ChatButton Alternatives

    ChatButton is described as 'Create a live chat room box for your Website or Blog. Talk in other chat rooms with ithers. Free Chat-box for Websites' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ChatButton for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, the Web, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ChatButton are tawk.to (Freemium), irssi (Free, Open Source), XChat for Linux (Free, Open Source) and KVIrc (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 30, 2016

    • 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
    • tawk.to is a live chat app that lets you monitor and chat with visitors on your website or from a customizable page.
      No screenshots yet
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Internet Explorer
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Wordpress


    • Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
    • 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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
    • An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
    • Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.
      No screenshots yet
      • Mac
    • A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
    • Konversation is an IRC client which gives you speedy access to Freenode network's channels, where you will find support for most distributions.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go!
      • Free
      • Online