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    MetroIRC Alternatives

    MetroIRC is described as 'An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MetroIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MetroIRC are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), HexChat (Free, Open Source) and Facebook Messenger (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Kadu is an open source Jabber/XMPP and Gadu-Gadu instant messenger client for Linux, *BSD, Mac and Windows.

      Discontinued

      Website is down. Latest commit 1ac3dfa on May 17, 2017. See https://github.com/vogel/kadu

    1. CamVoice is a Free Live Video Chat Rooms Live Text Chat and Video Calls Website and Mobile App for iPhone and Android. Meet new friends and random strangers guest access without registration. Free Available in Google play & Apple App Store.
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    2. 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      The program is no longer updated.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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Free live webcam video chat room software for multiple desktop platforms including mobile platforms like iOS and Android.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      qutIM - free open-source multiprotocol ( ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC ) instant messenger for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

      Discontinued

      The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Blackberry 10
      • Apple TV
      • Kindle Fire
      1 on 1 Video Calls HD Video Chat with friends, family, and strangers completely free from your web browser. No download required to make it work! Group Video Calls HD Video Chat with a whole group! Video Conferencing is free, easy to set up, and fun!
    4. Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
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    5. ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk protocols. In just a few minutes, you can chat with your friends on Yahoo!, MSN or GTalk from your mobile phone.

      Discontinued

      Latest version 2011

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    6. Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.
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