I may have mentioned in the not so distant past that I use a program called ‘Stickies’ for sending network messages across the home network. Well, most of the time it works well, but sometimes one or more names become unreachable.

As a consequence, I have been looking for something else and have found this..

LanToucher Network Chat..  http://www.vitalsoundlab.com/lantoucher-network-chat.html

Its free too..

So far, it seems to retain its connections well, and the big advantage over Stickies is that it can keep a record of a conversation or just single messages for as long as they are required.

What it can’t do is accept unlimited text. There is a limit to each message but I am not sure what it is.

There is an online manual.. http://www.vitalsoundlab.com/lantoucher-network-chat-manual.html

I will report back on reliability at some time in the future, but for now it is looking good..