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lightIRC Alternatives

lightIRC is described as 'fast, free, Flash-based IRC Client. It supports webcams with an extension! Embed it into your website with a couple of clicks!' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to lightIRC for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is mIRC. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try irssi or Kiwi IRC. Other great apps like lightIRC are XChat for Linux, ZeroChat, Konversation and IRCCloud.

lightIRC alternatives are mainly IRC Clients but may also be Customer Support Tools or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of lightIRC.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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  1. mIRC icon

    mIRC

    63 alternatives to mIRC 

    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. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful...

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  2. irssi icon

    irssi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    61 alternatives to irssi 

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

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  3. Kiwi IRC icon

    Kiwi IRC

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    66 alternatives to Kiwi IRC 

    A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely. More friendly than other webirc clients giving the general public an easy option to connect to any IRC network.

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  4. XChat for Linux icon

    XChat for Linux

    • Windows
    • Linux
    62 alternatives to XChat for Linux 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated.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

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  5. ZeroChat icon

    ZeroChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    95 alternatives to ZeroChat 

    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.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Discontinued

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

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  6. Konversation icon

    Konversation

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to Konversation 

    Konversation is an IRC client which gives you speedy access to Freenode network's channels, where you will find support for most distributions.

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    IRCCloud

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    65 alternatives to IRCCloud 

    IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.

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    Mibbit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    44 alternatives to Mibbit 

    No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go! No sign-up is required and you can use it from wherever you are with just a web browser.

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    Convos

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    62 alternatives to Convos 

    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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  10. jsIRC

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Socket.io
    • Node.JS
    • jQuery
    66 alternatives to jsIRC 

    jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS.

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    Discontinued

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

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