Colloquy
Colloquy 2.4.3
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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.

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:
What's New
Version 2.4.3:

Fixes:

  • 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 always working with some versions of iTunes
Version 2.4.3:

Fixes:

  • 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 more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Colloquy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Ajd reviewed on 25 Dec 2013
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 :-(
[Version 2.4.2]


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+1

+18

Timta2 reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 2.4.2]


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+162

Donmontalvo reviewed on 26 Sep 2013
Good stuff, recommended, happy camper.

Why not distribute through Apple App Store? :)
[Version 2.4.2]


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+1

+663

Jazzyguy reviewed on 13 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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+3
Alex1986 commented on 23 Feb 2013
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
[Version 2.4]

1 Reply

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+680
sjk replied on 25 Feb 2013
FYI, updates can also be submitted here: http://macupdate.com/developers/update/ (the Add/Update Listing link at the bottom of every page).
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+3

+22

Pixeltrance reviewed on 02 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 2.4]


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+1

+79

Livings124 reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 2.3]


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+3

+113
Knowhowe commented on 12 Sep 2010
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!
[Version 2.3]


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+1

+50

Bedouin reviewed on 23 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 2.3]


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+1

+77

Tomis reviewed on 04 May 2010
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.
[Version 2.3]


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+52
dachkater had trouble on 22 Mar 2014
"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.
[Version 2.4.3]


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+7
greyman had trouble on 12 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 2.2.1(4132)]


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-1

+7
greyman had trouble on 12 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 2.2.1(4132)]


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+4
terrio had trouble on 09 Jan 2009
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
[Version 2.2.1(4132)]

2 Replies

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+2

+148
Robby.is.on replied on 09 Jan 2009
2.2 requires 10.4.
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+4
terrio replied on 11 Jan 2009
Interesting; at the time I posted this, it still claimed to run on 10.3.9. Oh well.

+2

Ededed rated on 21 Apr 2014

[Version 2.4.3]



+15

Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

[Version 2.4.3]



+15

Quiiick rated on 26 May 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



Illidrium rated on 29 Mar 2013

[Version 2.4.1]



+15

Quiiick rated on 04 Mar 2013

[Version 2.4.1]



-41

Surfspirit rated on 26 Feb 2013

[Version 2.4.1]



+13

Ikir rated on 31 Jul 2012

[Version 2.4]



+11

Elmer rated on 16 Jul 2012

[Version 2.4]



+6

Jcherian rated on 15 May 2012

[Version 2.4]


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Version Downloads:694
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Free
Date:22 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.

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.


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