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Textual, an updated OS X application for those who still use IRC

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With so much instant messaging coming out lately we tend to forget about the protocols we used to use. And there are some completely forgotten ones that certain groups of people still use even if the applications that manage them are already old, such as IRC chats. Fortunately there are developers who still think about those people, proof of which is the recently updated Textual IRC client .

We haven’t seen an IRC client since Colloquy, and Textual is an application that knows how to keep some simplicity in a window that concentrates all the activity of the channels we are listening to in a main panel helped by two sidebars. Its style can be light or dark, and from the screenshots on the official website the application is compatible with the MacBook Pro’s retinal displays.

Textual, an updated OS X application for those who still use IRC
Textual, an updated OS X application for those who still use IRC

Few of you will still be using this online conversation protocol regularly, but those of you who do can download Textual from the Mac App Store for 2.69 euros . There is a free version with all the unlocked features that can be obtained from the official website, but it disconnects us from all channels every two hours. A good deal, which suggests that if you use the program intensively, it’s worth buying the full version.

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