Which instant messaging software do you use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BJB Productions, Nov 10, 2010.

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Which instant messaging client(s) do you use?

  1. iChat

    29.6%
  2. Skype

    25.9%
  3. Adium

    44.4%
  4. MSN Messenger

    25.9%
  5. Yahoo! Messenger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Jabber (Including Google Talk)

    3.7%
  7. Other

    11.1%
  1. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    #1
    Since the past few days I've been talking to people about instant messaging alternatives, I thought it would be interesting to make a poll and see what the majority of MR reader's used.

    I currently use iChat. Sometimes Skype.
    Feel free to select more than one, if the client is not listed above, post it below.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    Adium all the way. None of my friends use AOL nor Skype so iChat and Skype are useless. Adium lacks video and audio but it's the best for everything else. Even supports IRC now!
     
  3. darkplanets macrumors 6502a

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    Adium for regular chat, iChat and Skype for video, depending on the person.

    Can't say I've been on adium recently though.
     
  4. Middling macrumors regular

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    Adium (using the XMPP/Jabber protocol) for IM.

    For audio i use a SIP hardware phone (Yealink SIP T-28P) connected to a Localphone account for calls from the PSTN and accounts with OnSIP and iptel hosting my primary and backup domains (so i have the same addresses for email, IM, and SIP).

    I have no need of video chat (and am too ugly to be on camera anyway :D).
     
  5. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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  6. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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    Central England
  7. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What did they update?
     
  8. Middling macrumors regular

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    Lots. Version 1.4 had been in beta for over 18 months.

    There is someone actively working on audio/video chat now, so hopefully it wont be too long until it arrives (not in 1.5 though).
     
  9. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    Wow. I just skimmed through it, but that's a lot. I might give it a try.
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Texas, unfortunately.
    #10
    On my Mac, just iChat, MSN Messenger, and occasionally Yahoo! On my PC I use Pidgen and Windows Live Messenger. All work for me pretty well, no complaints here.
     
  11. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I use MSN Messenger sometimes but I mostly use IRC; I've been active on a number of chat rooms for nearly a year now.
     

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