What instant messenger do you use?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Solafaa, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    I use msn messenger since most of the people i know use it, i like using iChat but i only know 3 people using it and they are never on :(
     
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  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    i use MSN Messenger but will AdiumX do Msn clients ??
     
  4. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    MSN, AIM/ICQ, Yahoo... and more.
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    WOW i never heard of it before !! just goes to show ya

    ?? is there a thread on here for the newB's telling them what programs they need to run on there new Mac's ?
     
  6. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    good grief... how often are we gonna post this question? its like every three months...

    adium x is the best. end of discussion
     
  8. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    I like Adium, but both times I've attempted to switch to it, it's erased some of my server-side contacts. I think this happens when I try to create meta-contacts (combining the same person across multiple networks to one name).. so although I like it, I won't use it.

    Mainly MSN for me, also use iChat for my ICQ contacts. Can't wait for MSN 5..
     
  9. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    ichat with an aim account usually, although i miss audio chat with windows users. i tried switching to adium, but i just don't like the interface, and i cant figure out how to move the buddy list from the center of the screen. plus i love the bubbles in ichat ^-^
     
  10. brandon6684 Guest

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    For Aim, I use iChat, for everything else, Adium, which is basically Gaim with a cocoa interface.
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Nice post eduk :D Worthy of your post count :p

    If it wouldn't crash as much on me, had decent proxy support and better file sharing capabilities, not to mention audio/video support it would actually be quite usable but unfortunately it is not. :(
     
  12. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    So it's kinda like Trillian? (Windows-only)
     
  13. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second (or third, or fourth, or fifth... whatever) adiumX. None of the deleting/crashing problems for me, so it's wonderful. It's customizable and supports everything except IRC (which it might after a few more upgrades).
     
  14. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Yes its like Trillian, but has a much more customizable GUI.
    Great app.

    cheers
     
  15. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The main problem i see with Adium (although i still use it) is the file sharing. I can't transfer files to/from anyone using the offical AIM client. Also, direct connections don't work. (And I know its not my firewall, I have DMZ setup to my computer).
     
  16. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Filetransfer is being updated in the latest version of Adium and on 0.8 SVN that I'm running they have a nice GUI for it with a progress bar. On AIM I get very high speeds.
     
  17. pepeleuepe macrumors 6502

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    Adium

    Adium is also my favorite by a long shot. Keep in mind that its constantly being updated and improved and if you have any questions or problems the help forums are very active. I only use it for AIM, but being able to fully customize and integrate the whole application is amazing. If you haven't tried it, give it a shot :)
     
  18. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Adium X, unless a friend has a camera for iChat use. But iChat kinda sucks.
     
  19. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    I used to have ICQ and used Fire...

    but at a certain point, I decided I wanted to use iChat because of its integration with the Os... so I convinced all my buddies except one to register an Aim-account (they use Trillian on PC, a few the IM that comes with SUSE linux, one is saving up for a Mac Mini)

    I'm AIM only now, so iChat is all I use...

    vSpacken
     
  20. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    iChat user here too. All my buddies use AIM, and I don't know anyone who uses Yahoo or MSN.
     
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  22. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Since I have read this thread, I have totally converted to Adium :)

    And it totally rules
     
  23. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    iChat (AOL IM) on the Mac, Trillian basic (AOL IM) on the PC.

    I'm forced to use MSN Messenger at work. (Internal messenger service)
     
  24. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    Adium X. It is a very polished app, and operates like a Mac app should. Although I just downloaded and tried Mercury Messenger tonight, and although I'm really impressed that they've got a lot of MSN 7 features (winks, nudges, painting, some games and webcam soon) it is just... ugly. I can't deal with it. When they add webcam, I'll probably end up using Adium X for chatting, and Mercury for webcam, until Adium catches up with their own webcam features. I wish I could use iChat, but I have no AIM friends... Oh, and I use Skype every once a week or so too. Can't wait to see what Skype is cooking up for video and voicemail. Hopefully the Mac version comes out simultaneously and looks as nice as iChat.
     
  25. drsuse macrumors member

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    aMSN (amsn.sourceforge.net) - everybody i know uses MSN, and alvaro's messenger blows the official msn client for os x out of the water based on features. it even integrates some new features supported by msn 7.0 beta for windows. interface isn't amazingly attractive, though, but i'd rather have the functionality.

    i tried adium for a while, and i liked it, but since i only use one IM service, i'm happier with a one-client program that does things really well.

    edit: after seeing post above mine, i might give mercury a trial run.
     

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