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4 stars out of 5
· 8/19/2015
Best IRC app on the store

Now that the app has has some time to mature, it has become one of the best IRC apps on the store. Does not appear to have Windows 10 Support at the moment.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/3/2016
Never updated

No updates in monthes

1 stars out of 5
· 7/26/2015
Not updated

Doesn't appear to be updated since Sept of 2014. Dev stated in April he was working on it but nothing yet.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/7/2015

Great IRC client. Hooks up to ZNC just fine. When docked, I can open up links in desktop Chrome. I like the built-in themes (maybe there could be more). The interface is very easy to use and uncluttered. I bought it after about 15 minutes with the free version.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/19/2014
Best metro IRc client

Excellent IRC client. Only fail is when clicking links on a multiple monitor system, even with the default browser open on another monitor, irc minimizes. Please add an option if possible to open links in the background. Otherwise, the growth of this client is awesome. I use it over all desktop client options.

1 stars out of 5
· 4/10/2014
No support for self-signed certificates

No toggle option either.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/5/2014
Best IRC I could find.

It has an abundance of options, which is great, but I'm a little new to it and it can be confusing. Either way, great app, keep the updates coming. :)

4 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2013
As good as it's going to get for now

If you want an app to background properly, you either need to add its notifications to your Lock Screen, or set it as the default browser. Obviously, only the former is applicable here. Settings -> PC and devices -> Lock screen -> Lock screen apps (Windows 8.1)

3 stars out of 5
· 11/10/2013
Good, but needs an 8.1 update

Does everything you expect out of a basic IRC client, but it could really use an update for Windows 8.1 to allow for variable size split screen.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/31/2013

This app crashes if I switch to another app for more than a few minutes. It is the best IRC app in the store, though, which is a darn shame. Dev did not respond to my complaint, either.

stars out of 5


  • Supports up to 5 background sessions
  • DCC Chat, Get, & Send support
  • SSL support with the ability to ignore certificate errors
  • Supports various IRCDs (i.e.: Bahamut, ircu, ircd-seven, UltimateIRCd, & UnrealIRCd)
  • Server management (i.e.: add, edit, & remove)
  • Basic IRC commands (i.e.: /msg, /me, join, /part, /raw, /notice, /list, /query, /whois, & /ctcp)
  • SASL & standard NickServ authentication
  • Nickname (Tab) completion
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Control codes (i.e.: bold, italic, underlined, reverse, colored, & plain text)
  • Colorized nicknames
  • Supports multiple encodings
  • Identd server
  • Multitasking support (i.e.: multiple windows)
  • Themes
  • Custom tile & toast notifications
  • Logging
  • Ignore support
  • Custom aliases
  • Inline emoji

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Version notes

IRC Explorer v2.2.1.0 - Release #25 Core feature changes: • Fixed a critical issue which caused IRC Explorer to break multibyte encodings. • Fixed an issue which caused the commands popup to display when trying to copy clickable/tappable nicknames. • Revamped logging engine now supports real-time logging. • Added a configuration entry point for the timestamp format of logged messages. • Added support for replaying local logs in channels, private queries, and DCC chats. (UserVoice request) • Minor UI tweaks and bug fixes.

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