Ecossaise is a small, fast, and flexible IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Windows. It supports simultaneous chat on multiple channels and servers, as well as private chat, DCC chat, file transfers, a browseable history, logging, customizable command aliasing and response handling, automatic updating, and more. There is no learning curve - just enter an IRC server (or use the default) and the nickname you want to be known by and start chatting!
Ecossaise is designed to run as a standalone executable or to plug into the Finale notation editor. Support as a plugin for additional applications is planned in the future.
Ecossaise may itself be infinitely expanded with new features through extensions. We provide a software development kit to developers free of charge so that they may develop their own extensions to Ecossaise.
Ecossaise was designed for portability, weighing in at less than a megabyte in size. This is small enough to put on a floppy disk or flash drive and carry around with you - and since no installer is necessary to run Ecossaise, you can immediately start chatting on the new machine, without even needing to copy the program to the hard drive!