Textual
Textual
7.1.6

4.3

Textual free download for Mac

Textual for Mac7.1.6

30 October 2020

Lightweight IRC client.

What is Textual for Mac

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

What's new in Textual

Version 7.1.6:
  • Fixed hardened runtime blocking the loading of custom extensions and inline media modules.

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::mile::
::mile::
Apr 1 2020
7.1.4
3.0
Apr 1 2020
3.0
Version: 7.1.4
The state of IRC on the Mac is a really sad one. So disappointing. All the good clients haven't been updated or maintained for at least five years now. :( I get that IRC is kind of a niche service but there are still hundreds of thousands of people using it. Yet all we have left on the Mac is Textual. One single IRC client. And even though I try to like it its more of a love-hate relationship. Some of the features work well while others (like assigning my own keyboard shortcuts) never have for me. And while people using mIRC on the PC can just right-click-block a user in Textual you have to open the Ignore List from the menu, click the [+] button, add the nick followed by some syntax, then, save, then save again. Then hope that you did it right. If I am missing the easy option, I'd love to know. I don't think there is one. The Mac is supposed to be the easy one, the user-friendly one. Its apps should reflect that. Unfortunately Textual -- at least from my point of view -- does not. Unfortunately it's all we have left now, there is no other choice.
Spudboy
Spudboy
Feb 5 2020
7.1.2
5.0
Feb 5 2020
5.0
Version: 7.1.2
Outstanding Product! Best IRC client in the Universe!
Bytes
Bytes
Sep 15 2016
6.0.1
4.0
Sep 15 2016
4.0
Version: 6.0.1
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.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 21 2016
5.2.10
5.0
Apr 21 2016
5.0
Version: 5.2.10
Beautiful app. Actively being developed. Super clean interface. Buy it and support the future of this app.
PSi-AU
PSi-AU
Oct 11 2015
5.2.3
4.0
Oct 11 2015
4.0
Version: 5.2.3
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.
Atalantia
Atalantia
Oct 31 2014
5.0
4.5
Oct 31 2014
4.5
Version: 5.0
Best IRC Client I found. Better then Coloquy because more stable more descent design.
Tripod2
Tripod2
Oct 24 2014
5.0
5.0
Oct 24 2014
5.0
Version: 5.0
A stable, well supported and fully featured IRC app.
JoeL4181
JoeL4181
Jan 21 2014
4.1.1
5.0
Jan 21 2014
5.0
Version: 4.1.1
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
MisterE
MisterE
Dec 18 2013
3.2.3
0.0
Dec 18 2013
0.0
Version: 3.2.3
Version 4.0.1 on MAS now for a while. I guess they are not updating MU anymore either. :/
Zephyris
Zephyris
Jul 7 2011
2.0.6
5.0
Jul 7 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
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.
needgoodscreenname
needgoodscreenname
Feb 9 2011
2.0.1
0.5
Feb 9 2011
0.5
Version: 2.0.1
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.
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