Adium for Mac

Adium for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    238,353
  • Date Added:
    September 04, 2011
  • File Size:
    23.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    136
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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

"5 stars because it's UNIQUE but..."

September 19, 2011  |  By GianMarco_Tavazzani

 |  Version: Adium 1.4.3

Pros

it's the only proper multichat app we have!
Light, not cluttering, complete, with many useful personal settings, alerts, behaviours!

Cons

The development is slow... our expectations waiting...and waiting:
- file transfer is not fully working
- still no voice
- still not Skype integrated

Summary

An absolute 'must have' (made by GENEROUS people) which should be ever open when we're online!
But... does they know that we are BEGGING for more, to not be 'forced' to open Yahoo to send files or MSN for nor Skype (both in black list being fallen in dirty hands)?

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5 stars

"It does what it says it will"

September 11, 2011  |  By t.ellicott

 |  Version: Adium 1.4.3

Pros

It does what it say it will

Cons

It can't read my mind
It can't see into the future
It won't go to work for me and let me stay in bed
It doesn't predict winning lottery numbers at all - let alone accurately

Summary

I've been using it for years and they haven't screwed it up yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.3
  • Fixed a security vulnerability related to file transfers.
  • libpurple:
    • Fixed a crash when remote users have certain characters in their nicknames. (Discovered by Djego Ibanez) ( #p14341)
    • MSN: Fixed direct file transfers, user icons, and receiving custom emoticons, while disabling multiple points of presence (MPOP). We determined that this was the better trade-off based on user feedback. (reverted to libpurple's MSNP15 support from MSNP16) (#15256)
  • MSN: Fixed an issue involving the "Friendly name changes too often" error. (#15364)
  • GoogleTalk: Worked around an issue where messages contained XML code. (#15419)
  • Facebook
    • Fixed connectivity.
    • Facebook will now connect via the officially-sanctioned mechanism. You no longer have to provide Adium with your username and password; you will be prompted to authenticate via a facebook.com window when you first log in. Existing accounts are automatically upgraded.
  • AIM/ICQ: Fixed connecting while using a proxy server.
  • Twitter: Fixed loading the Following list. (#15239)
  • Fixed a fairly common crash related to user lists. (#14294)
  • Activated overlay scrollers on Mac OS X Lion. (#15394)
  • Fixed an issue where Adium was constantly writing with the computer screen off for a long time. (#15147)
  • Fixed the "Add Link" function, which was broken in 1.4.2. (#15259)
  • Fixed instances where contacts weren't being highlighted despite having been set to. (#14493).
  • Message View: Inserted emoticon will replace the selected text (if any).
  • Updated localisations: British English, Chinese (Traditional), Danish (#15431), Dutch (#15421), French (#15402), German (#15374), Greek (#15330), Italian (#15395), Norwegian (BokmÃ??Ã?Â¥l) (#15365), Portuguese (Portugal) (#15371), Swedish (#15384).
  • Fixed a case of unfavourable wording in the German localisation. (#15393)
General
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date September 04, 2011
Date Added September 04, 2011
Version 1.4.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
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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