GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.9/5 26
An Open Source and cross-platform IRC client application dedicated to advanced users

editor's review





Smuxi is an open source, free, full featured, portable and fast software project designed to act as an IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Twitter, Campfire, JabbR and XMPP client that features support for multiple servers. It is supported on all mainstream operating systems and boasts a wide range of attractive features.

Features at a glance

Key features include the ability to detach the front-end from the server, support for native desktop notifications, integration with Ubuntu Unity’s messaging menu and indicators, integrated spell checker, browse mode, keyboard navigation, full-screen mode, clickable URLs, unified nickname colors, Caret mode, command and message history, and a quick connect dialog.

In addition, the application supports word wrapping, configurable highlight words, indention of multi-line messages, toggleable status bar and menu bar, support for favicons, the ability to easily join servers or chats, customizable command character, Bash-style and regular nickname completion, a dialog to find group chats, as well as alphabetical sorting of chats.

Supports popular protocols and services

Smuxi is the one tool that anyone who should use if they digg Twitter, IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Jabber, Campfire, SignalR JabbR and XMPP as their default social networking services. Using a client-server model, the application supports the regular single application mode. In addition, it acts as standard IRC client for advanced users.

Supported operating system and availability

The software can be used under several well known GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian, openSUSE, Foresight and Gentoo, various BSD flavors like FreeBSD, the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, as well as the Raspberry Pi computer board.

A multilingual IRC client

Smuxi is fully translated in numerous languages, including English, Chinese, German, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, French, Dutch and Czech. It is also partially translated in the Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Telugu, Turkish, Finnish, Catalan, Urdu, Slovak and Persian languages.

Smuxi was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 21st, 2015
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