If you are at your workplace or at your office and want a free communication source in your office, so that you can stay in contact with all your employes and can have a conference within your office – or maybe have some instant small chats with your employes without any internet connection, then you should read-on to know about top 3 LAN (Local Area Network) messengers which will enable you to do so.
LAN Messengers are the applications or utilities that enable you to chat within a local area network without any Internet Connection – but a wired LAN is must. There may be many freeware LAN Messengers available for Windows 7, but these 3 are among the best one’s in my opinion.
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1. Tonic: Tonic helps you to carry out your simple chats within your office via LAN network. It is very useful program with a user-friendly interface that is easy to understood by all.
The program operates in peer-to-peer mode, and hence does not need any server. That’s why also it is very easy to operate. Here is the feature list that will give you an idea of features of the program:
- Easy to use – no server.
- Tonic automatically finds other Tonic users inside your network.
- Different user availability status.
- Image avatars
- File transfer support
- Chat history
- Announcement mode
- Quick poll + poll results.
I would definitely say that Tonic is a complete LAN messenger and it is full of those ultimate features that you always required in your office or workplace at LAN.
2. CD Messenger: CD Messenger is another popular LAN messenger that lets you perform some office or workplace chat tasks. This application helps you to uphold workflow in your office atmosphere, but has limitations to social chats.CD Messenger has many other features such as Conference or Group messaging, Sticky Notes preparation, administrative control, secured communication, and many more.
Feature list of the program:
- No, configuration and implementation.
- Powerful chat room-based office conferencing facility
- You even connect to your friends and family via internet also.
- Configurable message broadcasting
- Spell checking, type face and font customization
- Facility to disable social chat-based IM.
- Multiple level controls
- Easy-to-use than
- In-built file transfer capability.
3. Squiggle: Squiggle is a free and open source application meant for LAN chatting. Squiggle also operates in peer-to-peer mode, and hence does not need any server. The application is rather good-looking, and offers the following features:
- Server-less peer-to-peer LAN chat
- No installation required
- Group chat
- Broadcast chat
- Private chat
- Bridging option for connecting two LANs across subnets or WAN.
- Localized i.e. translated client available in German, French, Arabic and Chinese
- File transfer
- Spell Check, Buzz, Emoticons, Audio Alerts, Tray Popups
- Contact groups, Display message, Display Pic, Chat commands, Message aliases
- Chat history, Status history
So this was all in the list of Top 3 LAN Messengers for your Windows PC. If you wish to recommend other free LAN Messengers, please do so in the comments section.
You suggestions and feedback are always most welcome!