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!

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