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    Squiggle Alternatives

    Squiggle is described as 'free server-less peer to peer LAN messenger. Just download and run it and you're ready to talk to everyone on your LAN' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Squiggle 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 Squiggle are Feem, Winpopup LAN Messenger, qchat and Simple Chat.

    Squiggle is mainly a Instant Messenger but alternatives to it 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 Squiggle.
    This page was last updated Mar 1, 2021
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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...
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    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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      Sadly, no more releases since Dec. 2018

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


    2. Winpopup LAN Messenger is a cost-effective Office, Corporate, Enterprise Instant Messaging solution.
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      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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      official web site appears to have not been updated since 2008.

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

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



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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.

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      And almost as outdated as the original Lan Messenger.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

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      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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      No more updates since 2007.

    4. 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.
    5. 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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      An open-source java based chat and file-transfer...
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