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HydraIRC Alternatives

HydraIRC is described as 'open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface. It supports DCC Chat and File transfers, Connecting to multiple servers, Dockable Floating Tabbed Windows, Autohiding Windows, DLL Plugins, Channel Monitoring, Message Logs, Event Viewer, Themes' and is a IRC Client in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HydraIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SeaMonkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HydraIRC are HexChat, mIRC, irssi and Quassel IRC.

HydraIRC alternatives are mainly IRC Clients but may also be Web Browsers or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HydraIRC.
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  1. SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    240 alternatives to SeaMonkey 

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSeaMonkey integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    HexChat

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    64 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableHexChat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. mIRC icon

    mIRC

    63 alternatives to 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 networks around the world. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful...

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  4. irssi icon

    irssi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    61 alternatives to irssi 

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

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  5. Quassel IRC icon

    Quassel IRC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to 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 from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the popular combination of screen and a...

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  6. AdiIRC icon

    AdiIRC

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine
    47 alternatives to 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 your settings and servers with you everywhere!

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    1.  PortableAdiIRC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Default theme 1.9.0
    Darker theme
  7. Kiwi IRC icon

    Kiwi IRC

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    66 alternatives to Kiwi IRC 

    A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely. More friendly than other webirc clients giving the general public an easy option to connect to any IRC network.

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    XChat for Linux

    • Windows
    • Linux
    62 alternatives to 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 conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

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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.

    Main UI
  9. ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    96 alternatives to 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 stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Discontinued

    Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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  10. IRCCloud icon

    IRCCloud

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    65 alternatives to IRCCloud 

    IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.

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