LeechCraft is a free open source cross-platform modular internet-client. LeechCraft allows to browse the web, read RSS/Atom feeds, download files via BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP and DC, automatically download, play or stream podcasts (and other media files) and much more.
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LeechCraft is a (C++ and Qt-based) modular live environment: a kind of a desktop environment with a focus on the actual applications for some typical desktop tasks and their interoperation. For instance, LeechCraft allows one to:

  • browse the web;
  • chat via XMPP, IRC, Tox and a bunch of other protocols;
  • read RSS feeds;
  • listen to music in an Amarok-like audio player;
  • view documents in PDF, FB2 and other formats;
  • download BitTorrent files;
  • share files via cloud;
  • post to blogs;
  • and much more.

Each function is provided by a separate module which can be omitted at build or run time if not needed.

A more or less up-to-date list of plugins is available here: https://leechcraft.org/plugins

Getting LeechCraft

Getting precompiled LeechCraft for various OS is documented here: https://leechcraft.org/download

Building LeechCraft

In short:

git clone git://github.com/0xd34df00d/leechcraft.git
cd leechcraft
mkdir build && cd build
cmake ../src

Prerequisites and more details are available at: https://leechcraft.org/development-building-from-source