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ClicksAndWhistles is described as 'free IRC client for Windows. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging allowing you to communicate with others in IRC channels (chat rooms) and one-to-one communication via private messages' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ClicksAndWhistles for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based and Mac. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ClicksAndWhistles are mIRC, XChat for Linux, ZeroChat and Kiwi IRC.

ClicksAndWhistles alternatives are mainly IRC Clients but may also be Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ClicksAndWhistles.
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  • Windows

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    HexChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.

    ⚫︎ PortableHexChat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    mIRC

    • Windows

    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.

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    XChat for Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • 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.

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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    The program is no longer updated.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.

    Main UI
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    ZeroChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Discontinued

    Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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    Kiwi IRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    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.

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    Chatzilla

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • SeaMonkey
    • Firefox

    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 sorting of available channels, logging, and...

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    Discontinued

    Discontinued since 2017. From their website: “With the release of Firefox 57 (Firefox Quantum), it is no longer possible for ChatZilla to work as an extension in Firefox.”

    ChatZilla in the #chatzilla support channel.
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    HydraIRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    HydraIRC is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface.

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    Discontinued

    Not maintained since 2008

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    Convos

    • 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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  9. jsIRC

    • 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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Nettalk

    • 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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