It might be helpful to your readers to include this short description of what an IRC client does:
An IRC Client is a program that will let you participate in discussions in Internet Relay Chat channels. IRC is a service that uses the Internet to connect a large number of servers all over the world. Individuals then connect to a nearby server with the help of a client program like Snak and join one or more of the thousands of channels that are available.
Some of Snakis main features are:
- Connection files makes it very easy to start an IRC session Much less window clutter than other IRC clients.
- A dedicated input field per channel Multi connections and multi channels.
- Integrated /notify support Address Book to store information snippets.
- Connection records can specify multiple servers, which allows the program to try each server until it finds one that will connect.
- Customizable menus holds frequently used commands and shortcuts Font and background color can be set for each individual channel.
- Manual and automatic logging International character sets are supported.
- Command-clicking URLs is supported.
- Fully searchable channel list and channel text.
- Guardian feature lets parents limit what channels a child can use.
- Fully customizable multi line aliases Extensive scripting capabilities Identd support.
- File transfer and chatting via DCC.
Snak is available for US$20 and you can find more information about it at Kent Sorensensi site.