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Meesoft InstantMessenger - lan chat at home or work

Website - Freeware

reviewed by ClifNotes, Dec 2005

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I've been trying different programs to chat back and forth with my wife while we are on our home network. It's nice to be able to share links without either shouting them out or sending them in email. Meesoft's InstantMessenger is great because it requires no setup, it's a very small download, only 177k, and it's also zipped so that you only need to unzip it to a folder and use it. This is probably a good candidate for my USB PortableApp collection.





The InstantMessenger is a small chat application for Win32, that I have been working on. It is used to chat over a LAN (Local Area Network). The program features minimization to tray. InstantMessenger now features a coloring system, so messages are colored according to sender plus all fonts now supported in the chat-window. The application uses a peer-to-peer structure, so no server is required - chat or be chatted...