Alternatives to Colloquy for Windows 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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • irssi

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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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...

    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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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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 OS X Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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  • MetroIRC

    An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines.

    Free Open Source Windows

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows iPhone iPad

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • wsIRC

    wsIrc - the global community communicator, goal is to offer a free web IRC client which should be at the end as good as old standalone application, but yet without...

    Free Personal Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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  • Subway

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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    • 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 https://alternativeto.net/software/shout/ .
  • Nettalk

    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....

    Free Open Source Windows

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