Adium equvalent for windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by roisin and mac, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    hi everyone, okay, so I just downloaded Adium for my macbook after the knowledgeable advice from these fine people :)

    I set it up with my contacts immediately, and so I soon got some people chatting with me as I had been away for a couple weeks after getting rid of my previous IM app (Microsoft Messenger for Mac, bleargh). Even with this little bit of use, I am already so impressed with this that I want to find something to recommend to a couple of Windows users I would like to be able to chat with but who don't really use IM as they don't like the proprietary apps. I know that I can't recommend the actual adium because they don't make a windows version, but I was hoping y'all could recommend something along those lines.

    I guess this isn't technically about windows on a mac, it's just windows, but really I don't have another forum I can trust for my computing, so I thought this might be okay :) If not, sorry!!
  2. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Digsby is also a very nice alternative and is what I use on my work (Windows) machine.
  3. Paul B macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    I use Pidgin and love it. I've tried Trillian, it's okay too.
  4. dankybear macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    i read somewhere that pidgin and adium use the same framework
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    yeah they both use libpurple
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    Trillian, hands down. It's well-established and has a load of themes available for download :)

    I tried Pidgin once, and was sorely disappointed by constant crashing and freezing. Perhaps because it was still in early beta at the time :confused:
  7. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    Pidgin has worked just fine for me. I used to use Trillian, but I stopped when it got as bloated and annoying as the Yahoo IM client. Pidgin is just right.
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The latest Trillian does seem a bit on the excessive side, innit? I do like some things that Trillian has, though -- the feature that looks up words in Wikipedia and provides a bubble-over, which I think they've had for years, is pretty great.

    Pidgin is great -- I don't know about the crashing an above poster mentioned... it's been pretty stable in Windows at least for the past few years.

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