msn messenger for mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by last22, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. last22 macrumors newbie

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    hello!
    i have msn messenger 6.03 but i dont think this is the latest version. It lacks of sharing folders, to istant message offline contacts, it has no nudge.
    anyways i was used to use pc's msn messenger and i a little dissapointed that mac doesn't have and equal with pc version.
    i can't find any newer on msn.com and download.com, do u know which is the latest version for OS?
    thank guys!
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Yep, thats the latest version (6.0.3).
     
  3. Kaspers macrumors regular

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    Microsoft doesn't update often their messenger for mac client.
    I suggest you to try adium.
     
  4. moez macrumors regular

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    Adium doesnt has the bouncing dock thing when you receive new message, or a popup window when someone logs in....

    plus, the 'Growl' has really sucky noise....

    thats y i sitll stick with the official MSN Messenger...
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    You can change the sounds it plays, and also configure it to bounce on the dock when you receive messages. :)
     
  6. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I use Mercury, it's a pretty good MSN app and even allows video, but no sound unless you run it on windows.
     
  7. murfle macrumors regular

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    I've found aMSN to be the closest thing. It supports custom emotes (which is good, cuz all my friends use those), has growl-like pop ups (but not growl), and original MSN sounds. Adium is good for an all-in-one client for different protocols, but I'm sticking with aMSN for now...
     
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    You can also add growl popups for when ppl log in.
     
  9. last22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx guys

    i m gonna try mercury at first, seems more playful but no sounds? lol i havent played with it yet.
    and i ve also downloaded adium, but the sounds really sucked! lol
    thx guys for the advices!! :)
     
  10. moez macrumors regular

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    oh yes I just found out u cud change the sounds... which is good because the default ones sucked....

    now if only Adium had those unintrusive popups for ppl loggings in rather than the message box which you HAVE to click okay to....:confused:
     
  11. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    wow. way to pay attention. you can do more than that.. acutally if you want, im sure you can make it msn messenger in every way.
     
  12. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't on its own, but combined with Growl it will have. You don't have to click okay on them, they'll just fade on their own account and you can define how long you want them to show.
     

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