Coolsmile is an IRC chat client which was developed in Java and enables you to connect to any network and channels, discuss privately and customize many settings.
Smooth installation and well-organized interface
You are required to go through seamless and quick setup process, while the interface you are met with consists of several buttons, a pane in which to view information, a box in which to write your message and a panel in which to view all other people connected to the same room as you.
As a result, we can safely say that all user categories can find their way around it with great ease, including those with little or no previous experience with computers.
Establishing a connection
This program enables you to chat with people from all over the world by simply connecting to an IRC network. It possible to view a list with all the channels available, and you can refresh and sort them according to name or user number, so that you can easily find the ones that interest you.
Search for people, use smiles and configure other settings
You can easily establish private conversations by simply double-clicking on a user’s name or you can use a search function in order to view all the connected to people along with information such as age, country and description that they have added. This search can also be refined by nick, age, sex and location.
Smiles are supported and you can view how to make them from the Help contents, while you can also input your nick, sex and other information you deem necessary. From the settings panel you can easily disable new private messages, show or hide invitations, change the font used, colors or the border and background and alert sounds.
Conclusion and performance
Coolsmile runs without using many resources and without popping up errors, hanging or freezing. The interface is user-friendly, the response time is good and there are sufficient options to keep you busy for a while. All in all, it proves to be a pretty efficient and reliable piece of software, for those who still use IRC clients.