Download Irc Client - Best Software & Apps

  • SeaMonkey

    2.29.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-browser, advanced email, IRC chat and more from Mozilla

    8
    145 votes
    • PROS: Based on the same foundations as Firefox, etc., Much improved mail features, Browsing is quicker and more similar to Firefox
    • CONS: No way to import passwords and user names from previous versions, Not many people will need the whole suite, Some feel it has strayed from it's Netscape roots
  • Orion

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A simple and compact IRC client

    6
    24 votes
    • Pidgin

      2.10.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multi-protocol instant messaging for everyone

      8
      487 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Lots of configuration options, File transfer
      • CONS: Statuses (available, invisible etc) buggy
    • HexChat

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      It is like a free version of XChat for Windows

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: It is free fully open source, It has spellcheck SASL proxies and DCC support
      • CONS: The starting GUI is pretty ugly, Chat rooms are not very popular or populated these days
    • HydraIRC

      0.3.164

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Attractive, simple and complete IRC client

      8
      8 votes
      • Instant Messenger 2 (IM2)

        beta 2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multi-network client compatible with MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger and IRC

        7
        72 votes
        • LimeChat

          2.42

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A free program for mac

          -
          No votes yet
          • Neebly

            1.0.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Freeware Ribbon menu based IRC client

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Uses Ribbon menus, Many different servers to choose from
            • CONS: Interface is rather cluttered and spread out, Not as polished as major IRC clients
          • Snak

            5.3.3

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            IRC client for professionals

            8
            12 votes
            • DMDirc

              0.5.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Java IRC client for multiple platforms

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Very simple interface, Works across platforms
              • CONS: Very limited in features
            • ClicksAndWhistles

              2.7.132

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Windows IRC client with a bunch of customizable features

              7
              7 votes
              • PROS: Ability to convert tabs into windows, Interface is well-designed and lightweight, Multi-tab option, Good choice of IRC channels available
              • CONS: Missing a keypad, No advanced options
            • PocketCHAT

              1.1.8

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Pocket PC

              Complete, free IRC client for Pocket PC

              3
              3 votes
              • irssi

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                An IRC Client. Command Line. Highly Customizable. Open. Free.

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: Extremely fast, Highly flexible
                • CONS: High learning curve, Unwieldy copying and pasting
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