Alternatives to nirc for all platforms with any license

  • 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. HexChat was...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce ... MacPorts XQuartz

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  • Empathy

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • irssi

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL...

    Freemium Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile ... S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

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  • 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...

    Free Windows Wine

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  • Shout

    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: http://alternativeto.net/software/the-lounge/ . See https://github.com/erming/shout

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