Alternatives to Smuxi for all platforms with any license

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  • HexChat icon

    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 icon

    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 icon

    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 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

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  • XChat for Linux icon

    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

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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: - 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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  • 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 * Stays connected even when you close the browser * Connect from multiple devices at once *...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • 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 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 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 or external harddrive. Take all your settings and servers with you everywhere!

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 the general public an easy option to connect to any IRC network.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Chrome

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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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  • 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

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  • Qwebirc icon

    Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • Subway icon

    Subway

    Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with websockets (or best available fallback where not available). The backend supports connection persistence...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Subway is in hiatus, i.e. it's not currently functional and not under active development, but the plan is to finish this project some point in the future. Meanwhile currently the maintainer strongly suggests taking a look at https://alternativeto.net/software/shout/ .
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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

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    • Discontinued Author announed EOL on homepage.
  • 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

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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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  • Maid-IRC icon

    Maid-IRC

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

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  • ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as...

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

  • jsIRC

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. Implemented Features: * Webcam Chat * Classic TCP IRC server * Channel Chat * Channel Modes *...

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

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible and the GitHub repo hasn't been updated since May 17th, 2015.
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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 icon

    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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  • WebIRC

    WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and your mobile devices to continue exactly where you left off.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • CGI:IRC icon

    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 IRC gateway for an IRC network, a chat-room for a website or to access IRC when stuck behind a...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud BSD Self-Hosted Perl

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  • 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 on their project. Gnotty is BSD licensed. Gnotty is comprised of several parts. Primarily Gnotty...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Python

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  • jakeIRC

    jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels. To run jakeIRC locally, you need to have meteor as well as npm irc installed. NPM: https://www.npmjs.com/ NPM IRC:...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Meteor npm

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  • 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 even a stable network connection to stay connected to IRC, just keep the site opened to see new...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    • 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.
  • ScrollZ IRC Client icon

    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 icon

    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

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

    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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Smuxi Comments

Wastes a lot of screen space

Negative Comment by blackboard
about Smuxi Nov 2013

It's a nice idea, but the GUI wastes so much screenspace that it was unusable for me. Quassel is very similar, but has a MUCH more efficient layout that is fully customizable, and wastes much less screen space. However, Quassel uses more RAM.

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I like smuxi. It's easy to use and has common translations ...

Comment by ikkerus
about Smuxi Jun 2011

I like smuxi. It's easy to use and has common translations included. I have user experience on Windows and Linux with it and on both OS smuxi's working fine. If you like using IRC and twitter, I recommend you to taste it!

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