Top 3 free LAN Messengers for your Windows PC

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.

Tonic 400x289 Top 3 free LAN Messengers for your Windows PCThe 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 Messenger1 400x260 Top 3 free LAN Messengers for your Windows PCCD 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 historySquigger 214x400 Top 3 free LAN Messengers for your Windows PC

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!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BBOQUWTUXKIFBQRMM5SV2IGANQ Jon Thamus

    CD Messenger is my favorite office messenger. Really all in one office tool. Now i don’t need to download separate application of sticky notes, to-do list, event alert, group messaging, notice board and conferencing.

    http://www.cdmessenger.com/downloads/

  • Krish

    Have you ever tried Outlook Messenger? Its the best http://www.outlookmessenger.com

  • C. Devesh Prabhu

    I did check out CD Messenger, but it is a paid software and not Free as stated in the article above.

  • Ozren Sirola

    From a quick look CD messenger seems to me best. But check out ShixxNOTE program http://www.shixxnote.com and try it. This is best program for LAN communication in company or at office. ShixxNOTE is network enabled sticky notes program. Great work and neat program. Must have for me !

  • Josip Matrljan

    Great piece of software is ShixxNOTE 6.net simple and neat but if you are advanced user like me than you can change everything. I really like sending notes to others ! Also I was impressed how easy you can send one note to a 5 computers in my LAN and to my private e-mail to have that note on my home notebook. Keep doing good job Ozren !

  • Andrew

    Helo,

    I’ve installed ShixxNOTE version 6.net latest release from September 2012. I must admit that now I can’t work without it anymore. My and my buddy in next room are using sending notes everyday. Sometimes to send funny notes and sometimes some important notes. So now I will decide if I will register 5-Users License. Price is $25. Does anybody have registered version ?

    Regards,
    Andrew

  • David Jones

    When you’re spread over a couple of floors, it’s great to have something that you know your workmate is going to see appear on their desktop. Means you’re more likely to get action than it sitting in amongst a bunch of internal emails. So people really this ShixxNOTE program is great piece of software, also works on Windows 8.

  • Josip Matrljan

    I find out that ShixxNote is also working on a Windows 8. It is listed on site Windows8Downloads.com so I also agree that this program is great LAN messenger, better that those three listed above. But it is not freeware so I will decide at the end of a 30 days trial period will I register program or not. Right now I think I will. Also it is very cool program. Network neighborhood is automatically read at the program start. So later you can send note to other computers just adding them on recipient list.

  • gnrsu

    But i think BORGChat (appnee.com/borgchat) is the most complete LAN IM application, better than IPMSG!!

  • Dukey

    Squiggle Is good but you need Microsoft.NET Framework 4 installed you can get it at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851 don’t use the link the program gives you as its a redirected page.

  • Suprabhat Graphic Machinery

    Outlook LAN Messenger is the best.

  • Andrewgr

    These apps are quite well. But in our office we use softros http://messenger.softros.com cause our network is complicated and we use terminal service.

  • Jeniffer Maben

    Great list of messengers. I personally like CD Messenger. I found CD Messenger one of the best office messenger.

  • Josip Matrljan

    Yes ShixxNOTE can not workk in environment when few users works over terminal service on one computer. Maybe an author of the ShixxNOTE program which I use will implement sending notes to computer (servername) and to list of users logged on computer currently. That would solve your problem. But for complicated network you should use complicated messanger. ShixxNOTE is great LAN messenger for small to middle companies which have up to 100 computers in theirs LAN. But still those other program like Squiggle or Tonic are simple text messenger program with ugly interface and they are all using Windows commands NET SEND or Window Messaging service. ShixxNOTE works on all Windows versions ! So again I reccomend it. Check by yourself, download program on site http://www.shixxnote.com and decide.

  • Josip Matrljan

    In this post there are three LAN messengers listed and I agree with you only that CD Messenger is best of those three programs listed. But I assure you that there are much better programs for communication in your LAN. As I said before ShixxNOTE 6.net is my favourite program for communication in my office, between colleagues. Sending and receiving notes is so simple. When you want to send you do not need to know user IP address, program will list you all computers in your LAN and only you have to do is to select computers and add them to recipient list.

  • uwkwar

    Yes, but what you fail to realize is, this is about FREE programs. Not pay, and for all your hype about shixxnote it’s still a paid application and does not deserve mention.

  • Josip Matrljan

    Devesh Prabhu said:
    “I did check out CD Messenger, but it is a paid software and not Free as stated in the article above.”

    Didn’t you read all comments ? Devesh installed CD Messenger which is for me also best of those three program listed here and he said that CD Messenger software is also paid software.

    So that is the reason why I mentioned ShixxNOTE as better choice for non free software.

  • Anders Thue Pedersen

    TSR Lan Messenger is also free and works on windows 7,8 & 8.1

    http://tsr-soft.com/products/lan-messenger/default.aspx

  • woofa

    Lan Messenger not mentioned. Of these three Squiggle is easily the best. Tonic is dead, no further development.

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