Subway Alternatives

    Subway is described as '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)' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Subway for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Subway are HexChat (Free, Open Source), mIRC (Paid), KVIrc (Free, Open Source) and Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Meteor
      • npm
      jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels.

      To run jakeIRC locally, you need to have meteor as well as npm irc installed.

      NPM: https://www.npmjs.com/

      NPM IRC: https://www.npmjs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      Gnotty ties the knot between the web and IRC. It is designed to assist open source projects that host an IRC channel for collaboration on their project. Gnotty is BSD licensed.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Tiny Tiny IRC is an open source AJAX-powered IRC client. The idea behind this being that you don't need either client software or even a stable network connection to stay connected to IRC, just keep the site opened to see new messages.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.30, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      lightIRC is a fast, free, Flash-based IRC Client. It supports webcams with an extension! Embed it into your website with a couple of clicks! It supports stylesheets for its own skins, has support for multiple languages, and can be used with every IRCd.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      IceChat is a fully featured, simple to use IRC Client allowing you to chat online with your friends and for meeting new people as well. It can be used in Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista and also Windows 7


      • Mac
      Linkinus 2 provides a rich, social IRC experience; featuring embedded media, short URL expansion, message starring, combined chats, emoticons, and much more!
      • FreeProprietary
      • Symbian S60
      mIRGGI is the first IRC client for S60 3rd Edition devices. It is also available for 2nd edition devices. It is currently in early stages because I just began writing it on 10th of March. Ive been meaning to do this for a long time but havent gotten to it.
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    1. ScrollZ is an advanced IRC client based on ircII. It incorporates many useful features found in all sorts of scripts.
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    2. The sushi IRC suite consists of a central daemon and several clients, which communicate via DBus. The daemon -- maki -- provides DBus methods and signals that abstract the IRC protocol to make it more pleasant to use.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      wsIrc - the global community communicator, goal is to offer a free web IRC client which should be at the end as good as old standalone application, but yet without requiring any installation, without any update, without any virus risk, and maybe we will offer yet a few...
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