When comparing LimeChat vs Adium, the Slant community recommends LimeChat for most people. In the question“What are the best IRC clients for Mac?” LimeChat is ranked 2nd while Adium is ranked 7th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and Open Source
Pro Console-like interface.
LimeChat has a nostalgic console feel that is still very functional. It features multiple themes including a three column layout.
Pro Native support for the Notification Center
Pro Full range of keyboard shortcuts
Limechat has a fully featured shortcut list that makes navigating the program quick and easy.
Pro Includes many useful features.
LimeChat includes many features that any IRC user would need such as:
- The ability to Connect to multiple servers and rooms
- Auto join rooms on startup
- File Sending
- Native Notification Center support
- SSL authorization
Pro Easy-to-use interface
Pro Open source
Pro Supports file transfers
Pro OTR encryption
Con No DCC support.
Con No way to search chat logs within LimeChat.
Chat logs are not viewable within the app. You must find the file in the directory and open it with a text editor.
Con Appears to be abandoned
Not Gatekeeper-compatible, SSL cert expired, social media presence is ancient.
Con Lack of multi-resource message capability
No carbon copy, for example.
Con Lack of OMEMO encryption
the de facto standard for Jabber Texting [xmpp]
Con No antispam (built-in or by plugin)
It has no challenge-like antispam (such as seen on github.com/jesobreira/box-sentry plugin for pidgin).