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  • Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

    • Pidgin is more for IM protocols in general like XMPP, ICQ etc., while HexChat is for IRC chat. artyhedgehogMar 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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 Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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    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 Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    AdiIRC

    c#/csharp IRC CLient. AdiIRC stores all its settings in text files, this way you can grab the adiirc folder and put in on a usb device or external harddrive. Take all...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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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 Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    Smuxi

    Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop. Smuxi is based on the...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Textual

    Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X. Textual includes two elegantly designed light...

    Commercial Mac

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    Colloquy

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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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 Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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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 Windows iPhone iPad

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    bIRC

    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....

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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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 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/ .
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    Glowing Bear

    Glowing Bear is a sleek, modern web frontend that securely connects to a running instance of WeeChat using its built-in relay protocol. It relies on WeeChat to do all...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet Self-Hosted Chrome ... WeeChat Firefox OS Google Play Store Firefox