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Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting
with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on macOS.

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Requires macOS Sierra (10.12) or later
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Notice: As of May 2024, Textual is no longer available for sale in the Mac App Store. Those that already own Textual in the App Store can download it again at any time in the Purchases section of their account. Learn more

Beautiful Interface

The user interface of Textual has been refined all the way down to the to very last pixel to deliver a beautiful, vibrant experience with your choice of a dark appearnce or light, including complementing styles.


Textual supports very powerful modern technologies such as the latest IRCv3 specifications, native IPv6, client-side certificate authentication, and much, much more in an easy to navigate, clutter free experience.

Privacy is valued

Textual protects your privacy by leveraging widely accepted, proven technologies such as Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) to ensure that the only people reading your conversations are those that you intend to.


Textual takes customization to the next level with styles created using well documented, open standards in addition to addons built using a multitude of programming languages such as AppleScript, Objective-C, Swift, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, and Shell.

Textual also includes:

And much, much more!

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