Adium for Mac

Adium for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    238,353
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2010
  • 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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3 stars

"good IM program. unobtrusive on the desktop"

November 05, 2010  |  By agymah

 |  Version: Adium 1.4

Pros

i can chat with people in other IM programs without having to be in those programs. Adium brings them all together in one place.

Cons

doesn't allow me to buzz my contacts, so unless they're at the computer they won't know i've begun a chat

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
See http://trac.adium.im/wiki/AdiumVersionHistory.
General
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date October 30, 2010
Date Added October 30, 2010
Version 1.4
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
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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