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AChat icon A very easy to use instant messaging application that was especially designed to be used on a local network, among connected peers

Staying in touch with friends and colleagues is very easy to do, especially if they are on the same LAN (Local Area Network). All you need is a simple messenger and you can start a conversation in no time and one of the possible choices can be Achat, a utility which was created exactly for this purpose.

Communicate through a friendly interface

The installation procedure runs pretty smoothly and in a few minutes you should have the program ready for chatting. If you used this kind of applications before, you will surely find the main window quite familiar.

The layout is similar to that of other software solutions and the functions are placed almost in the same manner. The text box, where you write the messages, as well as the friends list are extendable, to the detriment of the main chat window that becomes smaller if you choose to allocate more space to those two areas.

Simple yet effective functions for exchanging messages and files

Achat has the ability to convey not only the written word, but also any documents, images, music or video files you might want to share with your peers. There is even a dedicated module where all the file transfers are displayed, so you can manage those items.

In case you want to write down some notes, you can open a special tab and type them. The texts are saved automatically and you can review them anytime for the same place.

Another useful feature of this tool is the ability to keep offline messages inside another tab, where details like the sender and recipient names, the message ID and read state can be viewed.

Customizable chat utility for any user

To sum things up, Achat can be considered a program for everyone since it is very easy to use and also provides a plethora of configurations for advanced users. Also, the nice GUI and extra functions make it one of the best choices in its category.

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AChat was reviewed by Olivian Puha
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