mIRC Alternatives for Mac

    mIRC is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to mIRC and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to mIRC are HexChat (Free, Open Source), irssi (Free, Open Source), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source) and KVIrc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.
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      Most users think Pidgin is a great alternative to mIRC.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Xfce
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.
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      HexChat vs mIRC opinions
      Almost everyone thinks HexChat is a great alternative to mIRC.
      Similar to Mirc but less complex
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Open source, light and customizable, i recommend it
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • 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
      • Mac
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      • Self-Hosted
      Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      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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      KVIrc vs mIRC opinions
      Almost everyone thinks KVIrc is a great alternative to mIRC.
      Good features, very stable and free, aside from mIRC there's nothing better out there.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It's free, has certain nice extra features and a better scripting language.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
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    3. Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

      Discontinued

      The last activity in the Smuxi project was in 2015

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      LimeChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS.
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