Snak
Snak 5.3.4
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IRC chat client.   Shareware ($29.00)
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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
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 command reference were incorrectly sized
  • [Fix] The topic and ban set by in the channel management dialog did not use the proper formatting
  • [Fix] Possible crash when Channel Mgmt dialog open together with System Preferences
  • [Fix] Sending a room message from an action in response to an event could send to the currently active one, and not the room where the event happened
  • [Fix] The version check did not work.
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...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Snak User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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russprinter reviewed on 11 Jan 2013
Snak 5.3.4 is still the best irc client for Mac. I have no problems running it under Mountain Lion.
[Version 5.3.4]


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+29
Spudboy commented on 17 Oct 2011
Starting to show it's age with Lion.
[Version 5.3.3]


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+3

+671

Jazzyguy reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
The Best IRC client of all!
[Version 5.3.3]


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+1

+1

Powershaker reviewed on 05 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 5.3.3]


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idjster reviewed on 11 May 2007
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.
[Version 5.3]

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Sir_Mikey commented on 28 Jul 2007
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?

Mike
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Dan1983 reviewed on 24 Sep 2006
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!
[Version 5.1.5]


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MarcoPolo reviewed on 31 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 5.1.1]


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Pecosbill commented on 20 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 5.1.1]

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sunburn replied on 21 Apr 2006
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.
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+1

+15

Zeitkind reviewed on 19 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 5.1.1]

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kinch replied on 20 Mar 2006
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
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kiddailey commented on 19 Feb 2006
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).
[Version 5.1]


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Demonuk rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 5.3.4]



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Sandwich rated on 09 Feb 2011

[Version 5.3.3]


Downloads:45,676
Version Downloads:1,325
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Shareware
Date:13 Mar 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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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 private, realtime talks with friends, family, or business associates.

Snak can handle multiple connections and channels in one window, using either a tabbed view with one visible channel, or a tiled view with all channels visible. Snak is scriptable, has a built-in address book and customizable menus, supports SSL connections and HTML logging and more. Snak comes with a comprehensive manual, accessible from the help menu.


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