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BeeBEEP v5.6.1 Updated

billon on 21 May 2019
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2019
  • 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 spellcheck, individual and group chats, sending screenshots and screen sharing.

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

May also function between machines on the same VPN service/connection.

Category:
System Requirements: 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

Brosix Personal v4.2 Build 190517 Updated

billon on 17 May 2019
  • 241MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2019
  • Suggested by NationHahn

Brosix is a secure instant messaging and collaboration tool featuring voice and video chat, unlimited file transfer, collaborative browsing, whiteboard, and screenshots and screen sharing. Interface includes tabbed chat, chat history, spell check and anti-virus support.

Messages with other Brosix users are secured and can be sent when they are offline and delivered upon return. All communication with other Brosix users is encrypted and clients are available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as via a Web Client to use the Brosix network with most browsers.

Note that the program requires creating a login using an email address.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Trolltech registry entries left behind.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Brosix.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Digsby, Miranda IM, Pidgin Portable, Instantbird Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.brosix.com/blog/category/news/
https://www.brosix.com/downloads/builds/changelog.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-03-28 13:07

Brosix connects to ICQ, Google Talk, MSN and Facebook networks , but cannot connect to Jabber and Yahoo. Has anyone experienced this connection problem with Jabber and Yahoo?

Midas on 2014-10-19 22:27

According to Brosix's portable download page, the latest stable download version is 3.7 build 141006.5331, released October 6, 2014... :-/

http://www.brosix.com/download/windows-portable/

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Telegram Desktop v1.7.0 Updated

billon on 9 May 2019
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

Telegram Desktop 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 broadcast messages, huge chat rooms and can transfer any file type, up to 1.5 gigs each.

Note that the program requires to a working phone number.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires entry of a working phone number.
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 v3.2.5 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2019
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2019
  • 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.

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

Category:
System Requirements: 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://forum.teamspeak.com/forums/91-Latest-News

Miranda NG v0.95.10.2 build #21678 Updated

billon on 29 Mar 2019
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber and MSN. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As the program is a code fork of Miranda IM, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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