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With Snak you can participate in conversations in Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels. IRC channels are like meeting rooms on the Internet, where people from all over the world can meet and chat.

There are thousands of channels, each focused on a location or subject, so it's easy to find a place where something interesting is being discussed. You can find channels for computer-related topics, trivia games, your favorite sci-fi TV show, sports like soccer or ice hockey, current politics, local events in many cities, and everything in-between.

In addition to chats in the meeting rooms, you can also have more...

What's New

Version 5.3.4:
  • [New] Action to respond to a server request to type /Quote Pass 12345
  • [Chg] Updated the Growl library
  • [Chg] Updated the Server list
  • [Fix] AppleScript was not working on 10.6 and 10.7
  • [Fix] Room list panel button did not update when changing the room/channel preference
  • [Fix] No cursor when resizing columns in the command reference
  • [Fix] The columns in the more...


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russprinter Member IconReview+0

Snak 5.3.4 is still the best irc client for Mac. I have no problems running it under Mountain Lion.

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Version 5.3.4
Spudboy Member IconComment+67

Starting to show it's age with Lion.

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Version 5.3.3
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

The Best IRC client of all!

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Version 5.3.3
Powershaker Member IconReview+1

Snak 5.3.3 is the best IRC program for OS X Snow Leopard. I've been running Snak since OS X Tiger. After two OS upgrades, it still works like a charm. I've tried other IRC clients, but only Snak impressed me. You really do get what you pay for. I didn't mind paying the small shareware fee at all. I highly suggest Snak for IRC. I have had no problems with Snak, and I've been using it for over two years now.

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Version 5.3.3
idjster Member IconReview+31

When OS X was released I spent a lot of time looking, waiting and looking some more for a good OS X IRC client. Nothing filled my needs until Snak. I kept using OS 9 until then. No other client was a full-featured and reasonably mature. Certainly there are other IRC clients, and some are quite good, but nothing can match the versatility and usability of Snak. I paid my $19 back then as soon as it was released and just recently paid another $19 (I think) for the upgrade. Paying for one upgrade in all those years isn't too bad at all.

Is it worth $29 to buy? If it fills your needs, then yes. If Colloquy or some other client does that then fine. They couldn't for me, so the cost was small. I definitely recommend Snak with no hesitation.

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Version 5.3

I have the latest SNAK and colloguy. Now I havebeen trying to contact irc.webmaster.com as a serverand #bipolarworld.

Thisis the primary use as my sight is limited and JAVA is plain terrible. The hard drive crashed. At that time both Colloguy and SNAKwere in order.

As of this point, the irc.webmaster.com and #bipolarworld is in both sets.The colloguy is functional. The SNAK is dead in the water. Any suggestions?


Dan1983 Member IconReview+6

Snak use to be a good IRC client but now with its 'new' upgrade policy and out-dated and ugly interface and yet its high price tag there are may better and free irc clients out there. Give Colloquy and MacIrssi a try before even looking at Snak!

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Version 5.1.5
MarcoPolo Member IconReview-2

My favorite IRC client. You get what you pay for. That's always true, and Snak just proves it. The UI is well thought through, straightforward.

Support is good, polite, helpful and quick. It's even got a reasonably good manual, well hidden under the Help menu. Worth the price. Recommended.

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Version 5.1.1
Pecosbill Member IconComment+6

Per the 3/20/06 comment on macintouch.com, I'm not sure I would support a product that violates its license agreement. The post there said that the license agreement back then was for lifetime free upgrades (pay only once). Snak is now demanding payment for a new upgrade. Poor business practices don't deserve support.

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Version 5.1.1

I couldn't agree more with this. I paid for a license which said nothing about it ever expiring, and now I can't apply BUG FIXES without paying for a new license. Ludicrous.

Zeitkind Member IconReview+21

Well.. after using Snak for over 5 years now, I finally switched to Colloquy. Snak was the best IRC client around, but there are some bugs for years now which got never fixed and UTF-8 support is also still missing. I don't need a client with 253621-dcc-features, I just need a client which is smart enogh to handle nick name right.

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Version 5.1.1
kinch (developer)

Thanks for the comments. I'm always more than happy to fix any issues that are brought to my attention. I'd like you to send me details of these issues at kents@snak.com.

This is not a discussion forum so please use email.
kent Sorensen

kiddailey Member IconComment+15

Note: This new version may prompt you to re-register for $15 if you registered Snak more than 2 years ago.

Make sure you have a backup copy of your old version before upgrading if you do not wish to renew your license.

I'm not sure why a point release of mostly bug fixes would require a license renewal, but I guess I'll be permanently switching to the free Colloquy since the old Snak 5.0.4 has too many bugs that make it difficult to use regularly (like chat input fields that quit working completely).

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Version 5.1
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Version 5.3.4
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Downloads 45,715
Version Downloads 1,364
Type Internet / Chat
License Shareware
Date 13 Mar 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.00
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