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Brosix Personal v4.2 Build 190814 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 241MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by NationHahn

Brosix is a secure instant messaging and collaboration tool featuring voice and video chat, unlimited file transfer, collaborative browsing, whiteboard. The program will also allow screenshots and screen sharing, with available remote control. 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.

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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/

webfork on 2019-06-26 10:10

Really impressed by this program. The various features, especially co-browsing, whiteboard, and and are unique, easy and effective. I preferred the interface over Skype and other similar messenger tools.

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Telegram Desktop v1.8.1 Updated

billon on 10 Aug 2019
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 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.

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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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Miranda NG v0.95.10.3 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2019
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 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.

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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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BeeBEEP v5.6.4 Updated

webfork on 21 Jul 2019
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 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 and file sharing. 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.

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

TeamTalk v5.4 Updated

billon on 26 Jun 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2019
  • 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: 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:
https://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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