iChat alternative

Discussion in 'Community' started by latergator116, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Hi, what I am looking for is instant messaging alternative for iChat. I don't think iChat is customizable enough, plus it has many bugs. Any ideas? (besides AIM!)

    Edit: oops. wrong board.
  2. macrumors 68030


    wow... posted in the wrong section and didn't attempt any research...

    just kidding.. it's alright...

    check out Adium http://adium.sourceforge.net

    download the newest builds as often as possible
  3. macrumors 68000


    Ok, Thanks. Yeah I had both the HWSW and community board open and I accidentaly put it in the wrong one.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Who knows, maybe Apple will release a much better version of iChat at macworld. That would be my ideal iChat (current version) alternative.

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    Hopefully. They have pretty much ignored it since it was released with jaguar. The only thing they did was add the ability to use video.
  6. macrumors 68040


    .... they didn't just add video ... ichatav could have more but its better than ichat 1.0 , they put time in on it ... just not enough
  7. macrumors 68040


    Adium all the way, iChat doesn't even touch it as far as customization/looks/ease of use/resource usage/features. iChatAV only has VoIP, thats the only thing Adium doesn't do.
  8. Wes
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    I love Adium, but one other [working] thing it doesn't have is file transfer, but it can go on MSN and Yahoo at the same time.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Fire has every feature you could ever want, including simultaneous login to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC. Except prettiness. It's butt ugly. But v. 1 is coming out soon and will be skinnable.

    And it's free. ;)
  10. macrumors 604


    latest builds of 2.0 have file transfer now.

  11. macrumors 68000


    I downloaded Adium, but it has a confusing interface. How do you add your own icon? In Fire, how do you inport buddy lists from iChat?

    also, thanks to the mod who changed the title.
  12. macrumors 604


    takes a little trick, i would just add it in ichat and it will register with the server, you can also tell it to grab pics from the address book.

  13. macrumors 68000


    ok cool I didn't realize it uses the iChat icon. I think I understand the interface better now. white = online and yellow = away.
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    the newer build have file transfer but there is no indicator. I can recieve files but no send them. I have to get the other people to tell me when its done. And it can't work with MSN yet since there is no way to accept the incoming files
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    yeah i know, kind of annoying but its a start in the right direction.


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