Instant Messaging Programs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by drive428, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. drive428 macrumors member

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    What would be the best instant messaging program for Mac. I just switched (got my iBook today!!!), and need a good instant messenger program. Thanks!
     
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    What IM service do you use? I use MSN, and I find that Microsoft's official client is still the most stable and most compatible.
     
  3. drive428 thread starter macrumors member

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    I use AIM, but AIM for Mac sucks. I've heard of Adium, is that any good?
     
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    some may call it the greatest instant message app for mac... although its your prefrence. (It supports many different company IM to; MSN AIm Yahoo ect)
     
  5. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    i would be one of those folk who would say that exact thing. adium is amazing.
     
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    I love Proteus. It's shareware, so it costs $15, but is fully functional if you don't pay for it, it'll just pop up a box asking you to pay for it every time it starts up. Anyway, having tried Adium, Fire, AIM, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger on the Mac, I must say that in my opinion, Proteus beats them all. Like Fire and Adium, it's a multi-protocol client. I use it for AIM, MSN and Yahoo, and = it supports ICQ, Jabber and Rendevous (along with some I've never heard of) as well. Anyway, check it out.
     
  8. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    You do know that you already have iChat loaded on your iBook. It works with AIM and .mac accounts.

    Doesn't work with much else until Tiger.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    adium ROCKS.
    AIM/ICQ/.Mac, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, Rendezvous...probably more I'm not naming. It's awesome.

    http://adiumx.com
     
  10. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Use iChat for AIM.
     
  11. brandon6684 Guest

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    I like iChat for AIM, but for everything else, Adium is quite nice.
     

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