AIM vs ichat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FuuFuu, Aug 12, 2008.

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AIM or iChat?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2008.
  1. AIM

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. iChat

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  3. Neither

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. FuuFuu macrumors regular

    FuuFuu

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    #1
    Lets debate on which form of instant messaging is better.

    Which is better, AIM or iChat?

    Why?

    Go
    (i apologize if this has already been posted.)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    #3
    iChat if you only need to talk with AIM and MobileMe users.

    Adium if you need to talk with everyone.

    The AIM client isn't even a consideration for me.
     
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    The AIM client hasn't been updated in years simply because there is no need with iChat. With Leopard, iChat now supports AIM and Google Talk which is all I need so I like it.
     
  5. FuuFuu thread starter macrumors regular

    FuuFuu

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    #5
    one aspect i like about aim is how you can have multiple chats grouped. where as ichat has a separate window for each conversation.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #6
    I prefer iChat over AIM any day. However, Adium is much more fully-featured. Shame it doesn't support audio and video chatting. Due to that limitation, I must use both iChat and Adium.
     
  7. JDR macrumors regular

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    #7
    You can have iChat chats grouped:
    Preferences -> Messages -> check "collect chats in a single window".
     
  8. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    #8
    I didn't know that iChat supported Google Talk. Thanks for the info! :D
     

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