Alternatives to XChat for Linux 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

  • mIRC icon

    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

  • 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

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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: -...

    Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD Xfce

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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

  • IRCCloud icon

    IRCCloud

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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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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    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

  • 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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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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    Polari

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

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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    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

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    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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    Maid-IRC

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Node.JS

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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...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

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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...

    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

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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...

    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...

    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

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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