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  • Thunderbird icon


    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • Pidgin icon


    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

  • HexChat icon


    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

  • Adium icon


    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

  • mIRC icon


    mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play...

    Commercial Windows

  • Bitmessage icon


    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • irssi icon


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

    Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

  • 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

  • IRCCloud icon


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

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • KVIrc icon


    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

  • Textual icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • Konversation icon


    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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  • Polari icon


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

    Open Source Linux GNOME

  • 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

  • Colloquy icon


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

    Open Source Mac

  • Smuxi icon


    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


    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

  • MetroIRC icon


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

    Open Source Windows

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  • Qwebirc icon


    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Convos icon


    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

  • Maid-IRC icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • Kaiwa icon


    Inspired by the best and built for XMPP, Kaiwa is a beautiful web-based client for the only standardized chat protocol.

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

  • ZeroChat icon


    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

  • 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 Node.JS jQuery

  • 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

  • Talkonaut icon


    Talkonaut is a free Jabber (XMPP) client for your iPhone or iPod with free peer-to-peer voice calling over Jingle Audio extension...

    Free Windows Android iPhone S60 iPad

  • bIRC icon


    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

  • leafChat icon


    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

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • sushi IRC suite icon

    sushi IRC suite

    The sushi IRC suite consists of a central daemon and several clients, which communicate via DBus. The daemon -- maki -- provides...

    Open Source Mac 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

  • CGI:IRC icon


    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

  • Jabbin icon


    Jabbin is an original mashup of Social Network, Instant messaging and VoIP developed entirely on the widely-used and open protocol...

    Open Source Linux

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