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Free LAN Messenger Alternatives

The best free alternative to LAN Messenger is BeeBEEP, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to LAN Messenger and 15 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to LAN Messenger are IP Messenger, Lan Messenger, Feem and MyChat.

LAN Messenger alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group 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
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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  1. BeeBEEP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.
  2. IP Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android

    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.


  3. Lan Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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    And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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.
  4. Feem

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

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

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    Works on all platforms. Encryption. Resumable file transfers.

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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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  5. 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.



  6. Winpopup LAN Messenger

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

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

  7. KouChat

    • 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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    It doesn't need a server and runs on Win, Unix and Android - what more do you need?

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  8. Squiggle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  9. SUM - Secure Ultimate Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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

  10. BORGChat

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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