Pure Web Browser

Pure

Web site: purebrowser.me
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2018
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Pure – a small size, fast and lightweight browser with powerful Ad Blocker and Video Downloader, especially useful for Android user phones that feature lower specifications and less storage space.

Features:
– Simple user interface and convenient settings, no ads, no push, no background services, making the search and browsing experience unimpeded.
– Super ad blocking, automatically filtering the advertising content during browsing. Help users save traffic, increase battery life, and increase page load speed.
– Powerful video sniffing capabilities, easy to download web video files when browsing the web.
– Easily save screenshots of webpages and provide graffiti editing.
– Support fast QR code scanning.
– Use night mode to change the color of your browser. Protect your eyes and make it easy for users to browse and read at night or when the light is dim.
– Save any webpage you like, even when you are offline, you can reopen and browse.
– When you visit a multilingual website, you can quickly translate it into the default language of your phone, or you can customize it to other languages you want. Currently supports translation in more than 40 languages.

ungoogled-chromium

ungoogled-chromium

Web site: ungoogled-software.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, Java
First release: March 2, 2018
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ungoogled-chromium – a Chromium based web browser, a lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency.

In descending order of significance (i.e. most important objective first):
– ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services.
– ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
– ungoogled-chromium features tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency. However, almost all of these features must be manually activated or enabled.

Without signing in to a Google Account, Chromium does pretty well in terms of security and privacy. However, Chromium still has some dependency on Google web services and binaries. In addition, Google designed Chromium to be easy and intuitive for users, which means they compromise on transparency and control of internal operations.

Redcore Browser

Redcore Browser

Web site: browser.redcore.cn
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: August 3, 2018
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Redcore Browser – a Chromium based web browser created by Chinese company Redcore Times (Beijing) Technology Ltd.

Features:
– Hidden Shield Stealth Defense System is a browser-based security access program. Hidden Shield Stealth Defense System focuses on the usage scenarios of external personnel accessing the intranet, which is simpler and safer than VPN. Incognito S includes three components: enterprise browser, incognito gateway, and control background
– SDP is a mature security model. The Cloud Security Alliance has organized 4 SDP hacking contests, and no one has breached it so far. Gartner predicts that SDP will quickly become popular in 2018, and by 2021, 60% of enterprises will use SDP solutions to replace VPNs.
– Private DNS – The administrator can not perform DNS resolution on the external network, but only set the correspondence between the domain name and IP of the business system in the management and control background. When the user logs in to the browser, he obtains the IP of the business system from the background, and then accesses the business system. Because the DNS and IP of the business system are not exposed on the Internet, hackers cannot initiate network attacks.
– Dynamic firewall – Incognito incognito gateway “rejects all” connections by default, and will only receive the first packet with identity information sent by the corporate browser. After the server is authenticated, the browser will be allowed to establish a connection. Hackers cannot see the open ports and cannot scan the server. Moreover, hackers cannot see the content of the server, so they cannot see the value of hacking the server, which reduces the hacker’s willingness to attack.
– Application level access – Hidden Shield SDP only allows application-level access and does not expose the intranet. Even if malware is installed on employees’ computers, they cannot scan and steal resources on the intranet.
– On-demand authorization – The administrator can reasonably restrict which applications users can access in the background. For example, only employees in the finance department are allowed to access the financial system, but not the HR system. Unauthorized access will be blocked by the gateway. In this way, over-authorization of users is avoided, the attack surface is greatly reduced, and the possibility of employee leaks is also reduced.

Raven

Raven

Web site: ravenreader.app
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, Vue
First release: June 2018
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Raven – an open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. No login is required, and no personal data is collected. Raven strips away all the distracting content from the original articles – annoying ads, banners, and awkward layouts. You control how Raven displays the content.

Features:
– Full Article Read
– Subscribing to news feed
– Marking as read/unread
– Marking as favorite
– Dark mode
– Configurable cron job for refresh interval of feeds
– Minimize app to tray and run in background
– Open article link in external browser
– Responsive
– Exporting feed in OPML format
– Importing feeds
– Windows support
– Linux support
– Offline reading
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Sidebar count
– Text size configuration
– Text font style configuration (Currently has Playfair Display, Muli, Open Sans and Roboto Slab)
– Supports categorizing of the feeds.
– macOS touchbar shortcuts
– Integration with read it later apps: Pocket, Instapaper
– Podcast support. Subscribe to podcast rss feed and listen within app.
– Accessibility Friendly
– Feedbin integration (Folders are WIP)
– Inoreader integration
– Google Reader API support. Supports self hosted RSS Services like FreshRSS.org etc. (Folders are WIP)
– Support for subscribing Youtube channels and viewing within app.
– Flexible resizing of columns/panes

Briar

Briar

Web site: briarproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, Forums
Platform: Android
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: May 9, 2018
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Briar – a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server – messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

Briar provides private messaging, public forums and blogs that are protected against the following surveillance and censorship threats:
– Metadata surveillance. Briar uses the Tor network to prevent eavesdroppers from learning which users are talking to each other. Each user’s contact list is encrypted and stored on her own device.
– Content surveillance. All communication between devices is encrypted end-to-end, protecting the content from eavesdropping or tampering.
– Content filtering. Briar’s end-to-end encryption prevents keyword filtering, and because of its decentralized design there are no servers to block.
– Takedown orders. Every user who subscribes to a forum keeps a copy of its content, so there’s no single point where a post can be deleted.
– Denial of service attacks. Briar’s forums have no central server to attack, and every subscriber has access to the content even if they’re offline.
– Internet blackouts. Briar can operate over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to keep information flowing during blackouts.

Kotatogram Desktop

Kotatogram

Web site: kotatogram.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: January 2018
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Kotatogram Desktop – a fork of Telegram Desktop, has all its features, but it also has some more useful and cosmetic features.

Features:
– Local folders
– Forward to multiple chats and forward without author
– Custom font
– Compact chat list
– Custom text replaces
– Change sticker size
– Adaptive chat bubbles
– and other smaller features.

Interlink Mail & News

Interlink

Web site: binaryoutcast.com/projects/interlink/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Mozilla
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: December 6, 2018
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Interlink Mail & News – a free e-mail client based on open source community code built on the Unified XUL Platform.

It is available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development). The client focuses on efficiency with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the client truly your own.

Features:
– E-mail with POP and IMAP Support
– Newsgroup Support
– RSS Feed Reader
– Customizable Interface
– Choice of Tabbed or Windowed modes
– Adaptive Junk Mail Controls
– Basic OpenSearch Engine Support
– Global and Local Message Search Support
– Integrated Calendar Extension
– Advanced Account Setup and Management
– OAuth2 Authentication Support
– Multiple Profile Support
– Extension Support
– Full Theming Support

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Ambassador

Ambassador

Web site: github.com/Ascrod/ambassador/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Mozilla Public License 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2018
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Ambassador – a fork of the Mozilla IRC application known as ChatZilla, built on UXP and produced for UXP-based applications. It features a simple, straighforward interface with a number of options for customization and extensibility. It is available as an add-on compatible with other applications built upon UXP, and as a stand-alone package that can be installed and run independently of a browser.

The add-on is compatible with Pale Moon and Basilisk, and is available from the Pale Moon Add-ons Site. The stand-alone application is compatible with Windows 7 (or later) 32-bit and 64 bit, and Linux 64-bit. ZIP archives and installers are available for Windows, and a tarball archive is available for Linux.

Ambassador includes most of the features found in ChatZilla, along with some unique features of its own:
– IRCv3 support
– Password management
– A window for viewing secure connection details
– An editor for the built-in networks list
– CTCP request notifications
– Several new commands
– Emoji support
– Removed CEIP

Nyxt

Nyxt

Web site: nyxt.atlas.engineer
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: BSD 3-Clause License, CC BY-SA
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: 2018
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Nyxt – a keyboard-oriented, extensible web-browser designed for power users. Conceptually inspired by Emacs and Vim, it has familiar key-bindings (Emacs, vi, CUA), is fully configurable and extensible in Lisp, and has powerful features for productivity.

Features:
– Fast tab switching – Switch easily between your open tabs via fuzzy search.
– Multiple selection – Commands can accept multiple inputs, allowing you to quickly perform an operation against multiple objects. In the example below we search for penguins, and only open up links that have the text “animal” within them.
– Powerful bookmarks – Bookmark a page with tags. Search bookmarks with compound queries. Capture more data about your bookmarks, and group and wrangle them in any way you like.
– Multi tab search – Search multiple tabs at the same time, and view all the results in a single window. Jump quickly through your open tabs to find what you need.
– History as a tree – History is represented as a tree that you can traverse. Smarter than the “forwards-backwards” abstraction found in other browsers, the tree makes sure you never lose track of where you’ve been.

MiniTox

MiniTox

Web site: github.com/hqwrong/minitox
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: November 2018
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MiniTox – a minimal client written for toxcore. It’s an example of tox client implementation and also a toy which new developers coming to tox can play and start with, therefore getting familiar with the project.

Features:
– Single file and small code base;
– Fully standalone (No 3rd library needed, only rely on toxcore and system C library);
– Covered most APIs of friend & group, and more to come;
– Fun to play with (colored text, async REPL, etc.).