irc clients

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rickvanr, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. rickvanr macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    as fellow mac users, which irc client woudl u recommend for me, the only thing i am concerned about is being able to do DCC's
     
  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a

    joker2

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    irc client recommendation

    I would suggest Snak , it is the best all-around client I've used. Shareware, but well worth the price. If you don't register after 30 days(?) it will limit your session lengths to 30 minutes.

    Another one is Ircle and there are a few others out there.

    A good software resource is Tucows, the navigation there leaves a bit to be desired, but their search function is helpful.
     
  3. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

    FattyMembrane

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    try searching the forums; this question pops up about once a month. my favorites are colloquy and x-chat aqua. both are free and have dcc, although each is more suitable for some situations, so try them both.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Use Mozilla's Chatzilla. Its the best I've used in a long time. Much faster than anything else I've tried to use.

    TEG
     
  5. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    chatzilla for DCC? Aqua-X is the best `real` IRC client for OSX, since it's really a port of the best client next to mIRC (windows only). I've been using Conversation a lot lately, but it's no good for multiple channels/servers and I don't think is supports DCC at all.
     
  6. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    x-chat aqua is so far the best i've seen (i'm also looking for a good client). i refuse to pay for shareware, so i'm not bothered with looking at snak. anyway, x-chat aqua is good for dcc and chat purposes, it could be a little better looking ... but people who use irc don't usually care.
     
  7. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

    sparkleytone

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    for your average user, X-Chat Aqua would be the best to use. It has passable DCC support and doesn't look bad.

    If you need advanced and easy scriptability, along with easier op functions, and MUCH better DCC capabilities, use Snak.
     

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