XChat is a free and powerful IRC chat program, especially popular for Linux. XChat allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

X-Chat Azure is Mac OS X native front-end for XChat that will allow one to experience its amazing features using a Mac native user interface.

X-Chat Azure comes with built-in support for 41+ locales and xchat 2.8 core features.

What’s New

Version 1.18.11

Fix typo in menu.
Remove plugin autoload crash.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Mark Carter ,

Pretty good

The latest version looks nice and is stable but unfortunately breaks a lot of scripts such as iTunes now playing scripts, which I assume is due to sandboxing policy. However other apps (e.g. textual) still manage to have working scripts so hopefully xchat azure can be updated to fix this issue.

Apart from that, topic editing is a little hard to use and it doesn't show channel modes in the title bar, but these are minor issues.

TonyHoyleUK ,

Good, but..

Needs work..
SSL is basically nonfunctional - it just crashes on connect.
Preference selection doesn't work - always reverts to default on startup. Most of the preference options appear to do nothing at all - timestamps, etc. don't appear to be implemented.
Font selecton looks like it's trying to do something, but all it does is squash the text up and not change the font at all.
The app crashes if you try to close it.

Worth looking at when it's finished - will try again in 6 months.

ADamnNickThatIsntTaken ,

Insta-crash on startup

Every update seems to bring new headaches. This version now crashes as soon as it starts. Previous version would randomly freeze and not update the screen until I moved the mouse. Version before hand would instantly crash as soon as anyone tried to send you a file. Didn't even have to accept or decline, just being offered made it crash.


YunWon Jeong
5.4 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Albanian, Amharic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Walloon

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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