I’ve had a pretty dangerous relationship with IRC throughout my computing years. Â It started in early high school while AOL was the big name on the internet, and it has continued on and off throughout the years. Â I’ve met some pretty cool people chatting there, and one of them helped me found this site.
I was pretty surprised early on by the lack of iPhone applications that let you connect to IRC, but I’ve since found one that works fairly well. Â IRChon lets me get my fix on my iPhone whenever i’m on the road. Â It’s not as intuitive as I would like it to be, but it works pretty good. Â You can connect to multiple servers, and multiple channels much like any IRC desktop application, but one caveat I found was the applications inability to issue commands like /msg, /me and all those other things that make IRC a fun place to interact.
One really cool thing that they’ve built in is the ability to see thumbnails of website links in the built in browser. Â It saves you from both leaving the application, and looking at those perverse and grotesque images that some people think a hilarious enough to try and dupe you into clicking them.