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Editors' Review

by   / November 08, 2008

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5.10.4

  • Patched libotr, fixing an issue that could lead to remote code execution.
  • Updated libpurple to 2.10.12.

General

Publisher Adam Iser
Publisher web site http://www.adiumx.com
Release Date May 15, 2017
Date Added May 15, 2017
Version 1.5.10.4

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory Chat

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 20.16MB
File Name Adium_1.5.10.4.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 245,464
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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