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    Colloquy Alternatives

    Colloquy is described as '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' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Colloquy for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Colloquy are mIRC (Paid), KVIrc (Free, Open Source), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source) and irssi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.
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    1. 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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    2. 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.
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      • Self-Hosted
      Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Cygwin
      Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
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    3. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

    4. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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      • Online
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      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

    5. Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.
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    6. 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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