Textual Alternatives

    Textual is described as 'is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Textual for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Textual are HexChat (Free, Open Source), mIRC (Paid), Quassel IRC (Free, Open Source) and irssi (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 6, 2021

    Platforms

    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Node.JS
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • Android Tablet
    • npm
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • GNOME
    • Tor
    • ZeroNet
    • Git

    Features

    • IRC
    • Chat
    • Portable
    • Xmpp
    • Web-Based
    • Multiple languages
    • Support for Multiple protocols
    • Group chat
    • Messaging
    • Command line interface
    • KDE
    • Encrypted chat
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Video calling
    • Video chat
    • Voice Call
    • Utilities that Delete Files
    • Encryption
    • Lightweight

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Subway is a web-based IRC client with a multi-user backend and a JavaScript-heavy UI. View 62 alternatives to Subway

      Discontinued

      Subway is in hiatus, i.e. it's not currently functional and not under active development, but the plan is to finish this project some point in the future. Meanwhile currently the maintainer strongly suggests taking a look at Shout .

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • A modern web IRC client. Built on Node.js. View 63 alternatives to Maid-IRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS


    • jsIRC is written using Socket.IO, node.js, jQuery Title Alert and Sencha ExtJS, relying on string.js, Lo-Dash and PhantomJS. View 67 alternatives to jsIRC

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer accessible and the GitHub repo hasn't been updated since May 17th, 2015.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Socket.io
      • Node.JS
      • jQuery
    • bIRC is a simple, lightweight and flexible IRC-Client written in Bash. bIRC doesn't require an installation and can be launched by executing a single script file. View 52 alternatives to bIRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • leafChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. View 62 alternatives to leafChat
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that lets you access IRC from a web browser, it is designed to be flexible and has many uses such as an IRC gateway for an IRC network, a chat-room for a website or to access IRC when stuck behind a restrictive firewall. View 62 alternatives to CGI:IRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
    • WebIRC runs as a server and is always connected to your favorite IRC networks. Seamlessly open the same session from home, work, and your mobile devices to continue exactly where you left off. View 63 alternatives to WebIRC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
    • Nettalk is a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it. View 61 alternatives to Nettalk
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • jakeIRC is a web-based Meteor IRC client that allows users to connect to their favorite IRC channels. View 66 alternatives to jakeIRC
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Meteor
      • npm
    • 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. View 66 alternatives to Gnotty
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
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