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:
    October 30, 2010
  • File Size:
    23.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    136
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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

    "Love this IM app!"

    July 06, 2012   |   By pfhattkatt

    Version: Adium 1.5.1

    Pros

    Love how all my IM accounts are combined into one and has my twitter updates as well. Functionally this program has never caused me any issues and has always performed beautifully.

    Cons

    I would not mind having my FB updates viewable as the twitter updates are, but is not a deal breaker and probably better off without it. Not been able to figure out how to tab between chat screens with just a hot key, have to use mouse. Functionally I have had no operating issues to give me a true CON to complain about to date.

    Summary

    LOVE this IM, wish I could get it for my PC. Used trillion for years on the PC and I love this so much better if for no other reason just dependability and trillion was really a resource pig. After using Adium I started doing the pepsi challenge on my PC to find a better IM program to use. NO banner adds, never had a functional issue with the program, not a resource hog, very elegant. I would compare it to a Miranda messager program in terms of operating functionality with much more intelligence requiring less end user set up.

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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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