• 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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5 stars out of 5
· 6/5/2016
Still great

The first IRC app I used when Windows 8 came out and it still works. I think its even better now. Please keep updating.

3 stars out of 5
· 7/9/2016
Decent option, stupid UI

You can delete an entire server from your client by one wrong click. It doesn't confirm your choice. It just DELETES ALL YOUR LOGIN AND SERVER SETTINGS.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/22/2016
So much better than before

Still an awesome app, although there's much space wasted in portrait mode and no way to customize what panels appear.

5 stars out of 5
· 5/18/2016
The best IRC client in the store

I've been using this app for many years. As a programmer myself, I can say definitively that the developer of this application has gone high and far beyond your typical software to bring a full featured IRC client to the Windows Store. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

1 stars out of 5
· 5/21/2016
Never updated

No updates in months. Doesn't respect scaling settings correctly.

1 stars out of 5
· 3/28/2016
Dev appears to be inactive

Still hasn't fixed a bug which causes it to crash, despite contacting months ago... And haven't seen him say a word for months in his channel.

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
· 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
· 11/8/2014
Finally a good IRC Client

I've been on the look out for a good IRC client. This one is slick. Looks very nice and runs smooth. Has most of every feature you would need. Unfortunately for me to replace my mIRC client I would need a button someone to "Tile" all of my channels so they are all visible at one time. The current way of "multitasking" is very limited. Although it does workout fine if you are only in 3 channels. I'm generally in about 6 or more. Keep up the great work.

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