IP Messenger for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 4.9
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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Free LAN messenger

When it comes to organization-wide communications, businesses often use Skype or Slack. Apps such as these offer fast messaging between many users and even allows sending of files. However, if you are on a LAN—local network—it makes sense to use an intern chat person for speedy message exchange. IP Messenger is a pop up-style application that lets you chat inside your local area network. It allows users to stay in contact with different clients in your system. The app is based on TCP/IP (UDP) and does not require a server machine. In addition to serverless sending and receiving messages, this app also offers fast folder and file transfer, sending of image embedded messages, and desktop capture. IP Messenger also offers message encryption, so messages will pass through any third-party servers. 

Fast, easy, and safe messaging 

IP Messenger works straight out of the box. It is exceptionally easy to use and works without any special requirements. You can have it up and running minutes after its download and installation. More, once installed on everybody's computers, the app can automatically detect all contacts and add them to your lists. With this, you can start exchanging messages with your co-workers right away. 

The main interface does not display too many options for easier message sending. To send a message, you only need to choose your contact in the upper part of the window and type your message in the larger bottom area. IP Messenger works in the background. With this, you can still receive messages even if you don't have the app's windows open on your screen. The system tray icon will flash if you receive a message. Clicking the icon will bring the message up. But, if the sender clicks the Seal option to his or her message, you will need to click the Open button to read the actual message. 

As with any other instant messaging apps, IP Messenger lets you reply to the message you received. You can also dismiss them when you are done reading. However, your message history is not found on a thread but in a separate window.


  • Easy to use
  • Does not need initial configurations
  • Lightweight
  • Encrypts messages


  • Outdated interface
  • No one-on-one message thread

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IP Messenger for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 4.9
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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