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 an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MegaIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, the Web and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MegaIRC are HexChat (Free, Open Source), mIRC (Paid), irssi (Free, Open Source) and Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 6, 2020

    • 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. View 71 alternatives to HoloIRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • Convos is an IRC client that runs in your browser and brings the IRC experience into the 21st century. View 64 alternatives to Convos
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted


    • Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. View 63 alternatives to Subway

      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 .

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js. View 64 alternatives to Maid-IRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS
    • jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. View 68 alternatives to jsIRC

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Socket.io
      • Node.JS
      • jQuery


    • bIRC is a simple, lightweight and flexible IRC-Client written in Bash. bIRC doesn't require an installation and can be launched by executing a single script file. View 53 alternatives to bIRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • 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. View 64 alternatives to WebIRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
    • leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. View 63 alternatives to leafChat
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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. View 63 alternatives to CGI:IRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
    • 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. View 62 alternatives to Nettalk
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows