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AIM
AIM
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AIM free download for Mac

AIM

Version 509

AOL Instant Messenger client.

AIM overview

AIM keeps you connected to the people you care about right on your Mac.

Features:
  • Group and one-to-one chat
  • Instant media previews
  • Social updates and notifications and more - all in a clean, powerful application for Mac.

What’s new in version 509

Updated on Jun 20 2016

Version 509:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Free

Size

23.7 MB

Downloads

119746

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • * Previously available here
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Macinman
Macinman
Mar 27 2013
1.0.9
0.0
Mar 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.9
Hey guys, if any macupdate staff read this, it would seem like mac update's listing of aim is out of sync, The version listed here, is different from what is currently on aim.com. The listing here says 1.0.9, that's not what downloads, and the version on aim.com is:1.2.5.4, the version that downloads from the link listed here is: 2.2.439. The 2.2x version is the old style aim, from when it first came to os x. Just wanted to let people know for the current version of aim for mac go to www.aim.com, until mu fixes their listing. Thanks.
Nicolasd
Nicolasd
Nov 18 2011
2.2.439
0.5
Nov 18 2011
0.5
Version: 2.2.439
is there a way to globally turn off "on the record?" this is the kind of privacy screw-up that got Google and Facebook into a federal investigation.
AlvAmo
AlvAmo
Nov 17 2011
2.2.439
0.5
Nov 17 2011
0.5
Version: 2.2.439
Hello, i tried the application because a friend with a Windows PC, to do a video chat. It work badly, and now, when i use iChat, every time i send a message to him, i get a message from AIM telling me that i had a new version of AIM, and my friend could record the conversation and read the faq!
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Nov 17 2011
2.2.439
0.5
Nov 17 2011
0.5
Version: 2.2.439
I think AOL just shot themselves in the foot, in the middle of the dessert, and are now dying a slow death. This app is terrible.
Andersh
Andersh
Feb 26 2011
2.2.429
0.5
Feb 26 2011
0.5
Version: 2.2.429
It is just getting uglier and uglier and looks more like a pc port than a mac app. It's getting bloated with useless icons and options. I need to find a clean and easy option. I just can't take it anymore
MacgirlDC
MacgirlDC
Feb 24 2011
2.2.429
5.0
Feb 24 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.429
Like previous stated -- LifeStream & Facebook.
Cwilder
Cwilder
Nov 19 2010
2.2.421
0.0
Nov 19 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.421
Someone please. Why would I use this app? I use iChat, which supports video/audio and Facebook logging-in. Why would I bother with this?
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Jul 30 2010
2.1.302
0.0
Jul 30 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.302
The auto update/update notification works now.
Pissnaround
Pissnaround
Jul 30 2010
2.1.302
0.0
Jul 30 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.302
bad link or version?
Derision
Derision
May 6 2010
2.1.282
4.0
May 6 2010
4.0
Version: 2.1.282
Let's state the obvious, first: iChat has the market cornered for AIM videoconferencing. Honestly, if you're on a Mac and you have an AIM account, you're most likely going to use iChat to take care of that. It is integrated better with the OS, it operates perfectly fine and, yeah, it has video. What iChat doesn't do, however, is merge the AIM and Facebook contacts as nicely as this. Sure, you can login to Facebook chat using iChat's Jabber protocols, but it isn't nearly as pretty and you don't get AIM's jazzy new "LifeStream" deal which nicely integrates AIM status messages with the Facebook status messages. AIM for Mac also makes use of AIM Expressions which, until now, only worked on the PC side. Another thing that this software does is allow you to login to your ICQ account -- a beautiful feature considering that ICQ for Mac hasn't been updated in seven years. It's not perfect, but it does make an entirely passable alternative ICQ client. People like to malign this software because of the perceived "corporate" or Windows-centric persona of AOL and while this version does lack stuff like video conferencing, it is light years beyond the buggy 4.7 version of AIM that was released before this and, in reality, the feature set of this software easily surpasses Adium's AIM implementation. And Adium is universally loved by all Mac users, despite having the same shortcomings as this software (namely, lack of video). Rather than complain about how it lacks videoconferencing and how it's not iChat and how it's made by AOL and is therefore terrible, let's give credit to AOL for even making the thing at all. AOL could easily have thrown their hands up in the air and said, "Eh, why bother... it's a Mac and they've got their own iChat". They could have, in short, pulled an ICQ, who has no intention of supporting Mac in the future. But they did bother to make something, and they released it and they continue to update it regularly. As someone who got used to fighting with old and outdated pieces of Mac software because of lack of support, I see this at least as a good start.
Organik
Organik
Apr 29 2010
2.1.279
1.0
Apr 29 2010
1.0
Version: 2.1.279
No way to change Lifestream list font or font size? Really? Font rendering looks like poo for some reason also.
Dspencer3491
Dspencer3491
Apr 27 2010
2.1.279
2.0
Apr 27 2010
2.0
Version: 2.1.279
If you only use AIM iChat is the best app you could possibly use. Anything from AOL is horrible and that's the truth. If you use other networks then Adium is your best bet.
Justanthrguyhere
Justanthrguyhere
Nov 25 2009
2.1.251
0.0
Nov 25 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.251
After all these years mac users STILL get a substandard version when compared to the Windows version!?!?! No Audio, No Video, heck even Yahoo managed to do it and AOL has iChat to steal from!!! AOL just die!
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Nov 24 2009
2.1.251
1.0
Nov 24 2009
1.0
Version: 2.1.251
You just CAN'T s*ck SO MUCH, AOL... STILL releasing AIM for Mac... just... Just support Apple's iChat, will you?
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Oct 14 2009
2.1.243
0.0
Oct 14 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.243
It's interesting that Check for Updates doesn't seem to find anything. For the last update, I waited about a week and it still told me what I had was the latest. It seems to be the same functionality that's in RapidWeaver and Cyberduck so it works when used properly. It's just interesting that AOL can't get things right. The IM functionality is good, if a bit late after, what, 8 years?
Likos
Likos
Oct 14 2009
2.1.243
0.0
Oct 14 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.243
Why this over iChat? (I'm being serious.)
macupdate-robert-dreamcore
macupdate-robert-dreamcore
Jul 30 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Jul 30 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b2
Despite all the vitriol here, I'm seeing huge improvements in the official Mac client. Can this one format spaces in your screen name? Or do we still need to keep 4.7 around for that? I'm not going to lie; like many, I don't actually use the official client, but it's great to have a decent one, anyhow--even if you personally only use it to set up various small features of your account before switching to Adium.
Ovipas
Ovipas
Jul 9 2009
2.0b1
0.0
Jul 9 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b1
lifestream addition is a big enhancement, however it seems that it doesn't allow for ICQ contacts to add a twitter or facebook account. no possibility to use iTunes song like a status message, which is a standard now for any IM application on macs. still no A/V capabilities :(
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Jul 7 2009
2.0b1
1.0
Jul 7 2009
1.0
Version: 2.0b1
What is AOL even thinking doing this??
Justanthrguyhere
Justanthrguyhere
Apr 16 2009
1.5b2
0.0
Apr 16 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5b2
AOL! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP THE INSANITY! This product is an insult to the Mac and the Mac community! I have both a Mac and Windows so I know what this is missing and it's nothing more than a prettier version on AIM 6 years ago!!!!! Whoa! Sorry you added SMS! WOW! Just stop!
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