mIRC is a full-featured and really easy-to-use IRC client that allows users to communicate via IRC for work or fun with people from around the globe. It has been around for more than a decade, which means that its features are well polished in terms of functionality and ease of use and are always being updated and improved. It has all the features its predecessors had and adds new ones, such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.
mIRC has a very neat configurable user interface which is both powerful and easy to use. It allows for seamless one-to-one or group conversations. Although simple, thanks to its powerful scripting engine, this IRC client application allows for the writing of powerful scripts that can be used for automating tasks or just for playing games. Scripts are readily available online and are not hard to write.
mIRC is a shareware program. You can download mIRC for free and give it a try. If during or after the evaluation period you decide you want to keep on using mIRC, you're asked to pay a small registration fee.
mIRC supports all the Windows platforms, so all it takes is to download the application, install it, and start using it! The help wizard included with the application is complete and covers mostly every topic both the basic and power user could ever need. Additional help on the website is available.
- Easy to use.
- Allows for automation of tasks via scripts.
- Provides multi-server capabilities
- Works only in Windows environments