Alternatives to ClicksAndWhistles for all platforms with Open Source 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...

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

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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...

    • 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      The program is no longer updated.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

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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  • HydraIRC

    HydraIRC is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface. It supports DCC Chat and File transfers, Connecting to multiple servers, Dockable...

    • Discontinued
      Not maintained since 2008

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • HoloIRC

    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...

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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