ChatMex! is a Java-based application that allows message exchange between workstations in the same local network. With a lightweight footprint on your system, this small utility enables you to chat with your friends and acquaintances.
A simple LAN chatting tool
ChatMex! relies on a server-client architecture, but that does not mean that it is difficult to configure. On the contrary, anyone should be able to have it up and running in no time, since all options are clear and accessible.
One of the communication partners must run the server before the client can connect to it. A major drawback is that the ChatMex! server does not allow multiple connections, so you can communicate with one person at a time (a single client can connect to a running server).
Easy and fast configuration
Before initiating the connection, you can set a nickname and change the port number. The client side must be configured to connect to the exact same port for the application to work properly.
Once connected, you can send text messages to your interlocutor and read the response within a user-friendly interface.
Send text messages to network friends
ChatMex! supports a single client connection, but looking on the bright side of things, you won't have other people connect to the server and participate in your private conversation. This is useful, especially since the messages are not encrypted in any way and the access to the server is not password-protected.
While it could definitely use some improvements (for instance, file exchange and message protection), ChatMex! is a handy tool that helps you keep in touch with friends.