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MegaIRC Alternatives

MegaIRC is described as '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' and is a IRC Client in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MegaIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MegaIRC are SeaMonkey, HexChat, mIRC and irssi.

MegaIRC alternatives are mainly IRC Clients but may also be Instant Messengers or Email Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MegaIRC.
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  1. Thunderbird icon

    Thunderbird

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    96 alternatives to Thunderbird 

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThunderbird can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportThunderbird support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  Calendar IntegrationThunderbird lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  Email OrganizerThunderbird allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    5.  Dark ModeThunderbird supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Thunderbird.
    7.  Integrated Password ManagerThunderbird lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    8.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Thunderbird.
    9.  PortableThunderbird can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    240 alternatives to SeaMonkey 

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSeaMonkey integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. HexChat icon

    HexChat

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    64 alternatives to HexChat 

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.

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    1.  PortableHexChat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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    KVIrc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    55 alternatives to KVIrc 

    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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    1.  PortableKVIrc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. Quassel IRC icon

    Quassel IRC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to Quassel IRC 

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the popular combination of screen and a...

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  8. AdiIRC icon

    AdiIRC

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine
    47 alternatives to AdiIRC 

    c#/csharp IRC CLient. AdiIRC stores all its settings in text files, this way you can grab the adiirc folder and put in on a usb device or external harddrive. Take all your settings and servers with you everywhere!

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    1.  PortableAdiIRC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Default theme 1.9.0
    Darker theme
  9. 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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    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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