Linkinus is the most advanced and easy-to-use IRC client for Mac OS X. Connect to thousands of IRC networks all over the world and find people to talk to about any topic, from sports to computers, cooking to auto repair.
Linkinus 2 is up to 10 times faster than the previous version. As far as core features go: detaching instead of quitting, UPnP, support for all major text encodings, systemwide and custom proxy support, flood protection, IRC colors, auto(re)connect… You name it, Linkinus has it.
IRC can be overwhelming, but with Linkinus you’ll never miss an important message. Linkinus uses static highlights, dynamic highlights and PCRE regexps to determine which messages are important to you. You can also decide to bookmark (‘star’) messages manually.
Linkinus brings unique features to your IRC experience: assign colors to chat participants, group consecutive messages into a unique block, enable emoticons, scroll automatically to the last viewed line, spotlight all of a user’s lines in a channel, automatically jump to previous or next highlights.