Looking for a good Mac instant messaging client

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

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    With my new job I have to instant message clients on a variety of platforms, aim, google, msn, yahoo, ichat (mobileme), icq, and myspace.
    I have looked at ichat and like it but it doesn't work with many of the above services. Also, I have seen some clients that may work with msn but chat only, not video. I want to be able to use video whenever possible.
    What are some good mac instant messaging clients that I should look at? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. stridemat Moderator

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    adium is by far the best IM client for mac out at the moment, it is compatiable with many different types of accounts.

    http://adium.im/
     
  4. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll agree with the two posts above. Adium is the best I've been able to find.
     
  5. mayanka89 macrumors regular

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    I use Adium for Facebook/AIM/MSN/Google Chat.

    I really like Skype for video since I can share my screen easily to show off photos or videos to family.
     
  6. Chipskip macrumors member

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    I suggest meebo.com its a web based IM interface. simple and easy to use.

    meebo.com has video too
     
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  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    iChat is best if all of your friends have AIM or other iChat supported account.

    Another vote for Adium! Great app
     
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  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    libpurple, the backend that Adium uses, was updated recently to support video. So hopefully we will see Adium 2.0 with video eventually! See here.
     

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