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We've compiled a list of 47 free and paid alternatives to WeeChat. The primary competitors include Pidgin, Adium. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between WeeChat and HexChat, XChat for Linux, mIRC. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

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WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client.

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WeeChat Overview

WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).

WeeChat is:
- modular: a lightweight core with plugins around
- multi-protocols: IRC and Jabber (other soon)
- extensible: C plugins and scripts (Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, Tcl and Scheme)
- free software: released under GPLv3 license
- fully documented: user's guide, API, FAQ,.. translated in many languages

Source code :

WeeChat Features

tick-square Chat
tick-square Modular System
tick-square Support for Multiple protocols
tick-square Command line interface
tick-square Extensible by Plugins/Extensions

WeeChat Platforms

Xfce BSD Linux Mac Android

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WeeChat Tags

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