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Colloquy is an advanced IRC & SILC client which aims to fill a void left by unglamorous clients. By adhering to OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.


  • AppleScript: A powerful dictionary for easy scripting.
  • Fast & Solid IRC Core: Powered by the Irssi engine.
  • Fast & Solid SILC Core: Powered by the SILC Toolkit.
  • Plug-In Love: Unlimited extensability through Plug-Ins.
  • Tight Ship: IRC over SSL for the paranoia.
  • Styled For You: Pick the look for your conversations, powered by more...

What's New

Version 2.4.3:


  • Growl mistakenly being used instead of Notification Center on OS X 10.9
  • A crash when wrapping text onto new lines
  • A crash when closing a conversation that had been reordered
  • Changes to Spell Check settings not being remembered across launches
  • SSL connections sometimes taking a long time to connect
  • /itunes not more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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dachkater Member IconComment+67

"iTunes got an error: Can't get class of file track id XXXXX of user playlist id XXXXX of source id XXXXX."

Their bug tracker is dead, Trac considered very 00's, time to upgrade. Get that shit up at Github or something, seriously.

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Version 2.4.3
Ajd Member IconReview+0

I've been a big fan of Colloquy for some time, it's always been a far more polished product than its competitors. Sadly, since switching to Mavericks it's been highly unstable and the developers behind Colloquy aren't known for their updates.

Time to find an alternative :-(

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Version 2.4.2
Timta2 Member IconReview+51

I really love this application but you would think that after all of these years of non-functioning search and find features that they would either fix them or remove them from the interface. I thought there was something wrong with my computer until I saw all of the complaints and tickets on the developer's site. Kind of disappointing as search/find are kind of important for an IRC client that can store thousands of lines of text.

Everything else is great, it's easy on the eyes, works well, and is stable.

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Version 2.4.2
Donmontalvo Member IconReview+1287

Good stuff, recommended, happy camper.

Why not distribute through Apple App Store? :)

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Version 2.4.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698

I have SNAK but this is a very nice and reliable Irc application. It seems smooth and is supported by SMUG.It is a rather simple IRC client and is easy for beginners to use.

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Version 2.4.1
Alex1986 Member IconComment+3

The developer has just released 2.4.1 version.

This is the changelog:
- New -
Notification Center support
Mask-based ignore rules
Support for ZNC partyline
- Changed -
Display unhandled mode changes
Searching the web uses the default browser instead of assuming Safari
Various performance enhancements with displaying large amounts of chat
- Fixed -
Permanent ignores are permanent again
Issues that could cause the bouncer plugin to not work
Issues that would cause toolbar icons to not show up on Retina screens
Remove a sleep that slows down initial launches (Thanks to Danial Jalkut for the patch!)
Remove unused buttons (Thanks to Danial Jalkut for the patch!)
CTCP TIME shows up in user-local time instead of GMT
Potential issues with styles that append elements together visually

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Version 2.4

FYI, updates can also be submitted here: http://macupdate.com/developers/update/ (the Add/Update Listing link at the bottom of every page).

Pixeltrance Member IconReview+25

Please note that the 2.4 update is Lion only.
You can still download 2.3 on the developers homepage if you still have refused to downgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion.

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Version 2.4
Livings124 Member IconReview+157

Long-standing bugs remain unfixed, leaving Growl broken since 2009 and closing windows extremely buggy and unreliable. Developers are rude to users contacting them. Project is essentially abandoned. I would look for an alternative.

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Version 2.3
Knowhowe Member IconComment+241

I've long been using the IRC prog in the SeaMonkey browser package to access my favourite trivia quiz - irc-//dalnet/#trivia

But no more since I discovered Colloquy. For the non-nerd user such as I this is just perfect, I love it.

Its ease of use has opened up the world of IRC for me. Thanks very much!

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Version 2.3
Bedouin Member IconReview+95

I was a die hard X Chat Aqua user after years of using BitchX in UNIX. I tried Colloquy when it first came out and -- first whatever reason, didn't like it. It seems to have matured since then and merged the classic IRC interface with a genuinely Mac feel. It's become my default IRC client now, and I suspect it uses less resources than X Chat Aqua did.

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Version 2.3
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Version 2.4.3
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Version 2.4.3
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Version 2.4.2
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Version 2.4.1
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Version 2.4.1
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Version 2.4
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Version 2.4
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Downloads 53,423
Version Downloads 1,296
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 22 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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