LeafChat 2.41 connected to Freenode. (modified)
|Original author(s)||Samuel Marshall|
|Stable release||2.5 / July 29, 2012|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux|
|License||GNU General Public License|
|Alexa rank||2,502,796 (November 2012[update])|
Each channel is inside a tab which can be easily selected between while chatting. Most networks' servers are supported for connection; multiple networks can be connected to simultaneously. Users can add their own scripts and command shortcuts, and the software detects net splits.
TUCOWS circa 2004 showed LeafChat with a popularity of about 1/4, but a rating of four (of five) stars. Beginning in 2004, IRCReviews gave the software five stars (of five), as an Editors's Choice, describing it as "powerful, good looking, and scriptable." In a 2010 review of version 2, LeafChat was described as "very well done", with a "killer" scripting API which was "convenient and easy", though the reviewer found some user-interface defaults "annoying", and ruled out using LeafChat due to perceived variable count limitations. In a 2011 summary of four popular IRC clients, Techbuzz India described LeafChat as "one of the best" open-source clients with a "clean and simple" interface, and noted its ability to connect to multiple servers simultaneously. The Simple Genetic Algorithm project at SourceForge suggested LeafChat (due to its zero cost) for its online IRC live developer support, and thoroughly outlined its setup.
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