IRC Software

Desktop/Laptop Clients

  • Hexchat Free,  (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) (Linux)
  • mIRC $20 (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8)
  • Colloquy Free (Mac OS X 10.7+)
  • Xchat for Windows ($19.99) (Windows Server/2000/XP/Vista/7)
  • XChat Aqua/Azure (OS X 10-10.6)
  • XChat Linux Free
  • Irssi Free (Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X)
  • KVirc Free (Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows)
  • Lingo, Free (Mac OS X)
  • Textual, $4.99 Mac App Store (Mac OS X)(30 minute free trial)
  • Limechat, Free (Mac OS X)
  • Chatzilla Free (Firefox 3.5 – 20 (Older also available but unsupported))

Mobile Clients

  • Colloquy $1.99 (iOS)(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later)
  • IRChon Free (iOS)(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later)
  • Limechat for iOS $4.99 iOS (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.)
  • AndChat (Recommended) Free (Android) Setup example
  • YAAIC Free (Android (beta))
  • AndroIRC Free (Android)

List of more IRC Clients