Kent Sorensen has updated his popular IRC chat client, Snak, to version 4.5.2. The new version of the fully-featured chat client has complete AppleScript support, and addresses several bugs while fine-tuning a number of features. According to Mr. Sorensen:
Snak is a full featured IRC client with some unique and very useful features. Beginning with version 4.5 Snak has extensive AppleScript support.
Version 4.5.2 fixes a bug that could potentially crash the program when you closed a window and a problem with the "/server +" command. It is now possible to stop speech with cmd period, the address book has been improved with more options, the MP3 request list can be set to only retain requests for a specified period of time and more.
What is an IRC client ?
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.
At any given time the largest of the IRC networks may have as many as 35.000 participants and almost anyone can find a channel that talks about a topic that is of interest to that particular person.
Snak is available for US$20. You can find more information at the Snak web site.