LINGO, a free IRC client for OS X

Thanks to the article My Favorite Things: Mac apps by Jason Snell I’ve discovered a real nice, and free as in beer, IRC client which I’m enjoying.

It has been called Lingo by the developer Johnathan Clough [the link takes you to the download page on the Mac AppStore].

 

Lingo – an IRC client (2014-12-10) alle 15.59.28Lingo – screenshot del dark mode

As of today my preferred IRC client on OS X has been Colloquy, an old acquaintance of mine after my X-Chat day ended switching to Mac in 2006. Colloquy has been a reliable, open source project that never failed me (almost) in these 8 years.

More recently I’ve had the chance to also evaluate Textual… which I did not like at all!!! Being a paid app my expectations were probably a bit too high… Both the gratis apps Colloquy and Lingo – to my usage – have proved to be more feature rich, both in terms of customization and offered functionalities.

Lingo, since my epiphany of it last monday, has been running smoothly and without a single hitch on two of my Mac connected on the FreeNode servers and logged on seven channels (a couple with a discrete amount of daily traffic). So here I am singing its praises!

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Cryptography For Dummies

TradePub today sent me an email (as one of their subscribers’ list) telling me of the availability of the e-book “Criptography for Dummies” by Chey Cobb for free (normally it’s priced at nearly 24$). So I thought pointing you to the download page where – after a registration or an authentication via LinkedIn –you can grab it…

 

Happy download!

OnyX for Yosemite is (finally) here!

Installing OnyX 2.9.0 for OS X Yosemite

If you can tell the day by the things that happens in the morning this will be a good one… At last OnyX, my favorite french software utility for Mac OS X maintenance has been updated — along with it’s sisters applications Maintenance and Deeper) to a full Yosemite compatibility. Download now!

Kitabu, a free Mac OS X epub reader

via → Kitabu on Sourceforge

It’s main features are:

  • Library management
  • Table of Contents
  • Additional options: Text Size, Color
  • Reader can choose how many columns they want in a book
  • Mouse & Trackpad gestures support
  • Multiselection in Library view
  • E-book library in two views
  • Book pane selection. Book can be displayed in one, two or three panes
  • Font and background selection
  • Plays audio & video
  • Fixed Layout
  • QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder

Uni-Sans-Free

Fontfabric type foundry presents Uni Sans Free. Four font weights set in Caps from our well known best seller Uni Sans, available for free download.

Designed by Svet Simov, Ani Petrova (cyrillic alphabet), Vasil Stanev (font development).

Presentation designed by Radomir Tinkov.