IceChat IRC Client

IceChat IRC Client

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7
  • Total Downloads:
    266,499
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Platform:
    Windows

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2 stars

"Needlessly complicated and overrated."

July 05, 2008  |  By channelsurfer

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

It seems like a fully featured IRC client

Cons

Confusing interface. Steep learning curve for the IRC novice. I recommend Trillian instead.

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4 stars

"Pretty good irc client. very customizable. "

July 01, 2008  |  By infernowolf36

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

it's very very customizable, i've changed my background to black and green text, the sides are faded from black to green vertically down. it's really cool. highlights and sounds are easy to set up, everything is user friendly, and it has a fairly simple GUI.

Cons

compared to mIRC, i can't pull out the chat window, it has to stay in the application window. with mIRC i could singally pull out hte chat window and dock it on the top or sides of my screen. :-( that's the only flaw i've found so far and i've had icechat for 2 months now.

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4 stars

"Good but a bit complex"

June 19, 2008  |  By jstaryuk

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

It does what it's supposed to and it's pretty easy to use.

Cons

There are some more complex features that someone who isn't very farmiliar with IRC wouldn't understand, but this is not much of a problem.

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5 stars

"works good"

June 01, 2008  |  By bsharkey

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

works good, easy to configure, no worries

Cons

not super powerful, but who cares I just want to chat right? :-)

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4 stars

"happening"

May 07, 2008  |  By meeraisyah

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

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3 stars

"good"

December 26, 2007  |  By karlaYuliana24

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

good

Cons

good

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5 stars

"Awesome Program, "

April 18, 2007  |  By SarahBilen

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing

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4 stars

"Nice windows IRC"

February 12, 2007  |  By shaberbraggen

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

I like the fact that the server list is right on the main window. DCC works well on my apartment provided internet which normally blocks most other IRC programs. I haven't really experienced any crashes as described in the last review.

Cons

The customizable interface is ok, but needs better icons.

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3 stars

"Steps forward and backward"

October 25, 2006  |  By highlander2000

 |  Version: IceChat IRC Client 7

Pros

If you don't touch anything you don't need to touch in the GUI, then this program is stable and functional. I especially appreciate the automatic configuration of IceChat to networks behind routers. My router's port forwarding doesn't work properly, and I could never get mIRC to work because of that. However, I had IceChat 7 up and running in seconds after installation, and I was successfully able to DCC files on IRC. How easy is that?

Cons

Bugs - For instance, when trying to move the tab bar to the bottom, the client crashes. Also, the program shuts down randomly, like when I try to close other windows or click certain buttons on the download/upload interface. I don't get that at all.

I still have issues with my uploads in this client. I have fast cable (5 Mbps down, 512 kbps up) and can only upload at 15 KB/s max, while I can upload the same file to the same user on MSN Messenger at 35-40 KB/s. I am able to receive files at high speed on IceChat, however.

Also, the GUI isn't as easy on the eyes as IceChat 5 - it's much too busy seeming. And I don't like the bottom-up scrolling of text (IceChat 5 had top-down).

I recommend downloading both IceChat 5 and 7 and comparing for yourself which client you prefer. I was not totally pleased with the upgrade, and I continue to use IceChat 5 instead of 7.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7
Version 7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher IceChat Networks
Publisher web site http://www.icechat.net
Release Date October 17, 2006
Date Added October 17, 2006
Version 7
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.67MB
File Name icechat-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 266,499
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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