BitlBee allows users to talk to people on the major instant messaging and microblogging networks (including MSN, Google Talk, AIM, and Twitter) from within any IRC client by emulating an IRC server. Virtual channels are created with all of the user's contacts in them, who can be talked to in the channel or in a query. Also, one can participate in group chats and chat rooms like they were normal IRC channels.
BitchX is the premiere IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. It originally was a modified version of the popular ircII client, and the features were eventually merged into the EPIC IRC client. The current development is aimed at merging the client back to a current branch of EPIC and bringing compatibility and stability back to the client, while bringing the features that are BitchX into a new client.
pidgin privacy please is a pidgin plugin to stop spammers from annoying you. You can block messages from certain users, block messages from people who are not on your contact list, and suppress repeated authorization requests. Optionally, senders of blocked messages can be notified with an auto-reply.
123 Flash Chat Server is a full-featured chat server for high-load Web sites. It features a range of customization options, and can be smoothly integrated with the database of almost all leading CMS or forum systems including Joomla!, phpBB, skadate, and vBulletin. It includes plain text chat and video chat options, and is scalable enough to fit the needs of small business and large enterprises. A free 10-user edition is available. It's based on a Java server and a Flash client, but also has various alternative clients based on technologies such as HTML/AJAX, so it can run on many platforms, including iPhone and iPad. It features avatars, smilies, Flash emotions, voice messages, entering multiple rooms, dynamic skins, loading external avatars and profiles, and a media player. The HTML 5 client significantly improves the chat performance in terms of loading speed, video layout, and user interface.
KVirc is a Visual Internet Relay Chat Client based on the Qt library. Features include a MDI user interface, drag & drop, built-in scripting language (aliases, popups and events), customizable backgrounds and colours, DCC (chat, send with resume, voice), CTCP functions, mIRC colour support with preview, notify list, online help and configurable logging.
Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one or more clients can attach to and detach from a central core, much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client, but graphical. In addition to this unique feature, it aims to be a comfortable chatting program.
NullLogic Groupware is a modular Web-based groupware and email system designed for contact management and event scheduling. Additional features include private messaging, public discussion forums, webmail, shared bookmarks, file sharing, call tracking, order processing, an XML-RPC API, and integrated POP3 and SMTP servers.