Colloquy
Colloquy
2.5
4.0
0.0
Colloquy free download for Mac

Colloquy for Mac2.5

18 January 2021

Lightweight IRC chat client.

What is Colloquy for Mac

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.

Features:

  • 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 WebKit.
  • Colors of the World: Fully compatible with mIRC colors.
  • Unintrusive Interface: Sleek multi- or single-window modes with tabs or a drawer.
  • File Transfer Medly: Full DCC transfer support with resume and passive DCC.
  • They're Your Buddies: A buddy list for your IRC friends.
  • Multiplicity: The freedom to chat on multiple servers.
  • Open Minded: Open source, like it should be.
  • Much, Much More! Just a better experience all-around.

What's new in Colloquy

Version 2.5:
  • Update KissXML to 5.3.1 + patches

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taliesin2
taliesin2
Jan 17 2021
2.4.3
0.0
Jan 17 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4.3
Maybe I am missing something. Maybe literally. Downloaded version 2.4.3 and the folder contained various files. But I cannot find the application itself. No .exe file to click on. Help please.
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Aug 10 2018
2.4.3
0.0
Aug 10 2018
0.0
Version: 2.4.3
macOS 10.13.6… It’s the beginning of the end. The IRC parts seem to work, but I can’t customize the channel styles anymore. If you click on a color, the color picker never appears. If you try to change the background image, the dialog box never appears. I suppose I could try finding a .plist somewhere and editing the values manually, but that’s a chore.
Edgarpalmer
Edgarpalmer
Jun 9 2015
2.4.3
2.0
Jun 9 2015
2.0
Version: 2.4.3
Linkinus seems to have gone away and Colloquy would be a good replacement but it downloads epub and mobi formats as garbage. Unless I am missing something.
dachkater
dachkater
Mar 22 2014
2.4.3
0.0
Mar 22 2014
0.0
Version: 2.4.3
"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.
Ajd
Ajd
Dec 25 2013
2.4.2
1.5
Dec 25 2013
1.5
Version: 2.4.2
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 :-(
Timta2
Timta2
Nov 16 2013
2.4.2
4.0
Nov 16 2013
4.0
Version: 2.4.2
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.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Sep 27 2013
2.4.2
5.0
Sep 27 2013
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
Good stuff, recommended, happy camper. Why not distribute through Apple App Store? :)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 14 2013
2.4.1
5.0
Mar 14 2013
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
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.
Alex1986
Alex1986
Feb 24 2013
2.4
0.0
Feb 24 2013
0.0
Version: 2.4
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
Pixeltrance
Pixeltrance
Apr 3 2012
2.4
4.0
Apr 3 2012
4.0
Version: 2.4
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.
Livings124
Livings124
Mar 15 2012
2.3
0.5
Mar 15 2012
0.5
Version: 2.3
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.
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
Sep 12 2010
2.3
0.0
Sep 12 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3
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!
Bedouin
Bedouin
Jul 23 2010
2.3
5.0
Jul 23 2010
5.0
Version: 2.3
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.
New-User
New-User
May 5 2010
2.3
4.0
May 5 2010
4.0
Version: 2.3
This is, for me, the only usable free IRC client on the mac. It's like the Safari of IRC clients, completely native and at home on the OS, where-as others feel like poorly done translations. It's had its share of bugs and stability problems in the past, but the current versions have been smooth sailing for me for a while now. There's always room for improvement in most any software. I give it 4/5, definitely in the best of its class.
Mrgando
Mrgando
Jul 25 2009
2.2.1(4132)
5.0
Jul 25 2009
5.0
Version: 2.2.1(4132)
This application is amazing, the price can't be beat, and it's packed with cool features. Low on memory usage too, the "automate" on connect has always proven very useful for me. Also the stability has always been rock solid for me. Thank you for this, and keep up the good work. _NG
Greyman
Greyman
Jan 12 2009
2.2.1(4132)
0.0
Jan 12 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1(4132)
Stability in the current version is gone. if system looses network connectivity the application crashes. Also private messages are no longer opening a new tab. Having to resort back to older build.
Greyman
Greyman
Jan 12 2009
2.2.1(4132)
0.0
Jan 12 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1(4132)
Stability in the current version is gone. if system looses network connectivity the application crashes. Also private messages are no longer opening a new tab. Having to resort back to older build.
Terrio
Terrio
Jan 10 2009
2.2.1(4132)
0.0
Jan 10 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1(4132)
Won't start up on 10.3.9 -- crash log reads: dyld: /Users/xxxx/Downloads/Colloquy.app/Contents/MacOS/Colloquy Undefined symbols: ChatCore undefined reference to _NSBaseURLDocumentOption expected to be defined in AppKit ChatCore undefined reference to _NSCharacterEncodingDocumentOption expected to be defined in AppKit ChatCore undefined reference to _kCFStreamPropertySSLSettings expected to be defined in CoreServices ChatCore undefined reference to _kCFStreamSSLAllowsAnyRoot expected to be defined in CoreServices ChatCore undefined reference to _kCFStreamSSLValidatesCertificateChain expected to be defined in CoreServices Acid undefined reference to _kCFStreamPropertySSLSettings expected to be defined in CoreServices Acid undefined reference to _kCFStreamSSLAllowsAnyRoot expected to be defined in CoreServices
Greyman
Greyman
Jan 9 2009
2.2(4129)
0.0
Jan 9 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2(4129)
System is 10.5.6 and I only use colloquy for silc servers. Current version 1/9/2009 crashes on start-up. even tried with it generating a new preferences file. Please fix this going back to older version till this is fixed.
Gndzapp
Gndzapp
Dec 7 2008
2.1(3761)
5.0
Dec 7 2008
5.0
Version: 2.1(3761)
Use it daily, still my favorite IRC client!
john-7
john-7
Dec 24 2007
2.1(3761)
3.0
Dec 24 2007
3.0
Version: 2.1(3761)
Can't even get it to add an SILC server in the latest version (2.1). The join room button seems broken as well... manually joining in the console seems okay. Had to delete preferences twice so far as it crashes on start. Same experience on two different computers on Leopard. Someone, please write a STABLE SILC client! I'll pay for it!
Foobaz
Foobaz
Sep 18 2007
2.1(3720)
4.0
Sep 18 2007
4.0
Version: 2.1(3720)
Version 2.1(3720) of Colloquy fixes a lot of bugs and is far more stable and less resource-intensive than earlier versions. I tried it and ended up switching back to Colloquy from X-Chat.
john-7
john-7
Jun 1 2007
2.1(3590)
3.0
Jun 1 2007
3.0
Version: 2.1(3590)
I take it back -- This doesn't even deserve three starts. Just had to trash my prefs because Colloquy keeps crashing on launch. SILC support is barely functional. Buddy lists don't work right. Iconography in the Connections window is insane... I still have no idea how to tell if something is connecting or not. What on earth is the lightning bolt arrow supposed to mean? Garbage garbage garbage! I'm going back to irssi.
john-7
john-7
May 16 2007
2.1(3590)
3.0
May 16 2007
3.0
Version: 2.1(3590)
Colloquy is a mixed bag. On the plus side, it looks nice, works nice (mostly) once you have it set up, and most importantly for me, it has SILC support. Unfortunately, it has a number of issues. Appearance preferences usually do not update unless you restart the app. There's a bug in tab handling if you use the tabbed window mode (dragging a new tab to the left side jumps it to the right). It crashes on me once a day or so. It doesn't give much indication of how a connection attempt is going, especially on startup. It keeps creating a transcripts folder even though I have logging disabled. Etc etc... If you need SILC, this is definitely your best bet as nothing else exists beyond irssi-silc or gaim. If you don't need it, well... it is still probably your best bet. Just get used to the annoyances. It's a shame there isn't a more solid IRC client for the Mac. I'd happy pay $15-25 for one if there was.
Simen
Simen
Mar 5 2007
2.1(3590)
2.0
Mar 5 2007
2.0
Version: 2.1(3590)
It looks nice, and is easy enough. But it is so slow... When I write the application hang for like 5-6 seconds, maybe like one or two times each minute. Not good enough, totally useless for me.
8bit-Wintermute
8bit-Wintermute
Jan 20 2007
2.1
4.0
Jan 20 2007
4.0
Version: 2.1
I switched to this from X-Chat Aqua. It's mac-like enough. The only things that bug me are the growl-style popups that are a bit annoying, and I wish the nick column could automatically be as wide as it needed to be instead of me having to go back into the options to keep changing it. Other than that, this is the best mac client I've used for IRC. It sits at 2% cpu use on my dual core iMac BTW not 65%
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
Jan 18 2007
2.1
3.0
Jan 18 2007
3.0
Version: 2.1
The app is nice, though it should be easier to switch views (tab-based view, drawer-based view, etc). However, what is a problem is the amount of cpu-cycles this puppy draws. In Activity Monitor it jumps up and down, crossing the 65% level (on a 2GHz Core Duo)! Come on, that's an IRC app (and I am talking about being connected to _one_ server, and _four_ channels at a time; not like 20 servers, and 80 channels). Bottom line: this app warms up my Macbook Pro more than Safari under heavy use; comparable to Aperture preparing some slideshow-previews, or stuff. I dont think that's acceptable.
Po60t
Po60t
Jun 24 2006
2.1
4.3
Jun 24 2006
4.3
Version: 2.1
The best looking, most mac-like IRC client available for OSX. I love the customisability of Colloquoy. There are some nice themes from Adium that would look good in IRC. Some features I would like to see in the next version. -fserve support, !triggers and stuff. -handle the user list in a draw like Conversation with the Sidebar Window interface. -set colour of your name. (maybe you can do this already?) -Fix file transfer. If you clear a finished transfer, the feedback of the remaining downloads stops updating even though the file is still DL. If you want to refresh you have to keep clicking the clear button. Otherwise it is a pleasure to use.
Atgmac
Atgmac
Mar 27 2006
2.1
0.0
Mar 27 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1
I love this app! Keep up the good work.
Reverb
Reverb
Jun 14 2005
2.0 (2D16)
3.8
Jun 14 2005
3.8
Version: 2.0 (2D16)
Pretty good, still a bit rough around the edges. For example, it slowed to a crawl and eventually crashed when I was in a room of 200+ users. But definitely one of the best free IRC clients for OS X.
Guest
Guest
May 16 2005
2.0 (2D16)
4.3
May 16 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2D16)
the dcc section is since the tiger-version totally corrupted! continued files dont work after finish!!!
Guest
Guest
May 15 2005
2.0 (2D16)
4.3
May 15 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2D16)
best irc client ever! but i miss an option to auto continiue!
Guest
Guest
May 6 2005
2.0 (2D14)
4.3
May 6 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2D14)
Seems tolerably fast now. This is certainly nicer looking than MacIrssi, but I'll likely be switching back once/if that's fixed for Tiger
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2005
2.0 (2C11)
0.0
Apr 26 2005
0.0
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
If you're using 10.4, you'll probably run into crappy problems that are only fixed by repeatedly deleting preferences. The nightlies work correctly on 10.4. Get it here: http://www.colloquy.info/downloads/nightly.zip It does have a lingering bug with certain applescripts, but seems otherwise okay.
Guest
Guest
Apr 21 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Apr 21 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
Great. Finally a easy to use, clear, clean and simple irc client. Yesss!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 17 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Apr 17 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
Very, very well done. That says it all...
Guest
Guest
Apr 13 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Apr 13 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
fast,sleek,efficient, best irc client i've ever tried.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Mar 2 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
Best IRC and SILC client for the platform. And the only one that looks like it belongs on the platform. Developer: good job.
Guest
Guest
Feb 25 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Feb 25 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
so where is the Jaguar version 1 ??
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Feb 15 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
In time, this will be the application all other IRC-Clients are measured against - on any platform. I have been grabbing the nightly builds of this app for a while now, and are pleased to see it is being actively developed. The way it takes advantage of core osx technologies should be an inspiration for all developers out there - from the usage of Growl notification-bezels to the styling by xslt/css. The applescript-library of this app is huuge. While some IRC poweruser might still find it a bit lacking in a few areas, i think this one deserves the 5 stars in all areas. Last but not least, it is open source, so you can checkout the code by SVN your self if you think you can contribute.
Guest
Guest
Jan 3 2005
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Jan 3 2005
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
in lager rooms colloguy is extreamly slow... uselessly in lage rooms
Guest
Guest
Dec 9 2004
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Dec 9 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
I don't know what happens to this application, but now is extremely low, after using it a few minutes. Hope the authors fix this problem. All other things are fine.
Guest
Guest
Nov 17 2004
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Nov 17 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
Best one out there. thanks for not forgetting about 10.2 users
Guest
Guest
Nov 10 2004
2.0 (2C11)
4.3
Nov 10 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C11)
I don't think developers should release software with cryptic build numbers. It really is better to stick to the widely understood x.x.x convention. If Colloquy isn't ready for a 2.0.1 designation, for example, then it probably isn't ready for public consumption and should be seeded longer among beta testers until it *is* ready. Or if it is ready for public consumption (which it appears to be), just release it as 2.0.1, 2.0.2, etc. But hey, that's just my opinion. ;)
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2004
2.0 (2C10)
4.3
Oct 24 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C10)
Looks to be shaping up nicely, and I recommend it to any OS X user new to IRC, but it's still lacking in a few important respects, enough to still seem a bit too 'basic' to those who've been using IRC for years. Make scripting a wee bit easier, have better online documentation (especially where scripting is concerned), and better integrate server-consoles (currently, they don't follow the themes one uses, and they also seem to lack certain things I consider vital, like ping-times and notification on reception of ping.) For now, I'm sticking with X-Chat Aqua, but I can see myself switching to Colloquy when the time comes.
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2004
2.0 (2C10)
4.3
Oct 23 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C10)
I think this is the best IRC client out there by far. Its user interface is simply sexy and all the commands are intuitive. Keep up the good work!
Guest
Guest
Oct 22 2004
2.0 (2C10)
4.3
Oct 22 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (2C10)
Damn nifty IRC client... Good to see the speed improvements, since that is/was the main thing keeping me using MacIrssi.
Guest
Guest
Sep 15 2004
2.0 (v2B101.1)
4.3
Sep 15 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (v2B101.1)
Very nice client! Easy to use, lots of options, and very nice interface! I used X-Chat Aqua before, and I recommend this software over X-Chat Aqua. The price is also very nice. ;)
Gorman
Gorman
Jun 26 2004
2.0 (v2B101.1)
5.0
Jun 26 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0 (v2B101.1)
I've been using IRC for years and years, and more years. Before I "switched" to Mac a year and a half ago, I had always used Xircon for IRC. I always liked the feel of it more than mIRC and others. Once I started using OS X, I found that X-Chat was very similar to Xircon, so I stuck with that. I had seen Colloquy around the 'net a few times, but I always ignored it, figuring I'd feel the same way about it that I felt about mIRC during my Windows days. I finally decided to try out the nightly build of it out of pure curiosity. Well, I'm a changed man. Thanks to its extreme level of customization, I was able to get it working and looking exactly the way I wanted. Once I felt comfortable using it, I started discovering how unique of an IRC client it truly is. From the buddy list to the alerts to the CSS/XSLT based customization, Colloquy is amazing. It's not just the best IRC application I've used, but it's one of the best applications I've seen on OS X period. That's saying a lot. To top it all off, it's free and open-source. I can't thank the developers enough for working so hard to create Colloquy. It's amazing as is, and I can't wait to see how it continues to evolve. They'll definitely see a donation from me soon! Make sure to grab the newest nightly build ( http://colloquy.info/downloads/nightly.zip ) and some third-party styles for it ( http://colloquy.info/community/index.php?ColloquyStyles )!
Guest
Guest
Jun 6 2004
2.0 (v2B101.1)
4.3
Jun 6 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (v2B101.1)
Colloquy is great, but after a while, whenever I press "Connect", the icon just grays out, and then does nothing...
Guest
Guest
May 25 2004
2.0 (v2B101.1)
4.3
May 25 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (v2B101.1)
IP's and server messages can be shown by opening the console window, and you can highlight the topic by "Get Info"-ing on a channel. :)
Guest
Guest
May 25 2004
2.0 (v2B101.1)
4.3
May 25 2004
4.3
Version: 2.0 (v2B101.1)
Colloquy is a great program; however 2B101 is a somewhat old build and missing a lot of features. Get the latest build at http:/​​/​​colloquy.info/​​downloads/​​nightly.zip instead.
Phobia
Phobia
Oct 4 2003
1.0.1
4.3
Oct 4 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0.1
Good stuff, xenon :-)
Guest
Guest
Jul 4 2003
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 4 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Can not disable the join «who is»... Mega flooding
Guest
Guest
May 14 2003
1.0.1
4.3
May 14 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0.1
My favourite client in terms of ease of use. Has nice features, but also sorely lacks others. Is more aimed at a newer IRC user. My bad points: Lacks support for many irc commands, does not allow topic text to be selected, doesn't show IPs or other server messages. Multiple chat windows can get cluttersome.
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2003
1.0.1
4.3
Mar 16 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0.1
other than lack of dcc chat, this works just fine. But the DCC chat thing is kind of frustrating.
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2003
1.0.1
4.3
Mar 16 2003
4.3
Version: 1.0.1
Great Design, a little lacking in features.
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