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Pro Always connected
Unlike most other web IRC clients, Shout will stay connected even when you close the browser. It will allow you to see conversations that happened while you were away.
Con Can't send files
You can only share links to files, no way to share files directly between users.
Con No native apps
It's only available as a webapp.
Con Lacks searchable history
Con Pressing escape will disconnect you
Con Doesn't manage presence
Users have to manually set away messages or away nicks to notify other users that they are not currently available.