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Adium for Mac

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out of 82 votes

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    Nov. 04, 2009
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    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review


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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4 stars

"Works well for me, an irregular user of chat."

December 10, 2009  |  By lewy--2008

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.8


Covers multiple formats and servers in one package.


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5 stars

"One app for multiple chat clients that works well."

December 03, 2009  |  By bob_christenson

 |  Version: Adium 1.3.8


Love the interface into Skype. Other chat clients are well integrated as well.


Nothing that I can think of.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.8
  • Updated pidgin-facebook chat, fixing login.
  • Corrected the Events preferences not displaying the correct list on Snow Leopard.
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date November 04, 2009
Date Added November 04, 2009
Version 1.3.8
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.46MB
File Name Adium_1.5.10.dmg
Total Downloads 238,353
Downloads Last Week 136
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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