rcirc

rcirc

Web site: emacswiki.org/emacs/rcirc
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: Emacs-Lisp
First release:
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rcirc – a next generation InternetRelayChat client. It blends seamlessly with the rest of Emacs, it’s tight, fast, and doesn’t light up like a christmas tree. rcirc also has sane defaults. There is little or no reason to customize it because it does what you want by default (except that many people still do).

rcirc is part of GNU Emacs since release 22.0.

Screenshot author: Roman Lagunov, Source: Wikimedia.org; License: GNU GPL

qwebirc

qwebirc

Web site: qwebirc.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web interface
Programing language: JavaScript, Python
First release: 2008
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qwebirc – a fast, easy to use, free and open source IRC client designed by and originally just for the QuakeNet IRC network.

Features:
– qwebirc is an AJAX IRC client.
– Open source (GPLv2).
– Supports most ircds out of the box.
– Multiple channels and queries.
– Nick list with menus.
– Scalability via trivial sharding with sticky sessions.
– Cross platform (pure Python), so works under Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and probably more platforms.
– SSL/TLS support for the browser and server.
– Supports hot-reconfiguration of backend servers via hadns.
– Embedded webserver (no messing around with your existing webserver).
– Optional dedicated message and/or notice windows.
– Irssi style /msg, query, channel and nickname autocompletion (sorted correctly by last used/spoke order).
– Passes user hostnames through directly to the IRC server via the WEBIRC/CGIIRC commands.
– Keyboard shortcuts for window selection (alt+a, alt+1..0).
– Irssi style global input history.
– Mouse wheel on tabs.
– Unicode (UTF-8) support.
– Clickable channels, links and authnames.
– mIRC colour/underline/bold support.
– Minimalistic design with a neutral colour scheme.
– Irssi style multiple highlight levels.
– Wizard to allow users to easily embed the client into their own websites.
– Theming support.
– Notifications via sound and/or title/icon flashing.
– Direct user feedback support via email.
– Admin interface, allows viewing and control of connected users.
– Limited support for authserv/nickserv/chanserv.
– Heavily optimised to minimise bandwidth, cpu usage and browser load-time.

Copyright © 2008-2017 Chris Porter and the qwebirc project.

Nettalk

Nettalk

Web site: ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: Apache
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Visual Basic
First release:
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Nettalk – a powerful but easy to use free (open source) IRC-client for Windows. In contrast to many other IRC clients, as Nettalk’s user interface is based on Windows standards, it allows inexperienced users to quickly learn it and become comfortable with IRC.

The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is easy to get used to it. The following languages for the interface are available: English, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian and German.

One of the features of Nettalk includes the ability to hold the configuration of servers separately (or even multiple connections to the same server), and to maintain aspects of these automatically. These include Nick Serv-identifications and the channels which were in use when last disconnected. By automatically tracking these for you, when you next connect your identity and preferred channels are automatically restored.

Nettalk has many features including alerts when your nick is mentioned, the generation of HTML pages so that you can keep conversations for later, full logging, the support for DCC, multiple colours, watched friend lists, full screen private messaging, whispering and for advanced users a Visual Basic like scripting language.

Features:
– Comfortable management of many IRC-connections
– Automatic command completion
– Automatic syntax completion
– Automatic nick completion
– Text de/encryption
– Spelling check
– Script support (with Basic-syntax)
– Plug-in support
– On Screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games)
– Displaying of messages during working in Windows.
– Automatic storing of connections and there properties including opened channels
– DCC chat und file trasfer
– Unicode by using UTF-8 for chans, nicks and text
– Sock proxy support
– Easy configurable text and menu shortcuts
– Configurable colors and background image
– And much more…

The project founder is Nicolas Kruse.

Monochrome

Monochrome

Web site: perkele.cc/software/monochrome
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#
First release:
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Monochrome – an IRC client intended for long-time IRC users. Its primary goals are security, reliability and stability despite IRC network failures or connectivity problems.

Features:
– Reliable automatic identification with NickServ on most popular IRC networks.
– Full Unicode support.
– Sending and receiving of DCC file transfers, with auto-accept whitelist.
– Ignore and half-ignore lists.
– Trigger word list.
– Auto-away, monitoring of away state of other users.
– Logging.
– Customizable command aliases.
– Variety of entertaining easter eggs.

The project founder is Peter Pawlowski.

mIRC

mIRC

Web site: mirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++
First release: February 28, 1995
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mIRC – a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.

It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, IPv6, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, UPnP, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.

mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.

The project founder is Khaled Mardam-Bey.

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.