Textual for Mac
We think you will agree that we, as Mac users, don’t have lots of options when it comes to IRC (short for Internet Relay Chat) clients, because most of them look pretty bad on OS X and aren’t as user-friendly as we would like from OS X apps.
As an alternative, you could try Textual, a modern looking IRC client, with a streamlined and clean OS X interface and tons of customization features.
Everything you could ever want from an IRC client
With a perfect OS X integration, this IRC client comes with iCloud support for your connections and settings, as well as with support for Notification Center notifications, so you can rest assured that instant notifications will always be received each time you are being approached by other users.
Not only this, but Textual also includes other, more advanced, features that you want in an IRC client, such as ZNC support, SSL with cert validation, username, command and channel auto-completion, inline media embedding, native keyboard shortcuts, SOCKS4, SOCKS5, and HTTP proxy support, as well as support for sending certificates for authentication, just to name a few.
Choose from its built-in collection of themes or install add-ons to improve its functionality
Also worth mentioning is Textual’s integration with the Address Book app, so that you can easily track when your friends are online, its support for add-ons that will extend its functionality, and its support for rule-based ignore matching, which makes it easy for you to block unwanted and annoying parties.
As far as customizability features go, you will also not be disappointed, as Textual comes with an attractive set of themes, suitable for both very lit and very dark environments, with text formatting options, and support for emoticons and emoji.
Powerful and highly customizable IRC client for your Mac
To conclude, with its large collection of powerful features, perfect system integration, and a beautiful native interface, Textual is a must-have IRC client designed for OS X users that like the concept behind the, once powerful, IRC.
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