Chat Clients

The ability to send text, voice, and video messages to anywhere in the world has never been easier. Simply fire up the messaging app of your choice, find the intended recipient that uses the same service, and start typing, attaching, and recording away.

If privacy and security are of the utmost importance, secure end-to-end encrypted messaging services such as Signal can ensure that the only people that know the contents of your conversations are exactly who you want.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    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).

    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 Shout .

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Node.JS
    A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.
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  1. Ecommerce are better place live chat to interact and build a close connection with customers. Subiz allow website owner monitor and chat with visitors surfing their online store in real-time, impress them personally, turn them into paying customers.
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  2. REVE chat has been solving all your customer support issues since 2014. It offers efficient and highly customizable chat software for your website. It enables your customer support executives to proficiently assist the viewers and customers on your website with all their queries.
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  3. Thirdlane Connect aims to increase team productivity by combining chat, voice and video calls, video conferencing, screen sharing, CRM and application integration into one simple to use application.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    Lingo is an IRC chat client designed with simplicity in mind that is ideal for both novice and expert users.

    Discontinued

    The website is no longer available

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Socket.io
    • Node.JS
    • jQuery
    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS.

    Discontinued

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

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  4. Empower, Engage, Innovate Learn how Cisco will deliver capabilities that offer simple user experiences across devices and intelligently connect to the cloud.
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    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    Business messenger with multi-channel features for sales, marketing, and support, connected on one platform. Calls, Online Chat, Email, Facebook Messenger and much more. All your online business needs to grow your sales.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    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.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Perl
    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 restrictive firewall.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    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.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    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.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Meteor
    • npm
    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: https://www.npmjs.
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