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TeamSpeak v3.1.5 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2017
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2017
  • 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:
http://forum.teamspeak.com/forums/91-Latest-News

Miranda IM v0.10.71 Updated

billon on 26 Jun 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting AIM, ICQ, IRC, Gadu Gadu, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, Skype, etc. and an add-on system can add other features such as skins, an RSS feed reader, weather alert, world clock, secure messaging, etc.

Alternatively, Miranda IM Portable is another portable version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Using the installer:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation, choose a destination folder, and Install
  3. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe

Using the 7zip versions:
  1. Download the 7z package based on your OS (Win9x/ME: ANSI, All other 32-bit: Unicode, All 64-bit: x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename mirandaboot-example.ini to mirandaboot.ini
  3. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor, and change ProfileDir= to ProfileDir=.\Profile
  4. Save changes
  5. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda NG, Pidgin
What's new?
  • Update SQLite library.
  • Fix database compression corruption.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-03-07 21:23

@apometron
What you state is not true, both Pidgin and Miranda NG can connect to Facebook via plug-ins. It is not Miranda IM and Pidgin fault that evil Facebook dumped open-source XMPP (Jabber) protocol in favour of a proprietary, closed-source one. Anyway, using Facebook for communication is the worst choice possible.

Specular on 2016-03-11 09:03

I think if Miranda IM doesn't support Facebook it could simply be removed from the description. If Miranda NG works with it it might be worth adding to its entry for users who are looking for the support.

smaragdus on 2016-06-26 20:08

Miranda IM 0.10.53 fails to connect to AOL while Miranda NG 0.95.5 connects fine. Not that I need AOL, just an observation.

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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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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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BeeBEEP v4.0.0 Updated

billon on 31 May 2017
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

BeeBEEP is a tool for chatting and sharing files/folders individually or with groups inside your local area network such of 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.

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

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: 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