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 Online / Web-based, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows 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 XChat for Linux. Other great apps like lightIRC are ZeroChat (Free, Open Source), Kiwi IRC (Free, Open Source), Konversation (Free, Open Source) and IRCCloud (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • Windows
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

      • 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).

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      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.


    1. Features: Standard IRC features. SSL server support. Bookmarking support. Easy to use graphical user interface. Multiple servers and channels in one single window. DCC file transfer. Multiple identities for different servers. Text decorations and colors.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      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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    2. 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

    3. XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). 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, 2.8.9, released in May 2010, can be still bought from the official website.

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