Jay.Carroll's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
I've scoured the App Store for an IRC client, I use IRC heavily and run ZNC on my server at home. This is the cleanest, most pleasant IRC experience of any I've tried. It's fast, auto uploads images to imgur, properly handles ZNC integration and keeps the interface out of the way. The only complaints I can think of are: 1. (Trivial) The network heading doesn't feel design-wise as if it is a container for the rooms/messages inside. Perhaps use the lighter gray for the heading and the darker gray for the rooms. 2. (Minor) It would be helpful if the message text was not auto-capitalized OR the nick autocomplete lower cased nicks on completion. I find myself editing autocompleted nicks to lower case. 3. If I open the app and connect and then need to immediately close the app (for whatever reason), I'll end up with several notifications as buffer replays. Perhaps, disable notifications until after buffer replay. (This might have been fixed in the latest release)
nordr's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
Other than IRCCloud, which requires a subscription, this is it. It’s well-designed. It has all the features you’d expect. It supports ZNC. I’ve tried other apps, and they don’t hold a candle to Palaver. Kudos to the dev.
ThreeDee912's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
2.1.1: Palaver has slowly been getting better at working with iOS autocorrect and name completion. The past few updates have made typing messages significantly better, although there are a few minor issues left. 2.0: Ever since the major 2.0 update there have been a bunch of extremely annoying bugs while typing messages. The way Palaver tries to autocomplete names interferes with the iOS keyboard's own predictive typing making it very frustrating to use. Now in the latest version, it keeps screwing around with what I type and adds in a bunch of nonsense two character words followed by a space instead of whatever I actually typed. Then I have to go back and delete the jibberish and attempt to retype everything, but it usually ends up running into the same stupid bug and screws up my input again. It makes it almost impossible to send a coherent message sometimes. Fix the buggy autocomplete, please.
Chadj_gb's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
Really, this is the best IRC client for iOS. I'm super impressed with the user interface. Pairing up Palaver + ZNC produces a fantastic mobile IRC experience.
james_manes's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
This is definitely the best looking IRC app on the App Store. However, it does disconnect from the channel after using 1 or 2 different applications. This application will not hold a connection while in the background making it a tremendous pain to use.
airjer's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
Was using Dump Chat which has great ZNC support, but wasn't updated for i6+ or iOS 8. Palaver shares my same complaints that I have with Dump Chat. The experience is butter smooth and works very well. I just wish for more customization options. I mean I can't even choose how I want my time stamp displayed. I for one hate a 24 hour time display. I prefer a 12 hour format displaying am/pm. It would be nice to have a persistent bar atop a channel showing the current topic. I think a smoother way of switching channels would be nice. Tapping back to go forward into another channel feels odd. Maybe some small tabs? Could be from all of this real estate I now have with the 6+. Tapping on a message in a chan does a weird flash with no feedback so not really sure what that's for. All in all the app does what it's suppose to and does it well. Keep up the great work.
taroliw's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
This client is missing some of the bells and whistles of Colloquy Mobile. What it really has going for it is that it's getting regular attention from its developers. It doesn't crash as often as Colloquy. One unique feature I find very nice is that Palaver de-dupes messages coming in from ZNC buffer playback. This proves especially handy when you have turned off "clear buffer after playback" in ZNC. I can happily live with issues as long as an app gets regular releases.
CAL.CA's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
Downloaded this irc client only to have it crash every time I open the app. Tried to download it again and connect only to have the same thing happen. Don't it buy it simply doesn't work.
RunningFreakazoid's Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
Entering channels takes several seconds and scrolling through channel content stutters. Very difficult to actually use because of this.
«toast»'s Review of Palaver IrcReviewed on 8/28/19 2:02 PM
If only it had the ability to download files to a cloud account....hmmmm