New: LAN Messenger Portable 1.2.35 (Peer-to-peer LAN chat and file transfer) Released

Ken Herbert's picture
Submitted by Ken Herbert on February 1, 2013 - 3:04pm

logoLAN Messenger Portable 1.2.35 has been released. LAN Messenger Portable is a peer-to-peer chat application that lets you chat and transfer files with other users on your local network. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotLAN Messenger is a free and open source cross-platform instant messaging application for communication over a local network. It does not require a server. A number of useful features including event notifications, file transfer and message logging are provided.

Learn more about LAN Messenger Installer / Format

LAN Messenger Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


LAN Messenger Portable is available for immediate download from the LAN Messenger Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Fixed, thanks for the heads up

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John T. Haller's picture

Thanks for packaging this up, Ken. No changes other than some minor help/readme fixes and adding the splash screen.

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Gord Caswell's picture

There's another error above: the second line says LAN Messneger Portable instead of LAN Messenger Portable.

John T. Haller's picture

It doesn't matter if it's not updated if it continues to work properly.

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Thanks for the portable version of the app, but you can tell me how I can get the source code? I am trying to open two instances of the application, but returns error that there is already another running. I'm using different IPs because I run one machine with Aster, and even as the sandbox, it returns the message. I would just allow multiple instances. Something we do in Firefox with "AllowMultipleInstances = true".

John T. Haller's picture

The app itself has to allow multiple instances. It does not. The launcher is already configured to allow you to run another instance. But the app locks a given port and then the second instance will error.

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3D1T0R's picture

Every Open Source App's page has links to the source near the bottom of the page under the "Download Details" section.
For LAN Messenger Portable that section is here.