By Codeux Software, LLC
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Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X.
First appearing in 2010, Textual has since evolved and matured into the top IRC client for OS X; relied on and trusted by thousands of people.
• Textual includes two elegantly designed dark and light variants of the user interface which have been refined all the way down to the very last pixel.
Powerful, yet lightweight
• Textual supports very powerful modern technologies such as native IPv6, the latest IRCv3 specifications, client-side certificate authentication, and much, much more in an easy to navigate, clutter free environment.
Privacy is valued
• Textual protects your privacy by leveraging widely accepted, proven technologies such as Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) to ensure that the only people reading your conversations are those that you intend to.
• Textual takes customization to the next level with styles created using well documented, open web standards in addition to addons built using a multitude of programming languages such as AppleScript, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, s, and Swift.
Textual also includes…
• Inline nickname colorization
• Rich array of keyboard shortcuts
• iCloud support for syncing connections and preferences
• Address Book for tracking when friends are online & offline
• Powerful, customizable, rule-based ignore matching
• Inline media embedding (Show images inline with chat)
• Auto-Completion for nicknames, commands, and channels
• Growl and native Notification Center support
• Bold, color, italic, and underline text formatting
• Built in support for converting text emoticons to emojis
• Powerful ZNC integration for power users
• Many community created addons & styles
• Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
• SOCKS4, SOCKS5, and HTTP proxy support (with or without SSL)
• Support for sending self-signed certificates for authentication
• Support for validating and specifying trust for untrusted certificates
…and much, much more!
See https://www.codeux.com/ for more information
What's New in Version 5.1.4
• Added anonymous HTTP proxy support which can handle secured connections transparently.
• The default proxy type for all connections has changed to “Automatic” which means that Textual will use the SOCKS proxy configured in System Preferences when enabled. This change was made to reflect the behavior of other applications such as Safari which automatically use the system-wide proxy as-well.
• HTTP, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5 proxies now support client-side certificate authentication and certificate validation.
Version 5.1.4 also includes:
• Improved accuracy and consistency of the model list used by the sysinfo command.
• Automatic Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) is no longer enabled by default.
For a complete list of changes, see the following web page:
Amazing - Best IRC Client - OTR is a great addition!
Amazing App! - Super friendly to use and set up.
It does everything I need it to while not wasting any RAM or other resources.
Works seamlessly - Couldn’t ask for more!
OTR is just the cherry on top!
This app is so great if I had a $25 Apple gift card, I’d buy it 6 times!
Best IRC Client for OS X
Textual is the best IRC client for OS X. I especially love the implementation of OTR in private messages, allowing for secure communication over IRC.