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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

    1. Spreed is the worldwide unified web conferencing service offering integrated web and telephone conferencing. It is based on Flash Player. Free service includes 3 attendees and max 1.5h meetings. Single events or monthly service can be purchased.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      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. It works with IRC bouncers as well as regular servers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Atomic is an open source IRC client built for a new age. New features from its heritage of Yaaic, improvements and stuff.
    2. Centerim is an command line interface chat client for the common protocols like icq, msn, aim, jabber, ...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Pandion is an open source instant messaging client for XMPP networks. Keep in touch with friends or collaborate with colleagues using Pandion instant messenger. Pandion is free software and uses open standards. Pandion is designed for ease of use and secure communication.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. Frontend/backend communication is done with websockets (or best available fallback where not available).

      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 .

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      Crossplatform Jabber client. The core program is just a plugin loader - all functionality is made available via plugins. This enforces modularity and ensures well defined component interaction via interfaces.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS
      A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js.
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    3. AQQ is a Polish (but available in English) multiprotocol instant messenger with support of: AQQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen and ICQ.
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