Atomic IRC Alternatives

    Atomic IRC is described as 'Atomic is an open source IRC client built for a new age. New features from its heritage of Yaaic, improvements and stuff' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Atomic IRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Atomic IRC are HexChat (Free, Open Source), Trillian (Freemium), Adium (Free, Open Source) and mIRC (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. A freeware build of X-Chat for windows, as opposed to the official 30-day-trial shareware Windows build.

      Discontinued

      Author announed EOL on homepage.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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 * Responsive layout — works well on your smartphone

      Discontinued

      Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: The Lounge .

      See https://github.com/erming/shout

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      AndroIRC is your new IRC client!
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    2. BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.
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      • Android
      AndChat is a free, multiserver, IRC app for the Android platform.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      HoloIRC is an open source IRC client for Android 4.0 and up. It is designed to be as simple to use as possible while being extremely small in size and fairly light in resources. It works with IRC bouncers as well as regular servers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Convos is an IRC client that runs in your browser and brings the IRC experience into the 21st century. It features a persistent bouncer on the server side that will keep you online even after you close your browser window. Want to use Convos on your phone? No problem!
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      • 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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