IRCCloud Alternatives

    IRCCloud is described as 'IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to IRCCloud for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is HexChat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IRCCloud are Ripcord (Free Personal), mIRC (Paid), KVIrc (Free, Open Source) and Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 11, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.
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      HexChat vs IRCCloud opinions
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      IRCCloud is an online client that stores logs, HexChat is just a desktop client that won't store anything when the computer is logged-out
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    1. Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
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    4. 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.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Threads is a platform designed to make work more inclusive by empowering teams to discuss and make decisions at scale. Create a space This is your team's virtual meeting room. Once created, invite others and start your discussion - no scheduling required.
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    5. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
      • Cloudron
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      The Lounge is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. This is the official, community-managed fork of @erming's great initiative, the Shout project.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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