An app that gives unique focus and functionality for physical keyboards and mIRC emulation, CounterCultured's IRC contribution to the Play Store has long held the highest user rating (4.5) among apps with >5,000 downloads.
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Pro Excellent logging options
The ability to customize both the file structure and the format of chat logs leaves no drop in functionality compared to desktop clients.
Pro Fully supports hardware keyboards
IRC at its core is about instantaneous exchanges of information, and anyone serious about using it on Android is going to have a bluetooth keyboard ready to pick up the slack. With thoughtful keyboard commands built-in, you can hop between channels, servers and queries without ever needing to touch the screen.
Pro Rock-solid stability
Even when connected to multiple servers and running in the background, this app maintains low-latency and faithfully logs even the busiest channels.