Best ZNC Alternatives in 2020

    ZNC is described as '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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ZNC for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, npm and Node.JS. The best alternative is The Lounge, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZNC are IRCCloud (Freemium), Shout (Free, Open Source), jsIRC (Free, Open Source) and Iris (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
      • Cloudron
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      The Lounge is a 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.
      The Lounge vs ZNC opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an IRC client not a proxy/bouncer
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      IRCCloud is an IRC client with a future. Stay connected, chat from anywhere, and never miss a message.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close the browser * Connect from multiple devices at once * Responsive layout — works well on your smartphone

      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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      • 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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      Web IRC client for the Atheme platform.
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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
      • 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
      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • BSD
      dircproxy is an IRC proxy server ("bouncer") designed for people who use IRC from lots of different workstations or clients, but wish to remain connected and see what they missed while they were away.
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