Textual
Textual
7.1.1

5.0

Textual free download for Mac

Textual

7.1.1
07 March 2019

Lightweight IRC client.

Overview

Textual is a popular OS X application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms.

What's new in Textual

Version 7.1.1:
Changes
  • The confirmation dialog for quitting Textual no longer appears unless you are connected to IRC.
  • Any file that is executable will now be treated as a script instead of files with specific extensions.
  • The NICKLEN configuration option of RPL_ISUPPORT is no longer enforced due to significant compatibility issues.
  • Styles bundled with Textual now declare the supported-color-schemes property to define the appearance of scrollbars on versions of macOS that support it.
Fixes
  • Trust dialog for invalid certificates not appearing when one is encountered.

9 Textual Reviews

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needgoodscreenname
09 February 2011

Most helpful

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.
Like (3)
Version 2.0.1
Bytes
15 September 2016
A well thought out IRC client, that has a simple intuitive interface. Well supported with quick response time for anyone with questions. Priced very well (with a suitable trial period) for anyone looking to explore one of the internet's classic protocols. Personally I found this client better suited to my needs than freeware Colloguy and I confidently purchased Textual on the first day of my trial.
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Version 6.0.1
Philosopherdog
21 April 2016
Beautiful app. Actively being developed. Super clean interface. Buy it and support the future of this app.
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Version 5.2.10
PSi-AU
11 October 2015
IMHO the best IRC client on OS X. Good to see it's continually being updated while the other major IRC clients haven't been updated in over a year.
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Version 5.2.3
1 answer(s)
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
12 December 2015
i disagree
The best would mean it has all its implementations perfectly working.
Unfortunately this is Not the case.
it may be good looking and appealing, but many of the features it offers are incomplete and buggy.
Then compares to Colloquy which may occasionally crash its true. BUT ItS FREE. it lacks the most important feature when using file transfers = Resume. and only for that is a total no-go for me.
Now listing all the comparisons would be very long and time wasting, especially when reading comments about the good shining looking of an app, maybe the best option for these kind of consumers would be a pinball or a xmas tree, you won't chat with it but i'm sure you'll be happy.
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Atalantia
31 October 2014
Best IRC Client I found. Better then Coloquy because more stable more descent design.
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Version 5.0
Tripod2
24 October 2014
A stable, well supported and fully featured IRC app.
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Version 5.0
JoeL4181
21 January 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
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Version 4.1.1
MisterE
18 December 2013
Version 4.0.1 on MAS now for a while. I guess they are not updating MU anymore either. :/
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Version 3.2.3
Zephyris
07 July 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.
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Version 2.0.6
needgoodscreenname
09 February 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.
Like (3)
Version 2.0.1
3 answer(s)
Damien`
Damien`
17 March 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
Neutralzone
13 March 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
Ochre
01 November 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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$7.99

5.0

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
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