Alternatives to Quassel IRC 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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Trillian icon

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry iPad

  • Adium icon

    Adium

    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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

  • 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

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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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 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

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Mac

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    Polari

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

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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    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

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

  • 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

  • MetroIRC icon

    MetroIRC

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Qwebirc icon

    Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • 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

  • 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

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    Maid-IRC

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WebIRC

    WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    CGI:IRC

    CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that lets you access IRC from a web browser, it is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud BSD Self-Hosted Perl

  • Gnotty

    Gnotty ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python

  • jakeIRC

    jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels. To run jakeIRC locally, you...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Meteor npm

  • Tiny Tiny IRC icon

    Tiny Tiny IRC Discontinued

    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

  • ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python ... JavaScript ZeroNet

Quassel IRC Comments

I may have dismissed this too quickly, but I think you have ... -2 Helpful

Comment by monkeybear
about Quassel IRC and LimeChat Jun 2011

I may have dismissed this too quickly, but I think you have to sign up for an account at quassel-irc.org before being able to connect to IRC. Not happening. Too bad, it looked like a decent interface. I recommend LimeChat...

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