Isotoxin is a feature-rich secure messenger that lets you connect over your local network or the Internet. The program supports audio and video, desktop sharing (view only), file transfer (with inline images), group chats, and user profiles. Available extras include spell check, avatars, themes, auto gain / noise filter for audio, and much more.
The Tox protocol is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.
Includes basic XMPP (Jabber) support.
FileVoyager is a customizable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization, and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives, and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray, and much more.
FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF), and system files (DLL, EXE).
Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.
A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.
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