Alternatives to HexChat for all platforms with Commercial License

  • 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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  • Textual

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

    • If you have a Mac, Textual is the best IRC experience you can get, hands down. The UI is extremely polished and beautiful, and the program is perfectly stable and rock-solid. JackVegasApr 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • XChat for Windows

    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...

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.9, released in May 2010, can be still bought from the official website.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Linkinus

    Linkinus 2 provides a rich, social IRC experience; featuring embedded media, short URL expansion, message starring, combined chats, emoticons, and much more!

    Commercial Mac

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