Best IM apps

What is the best instant messaging application?

  • Aim

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • iChat

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • Windows Messenger

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Adium

    Votes: 30 78.9%
  • Web-based (Meebo, etc.)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 2.6%

  • Total voters
    38

munson

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Original poster
Mar 23, 2008
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Boston, MA
So, I was wondering what you guys thought were the best applications for instant messaging.
 

MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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"Between the Hedges"
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
 

munson

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2008
390
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Boston, MA
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
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. :)
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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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).
 

epochblue

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Aug 12, 2005
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Nashville, TN
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.
 

gibbz

macrumors 68030
May 31, 2007
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I just switched to Adium. It is amazing, if I don't need to video chat.
 

JML42691

macrumors 68020
Oct 24, 2007
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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.
 

Diaresi

macrumors regular
Aug 23, 2007
242
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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.
 

kalex

macrumors 65816
Oct 1, 2007
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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
 

nexus144

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Jan 23, 2008
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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.
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.
 

Mac In School

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Jun 21, 2007
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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.