X-Chat Aqua

Version: 0.17.0-rc1 || Release Date: 2008-01-01 || License: GPL App Owner: sarnesjo

X-Chat Aqua is a MacOS X IRC client. If you are familiar with XChat for UNIX/GTK+/X Windows, then you will be at home with X-Chat Aqua. X-Chat Aqua uses the IRC engine from XChat and has been designed to look and feel like XChat.

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"As of 2012-10-17, this project is no longer under active development."

Src: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/

the team is looking for new developers. please contact them so that the project can move on!

Out of all the Mac IRC clients, this one is easily the most functional. All of the standard IRC fare is there in an interface that makes sense for veterans of the protocol. All of the other IRC clients out there, for OS X, feel crippled in one way or another.

First I tried X-Chat X11 which couldn't even connect. Then X-Chat aqua for a little bit. It's halfway decent but pales in comparison to Colloquy. Only really useful if you are a hardcore IRC... er.

XChat is clean, professional looking for an office environment, and the latest version is rock solid in 10.4.8 so far.

Colloquy is better.