Mobbit

Mobbit

Web site: mibbit.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients, IM
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Java
First release: November 2007
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Mobbit – an online chat client that supports a variety of Platforms including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.

Main features:
– Both a main client, and a widget client. Premium widget available.
– Fast & lightweight.
– Connect to multiple servers (main only) and channels through use of tabs.
– SSL Support.
– Default UTF-8 character set; many other character sets possible.
– Typing notification in Userlist (By default, users names’ turns red while they are typing).
– Recent Chat (disabled by default per channel).
– Extended Whois information.
– Device identification – Wii users show up as a joystick, iPod touch show up as an ipod, iPhone as a phone… You get the idea. This makes it easy to tell why someone is typing slowly for instance.
– Parsing of links, channels, Smilies, mIRC color, and IRC URLs.
– Ability to save and edit Preferences.
– Tab-Nickname Completion.
– View thumbnails of images and YouTube videos
– Input history for each channel.
– Integrated Pastebin, language translation, and Minify URL Service.
– Aliases.
– Filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
– User menu commands.

The project founder is Jimmy Moore.

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LeafChat

LeafChat

Web site: leafdigital.com/software/leafchat/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2005
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LeafChat – an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Chat with your friends using popular IRC networks. LeafChat has a friendly, clean interface that doesn’t get in the way of your conversations. Connect to multiple servers at once on the same screen, so that it’s easy to keep up with all your friends. LeafChat is open source.

You can add features to LeafChat by installing ‘plug-ins’, which are pieces of Java software that run inside LeafChat.

Features:
– Connect to most standard servers – and, if your friends are in different places, connect to two, three or more at the same time.
– Chat in channels, in message windows, or through direct connection. Send files to others through DCC.
– Automatically log all conversations or just some. Set logs to be deleted after a few weeks, or never. View logs through a simple interface and export them to HTML for your web page.
– Create more complex functionality with built-in scripting based on Java™.

The project developer is Samuel Marshall.

Kirc

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Web site: kirc.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C
First release: August 15, 2020
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Kirc (KISS for IRC) – a tiny IRC client written in POSIX C99 designed with usability and cross-platform compatibility in mind.

Features:
– No dependencies other than a C99 compiler.
– Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) protocol support.
– Client-to-client (CTCP) protocol support.
– Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol support (via external utilities).
– Simple chat history logging.
– Asynchronous message handling.
– Multi-channel joining at server connection.
– Full support for all RFC 2812 commands.
– Easy customized color scheme definition.

The project founder is Michael Czigler.

KiwiIRC

KiwiIRC

Web site: kiwiirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Node.js
First release: 2016
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KiwiIRC – a web based, open source IRC client software, which works in a modern web browsers.

Features:
– 100% static files. Host with your favourite web server or a CDN
– For single networks, bouncer hosts, or a personal generic IRC client that remembers your networks
– Works out of the box with a default IRC network – or use your own
– Single or multiple IRC network connections
– Multiple layouts for small areas or full page layouts
– Light and dark modes
– Desktop notifications
– Extremely versatile via a single JSON config file at runtime
– Themable and rich plugin support such as file uploading and video calling
– Team mode for workplaces
– Directly to a websocket IRC server
– Connect via the webircgateway websocket proxy for normal IRC servers
– Stay connected with KiwiBNC

Website Widgets – Embed an IRC client widget into your website for an instant, free live chat. The web widget gives you access to a large number of supported networks without any in-depth setting up. No downloads or plugins required meaning your users can start engaging in your community easily.

IRCCloud

IRCCloud

Web site: irccloud.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Web interface
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript, Erlang
First release:
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IRCCloud – an IRC client software available for Android and iOS mobile devices, and as a web client as well.

Features:
– Start talking as a team – Solve your group communication problems once and for all. Stop scheduling wasteful meetings and getting bogged down in email. Work it out in real time.
– Be more organized – Talk in public or private channels, or one-to-one. Keep on top of discussions that matter, and stay focused.
– Make sure you never miss a message with our native apps for iOS and Android. Keep everything in sync and notify you across all your devices.
– Share files, express yourself and integrate with the web.
– Chat with teams and friends, wherever they are, however you choose.
– Connect to any IRC server out there, and even Slack workspaces.
– View and reply to highlights and private messages on Android Wear and Android Auto.
– Full support for iPhone and iPad.

Instantbird

Instantbird

Web site: instantbird.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IM, IRC clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, JavaScript
First release: October 18, 2007
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Instantbird – an instant messaging client with support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook, XMPP, IRC and ICQ. It supports for customization using themes and extensions built-in. Instantbird is built on the same technical platform as Firefox.

As of October 2017 development of Instantbird as a standalone product has been stopped.

Igloo

Igloo

Web site: iglooirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: iOS
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Swift
First release:
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Igloo – a modern IRC client that supports lots of IRCv3 extensions and works flawlessly with all your favorite networks like Freenode, Snoonet, Rizon, EFnet, and all others. It has a very simple UI and lots of great themes to choose from.

It is the only IRC client on iOS to support DCC/XDCC downloads that get synced right to iCloud Drive so you can access them on your iPhone/iPad in the Files app or on your macOS computer right in a folder called “Igloo”. We’ve also added some extra modifications to improve your experience when using a bouncer such as ZNC, and we even support the IRCCloud bouncer.

Key Features:
• SSL/TLS
• SASL Authentication
• ZNC Integration (with push module https://znc.iglooirc.com)
• DCC/XDCC support (receiving only)
• File/Image/Audio/Video sharing (via Arxius.io, Imgur.com, or your own custom host)
• FaceID/TouchID protection option
• Input completion for channels, nicks, commands and emoji shortcodes
• Now playing script with support for Apple Music and Spotify
• Inline nick coloring
• Inline media
• Full formatting and colors
• IRCv3 Compliant
• Pretty themes

IceChat

IceChat

Web site: icechat.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#
First release: April 8, 2002
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IceChat – an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client that can be used in 64bit versions of Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows 10.

IceChat is a very user friendly program that can be setup in a matter of minutes. IceChat is capable of connecting to multiple servers and channels all at once, with ease, so you can easily chat with your friends in your favorite channels.

IceChat has some unique features that set it apart from other similar programs. Most users truly enjoy the built in Emoticons. The Favorite Server Tree is truly fantastic, and because IceChat is built around its multi-server capabilities, it is an essential part of IceChat that makes it that much easier to use.

IceChat started in development in 2000, and has gone through many changes in its interface, design, and of course its many features.
IceChat is FreeWare, meaning anyone can use it, at no cost. IceChat 9 is open sourced, written in C#, and available at Github.

The main IceChat Support channel is located on Quakenet (irc.quakenet.org) in the #icechat channel. The IceChat 9 Support/Developer channel is located on Freenode in the #icechat channel.

The project founder is Paul Vanderzee.

Grumpy

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Web site: github.com/grumpy-irc/grumpy
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2015
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Grumpy – a modern, yet oldschool IRC client with distributed core, written in C++. Grumpy is a very advanced IRC client. It takes the best out of every major IRC client and leaves out the bad. It’s designed for old school IRC users who need to be able to take most out of IRC.

Some features:
* Written in C++ (Qt) portable to every major platform
* Distributed core (grumpyd) similar to Quassel IRC
* Modular design, you can take the core library and build a different interface on top of it
* Very scalable and extendable, support for extensions written in C++ or JavaScript
* Support all IRC standards and networks
* Supports IRCv3 protocol (http://ircv3.net/)
* Extensible and very powerfull auto-completion mechanism

Inspired by:
* mIRC
* Quassel
* KVirc
* Pidgeon

F-IRC

F-IRC

Web site: vanheusden.com/f-irc/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C++
First release:
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F-IRC – an IRC client for terminals/command-line/console. Its goal is to be as user friendly as possible with easy navigation and keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation. It has an as much a gentle learning curve as possible.

From the project page:

Why?

I wrote it because I had too many problems with irssi. For a lot (most?) people irssi is perfect but I wanted an easy, clear interface like XChat and mIRC usable from within a terminal window (and compatible to GNU screen). I wanted easy channel select navigation, a pop-up menu for actions and easy to configure. There was no such thing at that time.

F-IRC was analyzed by Coverity Scan, CPPCheck and LLVM’s scan-build for software defects.

The project founder is Folkert van Heusden.