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Adium 1.5.9
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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
What's New
Version 1.5.9:
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when attempting to send files, especially on OS X 10.9.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur on OS X 10.9.
  • Fixed an issue causing Adium to hang when encoding a message.Fixed greyed-out user icons in the message view when using the "Stockholm" message style.
  • Fixed borderless contact lists not taking multi-screen menu bars into account.
  • Fixed building Adium on OS X 10.9.
  • Fixed some deprecated functions which were being logged to Console.app.
Version 1.5.9:
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when attempting to send files, especially on OS X 10.9.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur on OS X 10.9.
  • Fixed an issue causing Adium to hang when encoding a message.Fixed greyed-out user icons in the message view when using the "Stockholm" message style.
  • Fixed borderless contact lists not taking more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later





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Adium User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macinman commented on 01 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 1.5.9]


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RONIN427 reviewed on 15 Oct 2013
When will add are new API VK?
[Version 1.5.8]

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Robby.is.on replied on 03 Dec 2013
This would be best implemented as a third-party plugin. Nobody on the Adium Team uses VK.
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Star-Affinity commented on 15 Oct 2013
"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.
[Version 1.5.8]


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Penguirl commented on 14 Sep 2013
Apparently there are no functional PPC Twitter apps left, Adium was my last hope. Unless someone knows something that I do not.
[Version 1.5.7]

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Waveman replied on 27 Sep 2013
Use an older version software?
Times are changing, get a newer used mac.
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Penguirl replied on 27 Sep 2013
You buyin? ;-)
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+130
Leesa replied on 14 Oct 2013
It is Amazing to me that someone would give you a Minus for your Comment.

(If you find someone who is buying... let me know).
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Penguirl replied on 15 Oct 2013
Keyboard vigilanteism don't you know. ;-)
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Leesa replied on 15 Oct 2013
@ Penguirl:

I think more likely its compensating for a lack of size in another aspect of their length-challenged lives... sigh.
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melissaivoryhotmailcom7522 commented on 10 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 1.5.7]

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Tozzo replied on 24 Aug 2013
This is an issue with Facebook and all chat clients. There does not seem to be a fix, but I did see a post about it on the Facebook developers page...
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 03 Jul 2013
1.5.7 is out.
[Version 1.5.6]

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Cgc replied on 04 Jul 2013
Right, that's what MU says so not sure why you always feel compelled to restate what we already know.
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 05 Jul 2013
Cgc: You don't seem to understand the concept behind this, obviously. Sorry, but the listing was only updated due to my comment. What good is a listing site if it lists outdated software?

Don't shoot the messenger (as so common nowadays) and note that the version my comment has been posted to is 1.5.6.

Kindly, MJ
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HansMueller4641 reviewed on 20 Jun 2013
best IM client for the mac
[Version 1.5.6]


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+102
Maxter commented on 19 Mar 2013
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....
[Version 1.5.6]

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Robby.is.on replied on 19 Mar 2013
Regarding file transfer, please see http://adium.im/help/pgs/AdvancedFeatures-FileTransfer.html.

I haven't heard of the second issue but it's curious. I would like to take a closer look but this is not a good place for support. Please post to http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewforum.php?f=13.
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+102
Maxter replied on 19 Mar 2013
Thanks for the link. Not very useful to me though.
Have been a Adium user for many many years and never encountered these problems. Just installed the new version that's it. Didn't change anything in the settings.
I have posted on their forum on previous issues. Never got any answer. I'm getting somewhat lazy....
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Robby.is.on replied on 19 Mar 2013
You're saying file transfers worked flawlessly before 1.5.6? I find that hard to believe. For one, because they can be flaky depending on the network you're in and also because there don't seem to be any code changes in 1.5.6 that would influence file transfer functionality. :)
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Maxter replied on 19 Mar 2013
There have been occasions when the file transfer crashed the app but rather rare. But since Adium auto updated to 1.5.6 nothing works not even Bonjour. I have been using Adium since it is on OSX.
Did have problems from time to time but never that severe. It happen on all 4 Macs since the update (ML & SL)
Trying some troubleshooting. Will let you know the results here. Thanks!

(Well! Transfers have never been working for us on Yahoo. But Bonjour, Jabber AIM and MSN where fine. Few issues)
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Maxter replied on 20 Mar 2013
Re installled the App but keeps on crashing on most transfer.
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Robby.is.on replied on 20 Mar 2013
No matter which service?

Again, I don't think this is a good venue for 1-to-1 support. Let's take it to http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewforum.php?f=13.
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AlexMagik reviewed on 19 Mar 2013
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...
[Version 1.5.6]


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Fuhayer reviewed on 19 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 1.5.4]

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Robby.is.on replied on 27 Jan 2013
Fair enough, I suppose Adium's default appearance could be improved. But you can customise it in many ways to suit your liking.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani replied on 30 Jan 2013
Can you imagine that I delayed the switch to Adium, years ago, because I preferred the minimalist and not intrusive user interface of Fire???
And the main reason I stopped to use iChat was just it's too 'decorative' appearance?
And that the reason why I stay on Skype 2.8 is this again redundant, self pleased, useless and space expensive, bloated like a u.s.a. car of the '60 heavy appearance of the msn's Skype (per!)version???
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+142
Mudflapper had trouble on 06 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 1.4.4]


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Shane-Smith had trouble on 06 Dec 2011
Since this update adding facebook crashes the program every time.
[Version 1.4.4]

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Shane-Smith replied on 22 Jan 2012
Still not working in 1.5rc1
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Djcz had trouble on 11 Aug 2011
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?
[Version 1.4.2]

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Misha replied on 11 Aug 2011
Are you sure you're not referring to Lion's auto-correct feature?
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Djcz replied on 11 Aug 2011
I'm on 10.6.8.
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+1198
Misha replied on 11 Aug 2011
Ah. This might be helpful: http://trac.adium.im/ticket/12942
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Djcz replied on 11 Aug 2011
AH! That was it, found it! Nice! Thank you Misha! I never would have thought to right click the word and change the setting there. Although, I have no idea how that setting would have magically turned itself on, but it's fixed now.
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Misha replied on 11 Aug 2011
Happy to help! We like to make MacUpdate awesome for our members :)
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Gryffin had trouble on 17 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Crompton had trouble on 29 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Robby.is.on replied on 02 Dec 2010
See this: http://adium.im/blog/2010/07/facebook-chat-via-xmpp/.
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Robby.is.on replied on 02 Dec 2010
Sorry, wrong thread.
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Shock-J had trouble on 04 Nov 2009
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?
[Version 1.3.7]

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Shock-J commented on 04 Nov 2009
Downloaded Adium 1.4b13, which says it fixes the FB captcha issue, but still no go. Instead of asking me for DOB, now it asks for two word phrase, but it still won't accept any response and won't log me in. I enter 10 in a row and I know most of them were correct. Apparently FB has changed something. Lame.
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Robotank commented on 05 Nov 2009
I have the same issue. I've tried both 1.3.8 and 1.4b13 with the same result. I wonder if Facebook is deliberately blocking external programs from logging into its chat, or if it's just a matter of some change in Facebook's code making Adium's current method of logging in no longer valid?
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+35
Mredrup commented on 05 Nov 2009
Same Facebook captcha issue here too..
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Shock-J replied on 05 Nov 2009
OK, I'm a huge fan of Adium and the development team is usually on point with problems, but what just happened here? They release an update to fix a specific issue and is just flat out doesn't work. It's not like this is a hard to replicate issue. It happens every time...can't login to Facebook. I certainly appreciate their enthusiasm to release a fix, but how about waiting until it actually works before you release it.
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Mudflapper commented on 05 Nov 2009
Same here.
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Mredrup replied on 05 Nov 2009
Updated to ß14 and the Captcha issue seems to be fixed now.
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+767
Robotank commented on 06 Nov 2009
Also now successfully connecting to Facebook after upgrade to beta 14.
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Ninja-Boy had trouble on 14 Sep 2009
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?
[Version 1.3.6]

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Robby.is.on replied on 05 Oct 2009
Hopefully, the patch in http://trac.adium.im/ticket/12748 will fix QQ for 1.4.
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Foxstrong replied on 16 Oct 2009
It's Tencent's problem. If QQ opens its API, that will be easy to fix the problem.
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Robby.is.on replied on 16 Oct 2009
QQ support should be fixed in 1.4b10. :)
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bartX had trouble on 23 Jun 2009
Yahoo! Messenger connection problems fixed between versions 1.3.4 and 1.3.5.
[Version 1.3.5]


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M.H. had trouble on 13 Dec 2008
Hey guys,

I'm now using the Mac version of MSN but I can't use my webcam:(

Does Adium support Isight so I can use it during chat?

Thnx M.H.
[Version 1.3.2]

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NewsAndHistory replied on 28 Mar 2009
Adium will support iSight at a later time.
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NewsAndHistory replied on 28 Mar 2009
No, it doesn't support iSight.
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mischivo had trouble on 23 Nov 2008
MSN errors galore.

I don't know about anyone else, but ever since version 1.3, MSN has been causing me miniature headaches every time I login/start up the program. It keeps telling me

Unable to add user
Unknown error (205)

I also receive "Buddy list synchronization" issues. I tried to add someone I deleted a few months back, and the contact exists on the local list but not on the MSN server list. Whether I click "no" or "yes" for the sync option, the program seems lack a reaction. Selecting yes doesn't actually synchronize the contact to the server.

Does the Adium team plan on addressing this at all, or is this an error with MSN's servers?
[Version 1.3.2]



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Quiiick rated on 14 Jan 2014

[Version 1.5.9]



Edditoria rated on 25 Dec 2013

[Version 1.5.9]



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MalinaJ6283 rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 1.5.9]



maik_obermüller-@a%e rated on 15 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.8]



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Quiiick rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.8]



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RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.7]



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Quiiick rated on 19 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5.7]



PatrickBecker5775 rated on 22 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5.6]



Patrick-Lei rated on 21 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5.6]



gunterb rated on 19 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5.6]


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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


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