Useful and recommended software
Some applications gave a portable version or PortableApps version. Portable apps can be run from a USB stick and do not write any configs to the local PC. Carry your apps in your pocket! There are lots more portable apps here.
Bitkinex - BitKinex is a handy network client supporting multiple transfer protocols (FTP, FTP(S), SFTP, HTTP(S) and WebDAV). Supports segmented downloads - Full Features list
WinSCP - Free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Supports custom commands.
Also available - WinSCP Portable
FileZilla - Free FTP client that runs on all major platforms. Supports transferring multiple files at the same time.
Also available - FileZilla Portable.
CuteFTP Home or Pro - paid multi-file and multi-part FTP client for Windows and Mac.
Aria2c - aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.
XShell SSH client - Free for home use - Xshell is a powerful terminal emulator that supports SSH, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL.
PuTTy - Free SSH client for Windows. For Macs, you can just use the built-in terminal or xterm. Or see below for link to Mac version of Putty.
Also available - Putty Portable.
kitty - KiTTY is a fork from version 0.63 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world.
OpenVPN Community Downloads - Free VPN client for Windows. Linux and Macs generally come with clients built-in into their network managers.
7-Zip - 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions.
FileZilla - Free FTP client that runs on all major platforms, including Mac. Supports transferring multiple files at the same time
Fugu - Free SFTP, OpenSSH & FTP client for Mac
Fetch - paid FTP and SFTP client for Mac. Has a 15 day Free trial period.
Transmit - paid FTP and SFTP client for Mac.
CuteFTP Pro - paid FTP and SFTP client for Mac OSX.
p7zip - Free archiving client for all major platforms. It can handle .zip and
.rarfiles, as well as its own format -
Also available - 7-zip Portable.
LFTP - LFTP is a sophisticated ftp/http client, and a file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols. Like BASH, it has job control and uses the readline library for input. It has bookmarks, a built-in mirror command, and can transfer several files in parallel. It was designed with reliability in mind.
Remote GUI clients
Transmission Remote GUI 5.0.1
Deluge Thin Client
IRC Chat Programs
Chatzilla - Free IRC client for Windows, which runs as an add-on in Firefox.
Also available - Chatzilla Standalone - will run without a Firefox session running.
HexChat - formerly xchat - A Free cross platform irc client. Nice interface and easily theme-able.
MiRC - Shareware IRC client for Windows.
I-N-V-I-S-I-O-N (MiRC) - advanced feature rich all around script for mIRC
Transdroid - Free - Transdroid is an Android remote client for your BitTorrent application running on a server or home computer. Currently Transmission, µTorrent, BitTorrent 6+ and Deluge 1.2+ are supported. It can show the active torrents, pause, resume or remove them and new torrents can be added via URL.
ConnectBot - Free - ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications.
JuicceSSH - The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.
OpenVPN Connect - OpenVPN Connect is the official full-featured Android VPN client for the OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel and OpenVPN Community, developed by OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.
AndChat - AndChat is a multi-server internet relay chat (irc) app for Android, designed to work on both phones and tablets, and includes a tablet optimized layout.
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