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qTox v1.10.2 Updated

smaragdus on 19 Jun 2017
  • 46MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

The program is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Windows, FreeBSD, and Android.

Tox web-site

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qtox.exe
  3. Create a username and optional password
  4. Click the settings button (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tux3/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

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PhonerLite v2.50 Updated

billon on 13 Jun 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by cmmehl

PhonerLite is an SIP softphone for making and receiving VoIP calls. It supports multiple SIP profiles, integrated phone book and call logging.

Note: PhonerLite is a stripped-down version of Phoner, with a different but more user-friendly GUI. They use the same DLL and configuration data (sipper.ini) and can co-exist in the same folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhonerLite.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Missing DNS SRV query in some cases.
  • Parameter for external applications.
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:07

Thanks, Mate

Checker on 2016-06-25 19:52

'PhonerLite' is bigger in size than 'Phoner' now :D

BGM on 2017-02-08 03:04

Haha - I'm still using this program! It's still the best you can get for free.

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Phoner v3.16 Updated

billon on 13 Jun 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Mike

Phoner is a softphone capable of placing/receiving VoIP calls through SIP. It also supports sending emails with built-in SMTP client, sending of SMS to mobile phones, recording of calls, working as answering machine with remote polling, etc.

Note: Phoner is a more powerful version of PhonerLite, with more features thrown in. They use the same DLL and configuration data (sipper.ini) and can co-exist in the same folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch phoner.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Missing DNS SRV query in some cases.
  • E-mail notification via TLS.
Latest comments
Tester on 2008-11-22 13:39

This software is not noisefree. Annoying and very disturbing cracks when using wifi with reduced bandwidth makes it unusable.

Mickey Dee on 2009-09-27 11:16

Phoner is at version 2.38 as of this posting. It works great from a USB stick. Tip: if you want audio ring tones and other sounds (feedback), then in menu "Options" sub-menu "Voices" change the settings for all (Incoming call, Outgoing call, Busy, etc...) from "x\install directory\Phoner\RingIn.wav" etc, to "..\Phoner\RingIn.wav" etc, etc... (without quotes). This way the sound files will work for any drive lettter your thumb drive gets allocated.

Wolfghost on 2013-11-27 23:59

So if Stealth: "No" where it writes to then?

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sPortable v7.37.0.103 Updated Adware

billon on 9 Jun 2017
  • 91MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com. Note that the program became adware after it's inclusion in the database (after it's purchase by Microsoft).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download sPortable_x.xx.x.xxx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: online installer requires internet connection
Similar/alternative apps: TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34509/what-s-new-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?

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TeamTalk v5.2.3 Updated

billon on 4 Jun 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Fluffy_Bot

TeamTalk is a feature-rich conferencing application aimed at providing everyone a VoIP solution regardless of connection speed. Includes video conferencing, desktop sharing, file sharing, audio streaming, recording, and much more. Audio push-to-talk and audio detection are both available. Features include quality controls, packetloss resistance, de-noising of outgoing audio, 3D positioning of sound, and much more.

Note: The program includes some default connections with available channels and connection tools in an IRC-like interface but does not have topics or areas-of-interest common to IRC networks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Open the folder {userappdata}\BearWare.dk and move the two files contained (TeamTalk5.ini and TeamTalk5Classic.xml) to the {app} folder
  3. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  4. Depending on your system type (32 or 64-bit) do one of the following:

    • 32: delete any files with ",2" string in their names and remove the ",1" characters from the remaining ones
    • 64: delete any files with ",1" string in their names and remove the ",2" characters from the remaining ones
  5. Launch TeamTalk5.exe

Optionally, delete other language files from languages and lng_classic folders.
Similar/alternative apps: TeamViewer, IsoToxin
What's new? See:
http://bearware.dk/?cat=5
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-12-08 00:36

New features in TeamTalk beta v4.6.3:

-Limit text length in classic client
-TT-file generator with client setup
-Push-to-talk key in statusbar
-Log channel and user text messages to files
-Store Audio to Disk renamed to Record Conversations

See http://bearware.dk/?p=251.

smaragdus on 2014-12-09 00:04

By the way I have found a native portable build:
http://bearware.dk/teamtalk/v4.6.1/
But I am not sure whether it is really portable.

joby_toss on 2014-12-09 07:10

Yes, it's portable, but it's only the classic 32-bit version. Nice find and let's hope they'll let the link up once they see it getting many hits.

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