Best IM apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by munson, Sep 1, 2008.

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What is the best instant messaging application?

  1. Aim

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. iChat

    4 vote(s)
    10.5%
  3. Windows Messenger

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Yahoo! Messenger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Adium

    30 vote(s)
    78.9%
  6. Web-based (Meebo, etc.)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. munson macrumors 6502

    munson

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    #1
    So, I was wondering what you guys thought were the best applications for instant messaging.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This gets asked often and you can use MRoogle to search and find lots of opinions.

    Most will tell you Adium is the way to go unless you need iSight... then iChat

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. munson thread starter macrumors 6502

    munson

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    #3
    I just use Adium and Skype, but I wish Adium had use of iSight.

    I wanted to post the poll, though, just to get a nice count of what people use. :)
     
  4. Sirobin macrumors 6502

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    Definitely Adium. It's a bummer there's no video chat support, but it doesn't really matter to me.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    #5
    Adium, as it lets me combine all my accounts into one easily-customizable list. I rarely video chat, but when I do I switch to iChat (if chatting with another Mac user) or Skype (if chatting with a Windows user).
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm video-chatting, I'll either use iChat or Skype, depending on which app the person to which I'm talking prefers.

    For just normal IMing, I use Adium since it lets me log in to all my accounts at once.
     
  7. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    #7
    I just switched to Adium. It is amazing, if I don't need to video chat.
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    #8
    I can only say iChat, I haven't given Adium a try simply because I am video chatting a lot, and the others I wouldn't care to spend all that much time with.
     
  9. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    #9
    Adium, Microsoft Messenger and Skype.

    I wish Apple would realise iChat is useless outside the USA. Everyone in the UK uses Live Messenger with a few using Skype.
     
  10. WillJS macrumors 65816

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  11. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Adium is the best one i tried so far. I used to use trillian on windows and i have to say that Adium is much better
     
  12. nexus144 macrumors member

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    #12
    It's exactly the same here is Canada, nobody uses AIM/iChat. Everyone here uses Live Messenger or Skype. iChat looks nice and all but, without MSN support it's completely useless outside of the USA.
     
  13. Elven macrumors 6502a

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  14. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    #15
    I went with iChat because I don't have to connect with people on several different networks. I used AdiumX when I had a YIM buddy, but I made him get an AIM account so I could stick with iChat.
     

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