You know I have recently blogged a bit about Irssi, an extraordinary irc client I have been using quite a lot.
But I recently discovered Weechat Another extraordinary irc client. I like it because it offers some functionalities as defaults that you can only enjoy in Irssi using scripts (Which means searching, downloading and loading scripts into the client)
One of the outstanding features of Weechat is that you can toggle your filters with Alt + Shift + = (Pretty awesome)
Apart from that, I like to say that Weechat is like the console counterpart of X-chat a very popular graphical client. I took a screenshot of both applications at work at the same time for you to compare. Which one do you prefer? I choose Weechat