Question in the title basically. Not sure what else I can say!

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    ‘Best’ according to which criteria? Do you have a list of features that you consider essential or desirable? – user5077 May 10 '11 at 4:32

The most popular IRC client on the Mac platform is undoubtedly Colloquy (free). It has a sleek interface and is extremely configurable.

You can find others here: http://osx.iusethis.com/tag/irc


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    The included styles aren't great. I recommend a a nicer looking one. – Graham May 10 '11 at 5:14
  • I think I actually stopped using IRC purely because Colloquy looking so bad. Now I have that theme and I have got rid of some of the useless buttons (seriously, I dont need to change encoding that much) it is a joy to use. – qui May 10 '11 at 6:58

Colloquy is nice, but I think X-Chat has always been much, much better. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11070/x-chat-azure

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