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  • Trillian icon

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Blackberry iPad

  • Miranda IM icon

    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

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    XChat for Linux

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible. .

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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.

    Commercial Windows

  • Instantbird icon

    Instantbird

    Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.
  • Quassel IRC icon

    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Colloquy icon

    Colloquy

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

    Free Open Source Mac

  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

  • isoHunt icon

    isoHunt

    isoHunt was a popular Bit Torrent search engine with an active P2P community. The service provided for social interaction, resulting in helpful user comments and ratings and aiding users in discovering new media.

    Free Web

    • Discontinued Shutdown by Lawsuit as MPAA in October 2013. Its successor is https://alternativeto.net/software/isohunt-to/
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    Smuxi

    Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WeeChat icon

    WeeChat

    WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD Xfce

  • 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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    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

    • Discontinued Author announed EOL on homepage.
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    QIP Infium

    QIP Infium is a multiprotocol instant messaging client. It supports ICQ (OSCAR), Jabber (XMPP), Mail.ru Agnet (MRA), IRC, XIMSS, SIP, Twitter, Facebook and other.

    Free Windows iPhone S60

    • Warning Potential Malware. Check comments.
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    ZNC

    znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the connection to the server.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Cloudron

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    ActiveWorlds

    Activeworlds hosts a Universe of over 500 3D virtual reality worlds. In these worlds you can choose from a vast array of avatars that fit your personality (or your perceived personality - that's half the fun!).

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Konversation icon

    Konversation

    Konversation is an easy-to-use IRC client for novices, nut novices and experts can take advantage of its rich featureset.

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

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

  • Chatzilla icon

    Chatzilla

    ChatZilla is a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which provides all the usual features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and...

    Free 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 includes two elegantly designed light and dark variants of the user interface to match all tastes.

    Commercial Mac

  • Finch icon

    Finch

    Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, IRC, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes. It uses GLib and ncurses.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Flowdock

    Flowdock is a beautiful group chat. You can upload files, paste blocks of text, use #hashtags to make notes or create lists and mention others’ names to get their attention. Flowdock is also a highly efficient shared inbox.

    Commercial Web

  • Shout icon

    Shout

    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: http://alternativeto.net/software/the-lounge/ . See https://github.com/erming/shout
  • 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 use it from wherever you are with just a web browser.

    Free Web