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    IP Messenger Alternatives

    IP Messenger is described as 'Very simple, lightweight, and compact size IP based messenger which used by almost all Japanese companies and its affiliates' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to IP Messenger for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is LAN Messenger, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IP Messenger are BeeBEEP (Free, Open Source), Feem (Freemium), 4talk Messenger (Freemium) and Gyach (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 2, 2021
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    Very simple, lightweight, and compact size IP based messenger which used by almost all Japanese companies and its affiliates.
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    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      Sadly, no more releases since Dec. 2018

      Most users think LAN Messenger is a great alternative to IP Messenger.
    2. 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.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Share files offline. No servers. No cloud. No limits.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      4talk IM service is a complete IM service for communicating with your phone contacts using your PC in the office or at home. You can transfer files and messages and access your correspondence from your mobile devices.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.9.8, released in July 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      KouChat is a simple serverless chat client for local area networks (wifi).

      Discontinued

      Last release 1.1.1 is from August 2018.

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      Skyrmion network chat works on all platforms : windows , mac , linux , android , ios
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
    4. HCL Sametime instant messaging products integrate real-time social communications into your business environment, providing a unified user experience through instant messaging, online meetings, voice, video and data.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      BizChat is an enterprise collaboration app that allows public & private chat, access employee directory, get news feed and set your to-do-list. It’s a great tool to help businesses connect people & information.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      AChat 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.
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