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    jMessenger Alternatives

    jMessenger is described as 'An open-source java based chat and file-transfer' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to jMessenger for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Feem, which is free. Other great apps like jMessenger are Winpopup LAN Messenger (Free Personal), qchat (Free, Open Source), Squiggle (Free, Open Source) and Lan Messenger (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021
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    An open-source java based chat and file-transfer...
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      Share files offline. No servers. No cloud. No limits.
    1. Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.


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      QChat is a simple crossplatform LAN chat. It is written using Qt4 so you can compile it on any platform supported by Qt.

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      official web site appears to have not been updated since 2008.

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      And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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



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      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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      No more updates since 2007.

    2. 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.
    3. Simple Chat is a simple, opensource and powerful cross-platform client-server chat for local networks and the Internet.

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      Last version, 2.3.3, was released on 31 August 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Network Assistant is a multiple-mode user-friendly network communication utility, including real-time chat, shared whiteboard, message board and instant messaging. It is intended to be used in small office or home office (SOHO) local networks.
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      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.
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