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    LAN Messenger Alternatives

    LAN Messenger is described as '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' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LAN Messenger 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 LAN Messenger are IP Messenger, Lan Messenger, Feem and MyChat.

    LAN Messenger is mainly a Instant Messenger but alternatives to it may also be Video Chat Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LAN Messenger.
    This page was last updated Jan 25, 2022
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    LAN Messenger is a p2p chat application for intranet communication and does not require a server. A variety of handy...
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    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.
      Almost everyone thinks BeeBEEP is a great alternative to LAN Messenger.
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      Very simple, lightweight, and compact size IP based messenger which used by almost all Japanese companies and its affiliates.
      Almost everyone thinks IP Messenger is a great alternative to LAN Messenger.


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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.

      Discontinued

      And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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

      Almost everyone thinks Lan Messenger is a great alternative to LAN Messenger.
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      Share files offline. No servers. No cloud. No limits.
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      It's not open source and you need a pro account to change ANY setting. You can't even set the name!
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      Works on all platforms. Encryption. Resumable file transfers.
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    2. 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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      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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      It doesn't need a server and runs on Win, Unix and Android - what more do you need?
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.
    4. Private and Secure Instant Messenger for Office designed specifically for keeping remote employees and multiple offices in sync. "Give your team the freedom to chat, talk, share and interact together from anywhere, on any devices" by using it.
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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.
    5. SUM is a simple secure desktop instant messenger for local networks. No server infrastructure is needed. All communication is encrypted and nothing saved on any server.

      Discontinued

      Inactive since at least 2016. See https://github.com/SSilence/sum/issues/43

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