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

You will need version 4 or higher of `firefox`
to run Pencil as a Firefox Extension. Linux users will need version 4 or higher of either `firefox`, `iceweasel` or `xulrunner`,
or version 25 or higher of `palemoon`
The Windows installer and OS X archive has everything you need built-in. Windows, Linux, OS X & Firefox Packages are available for download from the Releases Page
You can also install the Firefox Add-on from the Mozilla Add-on Repository
To install the OS X package, unzip the archive and copy the `` folder t

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Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once....

tags: Portable aim chat-clients extensible gadu-gadu
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce


HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.HexChat was origin...

tags: Portable chat-clients irc irc-client xchat
platform: Windows Linux BSD Xfce MacPorts XQuartz


Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your...

tags: aim aim-messaging built-in-file-transfer chat-clients facebook-messaging
platform: Linux BSD

Miranda IM

Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficie...

tags: Portable chat-clients icq im-client instant-message-client
platform: Windows


mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with ...

tags: chat-clients colored-text irc social-applications
platform: Windows


Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

tags: chat-clients irc-client silc xfce
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

Quassel IRC

Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can ...

tags: chat-clients irc irc-client
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted


Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and...

tags: aim aol chat-clients facebook google-talk
platform: Online Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile Symbian S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

XChat for Linux

XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux (Open Source) and Windows (Shareware, 30-day trial). It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat ...

tags: Discontinued chat-clients irc irc-client social-applications
platform: Windows Linux Discontinued

Kiwi IRC

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 pub...

tags: chat-clients irc irc-client irc-network javascript
platform: Online Self-Hosted Google Chrome


KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit. KVirc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team...

tags: Portable chat-clients irc kde
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD


WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).

tags: chat-clients chat-xfce command-line-interface extensible im-client
platform: Mac OS X Linux Android BSD Xfce


c#/csharp IRC CLient. AdiIRC stores all its settings in text files, this way you can grab the adiirc folder and put in on a usb device or external ...

tags: Portable WINE .net chat-clients irc
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux


What is it?Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server.

tags: Discontinued chat-clients irc irc-client self-hosted
platform: Online Self-Hosted Discontinued


Chat from anywhere and never miss a message. Stay connected even while you’re offline.

tags: ajax bnc bouncer chat-clients html5
platform: Online Android iPhone