Server-client application for LAN chatting
Based on a client-server architecture, it can come in handy for sending text messages to other user in the LAN. The server and the client are distributed separately, but you need them both to make ChatApp work.
The server must be launched on one of the computers and once it is running, client applications will be able to initiate a connection, provided they have the correct server address and port number (configurable in the 'Settings' window).
Create a chat room or send private messages
Its interface is not the most impressive we've seen, but it provides fast access to all the options, enabling you to connect to the server and open a new chat room in seconds. Once your PC is connected to the server, you only have to enter the desired username and password to enter the chat room.
A list of all the online users is available within the main window and you should know that all the connected users can view the messages you write in the currently active chat room. It is also possible to send private messages to someone, by selecting the corresponding nickname from the list and opening a private chat window.
An easy to configure LAN chat client that sticks to the basics
Considering the above, we could say that the application is very easy to use and configure. Unfortunately, its functionality is limited to sending text messages. You cannot use it to exchange images, send emoticons or files on your PC.
Delivered inside a lightweight package, ChatApp is a simple and intuitive LAN client that helps you chat with your friends. It features the basic functions to allow communication between computers in the same network.
Reviewed by Mihaela Citea on April 30th, 2014
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Application descriptionChatApp is a simple, Java-based LAN chat client that enables you to communicate with other users connected to the same...