LAN Chat software - the programs for chat in the local network

LAN Messenger

LAN Messenger is a free program for chatting on the local network.

Features of LAN Messenger:

  • No server or additional network settings are required.
  • It allows you to connect with users and chat in the intra-net.
  • All messages are encrypted using the AES method.
  • It allows to create groups of members.
  • The distribution of messages is made individually, by groups or selectively - by specific groups and users.
  • File sharing is supported.
  • The history of correspondence can be saved and viewed at any time.
  • All the types of user statuses are supported - available, off-line, busy, etc.
  • The program can be started at system startup and located in the tray.
  • The application works under Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.
  • This is a program that does not require installation.

Download LAN Messenger:


Squiggle - a free messaging program for the local network with the ability to make voice calls. It is intended only for Windows.

Squiggle functionality:

  • It has user-friendly interface.
  • No server is required to run the program.
  • It allows you to send broadcasts, group messages and to chat privately.
  • There is support for user signatures and images and it is easy to customize the user profile.
  • Squiggle allows you to send files and add smilies to messages.
  • It has a built-in ability to make voice calls on the local network - voice chat.
  • It is possible to save and to search the history of chat messages.
  • User status support - online, busy, offline, etc.
  • There is an ability to start application when the system starts.
  • No installation required, you can unpack the archive and run the program.
  • The user interface is simple and intuitive.

To run the program, you must install or enable Microsoft Net Framework 4 Client Profile.
Download Squiggle:


G0Chat is a free cross-platform chat for corporate and local networks.

This software consists of a server and client programs. The server is easy to administer. It is enough to install the server and run it on one of the computers in your network.

G0Chat has many options and settings:

  • It is a cross-platform software - such operating systems as Windows and Linux are supported.
  • It has a single sign-on for the user.
  • File transfer is supported, it works even if both clients are behind NAT.
  • With the program you can also transfer images on the fly.
  • A useful feature is the presence of bots for chat.
  • Offline messages will be delivered when the recipient connects to the chat.
  • It supports user statuses, sound notifications, system tray alerts, message animations.
  • This software encrypt and compress data.
  • There is an ability to create public and private channels.
  • Program can send an audio signal. You can communicate with voice, and audio conferencing with several participants.

Download G0Chat:


QChat - it is a free LAN chat program.

The main features of QChat:

  • The program can work without using a server or in server mode.
  • The program works with channels, messages can be sent to a channel, private channel, and also we can send individual private messages.
  • There is an ability to format messages, change the font and add emoticons.
  • There is an ability to transfer files.
  • It has a flexible configuration of user profiles - nickname, full name, image, address, phone, etc.
  • Statuses is supported.
  • There is an ability to create and customize message filters - by user, computer name or IP address, by word entry, including using regular expressions.
  • You can send messages using broadcast or IP address list.
  • The program does not require installation.
  • It has a multilingual user interface.

The weakness of application is that the history of correspondence is not saved after the end of work.

Download QChat:


Tonic - it is a program for Windows that allows messaging over the local network.

Tonic Features:

  • No server is required to run the program.
  • Automatic detection of running programs on the network is supported. Also you can add interlocutors using IP addresses or ranges of addresses.
  • Communication occurs in one common public channel.
  • There is an ability to send messages to the public or private channels.
  • There is an ability to transfer files.
  • We will get voice notification through the speakers when a message is received or, in the absence of speakers, by a beep through the buzzer of the computer.
  • There is a large number of different settings.
  • Program saves the history of correspondence and gives quick access to logged messages.
  • We can configure the display style of chat messages.
  • There is an ability to run the program when Windows starts.
  • A large number of ready-made avatars is included, you can add your own too.

Download Tonic: tonic_v1.0b990.exe