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Colloquy - IRC Client

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Colloquy for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch puts the power of the most popular IRC client for the Mac in the palm of your hand. Built atop the Chat Core framework, Colloquy Mobile is a full featured client optimized for the on-the-go experience with iOS multitasking support.

Unique Features:
• Support for retina devices, including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro.
• Support for iOS multitasking with local notifications and split-screen support.
• Push notifications when using a compatible push bouncer.
• Convenient nickname and emoticon completion popups.
• Support for all the common IRC commands with completion.
• Organized Colloquies view that shows all your conversations and rooms at a glance.
• Highlights messages (and optionally vibrates) when your specific words or nickname is mentioned.
• Highly customizable interface and behavior settings within the Settings application.
• Visual display of user information (WHOIS) for any user.
• Full support for landscape mode in the entire application.
• Stays connected while iPhone is locked and when SMS alerts appear.
• Searchable room member list.
• Support for SASL authentication (required when connecting to Freenode over the cell network.)
• A console for every connection.
• Support for ignoring annoying users.

Standard Features:
• Multiple message styles to choose from.
• Fully compatible with mIRC colors and formatting.
• Large selection of graphical emoticons.
• Allows you to join multiple chat rooms across many different servers.
• Automatic identification with network services (NickServ).
• Notification of common server errors as easy to understand alerts.
• Automatically join rooms and send commands upon connect.
• Solid support for secure connections over SSL and TLS.
• Full support for room and connection text encodings.
• Full IRCv3 compatibility, including the IRCv3.2 standard.
• Open minded and Open Source, like it should be.

We can't provide support here to people leaving reviews, as much as we want to. We also can't discuss feature requests, since there is no way to reply to you here. If you have a problem or suggestion, please visit us in #colloquy-mobile on, click the support link below, or email us at

What's New in Version 1.8.8

- Update 3D touch options; new connection, and if connections are available, you can connect, join a room, or start a private message with someone right away
- The setting for number of lines in preview can be changed on iPhone/iPod touch as well as iPad
- Use https for links generated by /search, and /wikipedia commands

- Fix problem resulting in erroneous notifications about people being offline.
- Colloquy-specific text completions show up near the input cursor
- Fix a problem where socket traffic would always show in the console by default
- iPad: always select the first chat view when joining a room or opening a PM if we don’t have any open yet


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Customer Reviews

STILL not fixed, old bugs brought back!

UPDATE: instead of fixing the problems below, they've added back the "text hidden behind text entry field" bug, plus the supposedly-fixed 'offline' bug is simply not fixed at all. Yet another update that made everything worse not better. If they could somehow simply re-release 1.8.5, that would help. Everything since has been progressively worse. And the "help" website doesn't appear to be staffed.
UPDATE: New version, new bugs. Does anyone test this app before releasing it? Cannot send pm's, only receive them - it thinks everyone is 'offline' even when they're not. Unreal. My fault for updating, this app has a history of updates that do more harm than good, hopefully this new bug will be addressed eventually, but I'm starting to wonder. Developer seems disinterested.

... After nearly a year of aggravation and multiple bug fixes they do seem to have it fixed at last with 1.8.5, at least as far as the issues I've seen. It's back to where it was two years ago, and that's a good thing. Best IRC app I've tried. Now ... I'm begging you ... please please please test future updates before you release them?

Colloquy + ZNC (for push) is GREAT!

I'm a longtime Colloquy user on Mac, but only recently have tried it on iOS. The thing that TRULY makes this usable though is ZNC integration, which enables me to stay online in my channels and get push notifications. I'm quite pleased with the combination, though for some this might prove a little challenging to set up on their own.

One thing I'm noticing, with some regularity, now that I have more networks and channels set up in ZNC, is that this client easily crashes if there are several buffers to scroll back. It seems to occur more frequently when additional chats open in the process -- such as when ZNC has reconnected and bots reply during login. If crashing wasn't such a problem I could easily go five stars on the rating.

And now I've learned of some competition. Palaver. It's missing some of Colloquy's bells and whistles. But it has two things that caused me to switch for now: (1) it doesn't crash. (2) it's developers are proactive and responsive with new builds.

Don't bother downloading

This software almost never will connect to any of the servers. When it does it won't stay connected. Each time it disconnects you have to either restart your phone or in some cases can toggle airplane off for about 30 seconds and then back on. I'm now using Mutter and it connects and stays connected. This software is just pure junk!

Colloquy - IRC Client
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.8
  • Size: 5.8 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Italian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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