BeepBEEP is a simple approach to communicating with users in the local area network. It is a messaging client that allows talking at the same time to all the users connected to the network or just one of them.
No installation required, simple looks
You do not have to go through an installation process for the application to work. Suffice to extract the contents of the downloaded archive and launch the executable file.
A simple and straightforward chat window appears, showing all the users that are currently connected to the BeepBEEP network. You can easily choose the one you want to send a message to or address all users at once.
Functionality at a glance
Like most instant messaging clients, BeepBEEP offers the possibility to set a status message and includes support for additional communication elements such as emoticons.
Moreover, the application can be used to create group chats where only select contacts are allowed access.
A profile window allows each user to add details about themselves, such as the complete name, birth date and an email address. This can come in handy for keeping in touch when outside the local network.
Customization options refer to changing the font properties (type, size, style) and its color, adding, choosing a different alert sound, or enabling the display of the list of shared files and the transfers.
As simple as the client is, the developer managed to integrate a game of Tetris, which, despite its shabby graphics, is quite addictive.
BeepBEEP does not require too much tinkering as the default configuration is suitable for most users. It sports a simple, but useful set of features that enables easy communication in the local area network.