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
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS
      A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Socket.io
      • Node.JS
      • jQuery
      jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer accessible and the GitHub repo hasn't been updated since May 17th, 2015.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
      CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that lets you access IRC from a web browser, it is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an IRC gateway for an IRC network, a chat-room for a website or to access IRC when stuck behind a restrictive firewall.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and your mobile devices to continue exactly where you left off.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Nettalk is a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      Gnotty ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration on their project. Gnotty is BSD licensed.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Meteor
      • npm
      jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels.

      To run jakeIRC locally, you need to have meteor as well as npm irc installed.

      NPM: https://www.npmjs.com/

      NPM IRC: https://www.npmjs.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      lightIRC is a fast, free, Flash-based IRC Client. It supports webcams with an extension! Embed it into your website with a couple of clicks! It supports stylesheets for its own skins, has support for multiple languages, and can be used with every IRCd.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Tiny Tiny IRC is an open source AJAX-powered IRC client. The idea behind this being that you don't need either client software or even a stable network connection to stay connected to IRC, just keep the site opened to see new messages.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.30, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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