Warning: This is not a standalone IRC client. It needs a Quassel Core running on a server and an account on it.

iQuassel is an iOS client for the Quassel IRC system.
You can use it to connect to a Quassel Core and chat with it on your favorite IRC channels.

Please note that iQuassel is not yet intended as a full replacement of the desktop client, but as a quick way to chat on your channels/queries from your device.

If you have any questions, please drop by on #woboquassel on

* For connecting to Quassel cores version 0.7.x to 0.12.x (possibly 0.13.x)
* TLS encryption to Quassel core
* ...and compressed connection
* Backlog fetching (Pull Down To Refresh)
* Copy/Paste
* Nick completion
* Open URLs in Safari
* Portrait and landscape mode (iPad only)
* Buttons for next/previous buffer
* Unread message count as icon badge
* Nick Coloring
* User lists in channels

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Contributions by lowlyw

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

* Fix crash that happens some seconds after startup (
1.8.0: Thanks to contributions by lowlyw we're getting:
* Dark Mode theme
* 'Tab' key above virtual keyboard for nick completion
* Support for "all-screen" devices like iPhone X, ...

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

NOStradomuz ,

Gets the job done, I guess

This app works, haven't had any crashes, but just doesn't meet the expectations in a client that supports quassel.

Basically everything that makes quassel nice is missing.

No lines to show where you were last reading, and doesn't update those lines on the desktop client, so there's a lot of unnecessary scrolling/reading when using them together. No ability to hide joins/quits etc, no blocking users, no auto fill for mentioning users (that I've seen).

I feel these items are a must, especially on a smaller screen.

Hopefully we'll see these features in a future release. But looks as if people have been asking for these things for a while, so who knows.
Otherwise, if someone out there has the time and know how, I would love to see (buy) another take on a quassel client.

Developer Response ,

We're open for contributions now :-)

Thephuz ,

Ok app, not maintained

iQuassel is an ok app, if all you ever need to do is check IRC when away from your computer. And when I say check, I mean just reading. Beyond that, it’s not particularly useful.

Some major gripes about the app:

- Not updates for iPhone X or newer layout, so the app is letterboxed like this is 2012 all over again.
- No option for tab-completing of nicks, so if you need to respond to someone with a particularly unique nickname in an active channel, good luck with that.
- No push notifications, which is fine, but the app doesn’t even seem to support showing any type of notifications in the app when you receive a ping.
- As another reviewer mentioned, there is no updating of the last-read line, which can result in confusing “didn’t I already read this?!?” moments when you get back to your desktop computer.

Quite frankly, if I had purchased this app today in 2019, I would request a refund. The only way I would recommend purchasing this app is if you absolutely needed a way to keep an eye on IRC and didn’t have any other method.

Developer Response ,

We're open for contributions now :-)

GretchTheZ ,

It just doesn't work.

I set it to connect to a core, it does that, then puts me at a white screen with the word "authenticated" at the top.
That's it. The end.
Wasted a dollar.


Woboq GmbH
2 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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