AChat Alternatives

    AChat is described as 'enables you to chat on your local network (LAN). But you can also share entire directories or send specific files, show images to other users and send messages even to users who are currently offline. Everything with full Unicode support' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AChat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is BeeBEEP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AChat are LAN Messenger (Free, Open Source), Feem (Freemium), MyChat (Freemium) and KouChat (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. BeeBEEP is a secure network chat. You can talk and send files with all your friends inside a local area network such of an office, home or internet cafe without a server. BeeBEEP is already included in BeeFee OS.
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    2. LAN Messenger is a p2p chat application for intranet communication and does not require a server. A variety of handy features are supported including notifications, personal and group messaging with encryption, file transfer and message logging.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      "Hi. My Name is Feem. I happen to be the best local file transfer app on Earth." Feem works like Bluetooth; but 50X faster. Feem sends files instantly from one device to another without passing through the Internet.
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    3. MyChat is an instant messenger that works in LAN and over the Internet. Reliable in slow connections. Do not require too many system resources. The program has its own server where a user control everything happening in the chat.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      KouChat is a simple serverless chat client for local area networks (wifi). With KouChat you can communicate with other KouChat users, without configuring a server, or accessing the Internet.

      Discontinued

      Last release 1.1.1 is from August 2018.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      Very simple, lightweight, and compact size IP based messenger which used by almost all Japanese companies and its affiliates. IP Messenger is one of the awesome tool which allows you to chat on LAN or network with other people if they are using the same software.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Key Features: Server-less peer to peer LAN chat, No installation required. Just download, unzip and run Group chat, Broadcast chat and Private chat Bridge for connecting two LANs across subnets or WAN.
    4. Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.
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    5. BORGChat is a LAN messaging software program. It has achieved a relative state of popularity and it is considered to be a complete LAN chat program.

      Discontinued

      No more updates since 2007.

    6. Bopup IM suite organizes, manages and controls all of your business instant messaging system. This secure messaging suite is designed to provide efficient and private real-time communication over networks of any size.
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