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Adium for Mac

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    Jun. 07, 2012
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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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5 stars

"Love this IM app!"

July 06, 2012  |  By pfhattkatt

 |  Version: Adium 1.5.1


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.


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.


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

What's new in version 1.5.1
  • Adium is now securely signed with an Apple Developer ID for OS X 10.8 / GateKeeper compatibility.
  • Updated to libpurple 2.10.4
    • AIM/ICQ: Fixed communication with buddies containing periods and underscores.
    • MSN: Fixed messages to offline contacts.
    • MSN: Switched to MSN protocol version 18, therefore re-enabling Multiple Points of Presence support.
    • Fixed a number of security issues, small memory leaks, miscellaneous bugs.
  • Fixed MSN public display names not being set. (Chenguang Li)
  • Adjusted the minimum size of the message window to be 200px.
  • Fixed status indicators in chat windows with only one chat.
  • Increased the size of the focus indicators so that they can be better seen when using overlay scrollbars.
  • Fixed the transcript viewer not saving the user list size.
  • Corrected some MSN emoticon shortcuts. (Paul Wilde)
  • Renamed "Send Notification" to "Request Attention".
  • Adjusted the layout of the profile selection window.
  • Fixed alphabetical contact list sorting involving diacritics such as "Ã?Â¥" and "Ã?¤" (Rafael Glauber)
  • Made "View Release Notes" localizable.
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date June 07, 2012
Date Added June 07, 2012
Version 1.5.1
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
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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