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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, Winpopup LAN Messenger, Squiggle and qchat.

Network Assistant alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Network Assistant.
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    LAN Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLAN Messenger can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Sadly, no more releases since Dec. 2018

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    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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  3. Winpopup LAN Messenger icon

    Winpopup LAN Messenger

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSquiggle can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. qchat

    • 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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    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.

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    Discontinued

    No more updates since 2007.

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  7. Lan Messenger (outdated)

    • 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.

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    Discontinued

    And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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

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    Bopup IM Suite

    • Windows
    • Android

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableBopup IM Suite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Bopup IM Suite simultaneously.
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    Bopup Communication Server - Enterprise Instant Messaging server software for secure business and corporate collaboration
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    Simple Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingSimple Chat can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSimple Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Bopup Messenger

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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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