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  • Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

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    HexChat

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

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    mIRC

    mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. Serving the Internet community for over a...

    Commercial Windows

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    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    irssi

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

    Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

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    XChat for Linux

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    WeeChat

    WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS). WeeChat is: - modular: a lightweight core with plugins around - multi-protocols: IRC and Jabber (other soon) -...

    Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD Xfce

  • IRCCloud icon

    IRCCloud

    IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    KVIrc

    KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit. KVirc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    AdiIRC

    c#/csharp IRC CLient. AdiIRC stores all its settings in text files, this way you can grab the adiirc folder and put in on a usb device or external harddrive. Take all your settings and servers with you everywhere!

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Textual

    Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X. Textual includes two elegantly designed light and dark variants of the user interface to match all tastes. The...

    Commercial Mac

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    Colloquy

    Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of...

    Open Source Mac

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    Smuxi

    Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop. Smuxi is based on the client-server model: The core application (engine) can be placed onto a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Chatzilla

    ChatZilla is a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which provides all the usual features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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    Konversation

    Konversation is an easy-to-use IRC client for novices, nut novices and experts can take advantage of its rich featureset.

    Open Source Linux

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    MetroIRC

    An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines.

    Open Source Windows

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    X-Chat 2 for Windows

    A freeware build of X-Chat for windows, as opposed to the official 30-day-trial shareware Windows build.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Author announed EOL on homepage.
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    LimeChat

    LimeChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS. Features Can connect to multiple servers in a window By key operation was rich, achieve a sense of comfortable operation Customization capabilities over the details ...

    Open Source Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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    bIRC

    bIRC is a simple, lightweight and flexible IRC-Client written in Bash. bIRC doesn't require an installation and can be launched by executing a single script file. bIRC has plugin support and can be easily modified.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    leafChat

    leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Chat with your friends using popular IRC networks. leafChat has a friendly, clean interface that doesn't get in the way of your conversations. Connect to multiple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Mibbit

    No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go! No sign-up is required and you can use it from wherever you are with just a web browser.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Tiny Tiny IRC

    Tiny Tiny IRC is an open source AJAX-powered IRC client. The idea behind this being that you don't need either client software or even a stable network connection to stay connected to IRC, just keep the site opened to see new...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.30, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
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    ScrollZ IRC Client

    ScrollZ is an advanced IRC client based on ircII. It incorporates many useful features found in all sorts of scripts. The main difference between these scripts and ScrollZ is the code - whereas ircII scripts take a lot of disk and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    sushi IRC suite

    The sushi IRC suite consists of a central daemon and several clients, which communicate via DBus. The daemon -- maki -- provides DBus methods and signals that abstract the IRC protocol to make it more pleasant to use. ...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    Nettalk

    Nettalk is a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it. The following languages for the interface are available:...

    Open Source Windows

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    XChat for Windows

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.9, released in May 2010, can be still bought from the official website.
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    HydraIRC

    HydraIRC is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface. It supports DCC Chat and File transfers, Connecting to multiple servers, Dockable Floating Tabbed Windows, Autohiding Windows, DLL Plugins, Channel...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Not maintained since 2008
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    IceChat

    IceChat is a fully featured, simple to use IRC Client allowing you to chat online with your friends and for meeting new people as well. It can be used in Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista and also Windows 7

    Free Windows

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    irc.lc

    IRC web chat. You can make any irc.lc url with this syntax: irc.lc/[network|server]/[channel]/[Default_Nick_@@@] DONT PUT the # character before channel ! If required (ex : ##channel#name##), please use %23 instead.

    Free Web / Cloud Qwebirc

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    wsIRC

    wsIrc - the global community communicator, goal is to offer a free web IRC client which should be at the end as good as old standalone application, but yet without requiring any installation, without any update, without any virus...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    MegaIRC

    MegaIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Client. It allows you to connect to the IRC network a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk. It supports the server and channel lists, full ANSI colors...

    Free Windows

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    AndroIRC

    AndroIRC is your new IRC client! Features: • mIRC colors • auto join channels on startup • nickserv auth • Android notifications • copy & paste • logging • sasl auth (plain and blowfish) • Multiple servers connections...

    Freemium Android

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    Linkinus

    Linkinus 2 provides a rich, social IRC experience; featuring embedded media, short URL expansion, message starring, combined chats, emoticons, and much more!

    Commercial Mac

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    MIRGGI

    mIRGGI is the first IRC client for S60 3rd Edition devices. It is also available for 2nd edition devices. It is currently in early stages because I just began writing it on 10th of March. Ive been meaning to do this for a long time...

    Free S60

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    ClicksAndWhistles

    ClicksAndWhistles is a free IRC client for Windows. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging allowing you to communicate with others in IRC channels (chat rooms) and one-to-one communication via...

    Free Windows

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