Palaver is a modern IRC client for iPhone and iPad featuring a unique user interface which makes using IRC a pleasure. It fits you and your mobile devices perfectly. You can use Palaver on the large screen of the iPad or on the road with your iPhone. Palaver was made with the modern IRC user in mind and features IRCv3 support, ZNC integration, push notifications, and much more.

• Quick and intuitive interface.
• Auto-completion for nicknames, channels and commands.
• Customizable highlight and mention notices with alerts and vibrations.
• Complete SASL support for securely identifying to networks such as Freenode.
• Wide range of themes and styles to choose from.
• ZNC integration
• Push notifications (with a module for ZNC, see:
• Synchronisation of preferences via iCloud.
• IRCv3 compliant.

What's New

Version 2.7.5

Palaver 2.7.5 fixes some minor bugs.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

The latest update screwed things up for ZNC users.


The latest update (2.7.0) seems to have added your nick as a prefix for server messages and it's especially noticeable with ZNC altering your away status when you start the app. This is not normal at all. As such, Palaver recognizes these as notifications since like a typical IRC client, you want to be notified when your nick is mentioned. By connecting to a number of networks at once through ZNC, you are shown that your nick was mentioned a large number of times (mine being 22 times). You have to view the server messages for each network in order to clear them which is a big annoyance. After dealing with this multiple times, you sort of stop caring if any of these notifications came from an actual person mentioning your nick in a channel.

As of now my options for dealing this is currently: a) waste time clearing these out every time I launch the app, b) completely disable notifications which means I won't be told when someone mentions my nick, or c) use a different iOS IRC client. Until this issue is fixed or turned into a configurable option, I'm going with c).

To repeat myself, this has nothing to do with ZNC and is very much a client-end thing, and a strange one at that.

Developer Response


We started badging the network console when you receive unknown events as it was unclear to users where these went. Looks like a few slipped through that shouldn't cause the badging and we've now ignore away and unaway like messages. Palaver 2.7.1 will be out shortly making this change.

We've added a configuration option in 2.7.1 to disable this feature entirely if desired, please email us or reach out on IRC if you need any help.

Please enjoy Palaver 2.7.1.

Good baseline features.....more to come!


I have been searching for a feature rich IRC client for some time now (since Colloquy screwed their users) and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised with Palaver. The developer has provided a very nice intuitive interface that has all of the basics, plus something that most of the others don't have.....background notifications! For those of you that are heavy IOS devices users, this is a 'must have' when you are multi-tasking. The app is still missing background notifications for when the app disconnects after 10 mins in background, but the developer has told me that this feature is targeted for 1.1 in Jan. The other great feature is the ability to set this up with a ZNC bouncer to allow the app to remain "live" when in background. Both of these features were available in Colloquy, but the last update broke their app completely, hence the search for a new client.

I was also impressed with the timely communication from the developer. When I asked him questions his responses were very informative and he seemed genuinely interested in my opinions. Time will tell on how committed he is to this app based on the upcoming features and release frequency.

Extremely frustrating to type


2.1.1: Palaver has slowly been getting better at working with iOS autocorrect and name completion. The past few updates have made typing messages significantly better, although there are a few minor issues left.

2.0: Ever since the major 2.0 update there have been a bunch of extremely annoying bugs while typing messages. The way Palaver tries to autocomplete names interferes with the iOS keyboard's own predictive typing making it very frustrating to use. Now in the latest version, it keeps screwing around with what I type and adds in a bunch of nonsense two character words followed by a space instead of whatever I actually typed. Then I have to go back and delete the jibberish and attempt to retype everything, but it usually ends up running into the same stupid bug and screws up my input again. It makes it almost impossible to send a coherent message sometimes. Fix the buggy autocomplete, please.


37.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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