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Adium1.5.10.4

28 April 2017

Popular instant messaging client supports a plethora of services.

Overview

Adium is a fast and free instant messaging client which supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Yahoo! Japan, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, SIP/SIMPLE (Text), and Lotus Sametime. Adium supports beautiful WebKit message display, tabbed messaging, encrypted chat, file transfer, and more. Give it a try; you won't look back.

Adium is currently translated into:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Canadian English
  • Australian English
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Canadian French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Turkish

What's new in Adium

Version 1.5.10.4
  • Fixed an issue where the user interface got corrupted when opening the "Default Client" pane in Adium's advanced preferences
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to 1.17.0 from 1.13.1

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620 Reviews of Adium

Surfspirit
01 November 2010
Version: 1.4

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Video Call Version Finally! Oh no, sorry, I just read the promess log of 5 years ago!
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alsa-1
01 March 2020
Version: 1.5.10.4
Adium is no longer under active development and has many problem. If you are looking to use xmpp or irc on your mac, using Monal and an irc bridge is the much better option.
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0.5
Albabe
19 December 2017
Version: 1.5.10.4
It says it works with Yahoo Messenger - I don't think so.
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djcz
27 September 2017
Version: 1.5.10.4
I love this app, but I updated to OS X 10.13 and Adium (version 1.5.10.4) keeps "Unexpectedly Quitting". Open a chat window, then try to close that window and Adium will crash.
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Derekcurrie
27 April 2017
Version: 1.5.10.3
v1.5.10.3 is a *MAJOR* Security Update, required for ALL Adium users!

If you're using a previous version of Adium: *STOP.* Please read this article...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/22/adium_lagging_on_library_security_vulnerability/
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4.5
JennyW8925
23 November 2016
Version: 1.5.10.2
Always use it with my coworkers in the office. The app works just fine to chat over the local network.
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smileyyy
22 November 2016
Version: 1.5.10.2
Really nice thing. Thanks for devs.
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0.5
distreszed
09 February 2016
Version: 1.5.10.1
still continually asks for Gmail/Gtalk password, as the previous release. Both 10.7.5 and 10.11.3. totally unusable. too bad, it used to be great little app back in the time
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blm
09 February 2016
Version: 1.5.10.1
According to the Adium site, 1.5.10.1 requires 10.7.5 or above, not 10.6.8 as stated above.
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steve-11
09 February 2016
Version: 1.5.10.1
Have been using 1.5.11b2 for months - it fixed the Yahoo login problem. What is with this one - regression, or roll-up of the 11b2 fixes?
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Josh-
12 December 2015
Version: 1.5.10
Is Adium still in development? I've been a fan of the app for years, but Facebook and Gmail are changing, and I can't get either of them to play nice with Adium.
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5
cophrandy
07 December 2015
Version: 1.5.10
Use Adium for jabber messaging. I like the option of skins change. My duck is blue, and yours?
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4.5
Pitkin
04 September 2015
Version: 1.5.10
Not bad! Liked it!
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Penguirl
25 April 2015
Version: 1.5.10
I’m wondering if the service providers are discontinuing their chat services or if they just aren’t allowing 3rd party apps anymore. Adium cannot connect to Gtalk, Apple’s AIM service, MSN… The only service Adium will connect to for me is Yahoo! IM, that’s it.
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
20 May 2014
Version: 1.5.10
Ok, let's remember why Adium MUST live and evolve: -Yahoo Messenger (for Mac) is died, I just use it for file transfer with WC (Window Computer) Yahoo users; I'd like a better integration with it to stop to have to open it. - Facebook: I have more FB accounts, Adium allows me to chat on all, which is impossible through a single browser. - Skype is a tragic must have. The day Adium will be able to allow me to not have to open a Skype 6 (which I use just in desperate case from a disk image, while I've constantly open 2.8) I will even stop to open it! What about the many other chat programs? They are almost all abandoned, maybe the most important integration should be with QQ Yes, a lot of work still to do, to deserve the 6 stars, for now, I'm sorry, just 5!
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Macinman
01 April 2014
Version: 1.5.9
I used to use adium exclusively years ago and I've also used the cross platform Pidgin from which Adium was created. Now i wanted to find out if there was any reason to continue using Adium at this point. messages/ichat seem to do the most popular services adium was pushed for, there is FaceTime for video/audio there is Skype for cross platform AV for mac to other operating systems to communicate. I also noticed adium isn't updated as much as it used to be so I was wondering if the project is dying off or has died off.
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Andrew8042
16 October 2013
Version: 1.5.8
When will add are new API VK?
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star-affinity
15 October 2013
Version: 1.5.8
"Changed the default tab switching shortcuts for new users to Control-Tab/Control-Shift-Tab, to match Safari." Yes! I think this should be the default shortcut globally for all app and windows where the frontmost window contains some kind of tabs.
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Penguirl
14 September 2013
Version: 1.5.7
Apparently there are no functional PPC Twitter apps left, Adium was my last hope. Unless someone knows something that I do not.
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melissaivoryhotmailcom7522
10 August 2013
Version: 1.5.7
I don't know if this is happening to anyone else, but I'm having massive trouble connecting to Facebook recently. Through the chat protocols (Jabber), it is a hit or miss if it'll connect each time I start up my system, and under the direct Facebook protocols, it won't even tell me everyone who is online, only a random selection at any given time. I'm starting to get tired of all this because it means a constant battle every day with Facebook, and that messes up my use of it on my mobile, not just my messenger. I tried going to the Adium site, but everything there just confused me, so I don't know if anyone else is having this issue or if there is a solution. I was hoping someone here could help.
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Monkeyjunkey
03 July 2013
Version: 1.5.6
1.5.7 is out.
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4.5
HansMueller4641
20 June 2013
Version: 1.5.6
best IM client for the mac
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Maxter
19 March 2013
Version: 1.5.6
Don't know if this is just with us but on our 4 computers with Adium 1.5.6 file transfer doesn't work at all no matter which service we use. The text one types disappear from the chat window after being send. Weird....
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AlexMagik
19 March 2013
Version: 1.5.6
With Skype able to merge MSN and Skype, i'm actually now no more in needs to use Adium, as iMessage does google, Skype does the other 2, QQ still the best alone, and on ICQ i think i'm the last one left (so, no point to even login). Sadly Adium could have been a huge hit if they would manage to do the video / calls. but they never did, so now it's probably going to fall behind... Also in markets like mine where internet is not best, Adium often fails to deliver messages, or retrieve them, making it very unstable, recently just keep disconnecting every few minutes...
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Fuhayer
19 November 2012
Version: 1.5.4
i did not like UI. i like the way iChat uses. i like the UI Trillian uses but the UI of Adium is really terrible for me. this is the reason i do not use this app for years.
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4.5
GianMarco.Tavazzani
08 November 2012
Version: 1.5.4
Dear, DEAR Adium Team.. Do PPPLEASE something BEFORE Skype 2.8 will end to work! I swore, I will not ask you any... hem, FOR SOME WEEKS to solve the Yahoo file transfer problem or any other audio/video chat with other chats because THIS is now PRIORITY! Soon, we all fear, Microsh... brain will find the way to avoid any further comparison between the last NOT 'ms' version of Skype (now the ridiculous 6!) and the last one (2.8) made by people who know something about programming (those ''phenomena' of ms are an alphabets!) to stop to be ashamed by the "BUUUUUUHHH" that anyone who can still use 2.8 cries when trying the latest result of the efforts of that 'ms GENIUSES'. It's not a joke but a very serious request: we Skype users are on the Titanic and all our community will soon collapse if YOU can't find a way to integrate Skype in a way that will work as the 2.8! We don't ask more and for sure no one of us needs more that what 2.8 gives! THANKS!
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Steve K
03 August 2012
Version: 1.5.2
I wish someone could tell me why we can't send IMs to cel phones from Adium any longer. Haven't been able to in ages. I'm still running 1.4.1 because that's the last version that allowed it. I've opened a ticket on the Adium support site, I've searched support for hours and nothing. Anyone? I love Adium but this is a dealbreaker for me.
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Jazzyguy
21 July 2012
Version: 1.5.2
Excellent in every way. I feelit is the best instant messaging client for multiple accounts.
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RavenNevermore
21 July 2012
Version: 1.5.2
What's not to like about Adium?
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Shane-Smith
08 June 2012
Version: 1.5.1
Finally, Facebook bug is squashed.
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Theothertim
17 March 2012
Version: 1.5
Kudos to the Adium team. Adium just gets better with age. Version 1.5 brings several enhancements and some new UI elements to what is already the best IM client on the Mac. Adium has been stable for me for years and it works great.
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3.5
Schwaggy
12 March 2012
Version: 1.5rc1
Great app but still crashing when accepting an invite to a Sametime group chat. This started when our company updated the Sametime servers to the 8.5.1 branch. Don't know if this is a LibPurple or Meanwhile problem. I'd love it if this crash was fixed so I could use only Adium for my needs.
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chriss-chriss
14 January 2012
Version: 1.4.4
Needed to use several apps for dirrerent messaging systems. Adium replaced them all. A must have app for every mac user.
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Steve K
13 January 2012
Version: 1.4.4
Does anyone know how to get SMS working again? It hasn't worked since 1.4.2, months ago. There are a couple tickets open at the Adium developer page about this issue but there's been no response. It works in 1.4.1, but Facebook messaging doesn't work in that version. So I have to pick one over the other, and I need both. I love Adium but I miss free SMS. :(
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Steve K
06 December 2011
Version: 1.4.4
I try every update but I wind up reverting back to 1.4.1 because that's the last version that allows me to send IMs to cel phone numbers through AIM. Still a fantastic app, though.
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Shane-Smith
06 December 2011
Version: 1.4.4
Since this update adding facebook crashes the program every time.
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4.5
silverhand31
05 December 2011
Version: 1.4.4
Very good but one thing need to talk about. I can't send files for my friends (diff apps). Only they can send me but I have to enable auto received file.
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4.5
silverhand31
05 December 2011
Version: 1.4.4
Very good but one thing need to talk about. I can't send files for my friends(diff apps). Only they can send me but I have to enable auto received file.
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4.5
freiheit
03 December 2011
Version: 1.4.3
I have work people on MSN, friends on AIM (iChat) and friends on F*book. Adium lets me chat with all of them through one interface. Love it! However if I set up F*book using the F*book option, it doesn't connect even after I authorize it through the site; had to set it up using Jabber as the protocol, but found instructions for that on F*book. Adium is great!
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Doug-S-
12 September 2011
Version: 1.4.3
There are so many areas in which Adium works great. You can customize it so easily, it supports so many different clients... But there is a very specific reason it's getting a star of one: I was on my laptop, about to switch to my desktop and saw a friend I had online. I haven't talked to her in ages because I never see her on. So I shut my laptop, hopped on my iMac and... She's gone. That sucks. So I text her because now I want to chat. She says she's still on. No she's not... I check on my laptop. Yep, there she is. Desktop? No. Same account, same settings. I literally cloned my desktop to my laptop when I installed Lion. Adium has been uninstalled. Given the other fiddly issues with stability and the fact that it ALWAYS asks me to double-check my passwords when I sign in... Never again. I've given them so much time to work out the bugs and they never do. They worry about new, pointless features instead.
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2.5
Crackerblue
06 September 2011
Version: 1.4.3
I love this client and I was HOPING that with the 1.4.3 release they were going to fix the very basics bugs! But I have been testing it and they didn't. Sometimes I can't receive message and/or sometimes I can't send messages. My display picture isn't displayed on my contacts (win) MSN clients. File - transferring... well you know. By now I have to stick with Microsoft Messenger, otherwise I can't communicate with my friends and family. I'm sorry about this great app, but this need to be fixed.
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Leo-Telles
06 September 2011
Version: 1.4.3
I really love Adium and how i can use Facebook chat, twitter and man messenger at the same time. I love the freedom i have to customize everything, i like how the updates comes and really improve things. I wish in near future they`ll make a way so i can save all me settings, because every time i reinstall it in different computers and everything i need to make all my customization again.
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3.5
Derision
05 September 2011
Version: 1.4.3
I might take a lot of flack for this review, because Adium is universally loved by Mac users, but… well, it's just my opinion, and nobody has to agree with me. For me, though, Adium is kind of redundant. When I first switched from OS9 to OSX, back in those heady Jaguar days, Adium was the ONLY IM client I would use. AIM, ICQ and Yahoo were bad Carbon ports, MSN was indescribable, and iChat was, er... weird. In addition, Skype was barely a glimmer in anybody's eyes and, though Gizmo was cool, only three people worldwide seemed to ever use it. At that point, Adium -- and, to a lesser extent, the now defunct Fire and the husk of what was once Proteus -- was a breath of fresh air. It was a convenient, solid, feature-rich application that easily blew away any of the official offerings. It was also extremely customizable and, well... it was very "Mac". Time marches on, though, and the official clients have gotten better. While this has occurred, it has seemed to me as if Adium continues to tread water, a bit. It is still a very solid application and it is still a very convenient way to keep all your contacts in one list, but it doesn't have video or audio conferencing -- which even MSN has now -- and it falls short in some very basic areas as compared to the official offerings. I have rarely been able to get file transfers to work and, at times, it can act just plain goofy. Now, that said, I am absolutely not trying to disparage this application. I still love Adium to death and I keep installing updates, but... to be honest, I just don't find myself using it very often anymore. Maybe if I needed to be logged into eight different IM clients, or several different screen names, then I'll start it up, but... for the most part, it sits there looking at me, and just doesn't get used. Which is kind of a shame, because it still has what it has had since day one, back in those OSX 10.2 days -- loads upon loads of amazing potential that it just... doesn't... ever... quite seem... to reach. AJH
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Paul04
14 August 2011
Version: 1.4.2
A solid Instant Messenger. Every new Mac user should be aware of this good old IM client. Knew about it before I switched to Mac in July 2009. Although I should point out there is something here or there that you feel might need to be addd or improved, and in all honestly not that I don't appreciate it or it's not updated, I just feel myself wanting to click to check for updates menu on occasion to see if it gets polished a little, or something new comes.
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djcz
11 August 2011
Version: 1.4.2
Ever since I've upgraded, I've had an issue with Adium autocorrecting text. I wouldn't mind so much if it got it right, but it's ALWAYS wrong and it's always something crazy. I've looked for a setting to turn this off, but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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3.5
Mrcoffeeluver
10 August 2011
Version: 1.4.2
I use Adium daily. But sadly QQ connection does not still work and video, I really want video on MSN. The Microsoft Messenger for OS X has so lousy video also. God I am envy of my Windows friends sometimes. :)
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4.5
Penguirl
05 August 2011
Version: 1.4.2
I just discovered that you can send free text (SMS) messages through Adium from Address Book (at least in the US anyway) - another feather in Adium's cap! The only thing missing that I can tell is A/V chat, which I don't use anyway.
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Gryffin
17 June 2011
Version: 1.4.2
I've been using Adium since forever, but this is the first time a full update caused me a problem. In this case, since installing 1.4.2, I can no longer create hyperlinks. When I right-click, the "Add Link" item is there, but doesn't do anything. Ditto the main menu item. Checking the console, I'm seeing this, twice, fer every attempt to create a link: 6/17/11 10:37:02 AM Adium[30127] +[AHHyperlinkScanner isStringValidURI:usingStrict:fromIndex:withStatus:schemeLength:]: unrecognized selector sent to class 0x21e5140 Gonna see if I have a copy of 1.4.1 laying around, and roll back.
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Zephyris
15 June 2011
Version: 1.4.2
Adium, kicking ass since 2001! Thanks to the devs for keeping it free.
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Mac007
13 June 2011
Version: 1.4.2
I finally fixed my lost contact list problem but lost all my custom settings which I'm trying to get back to what I had before the update to the newest version. I still have yet to figure out why it shows all my contacts as offline when that is not the case when I check my browser. Whatever they have changed has ruined this application for me. Fortunately I have Trillian which is what I will be using until they get things fixed.
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Yoshinatsu
13 June 2011
Version: 1.4.2
Please note that Adium 1.4.2 uses an updated version of libpurple, and as a result, direct file transfers, user icons, and receipt of custom emoticons are currently broken. If you'd like to help the developers of Adium to resolve these issues, please visit http://adium.im/help/
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4.5
jamesnrth
14 May 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Best IM program for Mac. Small, lite, free, supports many chat networks. Thumbs up!
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orhon
10 May 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Can't wait for the next version. Some more features and redesigned UI would be nice. Other than that, I believe this is the best IM for Mac to connect all your networks at once. Xtras are also useful. The app is fully customizable and fast.
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Palex
09 May 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Best minimalism design. In Mac we trust.
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St00pid-M0nk3y
15 March 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Although this is the best chat client for Mac that I can think of, it does have some funky connection issues from time to time. Also, about 90% of the time I can't make a successful file transfer to anyone using Windows. Most of the time they tell me they don't even see a window pop up asking if they want to accept the transfer in the first place. Another thing that really... really... needs to be added is video chat support. I don't mind using iChat or Skype, but to have everything done in one app would be fantastic. Still... I love this app.
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Libertyforall1776
28 February 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Hmm, any plans for a 64-bit version? This iteration is not...
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UlisesMontreal
07 February 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Does Adium have a problem with Snow Leopard?? I was very happy with it when I had my powerbook (G4), but I just bought a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) and it became a real pain, I can't add contacts. It's aggravating.
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jcbarrony
25 January 2011
Version: 1.4.1
I´m feeling very confortable with adium i think that is a very useful app and have a good desing, look&feel options, and i made one dock icon that i want to show to all http://adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=7891 regards,
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Gobra
10 January 2011
Version: 1.4.1
I find Adium the best IM app I've ever used. I still remember my Windows days when I wasn't able to find suitable messages: they were either too simple or too complex. Adium somehow does all I need in a way I like and hides unnecessary (for me) features, so they don't bother me. I've been using Adium for 2+ years and NEVER had an idea to look for a replacement. Devs, thank you!
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4.5
crystalidea
02 January 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Adium is probably the best IM client available on Mac. I personally like support of several accounts under single protocol, growl support and VERY transparent usage of multiple protocols at the same time.
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ok5
23 December 2010
Version: 1.4.1
It is program. I can´t say. Now i was liking adium, but when adium is not working a use amsn. Yeah no video, but i don´t know, but maybe msn livemessenger for mac too don´t have video chat. All what is MS-Bill Gate and all what is Steve Jobs is boze. Just download linux, install it ot your pc, if you was unlucky and buy mac, then install linux, everything is free, the true is that is much buggy, but you didn´t for the programs. Ms windows is consting 300 euro, maybe in US, it is 393 US $. And macosx 10.6 single is 29.00 US $, if you get a family pack, it is 49.00 US $. And linux is free.
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Tintonium
10 December 2010
Version: 1.4.1
. For Tiger (and maybe Panther) users: . Twitter https://www.tweet.im/ . screenshot http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/270/twitteri.jpg . Facebook Chat http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php .
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Crompton
29 November 2010
Version: 1.4.1
As mentioned previously by another user: "I have recently updated to the most recent official version and I have some "bugs" on MSN conversations, sometimes my contacts can't receive my messages AND sometimes I can't receive my contact's messages." Same thing with me and contacts I know using this update and MSN. It's very frustrating since you never really know what's happening with your conversation.
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Crackerblue
21 November 2010
Version: 1.4.1
I have recently updated to the most recent official version and I have some "bugs" on MSN conversations, sometimes my contacts can't receive my messages AND sometimes I can't receive my contact's messages. Does anyone else have this problem? how can I solve it? thank you Awesome application :)
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Surfspirit
01 November 2010
Version: 1.4
Video Call Version Finally! Oh no, sorry, I just read the promess log of 5 years ago!
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Arya
31 October 2010
Version: 1.4
"Download Adium 1.4" is showing at Adium's website. So i guess it means this one is the final version.
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Nicolasd
31 October 2010
Version: 1.4
without question the #1 power tool for messaging on the mac. i find it leaks memory as well. i do sometimes find it overly complicated to use.complex = good complicated = bad but being able to tame a herd of wild IM protocols and present it to you in a unified interface can't be easy. AND it's free, so these guys are doing it for the love of it. some newer features of each protocol are missing (say, video) but out of the adium team's hands as they're not in control of what features are available to programmers. there are definitely things no other program on the mac can do.
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Ruben-T-F-
31 October 2010
Version: 1.4
I thinks it is in RC, not final 1.4 stable version. I updated and the latest seems to be RC3 as I said.
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tim-dehring
31 October 2010
Version: 1.4
Hmm, as of this morning (1030am EST), the website still says 1.3.10 is the latest version, and when I check for updates, same thing. I know 1.4 is in RC status, so maybe someone jumped the gun?
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Richard-Taytor
19 July 2010
Version: 1.3.10
Adium is the best IM client for my purposes and it generally works well; however, it does leak memory (like many programs, including Safari) and must be relaunched lest it eventually die swapping.
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Kermit-Frog
05 June 2010
Version: 1.3.10
This program is a must have for every mac user! Tons of features and highly customizable. No crashes on my macbooks since years. The only thing i really miss i a webcam function. Nevertheless top of the tops!
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No-One
09 May 2010
Version: 1.3.10
Being able to do video chats would be awesome as well. Instead of having ichat and adium open, it would be nice if adium had video chat in itself. I did check if there was a plugin that could do this, the only one that could come close was MeBeam, which while nice, doesn't include video chats built in. Include this feature, and adium would take over ichat on my computer.
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Dspencer3491
29 April 2010
Version: 1.3.10
Greatest app for chatting. The lack of video chatting is inconvenient but understandable since it would be very difficult to implement. The only other complaint I have is it's time to get on the 64-bit bandwagon
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Uniquepito
21 April 2010
Version: 1.3.10
best multiprotocol IM client I've ever seen.
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No-One
14 April 2010
Version: 1.3.10
I really like this application. It works great, completely customizable, and is available among many different platforms. However, this app does have some major flaws: (1) Bonjour list does not work. Tried to connect to my bonjour list and it showed a blank list. This feature isn't really needed a whole lot, however some times I do need a quick chat with people in my household. (2)File transfers aren't working. I don't know if this is based on my computer or not, or because someone is using a different IM application, however it is very annoying. I tried to transfer a file and it says "waiting for response..." and nothing happens. I ask the person if they received the message and they say they have't gotten any notices. Please fix the file transfers ASAP. Overall though, best IM application that I know of.
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Svoid
28 February 2010
Version: 1.3.10
I honestly don't understand the glowing reviews I see here. For starters, on my system (10.6.2, no extras) Adium is buggy, not well documented, and doesn't have the best user interface. Several examples: a) Bonjour does not work; sure, it registers at Adium load, but you can neither send nor receive messages to a Bonjour connected computer. And for the record, iChat can with the identical setup (and no, I am not running them simultaneously). Neither editing the connection information nor throwing it out and starting afresh makes the slightest difference. b) If you know that a buddy has more than one IM service available, there appears to be no way to lump these together in the same listing. c) If you yourself have more than one IM method, choosing between them requires using the mouse, rather than a keyboard shortcut; after having done so you cannot look at the chat window and tell which connection you are actually using. d) There is no keyboard shortcut to a particular chat; using the keyboard to bring up a new chat requires that you type in the handle for the party you are trying to reach; while autofill is present, what happens if the contact has the same name (surprise) for multiple IM connections? e) Preferences for message colors and text do not stick; you will find that how a message appears is pretty random, sometimes with old text, sometimes with newer text, sometimes with the newest text, and sometimes with the old format. And yes, I did go back to the preferences and double checked them. f) Go to the help file and search for iChat. g) I know that iChat is compatible with AIM and may even be a licensed version of AIM. However, this doesn't explain why setting up an iChat account defaults to setting up an AIM account via the wizard. Why then have iChat under the new accounts tab/button? The purpose of Adium it seems to me is to unify all of your IM efforts in a single interface. But if the interface is unfriendly and unreliable, what's the point?
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Pehpsi-3
13 January 2010
Version: 1.3.9
Great app, but PLEASE add the ability to send, not just receive, custom smileys..! The day this comes to Adium, the day I will use it and finally trash Microsoft Messenger :) Cheers.
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Imac24guy
12 January 2010
Version: 1.3.9
Great app! One thing tho, at some point connectivity to Novel Groupwise IM has stopped due to an SSL issue. Apparently this is due to libpurple issue with SSL. ANy updates on this? Thanks!!!!
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Castle-Rose
11 January 2010
Version: 1.3.8
I have used and loved Adium for years. As much as I love my Powerbook G4 running Mac OS 10.4.11. DON'T drop support for 10.4.11! So many developers have and it's ridiculous to drop support for an OS that is only a few years old.
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Tintonium
08 November 2009
Version: 1.3.8
. Facebook is working fine. Thank you very much! . Twitter in Adium for Tiger users (PPC and Intel): http://www.tweet.im Screenshot at: http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/270/twitteri.jpg (the RIGHT link) .
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Tintonium
08 November 2009
Version: 1.3.8
Facebook is working fine. Thank you very much! . Twitter in Adium for Tiger users (PPC and Intel): http://www.tweet.im Screenshot at: http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2700/twitterq.png .
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Anna-M
08 November 2009
Version: 1.3.8
Great and useful application - without it you can't find your way with all this multitude of chatting applicaitons, like iChat, gTalk, Facebook etc. I also had the Facebook issue, hope it will be solved by the beta release.
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St00pid-M0nk3y
05 November 2009
Version: 1.3.8
The Facebook messenger option works fine for me.
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gekko-mu
05 November 2009
Version: 1.3.8
Great!.. Should make everyone's life who uses multiple messenger services, a lot easier.
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Shock-J
04 November 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Suddenly I can't login to Facebook. A Captcha windows opens and says "Facebook thinks you're not you. To prove you are, please enter your date of birth." It then provide 3 fields for year, month and day, but no matter how I enter the correct info, it just keeps cycling. The fields are pre-populated with zeros, so I assume they want numerical values, but nothing works. Not 1, not 01, not Jan not January, nothing. Anybody else seeing this?
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Still-sparkling
18 October 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Adium is perhaps the single most famous, high-quality free app that makes Windows users gnash their teeth in envy. The praise it receives is richly deserved: it's been a stable, full-featured workhorse on most Mac users systems for years. Yes, video chat would be awesome, but from the steady pace of updates Adium receives, I know if this were possible, we'd already have it. It's still the best chat client on the Mac platform, imo. Keeping that in mind, I'd like to offer a bit of constructive criticism: 1. The Adium homepage really needs an update. There's nothing "wrong" with it per se, but, considering the amount of traffic it must receive, it could use a refresh to make it more streamlined and user-friendly. A bit of color wouldn't hurt either. 2. The Wiki and videos and are nice, but most news users don't want to watch videos or plow through a wiki after installing a new app, they want to start using it right away. This is especially important for visual apps like Adium. A QuickStart guide with plenty of screenshots would be a helpful addition to the homepage. 3. The app itself could use a bit of a touch-up from a user interface standpoint. One of the most common features of any chat client is the ability to make the window(s) stay on top of other apps. In Adium, this is hidden under Preferences-->Advanced-->Messages-->Window Handling (uncheck "Hide While Adium Is In The Background). There are further, separate options for the Contacts list and the Status Window. Clunky and confusing. A simple solution is to use View or Window "Stay on Top". 4. The Xtras: one of the best things about Adium! The Xtras should be able to be browsed and installed from within the app, much like Unsanity's Shapeshifter. Those bozos from Unsanity may have cashed out and left their users in the lurch, but they did have an elegant way of browsing through and installing themes. I think that method is superior to the one Adium uses, where you have to click each individual item on the Xtras page to look at and/or install something. Failing that, add some javascript to the Xtras page so the user can hover over an image without clicking, to get a zoomed view of the contents. Okay, I'm off to donate again. I really do love Adium and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. Thanks, folks!
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Maczentrum
18 October 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Great app! we use it with all the protocols we have.
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Riseofchaos
17 October 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Adium is such a great Mac app. It's the best IM client I've ever used! You can use almost any network with only one app. Hope for an early 64 Bit Release with AV Chat. Awesome Jobs devs. :)
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Echorob
17 October 2009
Version: 1.3.7
almost 2010 and no video audio chat. Disappointing
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Yoshinatsu
17 October 2009
Version: 1.3.7
Definitely the best IM app ever. Lacks audio/video, but still the best. Can't wait for a 64-bit release.
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Ninja-Boy
15 September 2009
Version: 1.3.6
Can't get this to connect to QQ no matter how many times I follow the Help page to the letter or play around with the settings. I live in China and everyone here uses either QQ or MSN. I don't want two chat clients running at the same time. Help anyone?
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Capitaine-Haddock
05 September 2009
Version: 1.3.6
It's the best ! Beautiful and useful. 5 stars !
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Stephan213
31 August 2009
Version: 1.3.6
Adium X should be the only IM client on any mac. It supports so many different networks, it just seems silly (to me) to use anything else. With their many customization features and super-stable app, I can't NOT give this app 5 stars. Good job devs.
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JazzJohannes
20 August 2009
Version: 1.3.6
Thank you guys so much for all the huge efforts that made this project possible. It is a huge success, and every Mac User I know uses it! It's just a shame, that they don't support Skype and also the dropping of IRC, it's real shame. However I believe it was dropped with the best intentions, I guess the IRC posed to many bugs... I have been using it since the early 0.5 stages and it has become unbelievably brilliant, five stars in every category!
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TipZ
17 August 2009
Version: 1.3.5
It's an OK program. I'd recommend it over msn for MAC. The bad point is NO video talk.
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Tintonium
26 June 2009
Version: 1.3.5
. Twitter in Adium 1.3.5 for Tiger users (PPC and Intel): http://www.tweet.im .
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Bartx
23 June 2009
Version: 1.3.5
Yahoo! Messenger connection problems fixed between versions 1.3.4 and 1.3.5.
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St00pid-M0nk3y
22 June 2009
Version: 1.3.5
Thank you... this release fixed all the stupid MSN error messages I was getting. Works fine now. :)
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Anonymous
22 June 2009
Version: 1.3.5
We need a 64bit version prepared for Snow Leopard.
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Shock-J
19 June 2009
Version: 1.3.4
Anyone having a problem with Adium suddenly not being able to connect to their Yahoo account? If I go to Yahoo's web site I can log onto chat no problem. I updated my credentials in Adium to use full Yahoo e-mail address (it seems to need that now) and it still just hangs on "Connecting." Restarted the computer just to make sure. Still won't connect to Yahoo. I can connect via Yahoo's Messenger app, so it' not my connection. Anyone else seeing this? MacPro 2x2.8Ghz Quad-Core 10.5.7 6GB RAM
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Techchick99
19 May 2009
Version: 1.3.4
2 years ago, Adium was pretty buggy and did not work properly for me. But the latest update seems to be pretty stable. I really enjoy chatting via Adium, because I have got all my buddies in one list.
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