Softpedia Editor's Review for BORGChat
Chat with your friends with the help of this complete program.
Written by Bogdan Popa on March 20th, 2012
Back in the days when the Internet was accessible to only very few people, the users who needed to keep in touch relied on simple chatting applications that could work with their local networks. One of the most popular names in the era is BORGChat, a tool that helps LAN users talk to each other in a very fast and pleasant way.
Basically, BORGChat is a chat application designed specifically for large networks, but it can do a lot more. For example, it supports file transfers, private chat, group chat, message boards, online alerts and many other great things that nowadays are part of much more complex online instant messengers.
Of course, BORGChat has tons of settings which allow users customize everything from the way the app looks to sounds, channels and online alerts. Even if it was created many years ago, it still works flawlessly, as we found out during our tests.
As many would expected, the program is very friendly with computer resources and although initially there were reports from users who had problems due to some network conflicts, it remains one of the best tools to be used within large networks.
Bottom line is that you are still looking for a fast way to talk to your network peers, BORGChat might very well be the right tool to help you in this regard. It is quite easy to use and comes with a strong feature pack that make it earn its sopt on the list of recommendations.
Here are some key features of "BORGChat":
· Main chat. This chat is available for all users in every workgroup
· Private chat-Choose someone to chat with in a private chat.
· Channels. Very similar with main chat .In the near future you will be able to set a password for others to join it.
· Message board .Here you can post a message which will be send to other users even if you exit BORGChat
· Private message (in a window or a balloon) (to user /selected users/all users)
· Send File with pause and bandwidth control
· Send Picture from Clipboard
· Beep user /selected users/all users
· View computers and shares from your network
· Map network drive
· Message on Messenger service/Winpopup program
· More than 80 ANIMATED SMILES and the possibility to add your own
· Html stuff (Bold,Italic,Underline,Insert: IMG,QUOTE,URL,HR)
· Quick messages with key combinations Shift+F1...F12
· Commands /? /help /me /here /clear /nick etc
· 3 Chat modes Here/Busy/Away with customizable messages
· Ignore private messages/ all messages
· Add to block list (message filtration)
· Online Alerts
· User info - (Mem/OS/Cpu/Ip/MacAddress/CompName)
· Chat logs
· Transparent icons when chat is not in front/hidden
· Insert user name by pressing tab
· Multilanguage support --> Curent : English, Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Italian, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Czech, Dansk, French, Latvian, Portuguese, Urdu, Dutch, Hungarian, Serbian
· 15Mb RAM free
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fix : List index out of bounds when net tab is disabled
· New : Keep only X lines in chat
· Fix : Some memory leaks