- Simple & easy to use
No other LAN messenger is as simple to use as Yak!. Makes communicating over a LAN a breeze with it's easy to use
- File transfer
With Yak! you can easily send files with your messages to other users. Simply press the attach-files button and select the files
you wish to send, or drag them from explorer into the message area.
- Sounds on message receipt
You can configure Yak! to play .wav sound files when you receive normal and urgent messages.
- User grouping
Users can be selected and added to custom groups. This can save you time searching for users whom you regularly chat to.
- Icon tray placement
When minimized, Yak! hides itself away in the Windows icon tray, away from other running applications.
- Encrypted messages
Yak! uses strong encryption (TwoFish) to scramble your messages so that prying eyes cannot read them.
- URL & email highlighting
All the URL and email addresses you send will be automatically highlighted so your recipient can easily click on the
highlighted link and open it.
- Message header user selection
You can easily click on the header of messages and select all the users associated with that message. This is very useful
for messages sent to multiple users as it saves time rather than manually selecting them from the list.
- Requires no server
Yak! automatically detects all other instances of itself running on the network. It does not require a dedicated server
- Smilies in messages
You can add graphical smilie faces to your messages so can you can show your emotions.
- Background bitmaps
You can insert bitmaps onto the background of Yak! to enhance the look.
- Save your messages to file
Yak! can be configured to store your message log into a file if you wish to record a chat session.
- Message popup alerts
If you don't want to be annoyed by the main window continually popping up and grabbing focus, Yak! can display any received messages
in a popup window. This appears above all other windows but does not steal focus.
- User information hints
Get details of each user quickly by simply holding the mouse cursor over their username.
- Interface style
You can alter the interface of Yak! to either a bright or dark style. Fonts can also be configured.
- Configuration options
There are lots of various configuartion options available to the user. You can have Yak! behave to suit your working
- Urgent messages
You can send urgent messages to users. Urgent messages can be configured to make Yak! behave differently to
- Blocking of users
Any annoying users can easily be blocked by you. This means that none of the messages they try to send to you
will get through.