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AIM for Mac509

20 June 2016

AOL Instant Messenger client.

What is AIM for Mac

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:
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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!
anonymous-skink-4628
anonymous-skink-4628
Mar 16 2009
1.5b1
0.0
Mar 16 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5b1
Why not just go with online only and support iChat 100% in the future.If your this far behind the game, You better pick a better position... :) At least there's not advertising in it...
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Mar 7 2009
1.1
0.0
Mar 7 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
This is way better now than it used to be compared to the old joke of an application. Having said that... this program is a steaming pile of cow dung. Since there is no audio/video chat support... still... after years and years and years... this application is virtually useless. With alternatives such as Adium... and even Apple's default iChat... which needs a lot of work too, but at least there's audio/video chat... there's no point in disgracing your hard drive with this garbage.
anonymous-elephant-2404
anonymous-elephant-2404
Feb 13 2009
1.1
0.0
Feb 13 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1
Really, what's the purpose of this? Why not work on like making iChat better?
Justanthrguyhere
Justanthrguyhere
Feb 1 2009
1.1b1
0.0
Feb 1 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1b1
I can't say it better than it's been said already other than to point out that this is nothing more than the IM part of the equally non-sense AOL Desktop for Mac just ripped out for a twofer deal for AOL. While I am glad to see them doing anything at all for the Mac I am baffled by their continued inability to sync the feature sets for the Mac and Windows products after almost 5 years of nothing. This is why AOL is no longer a player and should just close up shop once and for all. Sad.
Threedee912
Threedee912
Dec 16 2008
1.0
4.0
Dec 16 2008
4.0
Version: 1.0
I have to say, I'm surprised that AOL is still updating it's Mac client. It's a tad slow and still a little buggy, but the interface is clean, and you can chat to people fine. It's not on par with Adium yet, but it's a lot better than that ancient v4.7 back from 2003 or whatever.
New-User
New-User
Nov 26 2008
1.0b5
2.0
Nov 26 2008
2.0
Version: 1.0b5
Dear AOL. Start by being feature complete against iChat (audio/video), have a clean user interface (kill the style bar), and then improve from there. Save your bandwidth. There's no reason to choose this over iChat.
Gmax
Gmax
Nov 14 2008
1.0b4
0.0
Nov 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0b4
QUICK! Someone tell AOL it's 2008!
Patddfan88
Patddfan88
Oct 22 2008
1.0b2
0.0
Oct 22 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0b2
This is the only piece of software you'll never need to install on your Mac! Apple has included AIM with Mac OS X since 10.0, and it is a waste of time! Also, I suggest you get Adium instead. it's the best AIM client out there, and it also lets you chat with MSN, Google, and Yahoo users too! Sorry AOL, but you might as well tell people that your software is dead!
info-789
info-789
Oct 15 2008
1.0b2
5.0
Oct 15 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0b2
There are still some bugs, but superb app!!!
Ned-Scott
Ned-Scott
Oct 15 2008
1.0b2
0.0
Oct 15 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0b2
Apparently version numbers roll over at AOL..
-M-S-
-M-S-
Sep 29 2008
1.0b1
3.0
Sep 29 2008
3.0
Version: 1.0b1
I really don't see the advantage of this over iChat, except a slightly different interface. It definitely has advantages over Adium for some things (file transfers, mostly, which still are painful with Adium over AIM), but so does iChat. Still, it's good to see AOL continuing to develop this, I suppose.
Mac4drew
Mac4drew
Jul 29 2008
0.8.6
5.0
Jul 29 2008
5.0
Version: 0.8.6
I like it. Fast, clean, and stable on an Intel Mac, just like AIM for OS 9 used to be on my old iBook. No ads, just pure classic AIM goodness. They have attained almost feature parity with the previous Mac version, which is also very cool. Some things missing: notifications and the ability to change sounds (which I believe can both be added via a plugin on the AIM Lite website http://x.aim.com/laim/ ) and video/audio chat, which cannot be added. I use Adium for most of my instant messaging, but it still doesn't handle Direct IM or AIM chats very well. It crashes ALL THE TIME for me. If you ever use Direct IM or AIM Chats, you should be pleasantly surprised by this little program. It hasn't crashed once since I started using it. Only problem is, it only seems possible to save images received from Direct IM as low-quality GIFs. It prints images on the screen in full quality but then won't save them as anything but a low quality GIF. Please, AOL, update this some more... there are some people out there who appreciate it.
New-User
New-User
May 7 2008
0.8.6
2.0
May 7 2008
2.0
Version: 0.8.6
Don't waste your bandwidth. The interface needs a complete overhaul. Very bare-bones and awkward. Feels like a weird cross between the old Carbon port and a modern Cocoa app. It's going to be a while until this is anywhere near being a replacement for iChat.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2008
0.8.6
0.0
Jan 8 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.6
What are the advantages of this application over iChat?
Threedee912
Threedee912
Jan 7 2008
0.8.6
4.0
Jan 7 2008
4.0
Version: 0.8.6
Wow, after almost 3 years, AIM for Mac has actually been updated?
Pissnaround
Pissnaround
Jan 7 2008
0.8.6
0.0
Jan 7 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.6
well, this has any number of problems which I have to assume is because its a beta version, although it doesnt say so. It crashes when I quit the app, it doesnt scroll text correctly in message windows, and I have to install a new copy every time I want to use it. otherwise it's fine... :o)
EZ411
EZ411
Dec 8 2007
4.7
0.0
Dec 8 2007
0.0
Version: 4.7
* How-to Use ADIUM instead of the Outdated AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Why use ADIUM instead of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)? 1) Because AIM hasn't been updated since 18 Feb 2004 (almost 4 yrs)! 2) Because you can use ADIUM to maintain your AIM presence online ADIUM is not only Free (donations helpful), it is up-to-date and one of the top universal chat clients. Universal in that it interfaces with all chat accounts (AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and more) Get ADIUM right here on MacUpdate: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6366 Enlightened411 (^__^) http://enlightened411.wordpress.com/
Aruch1
Aruch1
Aug 8 2006
4.7
0.0
Aug 8 2006
0.0
Version: 4.7
I recently got the G5 mac for school, and have had problems with AOL i/m 4.7 and mozilla firefox randomly "quitting". It's extremely annoying and I don't know what to do to fix it! I called applecare once and she told me to empty my cache files but that hasnt quite done the trick.
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
Feb 18 2006
4.7
0.0
Feb 18 2006
0.0
Version: 4.7
Even though this app is 2 years old, it still seems faster, more stable, and less buggy than it's newer Windows counterpart. Despite that, why in the heck did they stop supporting new updates? Oh my gosh! Download the new Macintosh version! Oh wait...it was released in 2004. AOL needs to get up off their rears and come out with a new Mac OS X version because this is freaking ridiculous.
N0dl
N0dl
Dec 4 2005
4.7
0.0
Dec 4 2005
0.0
Version: 4.7
Hello my sister just happily purchased an imac G5 (the imac with the isight camera built in and ibooth etc) sorry if i got the model number wrong... I am an MAC newbie after all... Anyway, While my sister runs OSX tiger, I run linux(ubuntu). Whenever my sister is running AIM4.7 it disconnects my sister out of random. An error message saying "AIM has suddenly quit". At first i thought it was becuase me and my sister were logged on AIM at the same time. So I logged off but that did not solve the problem. The only thing i have been running besides my browser was an irc client (irssi to be specific). Does anyone have any idea what the problem is or how to fix this? A happy new non-windows using family.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2005
4.7
0.0
Sep 1 2005
0.0
Version: 4.7
Some of us HATE iChats layout and the fact that it lacks animated gif buddy icons, profiles, file sharing etc. Adium doesnt suport file sharing. i mean sharing not transfer. AIM is still the best at doing everything that needs to be done and displaying the buddy list. i dont want another program. I want this updated just like windows. who the hell canned it, it used to get updated all the time.
Guest
Guest
May 26 2005
4.7
0.0
May 26 2005
0.0
Version: 4.7
I have mac OS X tiger, and I can't download AIM, why? I don't want to use iChat.
Guest
Guest
May 17 2005
4.7
3.0
May 17 2005
3.0
Version: 4.7
Just use iChat, the Tiger version (3.0) has a lot of good features and in adium 0.81 they also have file transfers
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2005
4.7
3.0
Apr 12 2005
3.0
Version: 4.7
Why on earth are you using AOL Instant Messenger, why not use iChat?
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2005
4.7
3.0
Mar 12 2005
3.0
Version: 4.7
When is there going to be an updated version on this????? It's been HOW LONG since they updated? At least 2 or 3 years. I'm geting sick of waiting, and if there is no more updates, then screw AOL.
Pianoman0334
Pianoman0334
Jan 2 2005
4.7
4.0
Jan 2 2005
4.0
Version: 4.7
I recently downloaded AIM 4.7 for Mac, and I am very pleased, except for the fact that the talk feature is not supported. Will there ever be another higher version of AIM for Mac users??? PS: Alana, to set away messages, go down to the dock, click the AIM icon, hold it, then when the menu comes up, click on " Away Messages."
Guest
Guest
Dec 30 2004
4.7
3.0
Dec 30 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
Aim version 4.7 sucks!!! I've been using version 5.1 on windows for like 5 years and it sucks that i cant get it on mac. Version 4.7 is like forgein for me, i have no clue how to use it. I dont even know how to set my away message!
Guest
Guest
Oct 27 2004
4.7
0.0
Oct 27 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7
i wanted to know if someone knows if i can make a voice chat with this messenger, and if not, do you know any program that supports it? i have mac os X 10.2.8 thanx.. if you know, can you send me an email...
Guest
Guest
Aug 9 2004
4.7
3.0
Aug 9 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
I like that you can see the status of the file transfers unlike adium ;)
Guest
Guest
Aug 3 2004
4.7
3.0
Aug 3 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
it blows that they cant update AIM for Mac to have cool features and skins like in 5.5 for window users, does anybody know when they will come up with a new version,or a better version of AIM for macs?
Guest
Guest
Feb 24 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 24 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
have a problem. since i updated to this from the beta version, i cannot share files or transfer them to non-mac people.
Guest
Guest
Feb 22 2004
4.7
0.0
Feb 22 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7
I can see alot of people do not like this AOLIM. I am on AOL as an Internet Service Provider and to tell you the truth.....over her in the UK it really is not that bad using the integrated Messenger that comes with AOL X......BUT I have tried one version of AOL IM once before and found it to be a waste of time. My advice to you people is to get an AOLIM account...but instead of using poor unrealiable rubbish like this....do youreself a favour and use iChat...not only can you have all your buddy lists but I have had no problems with it at all...great app, go get it!
Guest
Guest
Feb 22 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 22 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
Blows. Gotta use adium everybody. (http://www.adiumx.com)
Ders
Ders
Feb 21 2004
4.7
0.0
Feb 21 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7
AIM is a bug. Use Adium www.adiumx.com
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 19 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
re: Abstraction's comment above ---> I have never seen an AIM "bug" - at lkeast not in any recent build . . . nor have any of my friends or family. I asked.
Abstraction
Abstraction
Feb 19 2004
4.7
0.0
Feb 19 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7
Trust me… there are many bugs to be fixed. If you've never had a problem with AIM consider yourself lucky. Not lucky as in 1 in 10 lucky. We're talking hit by lightining 3 times lucky. You must literally be one of the luckiest people in existance. In fact you're so lucky I want to touch you, I'll even give you $20.
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 19 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
Yeah, they'll add new featues in version 40.3, which is when all the "bugs" will be fixed. Oh yeah, never once have I experienced any bugs, nor has anyone I know (excluding PC users), so what exactly is it they're fixing?
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 19 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
Besides the fact that this program stinks, AIM 4.7 has no new features as well as a lack of audio ability. Sheesh AOL, come on! Just use iChat AV.
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 19 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
wow it's basically identical to the last 40 aim builds. y4444y!!!! *rolleyes*
Guest
Guest
Feb 18 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 18 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
They need to fix the crazy amount of things wrong with it first
Guest
Guest
Feb 18 2004
4.7
3.0
Feb 18 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7
Are they going to actually add FEATURES?
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2004
4.7b3
0.0
Feb 9 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7b3
If you just need the basic features of AIM (chat and instant messaging) use iChat. My personal opinion is that iChat is a superior product. AIM still has its place for things that iChat can't do (yet?), but for the basic IM features I prefer iChat. AOL is clearly putting more time into the Windows version so it is much farther ahead in features than their Mac version. I still use AIM 4.7b3 occasionally if I need something iChat can't do, but am using iChat more and more. If you're not happy with either iChat or AIM then try Fire or Adium or any other compatible program.
Guest
Guest
Feb 5 2004
4.7b3
3.0
Feb 5 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7b3
Video chat is ok but no sound!! Why?
Guest
Guest
Jan 27 2004
4.7b3
0.0
Jan 27 2004
0.0
Version: 4.7b3
AOL has ads. There isn't a way to get rid of them yet. That alone bugs me half to death. If that wasn't enough, iChat is available. AOL has buddy aliases. Big deal. iChat automatically aliases them from your address book, and let's you identify people on your buddy list by their icon, not their name. If that's not enough, the windows on AIM just look so cheap. If you have OS 10.1, then this is your best option. If you've got better than that, steer away.
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2004
4.7b3
3.0
Jan 26 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7b3
After you make it so AIM doesn't show that banner at the bottom, this app becomes no better than what you started with. The only reason iChat was created was because of the negligence of AOL towards their mac subscibers. That has been aparent to me since AOL version 3.0 hit the mailboxes. Now there is a new AOL out about every 3 months, and mac users are not only forced to use a sub-par program, but an outdated one as well. This lack of initiative is also shown in AIM and the fact that it is not even compatible with their own software on other platforms. That alone should show one that the company is not interested in keeping it's mac customers. It's not like the first few months of OS X's release when software developers were scrambling to make their programs compatible, I mean we've already gone from 10.0 to 10.3 and users are STILL waiting for the same functionality and speed we had before.
Guest
Guest
Jan 14 2004
4.7b3
3.0
Jan 14 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7b3
Try one of the Adium 2.0 nightly builds (I recommend 1/7/2004). I'm guessing that most people are basing their recommendations off of 1.6, but 2.0 is certainly a step up.
Guest
Guest
Jan 12 2004
4.7b3
3.0
Jan 12 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7b3
he was obviously praising Adium, he said that it had everything AOLIM has (file transfer, typing notifications, away message reading, et cetera) except Adium DOESN'T have file sharing (unnecessary) and it ISN'T slow and shoddy like AOLIM.
Guest
Guest
Jan 12 2004
4.7b3
3.0
Jan 12 2004
3.0
Version: 4.7b3
Adium has buddy typing notification. The only main feature it doesn't have is file sharing. Oh, and a shoddy interface and molasses-like speed.
Guest
Guest
Dec 28 2003
4.7b2
3.0
Dec 28 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b2
Still better then Adium since it has features I commonly use that Adium has yet to add. But Adium has a few noted features that make it stand out (tabbed chat window & spell check). However it lacks file sending (very important to me) and buddy typing notification. Fire & Icq have been my choices due to feature set, proteus is out of the question for me. I can't bring myself to pay a shareware fee for something that has yet to truly prove it's worth over other clients. Fire is not flawless but contains encryption which is extremely nice. If Fire just fixed a few things I would say it would be my main client. I do wish ICQ would crank out somethung awsome though, long time fave.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2003
4.7b2
3.0
Nov 24 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b2
"Adium" and "aesthetics" should never be used in a sentence together. Nor should "AOL" and "good software," or "iChat" and "even a bare minimum feature set." While still imperfect, Proteus will remain my choice.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2003
4.7b1
3.0
Nov 7 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b1
anyone who has a subtle feel for aesthetics would know adium is the best IM client.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2003
4.7b1
3.0
Nov 7 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b1
Good!! At Last,this app. show me to work correctly,from the first launch. Very smooth. No problem. As far as I noticed in the very first launch session,the "Arrange IM Windows" menu under window menu seems cool. The "Tile" in it works like somewhat Expose. Huh? Hope to keep on cool good App.!!
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2003
4.7b1
3.0
Nov 7 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b1
All you guys are on drugs! iChat is the best AOL Instant Messenger client! You can change your buddy's screen names to their real names, and it uses almost no system resources, while on the other hand, AIM uses quite a bit. Plus iChat is the best integrated into OS X, after all it is made by apple. Which is why you can Audio and Video chat in it with other apple users. Has AIM released any A/V support for macs yet? =P
Rychiar
Rychiar
Nov 7 2003
4.7b1
4.0
Nov 7 2003
4.0
Version: 4.7b1
ichat sux, no profile, no normal buddy icons, if u have 200 buddies ya dont want em all on there cus ya aint got all ther pix or info for addy cards and ther hard to scroll thru, its just annoying, AIm is so much better, i agree aol should get off ther asses and release a non beta version tho
Guest
Guest
Nov 6 2003
4.7b1
3.0
Nov 6 2003
3.0
Version: 4.7b1
Never had a problem using AIM. Works great. Only wish AOL would reimplement the voice chat feature it once had that worked really great.
Poweribook
Poweribook
Sep 22 2003
4.6
2.8
Sep 22 2003
2.8
Version: 4.6
Seemingly, this latest version of AOL-Instant Messenger is still have the same problem as the pervious version 4.5.xxx have had. That IS: just on the launching,the app. quit most of the launches ,with an alert box saying it quitted with the Type 2 error. Therefore, I have not seen the Buddy List window,the main window, of these latest versions nearly at all so far. I launced both of above,4.5.xxx & 4.6, mostly on OS 9,that's why I can chat via iChat on OS X. Does anyone know how to slove this problem?
Pedro-Peres1
Pedro-Peres1
Jul 25 2003
4.6
2.5
Jul 25 2003
2.5
Version: 4.6
It's a very unstable program ( but come on it is a beta version) and , it does not have the options that a mac user would like to have on this kind of program , such has voice chat , and videoconference. I prefer the ichat Av , it is better . this program is a PIECE OF JUNK comparing to the ichat.
Guest
Guest
Jul 11 2003
4.6
3.0
Jul 11 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6
I see nothing here to indicate that "4.6" is a beta release, but apparently it is. And it's highly unstable, reliably crashing four of our Macs during its sign-on process.
Jason-[thebox]
Jason-[thebox]
Jul 9 2003
4.6
4.5
Jul 9 2003
4.5
Version: 4.6
AOL Instant Messenger for Mac OS X has truly come out to be a good appication. It doesn't look that beautiful in OS X, but when you want a client that actually has more of the features than any other, look no further. Sure, iChat looks and feels better (I use it too, I'm not putting it down or anything), but this actually is useful as well. We Mac users are still waiting for the talk feature though; basically all of my school friends (I'm 14) use PC's, and they wonder why my client doesn't support talk.
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2003
4.6
3.0
Jul 8 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6
AIM is History long live iChatAV
Strongmantim
Strongmantim
Jun 30 2003
4.6.1131
4.8
Jun 30 2003
4.8
Version: 4.6.1131
With this version, my main screenname signs off after 3-5 seconds and an alert box appears saying that my screenname has been signed on at another location. Only one of my three screennames is affected by this. When I revert to 4.5.995 the problem goes away
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 27 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
Freeze Mac OS 9.1
Guest
Guest
Jun 26 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 26 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
what ever happened to the audio feature for AIM i know the new ichat has it but ichat a/v is for osx..i partitioned both and i want to talk to friends on.."pc" bring back the audio for aim!
Guest
Guest
Jun 26 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 26 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
I can't get the new features to work. I dislike the banners and find the interface/menus not quite straight forward. There are better IMs out there.
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 25 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
Why don't they just stop wasting time and port the PC version... At least the Mac version can enter community chats without having to go to the AIM web site first.
Macfreakie
Macfreakie
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
4.0
Jun 25 2003
4.0
Version: 4.6.1131
Huh ? How can I use the ICQ-feature ? AIM: MacFreakie@mac.com ICQ: 166161135
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 25 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
AOL reports that AIM 4.6's new features will include SMS capability and the merging of the AIM and ICQ databases. But if you read closely on AOL's web site, this applies only to the Windows release of AIM -- at least for the beta period. Is anyone really surprised? Meantime, we still cannot do something as basic and modest as search for new buddies (based on any particular criteria) nor do we have talk capability -- in spite of the fact that these functions were present in the OS 9 version of AIM over three years ago.
Ajgrossman
Ajgrossman
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
4.0
Jun 25 2003
4.0
Version: 4.6.1131
Great IM client. Does anybody know if you need to anyting special to add an ICQ number to a buddy list (for example, for SMS to a cell phone, you have to put + before the full phone number)? Alex Grossman
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 25 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
ICQ SUPPORT?? Wow, didn't see that one coming.. I have to admit this beats all the other clients in features.. if you use it, you may want to seek out "AIM X 4.5 Banner DESTROYER™" ;)
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
3.0
Jun 25 2003
3.0
Version: 4.6.1131
Best Chat Client Available for OS X. When iChat gets rid of them horrible UI it will be great.
Ders
Ders
Jun 25 2003
4.6.1131
0.0
Jun 25 2003
0.0
Version: 4.6.1131
voice chat is only available via iChat, which is still crap IMHO, I suggest using Adium www.adiumx.com for anything else, its wonderful.
Strongmantim
Strongmantim
Jun 10 2003
4.5.995
4.8
Jun 10 2003
4.8
Version: 4.5.995
AOL's IM SMOKES all others as far as features go. Not up to par with PC versions, but still the best for OSX. I have trouble opening really, really large IM logs, though.
Bozzy
Bozzy
Mar 28 2003
4.5.995
1.0
Mar 28 2003
1.0
Version: 4.5.995
What the hell is different about this from the previous ones? it's just as unstable and clunky (make it cocoa for the love of g-d)...where are the buddy search features like aim5 for the pc has? Where is voice chat like every other IM client has? why isn't this native to os x? WHY WHY WHY
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2003
4.5.995
0.0
Mar 19 2003
0.0
Version: 4.5.995
worst for features for aol still not showing any concern for talk feature, even pulling mension of it from download page as a future feature. Also not even implimenting a simple buddy search feature that would take so little effort to put in again. Also text bug is STILL present since a few builds ago. (Copy and paste a large ammount of styled text you'll see it.)
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2003
4.5.995
3.0
Mar 19 2003
3.0
Version: 4.5.995
i like this new version. a lot faster than previous versions. i just wish AOL would make it Cocoa and that would really boost speed. And now that they have began calling it AIM in the menu and the dock, it's a lot better. no so much space taken up by the name. i'm going to use this program for a bit, and see how much i like it.
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2003
4.5.995
0.0
Mar 19 2003
0.0
Version: 4.5.995
Just as featureless and buggy as when I last used it nearly a year ago. Still no buddy search capabilities, either. Stick with Adium or Proteus. You'll be much happier. About the only thing this does well is transfer files and support buddy icons.
Guest
Guest
Dec 5 2002
4.5.947
3.0
Dec 5 2002
3.0
Version: 4.5.947
this version sucks more than the last. don't get it.
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2002
4.5.863
3.0
Oct 2 2002
3.0
Version: 4.5.863
I like the smilies :D
Guest
Guest
Aug 26 2002
4.5.794
3.0
Aug 26 2002
3.0
Version: 4.5.794
DO NOT GET THIS PROGRAM!!! It is extremily unstable. Download version 4.5.651, it is much better!
Guest
Guest
Jun 19 2002
5.1.3 Build 5G
0.0
Jun 19 2002
0.0
Version: 5.1.3 Build 5G
Requires AOL?????? What the heck is this? I'm switching to a third party application that can access the AIM network. The version that I currently have, the latest if you don't have AOL, quits after I talk for just a few seconds.
Free
2.9
0.0
App requirements: 
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  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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