Many users shy away from using IRC as it’s perceived to be complex and difficult to use — an impression not helped by the design of many IRC clients. Colloquy is different — it’s an open-source IRC client for OS X that’s easy-to-use and looks great.
Even though services like Skype, Gtalk, Yahoo, AOL, Twitter and Facebook make it possible to instant or direct message just about anyone online these days, some folks still swear by Internet Relay Chat (IRC). In fact, for many die-hard geeks and software development teams, IRC is the only way to fly.
There are plenty of Web-based and standalone apps that let you join IRC chat rooms (or, channels, as they’re typically called) from your desktop computer, but once you go mobile, your options dwindle. Colloquy, one of the most popular open-source IRC clients for the Mac, now has a spiffy new version for the iPhone that lets you stay connected in-channel while you’re on the road. Read More about Colloquy Brings IRC to the iPhone