Developer(s)Conceited Software[1]
Stable release2.4.3 (August 23, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-08-23)[2]) [±]
Operating systemMac OS X & iOS
Available inEnglish
TypeIRC Client[3]
WebsiteConceited Software

Linkinus was a shareware IRC client for Mac OS X and iOS.[5] It has an Aqua-style user interface,[6] and allows Cocoa plugins, AppleScript, and Growl notifications to be used.[7] Linkinus also features embedded media,[8] although some users have complained that this can cause the program to slow down, or even crash, especially on slow computers. Linkinus also has other features similar to those of other IRC clients, such as multitasking and the ability to change between different user interface styles.[9]

Despite the developer tweeting in late 2012 that Linkinus was still under active development,[10] it has not seen any updates since April 2012.

Linkinus for iOS

The iOS versions have features similar to those of the Mac version,[11] with a few exceptions such as themes and plugins.[12] Some users are unhappy about the lack of these features, and the number of bugs in it.[13] Users praise its well-designed interface,[14] although some criticize its high price.[15]

Critical reception

Reviewers praise Linkinus' ease of use,[16] and its clean user interface.[17] Some reviewers, however, say that the user interface could be improved. For example, a lot of functions are duplicated in menus and buttons, resulting in a cluttered interface.[18] While reviewers praise its advanced features,[19] they also complain that some of these features are difficult to access, such as searching for servers and channels.[20] In comparisons with similar IRC clients available for Mac, most reviewers agree that Linkinus has more features,[21] but are dismayed by the fact that unlike most other IRC clients, Linkinus is not free.[22]

See also


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  2. ^ "Release Notes – Linkinus". Conceited Software. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  3. ^ "Linkinus". MacUpdate. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  4. ^ "Linkinus". VersionTracker. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  5. ^ "Linkinus Product Page". Conceited Software. Archived from the original on 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  6. ^ "Linkinus". macZOT. August 9, 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  7. ^ "Linkinus". Softpedia. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  8. ^ "Linkinus 2" (Press release). prMac. January 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  9. ^ Chartier, Dave (June 1, 2008). "Linkinus 1.3 IRC client brings multitasking, more features". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  10. ^ "Conceited Software on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  11. ^ Arya, Aayush (April 3, 2010). "Linkinus Bring IRC to the iPad". MacWorld. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  12. ^ "Linkinus ipad released". IRCReport. April 14, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  13. ^ Mackay, John (April 10, 2010). "Review: Linkinus for iPad". MacSlice. Archived from the original on 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  14. ^ Arya, Aayush (April 3, 2010). "Linkinus Brings IRC to the IPad". PC World. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  15. ^ "Review: IRC Client Linkinus for iPad". Funky Space Monkey. May 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  16. ^ Turner, Joe (August 25, 2008). "Linkinus: IRC Made Easy". MacApper. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  17. ^ Shafik, Davey. "Mini-Review: Linkinus 2.0". Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  18. ^ Osborne, Ian (April 20, 2010). "Conceited Software Linkinus 2 review". TechRadar. MacFormat. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  19. ^ Banther, David (July 31, 2009). "Linkinus: Most advanced IRC Client Known to Mac!". Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  20. ^ Fink, Cody (January 14, 2010). "Linkinus: All IRC Clients Should Be Like This". Federico Viticci. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  21. ^ Kevetch, End (January 24, 2008). "Software Sumo: X-Chat Aqua vs. Linkinus vs. Colloquy". End Kevetch. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  22. ^ "Review: Linkinus". Joseph Crawford. September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-22.