IM Software and Viavoice X

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by yogi477, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. yogi477 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2002
    I have been searching for the best IM software to replace MSN (cos its crap) but the best I can come up with is Fire (which is also pretty crap) any suggestions?
    Also, is Viavoice 3.0 for OSX worth £80?
  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    Fire is pretty crap? Say it ain't so... last time I used it it was awesome! But since I only use AIM, I didn't need all the other stuff, so when AIM for X came out I stopped using it. And maybe IBM finally got their act together, but my dad purchased ViaVoice 1.0 back when it first came out and it sucked eggs! And of course those jerks won't let us upgrade from that version so we would have to buy the full thing all over again. I wouldn't pay them a dime.
  3. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    I don't know about any clients for MSN, but if you want to change over to AIM, Adium is a great chat client and one of the coolest Cocoa programs there is.
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    Adium rocks! It has to be in the top 5 apps ever....I use it everyday
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    I am using the latest version of Fire and it's Scottish (from "If it's not Scottish, it CRAP!"). The ONLY time I had issues with it, is when I tried to use it with ICQ. Everything else runs just fine. I have it for AIM and Yahoo, but it also supports MSN along with a couple of others.

    Since it's FREE, I'd say give it a twirl and a chance.
  6. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    I use Proteus for IM's and I have to agree about ViaVoice pretty much nuzzling the naughty bits of leprous dingos. Hopefully iListen or some other app will light a fire under IBM's butt, because they've been doing Voice Recognition for ages (at least since OS/2 4.0) and ViaVoice (at least on the Mac) is not one bit better than their VoiceType was on a Petium 166, YEARS ago.

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