YMSG is a PHP class that can be used to send messages and manage Yahoo! Messenger accounts. It can connect to a Yahoo! Messenger server, authenticate as a given user, and perform several types of operations on behalf of that user. Currently, it can get the user buddy list, add a new buddy, deny a new buddy request, send a buddy request, remove a buddy, get an user avatar URL, and send a private message.
offrss is a standalone program that can download your favorite feeds and then show them in your favorite Web browser by spawning a simple local Web server. It will not only download the feeds' text, but also the pictures, so you will also be able to read comics strips and enjoy posts with pictures in them while offline. It can also generate PDFs from text. It remembers what you read and what you don't, and all the information stays in normal files, so you can synchronize it easily to any device that may not have an Internet connection. It can also work as a CGI to serve your feeds in your Web site, and it can update the feeds from crontab. It has few dependencies to build and can be cross compiled easily.
Guardian Grab eases the process of downloading the digital editions of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, which are available through Newspaper Direct. Guardian Grab interacts with the Newspaper Direct site to log-on, identify available sections, and download the newspaper in the PDF, mobi (Kindle), or ePub formats. Downloads are arranged by paper, date, and format under a specified directory. Guardian Grab also maintains a directory holding the latest copy of each paper for easy syncing.
The cdcat is a graphical (Qt based) multi-platform catalog program that scans the directories/drives you want and memorizes the filesystem (including the tags of MP3s) and stores it in a small file. The database is stored in a gzipped XML format, so you can hack it, or use it if necessary. Cdcat can store the contents of some specified files up to a size limit if you want (for example: *.nfo).