Question about instant messenger apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thejedipunk, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. thejedipunk macrumors regular

    thejedipunk

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    #1
    This has probably been answered before.

    I'm looking for an IM app that will let me do the following:

    converge my Yahoo!, MSN and AIM accounts as well as buddy lists
    allow me to have the current playing song in my iTunes as a status
    allow me to have customizable available and away statuses
    allow me to view/search through people's shared files. Must in the same manner as regular AIM lets you.
    allow me to view other people's webcams. The current MSN for Mac does not let you do this. You need aMSN for that. :/
    allow me to change font styles as well as sizes in the chat window
    allow me to do voice and video chats
    tabbed chats as well, if possible.

    Thank you MacRumors.:D
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing like that exists in one application. There are some that do multiple protocols like AIM, Yahoo!, and MSN but they don't do voice or video.
     
  3. thejedipunk thread starter macrumors regular

    thejedipunk

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    #3
    Yeah I know about those programs. I tried out Adium, but wasn't too fond of it. I guess it's because I use iChat extensively.

    I don't usually do voice chats nor do I have an iSight. I just like having that option for when I'm in the mood for a voice chat and for when I get an iSight.

    Maybe Apple needs to add all that into the Leopard iChat. :rolleyes:
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There were rumours about iChat becoming multi-protocol but I seriously don't see it happening past what's been done, especially since Yahoo! and Microsoft are collaborating on their current clients. I could see Fire or one of the others picking up the webcam library that Mercury Messenger uses but it doesn't do voice, either.

    I currently use a combination of iChat, Yahoo! Messenger, and Mercury Messenger, plus the Skype video preview.
     

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