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Best ZNC Alternatives

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 a IRC Client 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, jsIRC, relay.js and Iris.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

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  1. The Lounge icon

    The Lounge

    • 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.

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    It's an IRC client not a proxy/bouncer

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    IRCCloud

    • 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Iris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript

    Web IRC client for the Atheme platform.

    Discontinued

    There has been no development progress since 2017.

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  6. nirc

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

    A simple web browser IRC client written in Node.js.

    Discontinued

    There has been no development progress since 2015.

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  7. Gnotty

    • 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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  8. jakeIRC

    • 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.

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  9. DircProxy

    • 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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  10. ConferenceRoom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ConferenceRoom is a high-performance conferencing tool with web integration and web-based administration. ConferenceRoom is also compatible with IRC clients like mIRC. It includes sophisticated management features for large events.

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