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BeeBEEP v5.8.4 Updated

billon on 7 Jan 2021
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

BeeBEEP is a customizable chat and file/folder sharing tool for individuals or groups inside your local area network such as an office, home, or internet cafe. Conversations are peer-to-peer (no server required), encrypted, and messages sent to offline users will be delivered when they come online. Features include screen and file sharing, spellcheck, individual and group chats, and you can easily send quick voice recordings and screenshots. The program can also be configured to function as a file servers, sharing multiple files and folders for download by other clients.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux, Mac and more.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package corresponding to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch beebeep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Madhavan LAN Messenger, Fomine LAN Chat, Qualia LAN Messenger
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/beebeep/code/HEAD/tree/CHANGELOG.txt

Discord Portable v0.0.309-7 Updated

billon on 26 Dec 2020
  • 122MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use, video and voice-over-IP program focused on gamers. The program functions with groups, includes high quality audio and maintains low CPU usage. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions and embedded file exchange. The program integrates privacy settings, themes, streaming mode, notifications and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. The program is cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux. Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Although most functions are free, some channel creations include premium features and games can be purchased via an integrated store.

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Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "setup" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new? See:
https://github.com/portapps/discord-portable/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

Telegram Desktop v2.5.1 Updated

billon on 23 Dec 2020
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

Telegram is an easy-to-use, secure messaging and VoIP service. The program can be installed on multiple locations and devices, and will synchronize with all connected tools. It supports video calls, broadcast messages, huge chat rooms and can transfer any file type, up to 1.5 gigs each.

Note the program requires a working phone number in order to log in (via SMS or automated phone call).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and as a web app. A PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder, Windows registry
Dependencies: Requires entry of a working phone number.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\TelegramDesktop

Also, by default, the program downloads media and documents into its own folder.
In order to make the program a little more stealthy, one can change Settings=>Advanced=>Data and Storage=>Download path=>Default folder to "Temp Folder, cleared on logout".
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch telegram.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RetroShare, IsoToxin
What's new? See:
https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2018-06-26 13:03

v1.3.8 - the BIG new feature here is that you can now export/backup your data.

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TeamSpeak v3.5.6 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2020
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Firewrath

TeamSpeak is a VoIP tool focused on efficient system and bandwidth usage. Although targeting online gamers, the program includes collaboration tools including file transfer, easy permissions, secure connections and a customizable interface. Other premium audio functions include surround sound capability and positioning. The program can also function offline, meaning you don't need the Internet to connect with other users on your local network.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Details here.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer according to your OS architecture and extract it using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Remove the $PLUGINSDIR folder
  3. Launch ts3client_win32.exe or ts3client_win64.exe (for 64-bit)
  4. When prompted for registry file associations, select Ignore
Similar/alternative apps: TeamTalk, Skype, Isotoxin
What's new? See:
https://community.teamspeak.com/c/announcements/7

qTox v1.17.3 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2020
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the distributed 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. Alternatively, qTox Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8 and 10: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract
  2. Copy the contents of setup-qtox-XXX-release.exe\_•€\bin to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qtox.exe
  4. Create a username and optional password
  5. Click settings (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/qTox/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
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smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

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

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:20

@billon: Thanks, posted something in forums about it.

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