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The Lounge Alternatives

The Lounge is described as 'web IRC client that you host on your own server. This is the official, community-managed fork of @erming's great initiative, the Shout project' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Lounge for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Node.JS and npm. The best alternative is Quassel IRC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Lounge are Kiwi IRC, IRCCloud, jsIRC and WebIRC.

This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Windows Phone
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  • Self-Hosted
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  • Node.JS
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  1. Quassel IRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.

  2. Kiwi IRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    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.



  3. IRCCloud

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.

  4. jsIRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Socket.io
    • Node.JS
    • jQuery

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

    Discontinued

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

  5. WebIRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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.



  6. relay.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Node.JS
    • npm

    A web-based IRC client that makes IRC less intimidating and easier to use.

    Discontinued

    There has been no development progress since 2017.

  7. ZNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the connection to the server.

  8. Qwebirc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

  9. Shout

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    The self-hosted web IRC client.

    Discontinued

    Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: The Lounge .See https://github.com/erming/shout

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  10. Convos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Convos is an IRC client that runs in your browser and brings the IRC experience into the 21st century. It features a persistent bouncer on the server side that will keep you online even after you close your browser window. Want to use Convos on your phone? No problem!

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    Convos

    Convos has a competing feature set with The Lounge. Some overlapping and other unique. Both web hosted, but a different approach to user experience.

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