Textual
Textual 4.1.4
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Lightweight IRC client.   Demo ($4.99)
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Textual is a lightweight IRC client created specifically for OS X. It was designed with simplicity in mind. Textual has taken the best of IRC and built it into a single client. Its easy-to-use functionality combined with scripting support makes it an ideal IRC client for novice to advanced users.
What's New
Version 4.1.4:
  • The ignore and unignore commands no longer accept any type of input. Instead, they open the Address Book user interface for the purposes of adding and removing ignores. This change has been made so that Textual can provide realtime validation for the ignore mask so that they can be properly formatted.
  • The option to speak notifications will now wait for other applications to finish speaking before Textual speaks a notification. This logic change was made to stop Textual from interrupting other applications when reading aloud.
  • Keychain items are no longer destroyed when setting a blank password from one that previously had a value. The value is simply set blank in the keychain itself. Items are still erased when a channel or query is deleted.
  • An SSL certificate is now considered untrusted upon connection if the configured server address does not match the name of the assigned certificate.
  • Textual now asks before installing .bundle or .scpt files.
  • Empty encrypted (e.g. "+OK ") lines are now replaced with a single whitespace.
  • Added a new extensions to the getscripts installer. See the URL Dumper extension.
  • Fixed IRC text formatting not being stripped from spoken notifications.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a crash during startup.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in duplicate messages being shown in new query windows.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in channels never displaying new messages when received.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in double click not working properly inside the channel view.
  • Fixed the Preferences window not restoring position correctly when being opened.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred under certain circumstances when performing a file transfer.
  • Fixed alert sounds not honoring configured volume and output device in System Preferences.
  • Fixed the Next Highlight and Previous Highlight navigation actions not working properly.
  • Fixed the user list not performing actions on more than one user at a time when using the right click menu.
  • Fixed the detach command not working properly when the input is supplied with contains a whitespace.
  • Fixed a user that was unignored not reappearing in the user list of all channels other than the frontmost one.
  • Fixed the commands shun, gline, gzline, and zline not being forwarded to the server they were performed on when no parameters were defined.
Version 4.1.4:
  • The ignore and unignore commands no longer accept any type of input. Instead, they open the Address Book user interface for the purposes of adding and removing ignores. This change has been made so that Textual can provide realtime validation for the ignore mask so that they can be properly formatted.
  • The option to speak notifications will now wait for other applications to more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.3 or later



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Textual User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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JoeL4181 reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
Nothing else compares!!!! Best IRC client available!!!! Developer updates app constantly and it's very stable and is loaded with tons of featurs and customizations!!!! I use it everyday, So 5 Stars
[Version 4.1.1]


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+1

+276
MisterE commented on 18 Dec 2013
Version 4.0.1 on MAS now for a while. I guess they are not updating MU anymore either. :/
[Version 3.2.3]


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+2

+112

Zephyris reviewed on 07 Jul 2011
I gotta say I like Textual a lot, its cheap and does a good job as long as you don't need dcc. I don't think anyone still uses dcc. I am not sure if this is comparable to limechat as limechat is very basic. I switched from linkinus, which was a memory hog.
[Version 2.0.6]


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+4

Sandwich reviewed on 09 Feb 2011
The homepage for Textual fails to mention that it is based on Limechat, which is both outstanding and costs nothing. Limechat is also actively developed.

Trying a demo of Textual, I couldn't see any must-have feature in it (that isn't already in Limechat).

I also found some users in the Textual IRC room to be either sarcastic or indifferent to my question of what Textual has that Limechat doesn't. Which I thought they would be eager to answer, seeing as they are selling a product. So my first interaction with them was not impressive.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Damien` replied on 16 Mar 2011
i'm sorry but i totally disagree with this review, i have both clients and textually by far has many more, if you don't care for scripts or features and just want inline images limechat is fine, if you want scripts, formatting options, conversation tracking, etc you will never find these on limechat, so really depends what you're looking for
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Neutralzone replied on 12 Mar 2012
I'm sure Damien is correct about most of the features he listed, but I would disagree that formatting options are not available in LimeChat. I'm not a super technical user, but I was able to figure out how to edit the LimeChat CSS files to make a custom theme with formatting quite different than any of the bundled themes.

I wouldn't be surprised if Textual moves many formatting options to the GUI, and the reasonable price makes Textual's improvements worth considering, it certainly looks a little nicer. But LimeChat is doing the job so far.
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Ochre replied on 31 Oct 2013
Not sure what aspect of your experience has caused you to rate it only half a star. I think you've done that in a fit of pique. I'd encourage you to amend your rating, because it's certainly not a half-star app, whatever else it may or may not be.
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+8

Tripod2 rated on 14 Feb 2014

[Version 4.1.3]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 14 Feb 2014

[Version 4.1.3]



+1

Memco rated on 19 Apr 2013

[Version 3.0.0]



+118

@timi rated on 03 Mar 2012

[Version 2.1]


Downloads:4,426
Version Downloads:66
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Demo
Date:07 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Textual is a lightweight IRC client created specifically for OS X. It was designed with simplicity in mind. Textual has taken the best of IRC and built it into a single client. Its easy-to-use functionality combined with scripting support makes it an ideal IRC client for novice to advanced users.


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