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

    1. 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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    2. Hextor is an privacy focused IRC client that is based on HexChat and uses the Tor network for anonymity.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      A simple web browser IRC client written in Node.js.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      Kinder, Simpler IRC. Relay.js is a web-based IRC client that focuses on making IRC less intimidating and easier to use. Demo: demo.relayjs.com
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      Web IRC client for the Atheme platform.
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    3. Auto maintain of Nick and Home Channel Customizable Title Bar with Lag Meter Personal Flood Protection User list including: Fellow Ops, Friends, Shitlist, and File Server Bans Channel Specific Auto Greeting Channel Specific Channel Control features: Bitchmode Kick...
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    4. ClicksAndWhistles is a free IRC client for Windows. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging allowing you to communicate with others in IRC channels (chat rooms) and one-to-one communication via private messages.
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    5. Polaris SE is an all around user friendly mIRC script. The scripts main objective is to easily allow users to share files among one another over the IRC medium. The scripts newer functions help increase functionality without compromising stability.
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      • Mac
      Popular shareware IRC client for Macintosh.
    6. LostIRC is a simple, yet very useful IRC client. It has features such as tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, automatic joining of servers/channels, logging and DCC sending which should cover the needs of most people.

      Discontinued

      I'm guessing it's abandoned cause the last update was in '05

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