Chatzilla Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Chatzilla for Windows, Linux, Web, Self-Hosted, Mac and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to 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... If your looking for more info about Chatzilla like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/23/2017 12:43:00 AM

Alternatives to Chatzilla for all platforms with any license

  • 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. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce ... MacPorts XQuartz

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  • 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. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful, reliable and fun piece of technology.

    Commercial Windows

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  • XChat for Linux

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). 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

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    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

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  • Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, and similar to (but much more featureful than) so-called BNCs.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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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 Development Team with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • 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

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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 or external harddrive. Take all your settings and servers with you everywhere!

    Free Windows Wine

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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 * Stays connected even when you close the browser * Connect from multiple devices at once * Responsive layout — works well on your smartphone * ... and more!

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    • 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
  • ZeroChat

    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. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Python JavaScript ZeroNet

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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. The user interface itself has been refined all the way down to the very last pixel. Everything has a place and a purpose and nothing is in the way to create clutter.

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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

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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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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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 was rich, achieve a sense of comfortable operation Customization capabilities over the details Stable operation at light Search and comfortable log incremental search Write a script in JavaScript

    Free Open Source Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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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 to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.

    Free Open Source Mac

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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. Run it on your home server, or cloud service easily. It can be deployed to Heroku or Docker-based cloud services, or you can just run it as a normal Mojolicious application, using any of the Deployment Guides. Features Always online The backend server will keep you logged in and logs all the activity in your archive.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Maid-IRC

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

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Node.JS

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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

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    • Discontinued Author announed EOL on homepage.
  • Yaaic

    Yaaic (Yet Another Android IRC Client) is a free and open source Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for Android devices.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • jsIRC

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. Implemented Features: * Webcam Chat * Classic TCP IRC server * Channel Chat * Channel Modes * Channel Moderation * Client To Client Chat * IRC Operator * Message Of The Day * List Channels * RichUI Web Client jsIRC is BSD licensed.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Socket.io Node.JS jQuery

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

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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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 IRC gateway for an IRC network, a chat-room for a website or to access IRC when stuck behind a restrictive firewall.

    Free Open Source Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Perl

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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 friendly, clean interface that doesn't get in the way of your conversations. Connect to multiple servers at once on the same screen, so that it's easy to keep up with all your friends.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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