X-Chat Aqua is a free and versatile OS X IRC chat application designed to help you connect to multiple IRC channels simultaneously and interact with various users.
IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, is a protocol for live interactive text messaging and synchronous conferencing. The main purpose of IRC is to facilitate the communication in different discussion forums and between users.
X-Chat Aqua is based on the IRC engine from XChat and comes with support for over 41 locales and XChat core features.
By using X-Chat Aqua, you will be able to talk publicly on different channels or have private conversations with individual users.
On top of that, X-Chat Aqua also enables you to send files to certain users via the context menu.
The "Chat" slide menu helps you choose a color for your text and change the text style with just a few mouse clicks.
From the Preferences window you can easily customize X-Chat Aqua's interface and adjust the transparency level.
The Chatting tab helps you customize the default quit, part, away and sleep message. In addition, you can enable a series of options such as Beep on private messages or Show away at once.
Moreover, X-Chat Aqua comes with support for Growl notifications and allows you to choose the event for which you want to receive notifications. You also have the option to choose a sound notification for each event.
Here are some key features of "X-Chat Aqua":
- Intuitive interface
- Customizable interface
- Added Sparkle for automatic updates.
- Upgraded core XChat code from v2.6.1 to v2.8.6
- Localization update by ToePeu.
- New program icon by Ryan Fernandez (submitted by Terje Bless).