Bit of an Odd Request - Direct IM alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by odinsride, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    My friends and I are big users of the Direct IM feature in the AIM 5.x client, which allows you to send pictures and sounds directly in the chat window.

    Since switching to OSX, my friends have been mad at me because we can't do this anymore (unless I start up parallels, which is sort of a pain). Are there any alternatives to this?

    I'm trying to think of a web-based service that would allow for this - real time media sharing. I googled a bit and heard about something called FlickrLive but it seems that service is no longer available.

    Any other recommendations?
     
  2. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure you can do this with iChat? What exactly do you mean? AIM has always allowed for direct-connecting to send files/pictures.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Umm... Every AIM application for the Mac has Direct IM.
     
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Yeah as stated almost every messaging application for the mac has direct im capability. An obvious choice is iChat, located in your applications folder. Some forum users prefer a third party IM'ing application called adium. All these options should suit your needs, have fun.

    :)
     
  5. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well iChat sort of works sometimes but not always...plus I prefer Adium anyway.

    Adium's Direct IM has never worked.

    This is a similar problem to using Trillian or Gaim on Windows...Direct IM has never been fully supported or functional.
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I've never had it not work.

    As of 1.0 it does.
     
  7. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816

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    With people using AIM 5.7? Or only with other Adium users?
     
  8. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    With anyone, assuming your ports are open right.
     

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