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), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source) and XChat for Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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 Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close the browser * Connect from multiple devices at once * Responsive layout — works well on your smartphone

      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Zala is a collaboration app that lets you chat, share checklists and files with anyone in your Contacts. Zala is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and modern web browsers.

      Discontinued

      As of March 2020, the service is currently unavailable

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      AndroIRC is your new IRC client!
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    1. LeggoChat is a group or channel based chat platform that is designed to be easy to set up for any casual, or formal settings and discussions. Users can choose to have their messages logged and stored, or otherwise. No user accounts are required to get started at all.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Convos is an IRC client that runs in your browser and brings the IRC experience into the 21st century. It features a persistent bouncer on the server side that will keep you online even after you close your browser window. Want to use Convos on your phone? No problem!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Atomic is an open source IRC client built for a new age. New features from its heritage of Yaaic, improvements and stuff.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      HoloIRC is an open source IRC client for Android 4.0 and up. It is designed to be as simple to use as possible while being extremely small in size and fairly light in resources. It works with IRC bouncers as well as regular servers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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 where not available).

      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 Shout .

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