XChat Azure
XChat Azure
1.18.11

3.5

XChat Azure free download for Mac

XChat Azure1.18.11

24 August 2017

IRC chat client ported from UNIX (was XChat Aqua).

Overview

XChat Azure (was XChat Aqua) is an OS X native front-end of XChat, an IRC chat program that is especially popular in the Linux world. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly or in private one-on-one conversations, etc. Even file transfers are possible.

We support 41+ locales and XChat 2.8 core features.

What's new in XChat Azure

Version 1.18.11:
  • Fix typo in menu.
  • Remove plugin autoload crash.

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How would you rate XChat Azure app?

46 Reviews of XChat Azure

5
Cbx322
25 October 2006
Version: 0.16

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Thanks a lot and thank you so much for implementing auto-away! I like that feature very much.
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3
Eddiemp
06 September 2017
Version: 1.18.11
The appstore tells me that this one needs OSX 10.12.x. Why not on 10.11 ???
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3.5
Penguirl
26 February 2013
Version: 1.12.7
When I set the tabs to be at the top or bottom I cannot see the most recent msgs, when I set it to either side msgs display properly. Other than that still a good IRC client, just wish it wasn't MAS only.
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Morpe
15 June 2010
Version: 0.17.0.1437
the nick tab-completation on snow leopard not working properly :°°
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SawtoothRising
26 April 2009
Version: 0.16
there's a slightly updated build for xchat aqua available at: http://raim.codingfarm.de/blog/2009/01/21/x-chat-aqua-for-mac-os-x/ thankfully it implements a tabs column on the left of the window now too
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5
Cbx322
25 October 2006
Version: 0.16
Thanks a lot and thank you so much for implementing auto-away! I like that feature very much.
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Bedouin
24 October 2006
Version: 0.16
Thanks. I've been waiting for a UB version of this ever since I got a MacBook.
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Maximillian
11 February 2006
Version: 0.15.2
Why can't I change the left / right tab shortcuts using the Keyboard preference pane of OSX 10.3.9? This means the tabbed browsing uses different shortcuts and I can't change them.. effectively rendering my tab buttons on the mouse useless for this one app. It sounds minor but it is the most obnoxious and irritating thing ever!
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4.25
Prometheas
12 January 2006
Version: 0.15.1
I have loads of work to do, and no time to do it all, so I'm going to have to keep this rather short. X-Chat Aqua is *the best* IRC applicaton for OS X... one might even be tempted to argue that it's the best in the world. While I wouldn't call it your grandmother's IRC client -- haha... sorry, funny image -- however, if you actually know IRC, you'll need less than a day with this program to arrive at this conclusion for yourself. The bottom line is that, as of Jan 2006, there is simply no better IRC client available for OS X than this one.
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Bedouin
12 January 2006
Version: 0.15.1
I don't like how they've made the tabs blue now, disregarding whether or not your color theme is set to aqua or silver. Is there some way to change this that I don't know about?
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JetsGo
12 January 2006
Version: 0.15.1
The true "Whats new" list doesn't show what is new from 0.14, only 0.15.0. Lots of changes have been made, and a list is on the Sourceforge website.
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5
Anonymous
26 November 2005
Version: 0.14.0
great app easy to use, stable and feature rich BEST IRC client for mac
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Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 0.14.0
Its a great program and its easy to use, I can't compare it to other IRC programs because I haven't used them, however, I seem to get this weird problem. I have high-speed cable and I for some reason get chat lag. Now, I know this isn't unheard of, but it just seems really, really, weird. When I use programs like iChat or AdiumX I get no lag at all. Any tips or anyone with problems like this?
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4.5
LewisButleradad
23 August 2005
Version: 0.14.0
X-Chat Aqua is a faithful reproducition of Xchat for X11. This means its UI is rather clunky, but the functionality is top-notch. the scripting interfaces allow endless customization, and the client itself is stable and fast. It has a few OS X specific extras, like dragging files into the nick list to do a dcc send and an optional 'metal' Interface. Version 0.14.0 adds working support for nickservs and a UTF-8 mode that has proved to be fully compatible. In short, this is the best mac IRC client, though if you are a casual user, the extended features may not be useful. However, it is free, while Snak and Ircle are not (albeit, they are cheap and I own both, but I USE X-Chat Aqua). NB: Older versions of X-Chat Aqua for OS X 10.2 no longer appear to be available, but in fact are; they are just hidden rather well. This link should take you to the full list of past releases. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=62257
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Anonymous
21 July 2005
Version: 0.14.0
I've tried 0.12.0, 0.13.0 and 0.14.0 of xchat aqua. Every version won't work properly. I can connect to any server but then nothing works. The lag-bar is at 100%. I do not see myself in the channel userlist. i can write but won't see what i write or what other write but the others can see what i write. i also cannot join other channels or something else. All i can do is Quit XChat Aqua. Does anyone know this problem and can help me? I mailed the project leader with no response (at a time when 0.13.0 was the actual version). I've tried other Chat Clients like Colloguy, Conversation, Snak, Ircle, Irssi etc... Every of them works fine but they are all really horrible clients. My Specs: eMac G4 1,25GHz 768MB RAM OSX 10.3.9 3MBit/384KBit DSL No Router or Firewall which could block something. Please help! :(
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Anonymous
21 July 2005
Version: 0.14.0
Its an unicode(utf8 charakter set) problem, nothing more.
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3.75
Reverb
14 June 2005
Version: 0.14.0
Lots of features, more than any other free graphical IRC client on OS X. On the downside, the user interface is ugly and unintuitive. X-Chat Aqua is definitely the best choice for a power user. Otherwise, you might be happier with Conversation or Colloquy.
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4.75
funnellpd
05 May 2005
Version: 0.14.0
Not a dumbed-down GUI client, but powerful and packed with features and stable as heck. Absolute bliss to use after years of half-assed Mac IRC clients. FREE.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 0.14.0
I think it is the best IRC Prog available for OSX. But there is a problem with the new version, the german special characters (ÜÖÄ, üöä, ß) are always wrong in this version, now I use 0.13.0 again. And I think the old version ist faster, too.
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3
Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 0.14.0
Unfortunately, this release is a huge step backwards, for me at least. on my dual 2 Ghz G5 with OS 10.3.8, attempting to change multiple preferences causes the preferences window to lag severely in response time, several of the preferences come up garbled, and attempting to close the preferences window while it is lagging causes X-Chat Aqua to crash.
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5
Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 0.14.0
This is by far the best IRC client around :) Works well in Tiger too I'm told :)
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4.25
Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 0.14.0
One of the best IRC Client for MacOS X.
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4.25
Anonymous
27 February 2005
Version: 0.13.0
This is my favorite chat app, but it crashes after a couple days of normal use (13 channels, 2 servers).
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Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 0.13.0
Simply refuses to run on OS X 10.2.8
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4.75
Spider Mann
25 October 2004
Version: 0.13.0
Love this chat program. I started using IRC for TMO (The MacObserver) channel. I was using their own client, and I had a hand in developing (graphical stuff). After a while, I just needed something more advanced. So I was browsing through the listings and tried this one out. Perfect for newbies, average, and pro users. A bit confusing on the set-up at first, but after that point this program has worked flawlessly. If you want to get into IRC, this is the app to do it with.
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3.75
Anonymous
08 October 2004
Version: 0.13.0
There are a few features which I haven't been able to figure out. 1-use of colours and reverse, 2-sending files, can you change the colour of he console from black to another?, 3-information on scripting and plug-ins. Better help guide. The program works well otherwise and has only crashed a couple of times. Also I can't find out the differences beween versions?
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4.5
Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 0.13.0
Excellent as always, 0.13 offers a nice speed boost over 0.12, no more lagging while switching windows.
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5
Anonymous
23 July 2004
Version: 0.13.0
After loving X-Chat to death on linux and never finding anything very satisfactory on OS X this has truly come as a pleasant suprise. Fast, tons of features, scriptable.... just great in other words.
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Anonymous
14 July 2004
Version: 0.13.0
I would be bouncing off walls at the moment if my mac werent in for repairs right now. Still, I cant wait to try out the new version.
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5
Anonymous
14 July 2004
Version: 0.13.0
WOW! The improvements in 0.13.0 are very much appreciated, especially the fixing of the perl stuff! So much faster and better overal now! THE perfect IRC client!
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4.5
Anonymous
14 July 2004
Version: 0.13.0
This already was, IMO, the best IRC client available for OS X (Well, ircii if you're a shell-junkie) and now with the new improvements, it's even better. Support for system sounds in events was the last thing I needed to make the client perfect for me.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 July 2004
Version: 0.12.0
In my opinion the best irc client available on OS X, if you're an ex unix user you know it already, currently this is virtually identicle to the X-Chat 2.x series you'll find in xwindows except with an aqua ui instead of gtk. Quite a powerful client, it doesn't waste a lot of screen realestate and is excellent if you like to be on a number of servers at once. The learning curve is probably a little steeper than many irc clients, but it's worth getting to know this one, I've used X-Chat in on other OS's since the late 90's and now everything else feels strange to me. If you're a relative newcomer to irc and not too tech savvy, maybe start with another client and then move to this one, but if you have the know how, I personally feel this is the only way to go for the time being. If you enjoy this software please let the developer of the MacOS X version know, it seems he doesn't get much feedback.
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4
Christoph Egger
21 March 2004
Version: 0.12.0
0.12.0 is no longer usable! I upgraded from 0.11.0 to 0.12.0 and voila I can't connect: --- Looking up irc.eu.freenode.net.. --- Looking up osiris.rh2.swh.mhn.de.. --- Connecting to osiris.rh2.swh.mhn.de (192.168.97.3) port 1080.. --- Connection failed. Error: Connection refused osiris is the machine, where danted (socks v4 and v5) runs on. The only way for me to connect through...
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3.75
Anonymous
05 February 2004
Version: 0.12.0
I like that it includes an identd client, since apple decided that it was of no use, letting me off of some servers I visited that need to authenticate using this :/ But it will be really nice some documentation or that the help was implemented on it, since I cannot figure how some functions works like preferences lists :P I don't know too much about coding, I only decided to use this IRC client, first, because it's free and because it is really stable and it has tabbed windows.
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4.75
Curlynose
27 January 2004
Version: 0.12.0
I have found this to be the best IRC client for OS X. It caters to "n00bs" who don't know how to use IRC commands, such as banning, opping, and changing channel topics. A very nice feature that I have noticed of this client is that if you click the "Window" button on the menu bar, you will be able to select whatever component of IRC that you want to use, with its exact name so that you don't have to hunt around for it (e.g. Banlist, Direct Chat, and File Send). It even accepts mIRC color codes. But the number one reason that I like this client, is that it is free. Case closed.
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Freezer
16 November 2003
Version: 0.11.0
needs the ctcp command "music" to be added....so that others can get info on what you are listening to...
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3.5
Anonymous
10 November 2003
Version: 0.11.0
works on a clean install panther, but not an upgraded panther install. Thats what I found......
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1.75
Anonymous
09 November 2003
Version: 0.11.0
Woha. Doesn't seem to work at all with Panther. All the text is displayed in a singe column at the right of the window. Not too practical... ;-)
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Ncc876
09 August 2003
Version: 0.10.1
It works fantastically well for me and I have no problems with it at all so far. I like not having to run an X window manager just to run a chat app. One default that should be changed: 'browser %s' doesn't work when URLs are clicked. The proper setting is '!open %s'. After figuring this out I set both the onclick action and the context menuitem to use this command and it works fantastically.
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2.25
Amonre
08 August 2003
Version: 0.10.1
X-Chat Aqua is a failed attempt to port X-Chat to Mac OS X. It's ugly, it's unstable, it's slow, it doesn't have the features I need. I prefer X-Chat in X11. MUCH better.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 August 2003
Version: 0.10.1
Even for somebody like me - who is not an expert in IRC - X-Chat Aqua is very easy to use and I had no problems with it. Great!
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4.5
Anonymous
06 August 2003
Version: 0.10.1
This version has been out for three weeks. Did MacUpdate fall asleep at the switch? Works fine for me and is my IRC client of choice. And the price is certainly right (free).
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4
amon-re
21 June 2003
Version: 0.9
Good, stable, although the GUI is far from good. X-Chat is something for Linux, not really for Mac OS X--at least for the GUI part. Just like Asterax, I do use X-Chat on my YDL box as well.
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4.5
Anonymous
20 May 2003
Version: 0.9
still lacks highlights
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5
Asterax
27 March 2003
Version: 0.9
Yeah, I was getting tired of Ircle and it's sudden crashing as I selected text in the chat. And I really didn't feel like using my somewhat slow XDarwin server just to run XChat, so this is great news. I also use XChat for my YDL box.
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5
Anonymous
21 March 2003
Version: 0.8
As a Linux user, I've been using Xchat for quite sometime. I tried Snak, Jedi, and some of the other popular clients, but none have matched xchats simplicity and power. Glad to see it's finally been ported to Aqua!
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4.25
Anonymous
05 March 2003
Version: 0.8
This rocks, finally a proper OSX version of this AmIRC clone, finally the Mac has a truly good quality product for IRC'ing. Snak is good, but this is way better.
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