Key features include a complex web browser based on the WebKit engine, an instant messaging client that supports many protocols, support for well known feed formats, as well as a collection-oriented multimedia player.
It also comes with a fast and easy-to-use BitTorrent/P2P file sharing client, a modular document viewer, a plugin architecture, an integrated userspace package manager, and comprehensive support for podcasts and broadcatching.
The built-in IM client is based on the Telepathy framework and supports a wide range of protocols, such as XMPP (Jabber), IRC, MRIM, Window Live Messenger, MSN, and VKontakte.
While the integrated RSS/Atom reader supports common feed formats, it includes GeoRSS for geographical locations, and MediaRSS for a rich media experience. On the other hand, the BitTorrent client is based on the libtorrent-rasterbar program and features various extensions.
Lastly, the program allows users to easily and quickly install extra themes, plugins and scripts through the integrated package manager.
We have to admit that LeechCraft is pretty much similar to the SeaMonkey program developed by Mozilla, the company behind the well known Firefox web browser, providing users with an all-in-one Internet suite.
It can be used for downloading torrents, chatting with friends, surfing the interwebs, listening to podcasts and favorite music artists, as well as for viewing various documents. Supported operating systems include GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on April 7th, 2014
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- It took us more than four months and more than 1400 commits to make this release happen, but it is worth it: we've implemented quite a few new tasty features, some of them being requested for quite a long time, and we've also fixed a whole bunch of things, from small annoying artifacts to nasty crashes. Moreover, this is the first release under the new Boost Software License.
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Application descriptionLeechCraft is an open source graphical software written in Qt and designed to allow users to browse the web, read RSS/...