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Instantbird is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts. It uses the Mozilla rendering engine to display IMs, and the Pidgin libpurple to connect to the different networks, and it is available in 14 languages.

What's New

Version 1.5:

New:

  • Creating a new conversation tab has been made easier.
  • Clicking the '+' button in a conversation window shows a list of conversations that can be started with a single click.
  • The list is sorted with a frecency algorithm, taking into account how often and how recently you've talked to each contact.
  • This list also automatically includes more...

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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JoshiSm Member IconReview+1
JoshiSm
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Ugly interfaces should be disallowed ;)

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Version 1.2
tcampbellut Member IconComment+4
tcampbellut
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Adium has no IRC support that I have found. This does. It's also a standard interface across multiple platforms.

Regarding people that claim that PPCs are dead (or dying), you obviously don't have a PPC. Don't make quick statements when they obviously don't involve you. I personally have two PPC based Macs and two Intel based Macs. I have no intentions of "trashing" my PPC Macs.

I was curious though if Instantbird will be supporting OTR Encryption at any point. If not, I won't be using it.

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Version 0.1.1
Robby.is.on
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IRC support was added to Adium for version 1.4 which was released in October 2010.

meego Member IconComment+165
meego
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Instantbird will have a hard time gathering users. There are already many free IM clients built around libpurple (hence with the same core features). Every major system has its native libpurple+GUI implementation.

Plus, as an implementation of libpurple, Adium is now nearing perfection.

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Version 0.1.1
Doc-Renaud Member IconComment+135
Doc-Renaud
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Face it guys: PPC is dying....

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Version 0.1.1
globetrotterdk
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In general, Apple builds quality hardware that does not have to be thrown out every second year. Why shouldn't PPC continue to be supported as long as the hardware is rock solid? Mozilla's other products support PPC.

Penguirl
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I hate to have to tell you this but some people are still running Apple hardware that pre-dates PPC.

Just because it's not the latest & greatest doesn't mean it's useless. The very old macs can still be used for WP and the like, a child's first computer, etc… My PowerBook & iMac are still in use every day, the only place they stumble for me is at playing Flash. Heck they run at 100% 24/7 doing computation for BOINC.

Mudflapper
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PPC has been dead for years. Sorry, it's the truth. And this is coming from someone who had an INTEL OUTSIDE sticker on his G4 Quicksilver.

Penguirl
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If @TGBX and @Mudflapper want to throw their PPC machines in the dump, go right ahead. Or better yet, send them to me. But they are not useless by any means, I have two running alongside my Mac Pro and two Celeron D boxes.

globetrotterdk Member IconComment+0
globetrotterdk
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Where is the PPC version #%!?

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Version 0.1.1
MacUpdate-Lon
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It does not exist. This is Intel-only.

globetrotterdk
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I received an e-mail from the developer:

"...There is currently no PPC version because we have no usable PPC hardware to build and test it (the only PPC machine I have is an old PowerBook G3 which is way too old to build or run Instantbird).

If someone wants to offer us a nice PPC machine, we may provide PPC builds."

Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva
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What's this planned to do that Adium doesn't?

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Version 0.1
Splunk23
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Run on Windows and Linux?

Tuishimi
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Not to be a jerk, but what is the advantage of that to me (mac user)? Is file sharing better? Compatibility in general better?

Splunk23
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Sometimes it's not all about you. The developers decided to write a cross-platform IM client. It runs on Mac, so MacUpdate listed it.

Tuishimi
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Of course, and you realize I didn't mean "just me" I meant to users in general. And I was honestly interested in knowing if there were advantages because it is 100% possible that the implementation IS better than the backend used by Adium. I wanted to know if this was the case, and whether or not it triumphed over the mac-specific UI offered by Adium.

xyz043 Member IconComment-1
xyz043
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No Universal version. Intel-only. Ludicrous.

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Version 0.1
Chas_m
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Hardly "ludicrous." At best, you MIGHT call it short-sighted.

But let's face reality please: Apple hasn't sold a PPC machine in half a decade now. Yes I know lots of PPC machines are still out there and running. Great! BUT any new developer to the platform isn't going to be interested in them. Hello and welcome to the real world.

The majority of the working Macs -- and all new Macs forthcoming -- are Intel. The development tools devs use are aimed at Intel. Writing. Wall. On the.

It would be NICE if the developer made this Universal, and they might be persuaded to do so (if its actually feasible using the dev tools/libraries they're using) by PPC owners contacting them and giving them feedback.

Insulting them or demonstrating a weak grasp of the realities of the marketplace, however, isn't likely to get you very far.

Fqueze
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Instantbird has been released for Mac as a Universal version since 0.1.3.

The new Instantbird 0.2 binary is Universal.

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Fabio Milocco
Version 1.0
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Downloads 5,610
Version Downloads 235
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 20 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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