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iRC is an IRC client for Mac OS X. It includes the following:

  • Native MacOS X application written using Objective C and Cocoa
  • Multiple servers
  • mIRC colours and text formatting codes
  • Message highlighting
  • Private messages and DCC chat
  • DCC file transfer, including resume and drag-and-drop
  • Auto-connect to servers
  • Configurable colours and fonts
  • Multi-window or single-window operation
  • Tab completion and command history
  • Plugin architecture

What's New

Version 1.0b18:
  • Bugfixes (colour parsing, networking)
  • New reconnect delay, so as to not hammer server
  • Better colour selection, better default colours
  • Experimental Universal binary

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.0 or later

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Anonymous
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good and elegant app, continue to develop it because it's really cool.

simple and fast. keep it up.

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Version 0.14
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Anonymous
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Seems to have some issues with dcc connections behind a router, most clients are fine as long as you have ports forwarded (and specify the port range in prefs). I can't get this to work without actually setting my external ip into preferences, which is a real pain as my adsl has a dynamic ip.

Otherwise an excellent, fast client and my personal favourite. I really hope the developer gets around to fixing the dcc issues and makes a few tweaks so notices and whois info can appear in the active window rather than the server window.

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Version 0.12
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Anonymous
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In my opinion the best IRC client on OS X, it's stable and has an excellent ui (if you've ever used Vision under BeOS it's the same design). I had been using XChat-Aqua for a long time and to it's credit, it's an excellent, feature rich client, however it is quite slow, can be quite buggy and tends to lag quite a way behind the official XChat releases at times.

iRC is superior in its handling of multiple channels over multiple networks to all other MacOS X clients I've tried (and I've tried all the ones currently on macupdate), it manages to keep everything laid out in one nice little window, with your server/channels laid out on the left (you can also use tabs, but you'll run out of space if you use a high number of channels.) due to this layout, you can easily manage around 10 server connections with around 5 channels each if need be. Personally I use 4 networks with a total of ussually around 15 channels and XChat-Aqua is the only other native client I found that could handle this in a useable manner.

There are a few tiny bugs here and there, but nothing that really sticks out as irritating and the client itself seems to be extremely stable.

My thoughts to the developer (if you ever read this).
- Don't use the smiley faces by default for now, the icons are a touch too big and kinda cheesy, look at Yahoo IM for some styling ideas and make sure they look ok on a black background too.
- Think about implementing something like a "style.rc" file which holds colour settings, strings and possibly font settings, allowing the user to flick between say 5 or so predefined styles and add, save and download additional ones.
- Simplify the toolbar so it takes up less real estate by default.
- Make sure every colour used in the interface can be customized with ease.

Overall Mice iRC is solid and feature rich and I don't hesitate to recommend it.

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Version 0.12
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Anonymous
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stable client and nice interface, but rather lackluster in its "save to destination." constantly reverts itself back to the original save destination, which is irritating.

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Version 0.12
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Dmcrimson1
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Well, this one works fine, has most of the stuff needed to operate but my main client is and will still be irssi.

And as for mIRC... it should be destroyed, wiped from the face of earth forever.

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Version 0.11
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Anonymous
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This is the closest thing to mIRC that I've found! If they fix the DCC resume bug I'll register in a heartbeat ;)

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Version 0.10
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Anonymous
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snak is better

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Version 0.10
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iynque
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I think athenaIRC is better because it's free, and I think smIRC is better because it's more stable.

Other than that, THIS IS THE BEST IRC CLIENT FOR OSX.

As soon as the stability is improved, I'ma buy this. ...and that's saying a lot from someone with no money.

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Version 0.09
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Anonymous
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Brilliant. Finally an IRC client for OS X that doesn't frustrate me or drive me crazy. It's easy to use, looks good and does what I want it to do. I'm so happy I could cry.

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Version 0.09
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Anonymous
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does anyone know where to get additional plugins?

are you able to save the channels you've been to?

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Version 0.08
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Downloads 17,739
Version Downloads 8,659
Type Internet / Chat
License Shareware
Date 28 Jan 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $15.00
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