Open Source IRCAnywhere Alternatives

    IRCAnywhere is described as 'open source web based IRC bonucer application written in javascript. It's designed to be a free alternative to IRCCloud'. There are more than 25 alternatives to IRCAnywhere for various platforms. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IRCAnywhere are Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source), XChat for Linux (Free, Open Source), WeeChat (Free, Open Source) and KVIrc (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 14, 2016

    • HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
    • Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted


    • 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
    • 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 of many IRC addicted developers around the world.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
    • A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
    • Konversation is an IRC client which gives you speedy access to Freenode network's channels, where you will find support for most distributions.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • 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...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • SeaMonkey
      • Firefox
    • LimeChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • What is it?
      Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server.

      What features does it have?

      Discontinued

      Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: The Lounge .

      See https://github.com/erming/shout

      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted