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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), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source), KVIrc (Free, Open Source) and irssi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 15, 2022
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
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      The self-hosted web IRC client.

      Discontinued

      Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: The Lounge .

      See https://github.com/erming/shout

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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      Atomic is an open source IRC client built for a new age. New features from its heritage of Yaaic, improvements and stuff.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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      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 resources. It works with IRC bouncers as well as regular servers.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
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      Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with websockets (or best available fallback where not available).

      Discontinued

      Subway is in hiatus, i.e. it's not currently functional and not under active development, but the plan is to finish this project some point in the future. Meanwhile currently the maintainer strongly suggests taking a look at Shout .

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      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
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      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!


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS
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      A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.

      Discontinued

      GitHub repo reports No longer maintained: https://github.com/Phalanxia/Maid-IRC

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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      Tiny Tiny IRC is an open source AJAX-powered IRC client. The idea behind this being that you don't need either client software or even a stable network connection to stay connected to IRC, just keep the site opened to see new messages.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.30, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Socket.io
      • Node.JS
      • jQuery
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      jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
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      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.

      Discontinued

      There has been no development progress since 2012.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
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      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.
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