CHAT CLIENTS - FREE SOFTWARE

Freeware downloads for chatting, instant messaging and ICQ for Windows 95 98 ME XP Vista Win 7.


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GLOBAL CHAT

I am not sure whether this is free or not. The download is free but it's a beta that supposedly times-out. Mine hasn't. Since it seems as though they intend on keeping it free after the final release, I'm listing it here. It can do voice chat as well. The crazy chat-aholic, I have the misfortune of communicating with, informs me these voice chat things require a lot of bandwidth to function well. (1.0MB)

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MIRC

The last stable freeware of mIRC. Supposed to be one of the best chat clients. There are large numbers of chat channels available, so you should be able to find one that suits your perversion. If not, start your own chat channel. (571KB)

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ICQ - I SEEK YOU

No one seeks me (for obvious reasons). With this program you can find friends (this assumes you have any). You can find old lovers (again, it assumes you've had any). This will let you know when someone you know has logged on the Net. You can then chat with them (with luck they might chat back), transfer files and whatever else comes to mind. (1.35MB)

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AOL MESSENGER

This lets you know when people you know are on-line. You can then send off little messages to them. Try some flirtatious messages. Who knows what might happen (or more likely in my case - NOTHING). Comes with Netscape Communicator now. (1.7MB)

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YAHOO MESSENGER

Instant Messages, Friend Lists, and Voice Chat. Yahoo! Mail, Personals, and Calendar Alerts. News, Stock Quotes, Sports Scores and more. (1.2MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Sep 4 '04


NEO CHAT

Neo chat is a simple pc-pc chat program. Designed somewhat as a substitute for ICQ. Many features. (1.3MB)

DOWNLOAD added May 18 '00


HYPERCHAT

HyperChat Suite is a user-friendly Client/Server Chat. You can either host your very own Chat by setting up a HyperChat Server or you can join any other HyperChat by simply connecting to a HyperChat Server somewhere on your LAN or the Internet. (570KB)

DOWNLOAD added Nov 16 '00


HIRC

HIRC is an IRC client. It's quite small and easy to use. It supports CTCP, DCC, scripts, ect. (545KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Mar 4 '01


TRILLIAN

Trillian is everything you need for instant messaging. Connect to ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and IRC in a single, sleek and slim interface. (2.3MB)

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GCN

GCN allows you to see when your friends are online, communicate in private conversations, talk collectively in chat rooms, send files, post to and create message boards, send and receive E-mail, create your own profile, speak in voice chats, play games, draw in white boards, browse the Internet, participate in video conferences, and much more. (2.4MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Aug 4 '03


GASSER CHAT

A messenger chat program that uses cartoon (MSAgent) characters in chat. Use a cartoon character in your chat. Colored animations, sound effects, speech. (4.7MB)

DOWNLOAD added Jul 2 '02


ICECHAT

IceChat is an IRC ( Internet Relay Chat) program. IceChat is used to connect to up to 10 IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Servers simultaneously and chat in channels to other IRC Users. (2.8MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Sept 23 '02


GLOBAL IM

Interoperable with other consumer IM networks (MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, SONORK). (2MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jul 12 '03


INSTAN-T

Instan-t 5.0 is a very effective Instant Messaging software that connects users to the five major IM networks (AOL, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo! and Google Talk), allowing the exchange of instant messages using a single application. This IM software offers several unique features, such as its skin technology, its multi-person chat with voice and video that allows you to chat with users from multiple IM networks in the same chat room, and its email signature integration that allow your email recipients to see your online status and start chatting with you without downloading any software. (8.4MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Jul 10 '08


ORION

Offers the basic features you would expect from an IRC client. (1.5MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jul 24 '04


NETIRC

IRC client. Contains a separate small window for private chat. Supports unlimited multiple channels. Support colors with a color selection combobox on each chat. Support multiple DCC seasons (sending and receiving files). Support Mirc server list. (1MB)

HOMEPAGE added Nov 5 '04


JOE GALAXY

Includes secure-private peer-to-peer messaging, drag-and-drop file transfer and Webcasts. (5.6MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Mar 17 '05


TALKATIVE IRC

Similar to mIRC chat client. Currently free while in beta. (1.8MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Feb 23 '06


NETSEND GUI

The Net Send GUI is an instant LAN messenger. Net Send's window contains two parts. The top one is the list of LAN contacts and the bottom one is the message field. The list of contacts is formed automatically when the Net Send GUI is launched and you can refresh it any time. (209KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added May 12 '06


YAHELITE

YahELite a Yahoo compatible chat client protects you from 'boot codes', 'text floods', 'unwanted PMs', 'sound bombs', 'spam' and other mischief. (704KB)

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GOOGLE TALK

Instant messaging, PC-to-PC voice calls, Gmail notifications and File transfers. (1.5MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 14 '07


MYSPACEIM

IM your MySpace friends any time. (78KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 25 '07


CLICKSANDWHISTLES

ClicksAndWhistles is a free IRC client for Windows. (1.4MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Apr 3 '09


POP NOTES

PopNote is a lightweight yet robust peer to peer Instant Messaging communication client that operates securely over the Internet or over home and company LAN's. (150KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jun 30 '08


BANDOO

Surprise your friends with tons of cool emoticons and amazing animated winks. Bandoo supports Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Hotmail, Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo IM & Mail and Outlook Express. (1.3MB)

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