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, Shell, and Swift.
Textual also includes…
Quick navigation using fuzzy searching
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
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
[Changed] Updated the Blowfish Encryption addon to include the latest version of LibreSSL.
[Changed] Updated the Blowfish Encryption addon to hook into a new decryption endpoint.
[Fixed] Fixed Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging negotiation messages not being ignored when posted inside a channel.