Mac equivalent applications for Yahoo Messenger, Nokia PC Suite and Pix Resizer

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  1. Hero33 macrumors newbie

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    Everyone in the house has moved to a Mac, and I am planning on doing so as well but I'm saving up for a Macbook Pro (wanted to be first but my PC was last to bog down).

    I was just wondering if there were, or will be, equivalents for the PC versions of Yahoo Messenger, Pix Resizer and Nokia PC Suite for the Mac.

    I use Adium with the Mac I'm borrowing from my mom but find that it lacks the tools the PC version has.

    Pix Resizer is great for PC users who want to resize files in bulk, I don't want to use batch files and Photoshop (which is such a huge program) for such a simple task (Pix Resizer is such a small program).

    There doesn't seem to be a very functional version of Nokia PC suite for the mac, anyone know if there will be soon?

    thanks for the help :)
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    yahoo has a OSX version of its messenger, it can do video or audio too, just no video+audio altogether(last time I checked)
     
  3. Hero33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I've tried that but it lacks a lot of the other cool stuff that come with the PC version like radio, chat history or audibles (I don't use them all the time but I do use them).

    Photoshare is something I do notice missing.

    Simple things really, but I do notice when they are gone.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    1) With respect to Yahoo Msgr, there are many options to log into Yahoo (Adium, Fire, Proteus, MSN Messenger:Mac, etc), but nothing offers any more functionality than the Yahoo-provided program, which, as you noted, doesn't support every feature. The only thing you can really do is run Windows (or perhaps Crossover, to run Windows Yahoo Msgr) if you need to be any closer.

    2) Someone already posted the Nokia software, but what most of us do with Nokias (especially Symbian ones) is use iSync to transfer PIM applications and Bluetooth to transfer everything else. It's always worked beautifully for me, and I never missed PC Suite when I went from using my 3650 with my work Thinkpad to using it with my iBook....

    3) Some options that are popular...

    - GraphicConverter is a very popular program that's specifically for batch image mods.

    - iPhoto can actually do this fairly easily -- once the photos are all in iPhoto, you select as many of them as you want, and you use the export option, and then in the size window you define the maximum dimensions you want. All images will get resized dynamically to the largest size that fits within the maximum defined, and then you can just drag them from the desktop to wherever you want them.

    - Automator if you want more control -- making up the script takes a couple of seconds, and once you do that, you can save it in your dock and drag items there, or else make it a folder action and have anything dragged into the folder automatically be converted.
     
  6. Hero33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, I have seen that while googling but the problem is, that program is not compatible with my Nokia 8800.

    I usually back-up text messages just in case. Downloading photos and songs aren't really my top priority.
     
  7. Hero33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With regards to yahoo messenger, I read some time ago that some representative from yahoo was asking the community if they wanted a new yam that was compatible with older versions of osx or will a completely new one only comptible with panther up be ok.

    what happened to this new ym? anyone see or hear about it and it's features?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, iSync won't help you there either... however, there is an excellent program called BluePhoneElite that is compatible with the 8800 and does exactly that and more (but it isn't free).

    The poll was about a month ago (you can see it here if you scroll down), and the overwhelming vote was to screw pre-Tiger users. :p It was never entirely clear to me what they were talking about. Since the messenger is in beta right now (for 3.0), I was never sure if they were talking about finalizing 3.0 (the beta supports 10.3.9) or the next version after that, or what the milestone calendar for 3.0 is (it seems from what they've said that some major features that they intended to be in the 3.0 release are not in 3.0B1).
     
  9. sellitman macrumors regular

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    I use Meebo for all my Messenger needs

    No software to install and it work great. Just no video. For video I use Skype.
     

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