Alternatives to mIRC for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Miranda IM icon

    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be...

    Open Source Windows

  • HexChat icon

    HexChat

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Empathy icon

    Empathy

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey

    The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. RAM-demand similar to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • XChat for Linux icon

    XChat for Linux Discontinued

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC...

    Open Source Linux

  • IM+ icon

    IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 ... HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

  • irssi icon

    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

  • Quassel IRC icon

    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple)...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • KVIrc icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Colloquy icon

    Colloquy

    Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims...

    Open Source Mac

  • Chatzilla icon

    Chatzilla

    ChatZilla is a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

  • X-Chat 2 for Windows icon

    X-Chat 2 for Windows Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • ZNC icon

    ZNC

    znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • WeeChat icon

    WeeChat

    WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS). WeeChat is: -...

    Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD Xfce

  • Konversation icon

    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

  • Smuxi icon

    Smuxi

    Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • AdiIRC icon

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • IRCCloud icon

    IRCCloud

    Chat from anywhere and never miss a message. Stay connected even while you’re offline.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • LimeChat icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • Kiwi IRC icon

    Kiwi IRC

    A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely. More friendly than other webirc clients giving...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Chrome

  • Mibbit icon

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Textual icon

    Textual

    Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X. Textual...

    Commercial Mac

  • PChat-IRC icon

    PChat-IRC Discontinued

    PChat is a IRC Client based off of XChat with many changes and completely free and open source for the Windows and Linux Platform.

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Polari icon

    Polari

    Polari is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client designed for GNOME 3.

    Open Source Linux GNOME

  • Shout icon

    Shout

    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support *...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Qwebirc icon

    Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • HydraIRC icon

    HydraIRC Discontinued

    HydraIRC is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface. It supports DCC Chat and File transfers...

    Open Source Windows

  • Maid-IRC icon

    Maid-IRC

    A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • Tiny Tiny IRC icon

    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...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • Convos icon

    Convos

    Convos is the simplest way to use IRC. It is always online, and accessible to your web browser, both on desktop and mobile.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Subway icon

    Subway Discontinued

    Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Nettalk icon

    Nettalk

    Nettalk is a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • jsIRC Discontinued

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Socket.io Node.JS jQuery

  • bIRC icon

    bIRC

    bIRC is a simple, lightweight and flexible IRC-Client written in Bash. bIRC doesn't require an installation and can be launched by...

    Open Source Mac Linux