Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X.
Textual includes two elegantly designed light and dark variants of the user interface to match all tastes. The user interface itself has been refined all the way down to the very last pixel. Everything has a place and a purpose and nothing is in the way to create clutter.
Powerful, yet lightweight
Textual supports very powerful modern technologies such as native IPv6, direct client-to-client file transfers, the latest IRCv3 specifications, client-side certificate authentication, and much, much more in a lightweight, easy to navigate, clutter free environment.
Privacy is valued
Textual values your privacy. Sensitive information such as passwords are maintained within the OS X keychain which is encrypted. Additionally, text based encryption with automatic key-exchange using industry proven standards is available. Furthermore, all source code is publicly available for auditing at any time.
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 and SOCKS5 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!
Compatibility: OS X 10.8.3 or later, 64-bit processor
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