Network Assistant Alternatives

    Network Assistant is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Network Assistant for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is LAN Messenger, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Network Assistant are Feem (Freemium), qchat (Free, Open Source), Squiggle (Free, Open Source) and Bopup Messenger (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 1, 2021

    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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      "Hi. My Name is Feem. I happen to be the best local file transfer app on Earth." Feem works like Bluetooth; but 50X faster. Feem sends files instantly from one device to another without passing through the Internet.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      QChat is a simple crossplatform LAN chat. It is written using Qt4 so you can compile it on any platform supported by Qt.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Key Features: Server-less peer to peer LAN chat, No installation required. Just download, unzip and run Group chat, Broadcast chat and Private chat Bridge for connecting two LANs across subnets or WAN.
    2. This app allows to exchange secure messages and communicate instantly with users connected to the same communication server software from mobile and desktop-based messaging clients.
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    3. Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.
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    4. 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.

    5. 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.
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    6. Simple Chat is a simple, opensource and powerful cross-platform client-server chat for local networks and the Internet. Features Open-source software

      Discontinued

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

      • 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.

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