jIRCii
jIRCii
07.20.11

5.0

jIRCii free download for Mac

jIRCii07.20.11

21 July 2011

IRC chat client.

Overview

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 in jIRCii

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 accomodate IRC network selector on OS X
  • List windows (/list -gui and others) now use a different icon from the status window.
  • Removed "Applications" configuration. jIRCii now uses Java's Desktop API to launch a URL.
  • Removed "random servers" group from server connect dialog
  • jIRCii is now friendly to the latest format of mIRC's servers.ini file
  • Updated servers.ini to the latest from http://www.mirc.co.uk/servers.ini
  • join/part messages in default theme now shows addresses
  • /load can now load scripts contained inside of jerk.jar
  • Removed black-listing of GTKLookAndFeel for Linux systems (set use Native L&F option to get it). After 7 years, it has matured enough to work with jIRCii [See Beta 15 notes].
  • Updated jIRCii about dialog with new look jIRCii logo
  • Added links to the bug tracker and jIRCii homepage in the Help menu
  • Updated MacOS X and Windows icons to new jIRCii logo
  • Updated Java Application Stub so jIRCii works with MacOS X Lion now.

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16 Reviews of jIRCii

5
Joe2100
30 January 2008
Version: 11.26.07

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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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4.5
ceph
28 July 2011
Version: 07.20.11
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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5
Joe2100
30 January 2008
Version: 11.26.07
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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Shingles
13 October 2006
Version: 10.12.06
nothing can beat Colloquy...
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Anonymous
11 June 2005
Version: 06.11.05
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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4.75
Anonymous
08 May 2005
Version: 05.08.05
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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4.5
Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 03.13.05
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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Anonymous
13 March 2005
Version: 03.13.05
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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Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 11.25.04
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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4.75
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Version: 10.16.04
excellent program. works like a charm. thanks for your work.
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5
Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 10.16.04
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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Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 07.25.04
Oh, and no other mac apps have the underlined first character shortcuts... Every mac comes with a mouse, and we use them. They don't look good.
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4.25
Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 07.25.04
This is a good client, but there are a few thigs missing. It would be nice to have [command] + [] commands, and being able to copy and past text in the chat window is ESSENTIAL! Until that is fixed I am going back to XChat Aqua
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3.5
razz
18 July 2004
Version: 07.17.04
It's a good start. For my money, I will keep using Ircle since it is very stable and has lots more capability including the ability to be on multiple IRC networks simultaneously. jIRCii tries to use a single window with tabs to do everything. This is poor design. Too constraining. Ircle has been criticized for having too many windows....I guess you can't please everyone.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 July 2004
Version: 07.10.04
Ok Raffi you have answered along prayer of mine. This is the Mac version of the PC mIRC. I LOVE IT. This software should go on being updated till it is upto par with the MIRC pc version, this is what makes IRC fun...all the scripting, this was lacking on the Mac platform. Well not really as lacking but there were no other IRC clients with the user friendliness of this client. Congradulations for this amazing piece of software. Please keep developing this. ITS SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4
Anonymous
11 July 2004
Version: 07.10.04
Its a great app if your not going to take advantage of DCC features, for some reason i can't establish a DCC connection with this app, i just get no response from the bot at all. I tried to connect to my buddies bot to get a few vids and he said he received nothing from my computer. And X-Chat Aqua works fine... Other than that its a nice program, decent interface and its a little more responsive than X-Chat aqua.
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5
Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 06.30.04
Thats GREAT! I love it :> And its free :>
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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