AIM
AIM
509

5.0

AIM free download for Mac

AIM

509
20 June 2016

AOL Instant Messenger client.

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 AIM

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

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Derision
06 May 2010

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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.
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Version 2.1.282
Macinman
27 March 2013
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.
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Version 1.0.9
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Techboy
Techboy
08 July 2014
Doesn't look like they intend on updating this or that they are monitoring it. As of now the app downloaded from the web site is Version 8.0.5.2 (505). It's kind of a "web app" in that it seems to exactly mimic the web version rather than appear like a typical desktop app.
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Nicolasd
18 November 2011
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.
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Version 2.2.439
AlvAmo
17 November 2011
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!
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Version 2.2.439
Macguruguy
17 November 2011
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.
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Version 2.2.439
Andersh
26 February 2011
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
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Version 2.2.429
1 answer(s)
Alex-r-tan
Alex-r-tan
11 August 2011
...iChat?
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MacgirlDC
24 February 2011
Like previous stated -- LifeStream & Facebook.
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Version 2.2.429
Cwilder
19 November 2010
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?
Like (3)
Version 2.2.421
1 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
20 November 2010
Scroll down and read the review by DERISION below.
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Version 2.2.421
Bousozoku
30 July 2010
The auto update/update notification works now.
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Version 2.1.302
1 answer(s)
Fhall1
Fhall1
31 July 2010
Update from the app is not working for me yet
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Version 2.1.302
Pissnaround
30 July 2010
bad link or version?
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Version 2.1.302
2 answer(s)
Pissnaround
Pissnaround
30 July 2010
oops, nm, is working now
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Version 2.1.302
instantloanss
instantloanss
21 December 2010
do you know what soft to use on Iphone 2G for having yahoo messenger? instant loans
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Derision
06 May 2010
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.
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Version 2.1.282
2 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
20 November 2010
Preach!
Like (1)
Version 2.2.421
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
20 November 2010
Derision, great analysis - couldn't' agree more.
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Version 2.2.421
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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