Mac Instant Message Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marine610610, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. marine610610 macrumors regular

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    Is there a nicer app that will run Yahoo messenger for me.... Just wondering if there is some cool IM software out there for the Mac that some of you use instead of the standard software ie.. MS, Yahoo, AIM etc...
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Well, iChat is the AIM client that ships with your computer. It also does Jabber (is Yahoo Jabber?)

    Other than the official Yahoo! client, I can't think of any other clients that do Yahoo!

    Do NOT under any circumstances use the official AIM software for Mac from AOL. It is very old, outdated, and PowerPC only.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Adium is pretty popular...text only (for now) but you can run Yahoo, AIM, MSN and others through one client. Plus the interface is very customizable.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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  6. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried the Yahoo! Messenger 3.0 Beta? It's actually quite nice.

    Otherwise like others have mentioned Adium is your best bet.
     
  7. kwabena macrumors member

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    Adium does AIM, ICQ, .Mac and Yahoo!
     
  8. Platonist macrumors member

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    Another vote for Adium. I have friends on various IM systems and Adium allows me to chat with all of them. With the custom icons and interfaces you can make it really stand out or virtually disappear when it's open.

    Platonist
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Also MSN and Jabber (which includes Google Talk).
     
  10. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Adium is the best. Completely customizable, supports practically every client, works great on the Mac.

    And they should be adding audio and video conferencing soon, which is another plus.
     
  11. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for Adium over here.

    Here's the exhaustive list of the protocols it supports:
    • AIM
    • Jabber
    • ICQ
    • .Mac
    • Yahoo! Messenger
    • MSN
    • Gadu-Gadu
    • Bonjour
    • LiveJournal
    • Novell GroupWise and
    • QQ
     
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