LAN messenger is a great solution for those who want to have a secure system of communication. Since it works within the local area network, it doesn’t need Internet connection, which is an additional plus that attracts the potential users. However, there is also a question about LAN messenger’s interface. Is it easy to understand? Are there any excessive functions that will cause you a headache when you’ll be trying to figure them out?
The issue of any system’s interface is worrisome because often, the employers have to spend extra costs on having the IT department explain technical intricacies to the employees. Luckily, LAN messenger won’t pose any similar problems to you. It has a very intuitive interface and even the users who are far from being technically savvy will be able to adjust quickly.
As soon as LAN messenger is installed on the computer, a small window will pop up. All crucial functions are presented there and each of them has an explanation that will become visible once the user clicks on it.
User-friendly interface of LAN messenger is represented by simple functions. They include the following:
- General tab;
- List of contacts;
- Settings icons.
In fact, there’re only two major sections, General tab and List of contacts. The settings icons are small and thus they don’t clutter the space. However, they are also not small enough for the user to miss them entirely, so as soon as they want to proceed to settings, they’ll see them in the upper corner of the messenger window.
By clicking on the General tab, the user will be able to choose basic preferences. For example, they can decide on the amount of time that needs to pass with them being inactive before their status changes to ‘away’. They can also select the language they prefer. Each choice can be made by simply checking the box placed next to the option description.
List of contacts involves groups of people sorted according to their departments or other characteristics. These people can be placed in different groups, all that the user has to do is click on their name and choose ‘Add to the group’, or drag the name toward the group they want to expand, which is an intuitive action of any PC user.
By clicking on the settings icons, the user will be able to fill in their name, position, room number, choose what notifications they’d like to have and the type of files transfer they prefer. All these functions are simple and they’re presented in a non-excessive way, meaning that no user is going to be needlessly confused.