IP Messenger is a free tool that allows you to communicate quickly and easily with other people who share your local area network. IT provides a list of connected workstations that have the same application installed, and from there makes it easy to get in touch with the users whenever you need to do so.
IP Messenger is distinct from more general-use messaging apps like AIM and Facebook Messenger in that it is restricted specifically to users who share your local network, making it a convenient tool for a closely-aligned group of workstations. It is particularly suited to office use.
An application in your system tray
While you work, IP Messenger will run in your system tray as a background function, and will be silent until either you interact with it deliberately, or another user sends you a message, at which point a notification will occur. If you are idle, you can set a custom status to let any contacts know. Password protection and encryption are available for security. Considerations like these make it appropriate even when transferring sensitive material.
A range of features
Besides its basic function as a messenger, the application comes with a range of additional features. You can transfer files and even entire folders to other users in the network, and take screenshots of your system to send as messages. Meanwhile, customisation options allow you to alter the font and other visual elements of your messages, enhancing readability while you use the app.
A useful tool for networked workstations
Any group of users whose separate workstations share a LAN should find IP Messenger a useful application when transferring files or simply keeping in touch with one another. Its system of alerts and status messages, along with its ability to store unopened messages to be read later, will help it to speed up many day to day tasks associated with office work.