POLL: Do you use iChat?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by netdog, Nov 14, 2008.

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Do you primarily use iChat or a different IM/Chat program?

  1. I am a regular iChat user

    24 vote(s)
    35.8%
  2. I primarily use MSN Messenger

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  3. I primarily use Adium

    18 vote(s)
    26.9%
  4. I primarily use Google Talk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I primarily use AIM

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. I primarily use a different IM program

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I almost always keep more than one IM program running

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. I don't do IM/Chat programs

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    London
    #1
    I have opened it a few times by mistake, but really see no reason to use it.

    Does anybody here use iChat?
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    Oct 23, 2006
    #2
    Do you have MobileMe? I use iChat daily with friends and family that either use AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) or have a .mac/mobileme account.

    You're probably using MSN as you're from the UK, but there's no video conversation with that. Sign up for AIM and start using iChat - it's good fun and a nice messenger.
     
  3. Bfat567 macrumors 6502

    Bfat567

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    Location:
    NewYork
    #3

    Nope i use my phone for yahoo im, on 24/7 for family and close friends And i use aim on my xp sp3 box for everybody else and a growing amount of random tech support to friends and random people.
     
  4. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 19, 2007
    #4
    I use iChat regularly but I also have Adium for those times when I'm chatting with friends/colleagues who are not AIM users (usually scheduled chat sessions).
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #5
    cant use ichat over here in australia, no1 uses the accounts that are available. everyone uses hotmail/msn/gmail. adium is great because i can be signed on with msn, gmail and bonjour (for talking to people when i am at home) all at the same time. love the program!

    while ichat has really good features, its just not configurable enough and it doesnt offer enough things for me to switch to it.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

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    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    #6
    I love adium, and that is all I ever use. It is simply the best! :D:D:D:D
     
  7. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #7
    Sorry to Yahoo Messenger users. Maybe the Admins can add it to the list. I can't find a way to edit the poll.
     
  8. mayanka89 macrumors regular

    mayanka89

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    Aug 10, 2008
    Location:
    Midwest
    #8
    I have iChat for AIM and GChat contacts. Then I run Skype when I want to webcam with my relatives in India who do not use AIM.
     
  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pandora, Home Tree
    #9
    I would prefer to use iChat, but I have to wait until it is made to interact with Messenger. Directly that is, no third party wrangling.
     
  10. isx macrumors member

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    Sep 24, 2008
    #10
    If iChat could connect to MSN I'd use it. But it will never happen and the hack is just too much effort.
     
  11. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    #11
    does adium integrate with your address book?!?
     
  12. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    Oct 15, 2007
    #12
    I have a few people that I video chat with in iChat using my Google account, and I use Adium for my MSN and Facebook accounts.
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #13
    I use iChat that uses my AIM account. Skype for audio, video conferencing.
     
  14. robanga macrumors 68000

    robanga

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    Aug 25, 2007
    Location:
    Oregon
    #14
    I do not know a lot of people on iChat or AIM for that matter, but when I travel I use it a lot to chat with my wife.
     
  15. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

    Ice-Cube

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    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #15
    I use it exclusively in my office, to send files and to discuss work over bonjour.
     
  16. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    Aug 23, 2007
    #16
    If you reside in the UK (and all the people you know are from the UK), then iChat is 114.5MB of purely wasted hard disk space!
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Jan 6, 2004
    #17
    it can yes i believe.

    i use adium more than anything else. so much less screen space used which is why i prefer it over all the other clients. iChat takes up too much.
     
  18. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Feb 6, 2007
    #18
    I use iChat all the time. I just like the way it looks. If I have to talk on MSN, ICQ, Yahoo or the such, which is becoming less and less these days, I use adium. I tried adium over iChat, but that didn't last too long. Loving iChat, and will continue to use it.
     
  19. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

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    Jul 25, 2008
    Location:
    England
    #19
    Only very rarely to be honest. I use MSN to keep in touch with friends and family on my iMac more often, but still with no regularity.
     
  20. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

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    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #20
    I use Skype, iChat and aMsn

    I use Skype for IP Telephony also..
     
  21. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Aug 15, 2007
    #21
    Use iChat all the time for AIM and GMail. Adium's interface is pretty crap, and the feature list pretty poor (no video?!) and also is much slower. Plus, I don't use MSN so that's not an issue.
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #22
    At any given time, I am usually on iChat, MSN and Yahoo all at once. However, most of my friends use AIM, so iChat is my primary chat app.
     
  23. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Location:
    PA
    #23
    Like others, I use iChat and Skype. I'm a daily user. :D
     
  24. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

    ryanwarsaw

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    Apr 7, 2007
    #24
    Nobody I know uses a mac or has AOL so I have never even tried it.
     

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