Ircle X
Ircle X
4.0a5

3.0

Ircle X free download for Mac

Ircle X4.0a5

27 February 2011

IRC Chat client.

Overview

Ircle is a Mac program that lets you use IRC (Internet Relay Chat). IRC enables you to talk, in real time, to other Internet users around the world. IRC is organized in channels on a specific topic. You can also talk privately with someone. On average there are about 20,000 users and 5,000 channels on IRC worldwide.

What's new in Ircle X

Version 4.0a5:

New in this version:

  • 90% new code, compared to ircle 3.1.2. Moving towards object oriented model and MVC architecture.
  • Supports UTF-8 all over. This means ircle can display foreign script systems, and you can type in any foreign script as well.
  • Much larger text buffer (uses MLTE from Apple now).
  • Removed (*a lot of*) heritage code for OS 9, OS X 10.0 through OS X 10.2.
  • New Preferences and window layouts.
  • Added search field in server list, and channel list, like the one in iTunes™
  • Log files are saved in UTF-8 format as well.
  • Runs a little faster.
  • Integrated DCC status in Connections window.
  • a lot more.
Known bugs and problems:
  • Does not read preferences files created by ircle 3.1.2. This will be fixed.
  • Some scripts may fail. We are welcoming your comments.
  • Faces window does not show anything. We are thinking about integrating the faces (avatars) in the Userlist.
  • Text scrolling on 10.3.9 and 10.4 not as expected. Working on that one.
  • DCC status does not show all necessary information. DCC does work though.
  • Video window needs work. Audio/Video streaming does work.
  • Does not contain any other translation than English. Will add new translations soon.

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How would you rate Ircle X app?

29 Reviews of Ircle X

Corpsecorps
15 July 2008
Version: 3.5a6

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Hmm. 2006 to 2008 to get from 3.5a1 to 3.5a6? So can we can expect betas in 2009, and the final release by 2011? .
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Derekcurrie
20 December 2012
Version: 4.0a5
Abandonware? At this point in time, the ircle.com website is throwing errors. You can't get there from here. This would suggest that Ircle is now abandonware. But it's really good abandonware! You can still obtain it around the net if you search for it, just not at the ircle.com website, unless hopefully they fixed it. I am successfully using Ircle version 3.5a6 on a MacBook Core 2 Duo 2 GHz on OS X 10.7.5. I can't kill it. Everything works. It's 'good old reliable'. I have v4.0a5, but went back to v3.5a6 for reliability. My other IRC client is Colloquy, which works fine and is preferable for newbies.
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Bedouin
28 February 2011
Version: 4.0a5
If you liked Ircle's interface and Mac-centric style Colloquy is your best bet. Just saying try it. I was using XChat for years until I just gave Colloquy and its interface a chance.
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Sherlockbones
28 February 2011
Version: 4.0a5
Why is 4.0a5 listed as new, on the dev's web site it's listed as being released in 2009
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Matreya
29 June 2009
Version: 3.5a6
I gave up on ircle a LONG time ago.... registered Linkinus this morning.
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Corpsecorps
15 July 2008
Version: 3.5a6
Hmm. 2006 to 2008 to get from 3.5a1 to 3.5a6? So can we can expect betas in 2009, and the final release by 2011? .
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Joelschmidt2
02 March 2006
Version: 3.5a2
I see the problem. it does indeed download a 3.5a1 DMG, but if you actually check the version of the ircle app, it says it is 3.5a2.
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Lettuce
02 March 2006
Version: 3.5a2
Would be even better if the download link actually downloaded a2, instead of a1. Don't bother going to the homepage just yet, either. The link nfor a2 downloads… a1.
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Xboxdruggie
02 March 2006
Version: 3.5a2
Yeah.. I paid for a license too back in the way back day... when the interface was akin to OS 9. Times have changed and unfortunately Ircle has adapted into the greatness of OS X and the wonders of fully carbon aqua goodness. Onno what is up? Do you just not care about Ircle anymore?
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Ohsnap
02 March 2006
Version: 3.5a2
Back in the day I actually bought a license. It's still good.
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Razz
01 March 2006
Version: 3.5a1
Ircle remains the best IRC client for the Mac. This baby installs and runs every time for me. Things I like: 1. It works reliably. 2. Access to IRC commands from the console. Most Mac IRC clients do not provide this or provide a very limited command capability. 3. Full DCC, Xserve, and CTCP capability 4. Video capability 5. Automated functions 6. Scripting 7. It's small footprint. Many IRC clients are bloated. Things I don't like: Too many windows to clutter the screen. On the other hand, I have a big screen so it doesn't bother me as much as when I had a smaller screen. Other clients go too far the other way by putting too much in one window, using tabs, etc. Maybe an option to use tabs would be nice.
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Onar-Vikingstad
28 February 2006
Version: 3.5a1
I tried the 3.5a1 but it just hangs when trying to start it on a MacBook Pro. It actually hangs the whole system, and it takes about 2 minutes before I can force quit it. If I remove the Ircle preferences it loads but then crashes right when it`s about to draw the windows.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 3.1.3b1
Switched to XChat Aqua a long time ago. This program is outdated and only for those who hold onto it for nostalgic purposes.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 3.1.3b1
absolutely comical that this thing still looks exactly how it did under system 7.0, and it's STILL in beta all these years later
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2.75
Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 3.1.2
Ow! $20 and looks very like it did years ago. Update needed.
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4.75
Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 3.1.2
Great app. Quick, Clean&Simple. More features with AcidJazz. Best IRC.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 3.1.2
*yawn* ircle is the eudora of irc.
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Huck
15 February 2005
Version: 3.1.2
I dunno, I don't think "bloated" when I think about Ircle. Sure, I wish the interface was simplified a bit. Colloquy looks like it's got a good idea. But then again, Colloquy isn't anywhere near as mature as Ircle. I don't feel good reading your posts when Ircle's always been there.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 3.1.2
lol? once upon a time ircle and snak were your only serious options for irc on mac (pre osx) thank god those days are over. i think the developer should concentrate on working on the interface, than bloating the app with silly "features" i wouldn't use this app even if i got paid.
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 3.1.2
The 80s called. They want their IRC client back. No UTF-8 support? No tabbed windows? Multiple windows? $20? No way.
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Anonymous
05 January 2005
Version: 3.1.1
Terrible user interface which completely clutters the desktop and looks totally out of place on OS X. If you've used it for a long time (pre OS X days) and feel at home here then it may suit you, or if you only wish to chat in a couple channels at a time it's manageble, otherwise give it a miss.
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1.5
Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 3.1.1
This is dinosaur-age software - I first got online with a Mac in 1996 and on my ISPs setup CD was a beta version of Ircle 3.0. Eight years later we're all the way at 3.1.1. The only significant changes in the interim have been that it now runs on OSX, and you can have an input line per window. Wow.
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Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 3.1.1
Using this application is like beating your head against a brick wall. Unless you are a masochist and enjoy pain, treat yourself and download one of the better IRC clients. - Still no UTF-8? - Multiple windows (one for the huge input-line, one for the connections, one for the user list) is weird and unneeded clutter. - What's with the Mac OS 9 icon that I still get in the Finder? - ircle also eats babies.
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4.5
Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 3.1.1
PFt. This is the ONLY decent IRC app for Mac. XChat Aqua? Fugly. All the others? Psychotic and confusing layouts and horrible UI. This one also has more features than any IRC char app for the Mac. and it's stable. Never had it unexpectedly quit on me. I love this app.
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Anonymous
28 November 2004
Version: 3.1.1
Does anyone care anymore? Colloquy has this beaten back into the stone age where it belongs.
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Anonymous
28 November 2004
Version: 3.1.1
The 90's just /msg'd and they want ircle back. Still slow and bloated, still no utf-8 support, still unpractical to use, still has a messed up interface, still uses messed up colour codes. Do yourself a favour and check out colloquy or xchat aqua.
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Anonymous
18 February 2004
Version: 3.1f2
the best old school irc chat client for the mac.. plenty of options, etc. might be a little hard for someone not used to it though. great app.
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Bastibense
13 November 2003
Version: 3.1f2
Ircle is an old-school IRC client for the mac. I have been using it for years but I switched to Snak because Snak's interface is less bloated. I don't need most of Ircle's 'features'. Useful for the advanced 31337 user but too bloated for everyday use.
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4.5
Anonymous
03 May 2003
Version: 3.1f1
Though it's rather long in the tooth, and a long time between updates, the real progress in this program is best measured by trying 3.0.4 again, which seems awful in comparison to 3.1. To it's credit, even alpha builds have been more stable than betas of most programs, and there have been few problems with beta builds. Although it's rather a cluttered and feature-overloaded program (show me an irc program with audio and video streaming!), it has useful features like buttons on the userlist and has far more options for the control of the program. To its detriment, it can't do an all-in-one-window layout like xchat or snak.
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2.75
Anonymous
01 February 2003
Version: 3.1b16
i think IRCle its a good intenet relay chat client, but i still think that they are too much panels, it will be better if we can group tyhe panels and channels like Snak
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