OneTeam: enterprise instant messaging

Employees in every office need instant messaging to communicate. How about a jazzy one with stunning looks? OneTeam is a top-notch enterprise level solution for instant messaging with lots of exciting features:

  • Text, voice and video call support
  • File transfers
  • Multiplatform + Firefox support
  • Archiving
  • Conference rooms
  • Encryption
  • XMPP compliance
  • Polished GUI
  • Free other than the iPhone client

Webpage: OneTeam

iptux: Linux IM on LAN

I was looking for a over-the-LAN instant messaging app on Ubuntu to use at home. A port of good old ipmsg is available but the interface is too dated. After trying a few more options I found iptux. It has a polished interface, the chat window is modern and can be minimized to the system tray. It supports both chat and file transfers. A good way to communicate if you have several users on the same wifi. Available in Synaptic.

To show the iptux icon in the system tray I added it in the systray whitelist:

# gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist
"['Pidgin', 'Dropbox', 'qbittorrent', 'iptux']"

To share files over LAN as well as the internet try BaShare.

Webpage: iptux