AIM Instant Messenger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smilesalot89, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. smilesalot89 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I'm new to using Macs but i know my way around them... I've tried about 10 times now to download AIM Aol Instant Messenger every time it downloads a file that will not install it just trys to open with other applications... is it even possible to get AIM for a Mac if so could someone please be kind enough to help me?

    Thanks
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    which AIM did you download?

    ichat is decent, but adium lets you use tabbed messaging
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. smilesalot89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've never tried to use ichat didn't even know i had it i've just always used aim but i'll try it out thanks
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    AOL Instant Messenger isn't updated on OS X anymore. They pretty much expect you to use iChat.
     
  6. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Is that a serious question? ;) :p
     
  7. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer Adium over iChat, but the file sharing sucks so I keep an old copy of AIM around just for that purpose.
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i'd prolly use ichat instead of adium if it had tabbed chatting, adium always picks a random name and flashes it for no reason
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Add Chax to iChat and you'll enjoy iChat more.
     
  10. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    k ill try that
     
  11. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    Chax is actually pretty good, it adds tabs, notifications like adium, auto sizing for the buddy list, growl support, you can drag windows into tabs, and tabs into windows.
    the only thing I like about adium over ichat+chax is iChat is UGLY! My adium is beautiful and compact and super functional. If I didnt have a cam or mic, id never use ichat.
    No problems with file transfers here, only if the other person has an old version of AIM.
     
  12. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I might have to try out Chax+iChat. I've been using Adium and I'm happy with it but I going to have to try this out because I've only been using Adium because of the features Chax replicates.

    Isn't the iChat with Leopard supposed to do tabbed chats?
     
  13. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    this may be a stupid question but does anyone know how to hind the buddies that are offline from showing up in the contact list? I'm on Adium 1.1

    oops nevermind... haha
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    View->Show Offline Contacts (Click to untick)
     
  15. colorofjanuary macrumors newbie

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    I haven't even been able to get in to use iChat yet. I try to sign into my AIM account (which I have no problem doing with Adium) and I get immediately disconnected from AIM. Before anything even happens. It's obnoxious because I really want to try out this webcam!

    Any suggestions?
     

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