Best irc Client for Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tikibangout, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. tikibangout macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    #1
    Hi, I was wondering what irc clients people use here, and what you guys think is the best client. I'm new to this as well, so if anyone can point me in the right direction on how to use irc clients, that would be awesome. thanks.
     
  2. tag macrumors 6502a

    tag

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    I've always used Colloquy . It allows for alot of customization via settings, themes, and plug-ins. Can autolog you into specific rooms on specific servers at startup, connect to multiple servers at once, and has file transfer capabilities. And generally just works well without hassle.
     
  3. tikibangout thread starter macrumors regular

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    risc

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    Check out http://irchelp.org/ and drop by #MacOSX on irc.freenode.net and say hello :)
     
  5. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    I really like Conversation. I tried a couple of Clients before settling with Conversation. It does everything I want - file transfers, auto login, message when my buddys come online etc.
     
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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not much on irc, but I tested a couple of different a while back and Conversation (as mentioned above) was the best one I found (and the only one I kept).

    If you use Firefox, there's a irc extension that you can test, too.
     
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I like Colloquy a lot and it's what I use. The only real problem it has is finicky DCC-chat support, but for someone just doing regular chatting, it's a great app.
     
  9. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    I use ircle it works good . i only wish there was a virc or mirc for mac
     
  10. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for X-Chat Aqua. Even in beta stage, is fast, reliable and never showed any problems. It is elegant and flexible.
     
  11. cb911 macrumors 601

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    yeah, i'd vote for X-Chat Aqua as well.

    the only problem is that whenever i try a DCC (or XDCC) transfer - it never works for some reason?! very frustrating...
     
  12. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    Another vote here for X-Chat Aqua. Very nice program. I have no problems with DCC transfers, so possibly you're having a NAT/firewall issue?
     
  13. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    yea if your useing adsl or some other kind of broadband with a broadband router or have a firewall u need to forward the ports it works for some people as soon as they install it and some they need to forward ports to get the dcc send to work i had the same problem useing ircle i could recive a dcc but not send
     
  14. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a new Conversation user and I have a simple question (at least I think it's simple. Oh please be simple!):

    By default there are some servers and channels listed in the favorites sidebar. How can I remove these?
     
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Can't you just delete them (using the Backspace or delete button)?

    I've gotten rid of all of them:
     

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  16. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    Use BitchX. It runs in the terminal and it's cool! =)
     
  17. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i use colloquy because it is the most apple like :)
     
  18. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    I have been using Snak since the OS 9 days. Does everything I need it to, but I am sure there are more 'apple-like' clients out there if that is important to you.
     
  19. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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  20. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    #21
    Same here.
     
  21. King A macrumors newbie

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    I use MacIRSSI. I think it's working better than IrssiX.
    It is available as an Universal Binary und you got the power of Irssi in a somewhat nice gui. (not too nice but still....)
     
  22. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    I use conversation. It's nice and the icon looks cool too :).
     
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