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jIRCii is a powerful Mac OS X Internet Relay Chat client. jIRCii is scriptable (with many available on the website). The focus is to provide a UNIX console client experience with the advantages of a solid GUI. Some call it the closest thing to mIRC on MacOS X. Features include DCC file transfers, IRC over SSL support, multiple server connections, and over 75 built-in commands.

What's New

Version 07.20.11:
  • jIRCii now uses the Nimbus look and feel and Single Document Interface modes on all operating systems by default. This look is much more modern.
  • Default fonts on Windows and OS X are now bolded
  • Added new status and miscellaneous window icons
  • Added some white-space to the right of the "close window" button in SDI mode
  • Options window is wider to more...

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Java 1.6.0 or later

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ceph Member IconReview+0
ceph
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Quite possibly one of the coolest "old school" IRC clients around. Mixing up epic/irssi/bitchx style command line IRC with a GUI, it really brings back memories of IRCing from a shell account using one of the older command line clients. It's feature-rich but requires a bit of scripting know-how to really make it shine, though there are many useful and beautification scripts on the application's website available.

It's also one of the fastest GUI clients I've seen to date. All in all, after having used every IRC client that has been available since 1996, jIRCii is definitely my go-to IRC client today.

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Version 07.20.11
joe2100 Member IconReview+2
joe2100
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I hunted for a good irc mac client for a while before settling on this little gem. Do yourself a favor and check this out. The default color scheme is easy on the eyes, the layout is pretty intuitive. It has lots of features and best of all its FREE. My only complaint is the icon. Developer, plz hire someone to fix this and you will have the perfect package.

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Version 11.26.07
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misterfox
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nothing can beat Colloquy...

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Version 10.12.06
shawnyQ
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From a GUI standpoint, Colloquy is the cat's meow, but not everyone needs the GUI. Sometimes, I prefer just a simple fast terminal-like client.

Gaoshan
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Colloquy looks very nice but it lacks some basic features.
As one example, you should be able to type in: /help somecommand and get help with whichever command you like but in Colloquy, nothing happens. /help doesn't work!

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Anonymous
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jerkb35.dmg is the file i downloaded when clicked the link here...

can you simply update your release name too ?!

also, looks like this release is for a school task... mainly just a unix like interface, IRC is far beyond that for years...

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Version 06.11.05
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Actually, I believe the author wanted an IRC client which looks like a command line, but with GUI advantages. Many of us still like command lines, y'know. :)

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Anonymous
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I use jIRCii on both my mac (panther 10.3.9) and on my linux box(ubuntu hoary) and it does a great job, i love the ease with wich you can customize the colors and the abundance of simple aliase commands ala BX.. There have been some great addon scripts written by the small but growing "sleep" scripting community as well. Frankly it leaves the mac irssi clones in the dust in terms of responsiveness. It just keeps on getting better and better.. and if there is a feature you want, let the dev(butane) know and he will consider it, or tell you how to script that functionality for yourself.

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Version 05.08.05
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Anonymous
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Fantastic program. I hunted for an OS X IRC client for a few weeks, trying out multiple completely different clients, to settle on jIRCii. X-chat Aqua has a laggy interface, other clients are missing features like auto-reconnect or other basic features. jIRCii is missing some GUI customizeability of other programs but it makes up for it in robustness and stability. It handles multiple servers, rooms, chats, files, and more, in an interface that's easy to pick up (although it doesn't hold your hand like some other mac IRC clients, which can be good or bad depending on your experience level). I had it set up and working EXACTLY like I wanted an IRC client to work in about 5 minutes. Perfect! And it's been great ever since. I'll be using this program for all of IRC needs for a very long time, and look forward to future features.

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Version 03.13.05
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Why not save time and update when new features are added? I'm all for being up-to-date, but that's what nightly/weekly builds are for. Put security fixes on your website, not MacUpdate. (If I sound rude, I'm sorry.)

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Version 03.13.05
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Interesting, but if you want a 'UNIX console client experience with the advantages of a solid GUI' try MacIrssi. Much better than this IMO

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Version 11.25.04
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Anonymous
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While it is probably bad form to spam one client in the review forums for another one I decided to try out MacIrssi again. It has progressed a lot since I last tried it. I'll say this, the decent parts of this client come mostly from the irssi underpinnings themselves. irssi really is a wonderful client and you'll find I'd be one of the last people to diss it.

This client though has a long way to go yet. The author even acknowledges this in the readme. The preferences dialog is very sparse. I couldn't figure out how to connect to a new server (multi-server). There is no help dialog. There is no statusbar which I miss personally.

The configuration dialog is one of the biggest things. As a IRC user I don't want a UI getting in my way (thus I like a light client like MacIrssi or jIRCii), but I really wouldn't want to dig deep into a programs internals to figure out how to change common settings.

If someone likes irssi and they aren't worried about the spartan UI then I could recommend this client. However this is probably a good project to keep an eye on in the future. Especially for irssi lovers.

In the meantime jIRCii has a passable UI that has a lot of the ease of use stuff that is a requirement of novice users and a major convienence to power users.

Anyways thanks for the comment... I guess.

-- Raffi (the developer)

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Anonymous
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excellent program. works like a charm. thanks for your work.

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Version 10.16.04
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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love it! this is the only decent freeware IRC software i can find. everythign else either doesnt have DCC or it is a bastard to use. I am basically only using this for DCC, so all i can recommend is that it pops up in a transfers window or something rather than just at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, great app!

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Version 10.16.04
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Anonymous
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Hi there, just so you know you can click View->DCC Sessions or /dcc stats to get a window with real time dcc stats information.

Glad to hear you like the client :)

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ceph
Version 07.20.11
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Downloads 23,763
Version Downloads 5,030
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 21 Jul 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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