Instant Messaging

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mms, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. mms macrumors 6502a

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    What application do you use for instant messaging? I'm guessing iChat would be the most popular, this being a mac user forum, but I find iChat to be too fancy and with unnecessary features. The little bubbles and stuff on the IM windows just annoy me.

    I currently use Adium, and I like how simple it is. But I know there are other choices out there, like Proteus and Fire that I haven't tried yet. How good are those other apps? Since I only use AIM, I don't need something that connects to MSN and IRC, so I haven't tried those.
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Re: Instant Messaging

    So turn off the bubbles :). What pisses ME off about iChat is that it succesfully sends a file maybe one time in three.
     
  3. mms thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know you could turn off bubbles. Would that be under general preferences? And if you do, would it look just like a regular IM window? Or will it still have the icons?
     
  4. howard macrumors 68020

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    adium rocks!!

    i've been using the adium 2 alpha for awhile now..its coming along great...

    soon it will use libgaim and you'll get to use just about any im service under the sun...plus a million other features... i can't wait!
     
  5. Arielle macrumors member

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    Is there an app that can cover all of them?

    Hey- I doubt it, cos they're all competing with each other, but

    Is there a chat app that you can run that funnels all your buds from MSN, Yahoo, AIM, etc into ONE program?

    That would be groovy.
     
  6. howard macrumors 68020

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    yes there is...

    gaim can do that...and pretty soon adium will be able to...

    also check out proteus and fire

    but really adium is the best and when version 2 comes out it'll be amazing...i'm using the alpha right now...check it out here:

    http://adium.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=download
     
  7. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    i use ichat when i know there is someone on rendevous i want to talk to, and adium or fire otherwise. they both work pretty well.
     

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