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LAN Messenger Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to LAN Messenger for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is BeeBEEP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to LAN Messenger and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to LAN Messenger are Lan Messenger, Feem, MyChat and KouChat.

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
  • PortableApps.com

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    And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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


  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. Output Messenger

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted

    Private and Secure Instant Messenger for Office designed specifically for keeping remote employees and multiple offices in sync.

  7. IntraMessenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Create your own Instant Messenger communities! Uniquely designed and fully centralized under your (admin) control. Server (open source PHP/MySQL) provides great flexibility, including the external authentication possibility (e.g. : forum, CMS, blog, PGI, CMR...).

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  8. Secure copy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Secure copy or SCP is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It is based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

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  9. iptux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Intranet/lan communication tool for Linux & Mac OS X.

  10. Lanchat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Terminal

    Local network chat and file transfer over lan.

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