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    Whats the current favoured IRC client? I'm using colloquy which is ok, but I've come from the Windows IRC stuff and find it a bit odd (and yes I know I havent been windowed for years, but neither have I been doing IRC)

    So far I have looked at Colloquy, Linkinus and MacIrssi

    Recommendations and links please

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    Depends what you want - are you looking for a Mac app or an IRC app? If you want a Mac app which can do IRC, run with Colloquy. If you want an IRC app but don't care for looks, run with X-Chat Aqua.

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    I dont care what it looks like, taking a look at x-chat

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    X-Chat Aqua is the best IRC app for OS X, Colloquy is the most OS X like app.

    Depends upon what you are looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff3DMN View Post
    X-Chat Aqua is the best IRC app for OS X, Colloquy is the most OS X like app.

    Depends upon what you are looking for.
    they all seem to do the same job, really. Its occasional use, no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyte View Post
    they all seem to do the same job, really. Its occasional use, no more.
    Of course they all do the same job, they're IRC clients. If you don't require the power-user functions afforded by X-Chat aqua then use whichever client feels right.

    On Windows I started with mIRC (oh Khaled, you and your squeaky nose!) and then moved to BersIRC because the interface was nicer. When I switched to OS X I started with X-Chat, then Irssi, and now I use Colloquy. Colloquy fits best for me, and I guess you just need to try a few and see which fits best for you.

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    I use Mice iRC. It seems to have stopped at 1.0b18, but its quite stable, small, clean, and Intel-friendly. Give it a try.

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    it used to be that ircle was the only irc client for mac

    but its long changed

    personally i use the command line version ... . . .. bitchx
    a good portion of my friends use xchat or xchat aqua
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    xchat drove me nuts after a while, I can't remember the reason why though. I switched to Linkinus, which is OK but seems bad at maintaining a stable connection.

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    MacIrssi is teh r0xx0rz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
    Of course they all do the same job, they're IRC clients. If you don't require the power-user functions afforded by X-Chat aqua then use whichever client feels right.

    On Windows I started with mIRC (oh Khaled, you and your squeaky nose!) and then moved to BersIRC because the interface was nicer. When I switched to OS X I started with X-Chat, then Irssi, and now I use Colloquy. Colloquy fits best for me, and I guess you just need to try a few and see which fits best for you.
    I started with mIRC but switched to pIRCh pretty quick stayed with that for 3 years or more. Tried BersIRC but then I went mac soon after. Had Snak for a minute but didnt like that. Tried MIceIRC and dint mind it (close in look and function to mIRC) maybe I should give it another shot. Colloquy sint bad and of course I dont need power functions. I wiull be @ in channel but am disinterested in scripting etc

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    Looks like Colloquy also has an iPhone app. Anybody tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brains View Post
    I use Mice iRC. It seems to have stopped at 1.0b18, but its quite stable, small, clean, and Intel-friendly. Give it a try.
    Thanks for the reminder, Brains. I did use it for a while but gave up as it stopped working on the emac. Just downloaded and fired it up. its perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo View Post
    Looks like Colloquy also has an iPhone app. Anybody tried it?
    In its early days before it cost $$ and when I was stuck on GSM. It wasn't a great experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo View Post
    Looks like Colloquy also has an iPhone app. Anybody tried it?
    I have the Colloquy iPhone app, it's not very good but it does work.

    I haven't found anything for the iPhone that is actually better though.
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