SeaMonkey

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Web site: www.seamonkey-project.org
Category: Network, Office
Subcategory: Web browsers, Email Clients, IRC Clients, HTML Editors
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript, XUL, XBL
First release: January 30, 2006
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SeaMonkey – a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates as well as new features and improvements to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

SeaMonkey is built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies the highly successful siblings Firefox and Thunderbird. SeaMonkey benefits from the cross-fertilization with these other projects, by gaining (and contributing) new features and the ongoing security updates which are a modern necessity. The Mozilla Foundation provides hosting and legal backing for the SeaMonkey Project.

SeaMonkey is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code, which itself grew out of Netscape Communicator and formed the base of Netscape 6 and Netscape 7.

The SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite is composed of:
– The Internet browser at the core of the SeaMonkey suite uses the same rendering engine and application platform as its sibling Mozilla Firefox, with popular features like tabbed browsing, feed detection, popup blocking, smart location bar, find as you type and a lot of other functionality for a smooth web experience.
– SeaMonkey Mail and Newsgroups client shares lots of code with Mozilla Thunderbird and features adaptive Junk mail filtering, tags and mail views, web feeds reading, tabbed messaging, multiple accounts, S/MIME, address books with LDAP support and is ready for both private and corporate use.
– An easy-to-use HTML Editor
– The ChatZilla IRC chat application
– Web development tools like a DOM Inspector and a JavaScript debugger
– SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous add-ons that provide additional functionality and customization for a complete Internet experience.

Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Web site: www.thunderbird.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: July 28, 2003
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Thunderbird (previously: Minotaur) – a free, safe, fast, easy to use email client which has lots of features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. It lets you manage as many email accounts as you like from one convenient locations. It’s very flexible and can be expanded via plugins that fill any holes in its feature set. Thunderbird also offers support of newsgroup, news feed, and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client. The vanilla version was not originally a personal information manager (PIM), although the Mozilla Lightning extension, which is now installed by default, adds PIM functionality.

Main features:
– mail account setup wizard
– personalized email addresses
– one-click address book is a quick and easy way to add people to your address book
– attachment reminder
– multiple-channel chat
– tabbed email lets you load emails in separate tabs
– searching the Web without having to leave Thunderbird
– quick filter toolbar
– the search interface in Thunderbird contains filtering and timeline tools
– message archive for archiving old emails
– large files management lets you share large files with Thunderbird Filelink
– skins and add-ons support
– smart folders help you manage multiple email accounts by combining special folders like your Inbox, Sent, or Archive folder
– support for user privacy and remote image protection
– protects you from email scams which try to trick users into handing over personal and confidential information by indicating when a message is a potential phishing attempt
– automated update
– junt mails filtering
– open-source model
– portable version is available

Unofficial ports are available for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2 and eComStation.