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mIRC alternatives

  • Pidgin

  • 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. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it. The program is extendable through plugins, including "Off-the-Record Messaging" and Pidgin encryption, providing end-to-end message encryption.

    tags: Portable aim chat-clients extensible gadu-gadu
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce
  • HexChat

  • 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 originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.

    tags: Portable chat-clients irc irc-client xchat
    platform: Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce MacPorts XQuartz
  • Miranda IM

  • Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content.

    tags: Portable chat-clients icq im-client instant-message-client
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • Empathy

  • Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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

  • 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 attach to and detach from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, and similar to (but much more featureful than) so-called BNCs.

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

  • 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 with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.

    tags: Portable chat-clients irc kde
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com
  • 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 rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

    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 public an easy option to connect to any IRC network.

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

  • 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
  • ZNC

  • 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. It acts like any normal IRC server, so you can use any IRC client to connect to it.

    tags: chat-clients irc irc-client social-applications xchat
    platform: Mac OS X Linux Cloudron
  • AdiIRC

  • 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 harddrive. Take all your settings and servers with you everywhere!

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

  • 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
  • Smuxi

  • Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

    tags: chat-clients cross-platform facebook-messaging gnome google-talk
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Textual

  • Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X.

    tags: irc irc-client user-friendly
    platform: Mac OS X