is the preferred IRC client for a lot of our readers, I know (personally I tend towards Colloquy
, but only because I'm a cheapskate and it's donationware
), and they kindly dropped us a note to let us know they'd updated to version 1.3
. The new build
includes the ability to split chat windows (as seen above), in addition to a revamped UI, "major" performance upgrades, plaintext and Spotlight support for logging, and a whole slew of fun things to play around with, including, we're told, a "Whisper" style that will actually embed images, audio files, and YouTube and Google videos right into your chat windows (a la Campfire
). Apparently IRC isn't just text anymore.
In fact, at $20
for all these features, Linkinus really is a steal for anyone who spends any amount of time in an IRC channel. Colloquy still does everything I need it to when I jump into IRC periodically, but if you want to chat like a pro in there, Linkinus is a great choice.