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Adium for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 16, 2010
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  • Product ranking:
    #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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2 stars

"I am having a lot of trouble connecting my accounts."

May 31, 2011  |  By CecileVanBuren

 |  Version: Adium 1.4.1


The ones it works on is fine


cannot get it to connect to G chat, and others


wish it would work on my imac better.

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5 stars

"Good replacement for live messenger"

May 30, 2011  |  By Pinnetje

 |  Version: Adium 1.4.1


You can use all your messengers at the same time. Easy to use and has many options to personalize. For example: you can download nice sounds and emoticons from their website.


None really.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.1
Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site
Release Date November 16, 2010
Date Added November 16, 2010
Version 1.4.1
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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