Best MSN Messenger for Tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bensparrow, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. bensparrow macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2006
    Hi, Ive recently taken the plunge and switched to Macs and loving every second of it. I still need to use MSN Messenger quite a bit, I have version 6.0 for Mac and its ok, but it misses two features i really need, tabbed contacts so i can be logged onto more than one account at once and it must talk to my built in isight so i can actually use it. Ive tried using Mercury and it does both of those but it just too ugly and clunky to use, and aMSN just wont let me log in for some reason. Any other suggestions? Anybody used Adium? thanks
  2. interpolic macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    Newcastle, Australia
    Ive used pretty much all of them

    Adium is the prettiest but doesnt support personal messages like in addition to your sign on name, and it doesnt work properly behind my http proxy

    aMSN works great, all features including file transfer, behind my proxy and personal messages, it doesnt look brilliant, but if you download a nightly build it is getting better, for my mind the next release build of this is going to be killer.

    Hope that helps

    Sorry, missed you aMSN login problems - try downloading the latest build from
    and instructions on how to implement it -
  3. russellc macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2006
    does the latest svn build of amsn look better? screenshot possibly? :p
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I'm pretty happy with Mercury Messenger but I switch skins periodically. It seems to implement most everything that the most recent MSN Messenger did and the developer is continuing to enhance it.

    The ability to configure it and the ability to work in Asian languages makes it much more useful to me.
  5. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    Between a rock and a midget
    I use adium for everything...though i wish it did file transfer :(
  6. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    aMSN is the best for just MSN with webcam support and all.

    But, Adium is great as you already know. ;)
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006

    Adium does support file transfer...I use it daily.

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