Gnotty Alternatives

    Gnotty is described as 'ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration on their project. Gnotty is BSD licensed' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Gnotty for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gnotty are HexChat (Free, Open Source), mIRC (Paid), Empathy (Free, Open Source) and Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go! No sign-up is required and you can use it from wherever you are with just a web browser.
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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the connection to the server.
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    1. MegaIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Client. It allows you to connect to the IRC network a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
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    2. XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). 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, 2.8.9, released in May 2010, can be still bought from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      LimeChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      HydraIRC is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface.

      Discontinued

      Not maintained since 2008

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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.
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    3. A freeware build of X-Chat for windows, as opposed to the official 30-day-trial shareware Windows build.

      Discontinued

      Author announed EOL on homepage.

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