTalk client application contains a list of publicly available TeamTalk servers which you can connect to and use freely. Some might, however, prefer to run their own server and for this TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server available for both Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Running your own TeamTalk server allows you to configure exactly how you want your server to look and who should have access to it.

QuteCom

QuteCom

Web site: qutecom.org (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: June 25, 2005
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QuteCom (previously: WengoPhone) – a free, open source software SIP-compliant VoIP client developed by the QuteCom (previously OpenWengo).

The application is available for Windows, Linux, OS X and Windows Mobile. It allows users to make free phone calls over the Internet from one computer to other with SIP compatible software. You can also make calls to landlines or mobile phones, send SMS messages and make video calls. These functions are not associated with any specific SIP provider, and therefore can be used with any provider on the market.

The application is not under development any more, and the last version was released in 2011.

Phoner

Phoner

Web site: phoner.de
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware, Propietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: February 1998
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Phoner – a freeware softphone application for Microsoft Windows, from Win7 up to Win10. This application enables voice connections to landline , cellular network and VoIP .Phoner can be used as softphone on stationary and mobile computer devices attached to anlogue or digital (ISDN) subscriber lines and as SIP client. Phoner can be used in private and commercial environment.

Phoner supports:
– VoIP/SIP – SIP is the most used protocol for establishing voice calls over IP connections.
– CAPI – If the PC is connected to a PBX or PSTN with an ISDN terminal adapter , all supplementary services supported by CAPI can used.
– TAPI – It is a generic interface for all kinds of communication hardware. It can be a PBX,a telephone or a built-in PC hardware.

There is also PhonerLite, a specialized version of Phoner for VoIP/SIP only. There are no settings for CAPI and TAPI. Therefore configuration of PhonerLite is much easier. PhonerLite is a clearly arranged application for Windows. PhonerLite enables your PC to use it for Internet telephony (VoIP , Voice over IP ). Pre-conditions are a full-duplex sound card , a microphone and speakers (alternatively a headset), an Internet connection and an account from a provider supporting the protocol SIP. PhonerLite supports several SIP profiles, each configurable independently.
PhonerLite can be used, copied, and offered for download again without any fees in private and business environments.

ooVoo

ooVoo

Web site: oovoo.com/oovoo/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2007
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ooVoo – a free video chatting and messaging app that was launched back in 2007. It was one of the first apps that introduced the feature of video calling to the internet. ooVoo first launched its application for Microsoft Windows and then gradually released its applications for Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows Phone, and Facebook.

ooVoo’s Chains is a community driven platform that allows you to create unique contents and share with a large group of unified creators. The app with it’s cutting-edge technology supports uninterrupted HD video calling with upto 8 people simultaneously from anywhere around the world even with LTE network.

The project is developed by ooVoo LLC and owned by Krush Technologies, LLC.

Nymgo

Nymgo

Web site: nymgo.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, iPad, Linux, OS X, Symbian, Windows
License: Freemium
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2012
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Nymgo – very cheap international calls with very good voice quality service provided by Splendor Telecom UK Ltd. Nymgo offers high-quality VoIP calls and text messaging using any mobile phone or landline, even you are not connected to the internet.

MAIN FEATURES:
– VoIP Calls – International VoIP calling over WiFi or 3G/4G
– SMS – Cheap global texting
– Transfer credit – Share credit with friends
– Now available in English, French, Arabic & Turkish

With Nymgo you can make high quality international calls to India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Philippines, Mexico, China, Egypt, Germany, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Turkey, Yemen or any other destination around the world using VoIP technology.

You can use Nymgo dialer to make calls from any smartphone, tablet or computer to any cell phone or landline in the world.
Works on Android Phones/Tablets, iPhone/iPad, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Mumble

Mumble

Web site: mumble.info
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2005
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Mumble – an open-source, cross-platform, VoIP application to establish true low latency voice communication for gamers. Mumble uses a client–server architecture which allows users to talk to each other via the same server.

Main features for end-users:
– Low-latency – great for talking and gaming
– Stay private and secure: always encrypted communication, public/private-key authentication by default
– Recognize friends across servers
– For gamers: in-game overlay – see who is talking, FPS and the current time, positional audio – hear the players from where they are located in-game
– Wizards to guide you through setup, like configuring your microphone

Main features for administrators:
– Libre software – no licensing hassle, caveats and limitations
– Open Source – open in security and technology, and open to extendibility
– Extensive user permission system (ACL)
– Extendible through Ice protocols
— Web interfaces – free choice of several community free software projects
— Channel viewers – even without direct Ice access, if the hoster provides the CVP, easily set up your channel viewer of choice
— Authenticators – to allow users to authenticate against an existing user database
— Custom chat commands and context (right click) menu entries

The project founder is Thorvald Natvig.

Blink

Blink

Web site: icanblink.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Free, Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 2009
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Blink – a real-time communications client using the SIP protocol available for Windows, Linux and OSX. Blink can conference audio calls locally.

Features:
– Multiple SIP accounts
– iCloud account syncing between multiple computers
– Keychain support for encrypted password storage
– Built-in SIP account sign-up at http://sip2sip.info
– Handle TEL and SIP URLs clicked in other applications
– Voice Over accessibility support
– Integrates System Address Book
– Server Storage (XCAP protocol)
– Directory search (LDAP protocol)
– Bonjour neighbours (MDNS protocol)
– Automatic backups
– Answering machine
– DTMF support
– Silent mode
– Call: recording, transfer, waiting
– Mute microphone
– Message Waiting Indicator (MWI)
– ICE NAT traversal
– Web page integration with caller information
– Displays RTP end-point information
– Displays codec, packet loss and RTT
– Telephone dialpad
– End-to-end encryption zRTP encryption
– Wideband Audio (using Opus codec)
– Conference Information (conference-info event package)
– Add/remove Participants (out-of-dialog REFER method)
– Instant Messaging (MSRP chatroom support)
– File Transfers (MSRP file transfer support)
– Screen Sharing (JPEG streaming over MSRP)
– Support for SIP addresses and telephone numbers
– Strip unwanted characters from telephone numbers
– Replace leading + sign from phone numbers with a numeric prefix account
– Custom prefix for outgoing calls to phone numbers
– Automatic DTMF sending after connect with # as delimiter
– Automatic account section for outgoing calls based on dial plans
– Automatic fail-over to next next-hop when available
– Redial for the last call
– and much more…

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.