Adium for Mac

Adium for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 82 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    238,353
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    136
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review

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One of the most popular and customizable third-party clients in the multiservice chat category for Mac continues to impress. It supports multiple services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Windows Live, and Google Chat. Part of what made the original Adium so attractive was the multitude of IM service options, and that still forms the core appeal of this client. The interface is smooth and lean, fitting in well with the Mac OS. The client supports tabbed browsing, encrypted messaging, and you can transfer files to your buddies, though it can be hit or miss depending on what service you're using.

Recent updates have improved cross-service support (both in terms of security and performance), and the app continues to offer extensive options for customization, with a wide range of sounds, themes, colors, and other tweaks--including support for Growl, if you want to keep up with chats when you're not in Adium. Under the hood, the program shares the same open-source core as multiplatform client Pidgin.

Overall, despite some file-sharing quirks, Adium X is a must-download for those looking to connect with multiple services. If you've been looking for a chat client that plays nice with other chat services, Adium is an excellent choice on the Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best IM app for OS X"

April 27, 2009  |  By re_alvz

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.3

Pros

Adium is just amazing, when I install Macs this is the very first application I install, without fail. Its hard to live without Adium.

Cons

Lacks Voice/Video chat features.

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4 stars

"A pain to chat without it"

March 21, 2009  |  By Guj19

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.3

Pros

- Most diverse grouping of chat service connection I've come across
- Easy to set up and combine contacts across services
- Attractive and customizable IM window

Cons

- No video chat feature
- Sometimes has connection errors in regards to file transfers

Summary

Adium is a great program and only getting better the more it updates. It was alright when I first downloaded it, but I was particularly happy when the added the Facebook and Google Talk chat to go along with my Yahoo, MSN, and AIM mainstays. The only real down side is the lack of cam usage. Use something else if you are big into camming, but I'd bet they are in process of correcting this.

With friends scattered across IM sevices, Adium is a must-have for the avid chatter.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.3
A description of changes can be found at http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/AdiumVersionHistory.
General
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date February 19, 2009
Date Added February 19, 2009
Version 1.3.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.46MB
File Name Adium_1.5.10.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 238,353
Downloads Last Week 136
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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