PChat-IRC Alternatives

    PChat-IRC is described as 'PChat is a IRC Client based off of XChat with many changes and completely free and open source for the Windows and Linux Platform' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PChat-IRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PChat-IRC are HexChat (Free, Open Source), mIRC (Paid), KVIrc (Free, Open Source) and irssi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 11, 2017

    1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • 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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    2. 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 networks around the world.
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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
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    4. 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 conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Wine
      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 your settings and servers with you everywhere!
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    5. 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 connect to any IRC network.
    6. Features: Standard IRC features. SSL server support. Bookmarking support. Easy to use graphical user interface. Multiple servers and channels in one single window. DCC file transfer. Multiple identities for different servers. Text decorations and colors.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • SeaMonkey
      • Firefox
      ChatZilla is a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which provides all the usual features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, and...
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