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Icon Adium 1.5.6

Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. With Adium, you can connect to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.
Adium supports Facebook Chat, AIM (OSCAR), ICQ, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Japan, MSN, Jabber, Google Talk, Lotus Sametime, Bonjour, MySpace IM, Novell GroupWise, QQ, and Gadu-Gadu.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The Adium Team
  • Modification Date: March 18, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 22 MB
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Icon AIM 2.2.439

AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) allows you to send instant messages to other people who use AIM, ICQ, or SMS.
The new AIM logs and stores your conversation history (starting now) whenever you chat with other people using the new AIM.
It is recommended to use either the older version of AIM, Adium or iChat/Messages if you do not want your messages stored by AOL.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: AOL
  • Modification Date: April 25, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 9.4 MB - 2.2.439 - April 25, 2011
DownloadIntel File Size: 24.6 MB - All New AIM for Mac - January 13, 2013
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Icon Atlantis

Beginning with the earliest MUDs (Multi User Dungeons), on through today's MUSHes, MUXes, MOOs, MUCKs and all the other varied offspring of the original MUD, there have been text-based multiuser games around since the early days of the Internet. But to connect to these MU*s, you generally need a client slightly more advanced than plain old telnet!
Atlantis is a client specifically designed to aid in playing those type of games. It is designed from the ground up entirely in Cocoa, and integrates with system services - such as the Mac OS X spellchecker - as much as possible.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Riverdark Studios
  • Modification Date: October 28, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.2 MB
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Icon 2.4.1 (5738)

Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC & SILC client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Timothy Hatcher
  • Modification Date: February 23, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 7.3 MB
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Icon Eggdrop 1.6.21

Eggdrop is the world's most popular Open Source IRC bot, designed for flexibility and ease of use, and is freely distributable under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Eggdrop was originally developed by Robey Pointer; however, he no longer works on Eggdrop so please do not contact him for help solving a problem or bug.
The oldest IRC bot still in active development (Eggdrop was created in 1993)
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: EggHEADS.org
  • Modification Date: October 25, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 1.2 MB
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Icon iChat 6

iChat supports AIM, Google Talk and Jabber accounts. Mac OS X Lion adds support for Yahoo! Chat.
A powerful instant text messaging application, iChat comes with Mac OS X and is loaded with great features that make sending messages to your AIM or MobileMe buddies fast and easy.
Most Mac computers include a built-in iSight camera and mic. When you use them with iChat, you get the easiest way to have high-quality video and audio chats with your friends and family.
iMessage lets you send messages to anyone on a Mac, or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5. Messages appear on your Mac and any device you use, so you can start a conversation in one place and continue it on another device. Send photos, videos, documents, and contacts - even send messages to a group.
  • License: Included with Mac OS X
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: July 20, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.x, Earlier versions of iChat come with earlier operating systems - Mac OS 10.8 comes with Messages (basically iChat with iMessages added)
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Icon infobot 0.45.3

The infobot connects to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, joins some channels (maybe), and begins accumulating factoids. To run one, download the source, uncompress it, untar it, edit the config files, and its up. Interacting with the bot is pretty straightforward. The bot will interact via message or on-channel.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: infobot.org
  • Modification Date: January 2, 2001
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 110 Kb
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icon ircII 20111115

ircII is an IRC and ICB client that runs under most UNIX platforms. It comes in source form and is completely free of any charges or fees. The ircII project is a group of people who maintain the source code, incorporating fixes and new features.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: ircII Project
  • Modification Date: November 15, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 700 Kb
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Icon iroffer 1.3b11

iroffer is a software program that acts as a fileserver for IRC. It is similar to a FTP server or WEB server, but users can download files using the DCC protocol of IRC instead of a web browser. Unlike similar programs, iroffer is not a script, it is a standalone executable written entirely in c from scratch with high transfer speed and efficiency in mind. iroffer has been found to transfer over 50MByte/sec over a gigabit ethernet connection.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: iroffer.org
  • Modification Date: December 12th, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 124 Kb
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icon irssi 8.15

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The irssi Project
  • Modification Date: April 3, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 1.2 MB
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icon LimeChat 2.33

LimeChat is a full featured IRC client that can connect to multiple servers in a window. It is fast and stable. Also it has rich keyboard shortcuts for your comfortable operations.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Satoshi Nakagawa
  • Modification Date: September 5, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 2.4 MB
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icon Linkinus 2.4.3

Linkinus provides a rich, social IRC experience; featuring embedded media, short URL expansion, message starring, combined chats, emoticons, and much more! Try Linkinus today, and enjoy a truly next generation IRC client.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Conceited Software
  • Modification Date: April 18, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 13.1 MB at the App Store
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Icon Psi 0.15

Psi is an instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open Jabber IM network (also known as XMPP), including Google Talk.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Justin Karneges
  • Modification Date: October 3, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 33 MB
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Icon Savitar 1.5.3

Savitar is a software application designed to connect people using Macintosh computers to MUVE (Multi-user Virtual Environment) servers. These MUVE servers are found throughout the Internet. Savitar works as a "client" application which basically means it hooks your computer to one or more of these servers and allows you to interact with the people you find there.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Heynow Software
  • Modification Date: September 12, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.1 MB
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Icon Skype

Skype is the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users - not to share files this time, but to talk and chat with your friends.
Our software's quick and easy to install. Just download Skype, register (you can also use your Microsoft Messenger account) and within minutes you can plug in your headset, speakers or USB phone and call your friends. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to reconfigure your firewall or router. It just, you know... works.
You can also use our SkypeOut function to make calls to friends who only have a landline or mobile phone anywhere in the world at local rates. You can even transfer files of up to 2 gigabytes.
  • License: Freeware/Paid service for Land Line calls
  • Author/Publisher: Microsoft
  • Modification Date: March 1, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadIntel Binary File Size: 39.6 MB - version - Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 43.5 MB - version - Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
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Icon Snak 5.3.5

Snak will let you participate in discussions in virtual meeting rooms on the Internet, called IRC channels. There are thousands of meeting rooms full of people from all over the world.
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Author/Publisher: Kent Sorensen
  • Modification Date: December 22, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 3.0 MB
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Icon TinTin++ 2.00.9

TinTin++ is a free mud client that runs on the Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: TinTin++ development team
  • Modification Date: January 1, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 276 Kb
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Icon Trebuchet Tk 1.078

Trebuchet Tk is a client program for connecting to TinyMUD style social MUD servers on the InterNet. This program is designed to be used with TinyMUD, TinyMUCK, TinyMUSH, MOO, and several other variants. It's probably not well designed for combat oriented MUDs like LPMUD and Diku, but it does support them.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Fuzzball Software
  • Modification Date: March 13, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 5.7 MB
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Icon WeeChat 0.4.0

WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms (including Linux, BSD and Mac OS).
WeeChat is:
- modular: a lightweight core with plugins around
- multi-protocols: IRC and Jabber (other soon)
- extensible: C plugins and scripts (Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, Tcl and Scheme)
- free software: released under GPLv3 license
- fully documented: user's guide, API, FAQ,.. translated in many languages
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Sebastien Helleu
  • Modification Date: Jauary 20, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 2.5 MB
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Icon XChat Azure 1.13.4

XChat Azure is the irc client X-Chat with an Aqua interface for MacOS X.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Steve Green/Steven Noonan
  • Modification Date: February 23, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 14.1 MB - XChat Azure 1.13.4 - Download at the App Store
DownloadIntel File Size: 14.1 MB - XChat Azure 1.12.7 - September 25, 2012
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 17.0 MB - X-Chat Aqua 0.17rc2 - October 26, 2010
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Icon Yahoo! Messenger 3.0.2

Stay connected to Messenger on your mobile phone.
Use webcam to share live video with your friends.
Send files of any size directly to your online friends.
Express your feelings in a conversation using little animated smiley faces.
Make free worldwide PC-to-PC calls. Plus call regular or mobile phones in the U.S. and worldwide for as low as 1¢/min.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Yahoo! Inc.
  • Modification Date: July 5, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 22.0 MB
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