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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to IRCAnywhere for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, the Web and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IRCAnywhere are mIRC (Paid), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source), XChat for Linux (Free, Open Source) and WeeChat (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 14, 2016

    • No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go!
      • Free
      • Online
    • 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


    • 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.

      Warning

      The site and the program have a BAD reputation on WOT. You can see it on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ironfist.at.tut.by

      • Free
      • Windows
    • 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

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

      Discontinued

      Not maintained since 2008

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
    • XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial).

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • Windows
    • AndroIRC is your new IRC client!
      • Freemium
      • Android