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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, Feem, MyChat and KouChat.

AChat alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AChat.
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  1. BeeBEEP icon

    BeeBEEP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to BeeBEEP 

    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.

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    1.  PortableBeeBEEP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. LAN Messenger icon

    LAN Messenger

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    23 alternatives to LAN Messenger 

    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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    1.  PortableLAN Messenger can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Sadly, no more releases since Dec. 2018

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  3. Feem icon

    Feem

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    133 alternatives to Feem 

    Share files offline. No servers. No cloud. No limits.

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    MyChat

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    47 alternatives to MyChat 

    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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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use MyChat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MyChat simultaneously.
    3.  Kanban BoardMyChat allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
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    MyChat Kanban project management
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    KouChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    8 alternatives to KouChat 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    Last release 1.1.1 is from August 2018.

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    IP Messenger

    • Windows
    • Android
    12 alternatives to IP Messenger 

    Very simple, lightweight, and compact size IP based messenger which used by almost all Japanese companies and its affiliates.

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    Winpopup LAN Messenger

    22 alternatives to Winpopup LAN Messenger 

    Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.

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    Squiggle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    21 alternatives to Squiggle 

    Squiggle is a free server-less peer to peer LAN messenger. Just download and run it and you're ready to talk to everyone on your LAN.

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    1.  PortableSquiggle can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    BORGChat

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    20 alternatives to BORGChat 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    No more updates since 2007.

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  10. Lan Messenger (outdated)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to Lan Messenger (outdated) 

    LAN Messenger is a decentralized UDP IM-style chat client which supports usernames, guaranteed-delivery IMs, broadcast chat, encryption, file transfer, simple UI, persistent settings, and IP blocking.

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    Discontinued

    And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger. Last repo update from 2013.

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