When comparing Kiwi IRC vs CIRC, the Slant community recommends Kiwi IRC for most people. In the question“What are the best IRC clients for Windows?” Kiwi IRC is ranked 14th while CIRC is ranked 18th. The most important reason people chose Kiwi IRC is:
Kiwi IRC web client is available for free licensed under GPL with source available on [GitHub](https://github.com/prawnsalad/KiwiIRC).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and open source
Kiwi IRC web client is available for free licensed under GPL with source available on GitHub.
Pro Beautiful interface
Kiwi's default interface is aesthetically modern, while keeping a classic two-column layout with chat window on the left and nicklist on the right. Unlike many other interfaces, a considerable amount of effort has been spent on making it easy on the eyes.
The interface offers common customization options including time format changes, choice of system messages and choice of laying out channels in a tabbed or list manner.
Code can be generated that allows embedding the IRC client within a website.
Pro Available in multiple languages
Kiwi's front-end is available in more than 20 languages including Polish, Romanian and Russian.
Pro "One Identity" ability
Create a personal "bouncer" of sorts, using CIRC "/make-server" (/help make-server for more details) give you a connection so that you can using the same Ident/Nick from multiple devices.
Access it everywhere where Chrome is.
Pro Easy setup
Few clicks to install.
Con Notifications don't time out
Notifications pop-ups have to be closed manually each time, they don't disappear on their own after a set amount of time.