Best irc Client for Mac OS X

tikibangout

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Jul 20, 2005
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Philadelphia, PA
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.
 

tag

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Apr 29, 2005
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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.
 

pulsewidth947

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Jan 25, 2005
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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.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
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.
 

killmoms

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Jun 23, 2003
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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.
 

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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greatdevourer said:
X-Chat Aqua
Another vote for X-Chat Aqua. Even in beta stage, is fast, reliable and never showed any problems. It is elegant and flexible.
 

cb911

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Mar 12, 2002
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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...
 

ghostee

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Feb 25, 2004
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cb911 said:
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...
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?
 

madmax_2069

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Aug 17, 2005
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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
 

terriyaki

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pulsewidth947 said:
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.
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?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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terriyaki said:
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?
Can't you just delete them (using the Backspace or delete button)?

I've gotten rid of all of them:
 

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Poeben

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Jul 29, 2004
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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.
 

King A

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Feb 15, 2006
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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....)
 
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