Features at a glance
Key features include the ability to detach the front-end from the server, support for native desktop notifications, integration with Ubuntu Unity’s messaging menu and indicators, integrated spell checker, browse mode, keyboard navigation, full-screen mode, clickable URLs, unified nickname colors, Caret mode, command and message history, and a quick connect dialog.
In addition, the application supports word wrapping, configurable highlight words, indention of multi-line messages, toggleable status bar and menu bar, support for favicons, the ability to easily join servers or chats, customizable command character, Bash-style and regular nickname completion, a dialog to find group chats, as well as alphabetical sorting of chats.
Supports popular protocols and services
Smuxi is the one tool that anyone who should use if they digg Twitter, IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Jabber, Campfire, SignalR JabbR and XMPP as their default social networking services. Using a client-server model, the application supports the regular single application mode. In addition, it acts as standard IRC client for advanced users.
Supported operating system and availability
The software can be used under several well known GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian, openSUSE, Foresight and Gentoo, various BSD flavors like FreeBSD, the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, as well as the Raspberry Pi computer board.
A multilingual IRC client
Smuxi is fully translated in numerous languages, including English, Chinese, German, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, French, Dutch and Czech. It is also partially translated in the Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Telugu, Turkish, Finnish, Catalan, Urdu, Slovak and Persian languages.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 15th, 2014
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- User Interface Enhancements:
- The chat list can be shrunken. This is especially handy with XMPP/Jabber and long group chat identifiers.
- The highlight counter is now a separate column. This enhances the vertical alignment with other highlights and guarantees to be visible even if the chat name was truncated.
Application descriptionSmuxi is a free, multi-platform and open source graphical software that has been designed from the ground up to act as...