Online instant messenger have evolved so much that they slowly replaced traditional chatting solutions designed to be used in large networks, but some people are still looking for this kind of apps.
Intranet Chat is one possible tool for all those who want to talk with other members of the same network, providing an impressive range of standard features.
The interface is quite pleasant and you should have no problem in using it, although some of the users asked for theme support or at least the possibility to change colors and schemes.
Intranet Chat gives users the possibility to chat straight in the main chat room or send private messages either to all or just to some users, set status messages, including 'Do Not Disturb' and 'I'm Away' ones, post board messages and get information about some of the members, including computer name and the version of the app they're using.
The settings menu comes with options regarding the connection, the online alerts, the fonts and the sounds, but also to the way the app reacts when receiving a message. You can thus open new message windows or just keep them minimized and animate the tray icon, it all depends on your choice.
Additionally, Intranet Chat comprises a small floating window to give you instant access to the main window and its settings, allowing you to place it wherever you want on the screen.
Intranet Chat is very light on computer resources and you won't even know you're running it. On a positive note, it's nice to see a LAN messenger with so many tools and options, but a help menu is a must, especially when offering such a wide range of features.
All in all, Intranet Chat remains one of the top apps in this particular software category, and if you still need one for your own network, don't forget to give this one a try.