Who uses Adium?

Do you use Adium?

  • Yes, I use it.

    Votes: 151 86.3%
  • No, I use something else.

    Votes: 24 13.7%

  • Total voters
    175

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
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if you read just about any thread here on instant messaging i'd say that about 80% of the users here who use im, use Adium.

that includes me.
 

Quillz

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 6, 2006
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Los Angeles, CA
if you read just about any thread here on instant messaging i'd say that about 80% of the users here who use im, use Adium.

that includes me.
True, but I'm always interested in the other programs people use, I dunno, I just like seeing all the available options. If for some reason this thread is excessively stupid, just delete it, I guess.
 

DJMastaWes

macrumors 65816
Jan 14, 2006
1,243
1
Montreal, Quebec
I use it. I still wish that they had Web cam support and "... is listening to "this by that."" I know there's a way to make it so it shows what iTunes song your playing with some code, but i want it to look like it does for people using MSN.
The iTunes thing does work for AIM, but not MSN. Hopefully the next major release that it, once it does, then Adium will be perfect.
 

Vuzie

macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2007
116
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Maryland
Depends... Adium's nice to have all my chat clients open at once.... but I'll often videochat using my iChat...
 

GMacDaddyTPO

macrumors newbie
Jul 21, 2007
26
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I don't actually.

I've only ever used AIM on my windows machines, so iChat is everything and more than I ever need.

Plus video chat is awesome.:p
 

rjames86

macrumors member
Mar 31, 2007
91
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San Francisco
I use it. I still wish that they had Web cam support and "... is listening to "this by that."" I know there's a way to make it so it shows what iTunes song your playing with some code, but i want it to look like it does for people using MSN.
The iTunes thing does work for AIM, but not MSN. Hopefully the next major release that it, once it does, then Adium will be perfect.
You can show who you're listening to. Its in your status options. Do you not have the newest Adium?
 

Osarkon

macrumors 68020
Aug 30, 2006
2,161
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Wales
You can show who you're listening to. Its in your status options. Do you not have the newest Adium?
Yes it's there, but it doesn't allow you to show it as it does in MSN in Windows.
It only works with AIM in that way as someone just mentioned.

You can have it display what you're listening to as your name for MSN, and that's about it.

I'd welcome being able to use custom emoticons as well as just view them in the next release as well.
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,777
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
You can show who you're listening to. Its in your status options. Do you not have the newest Adium?
I think the issue is that Windows Live has several different kinds of status messages -- the alias, the display name, the away / available setting, and then at least one or two more. I think Adium supports some, but not all of these. I think what happened, although I'm not sure, is that after people were changing their alias so no one knew who the frack was on their buddy list anymore, they added the display names so that people could have yet another thing to change... it's totally out of hand, but it's the way Windows Live works.
 

Objectivist-C

macrumors 6502
Jul 1, 2006
414
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Hopefully the next major release that it, once it does, then Adium will be perfect.
It won't be in 1.1, they're still waiting for Pidgin to merge MSNP13/14 support into the trunk. Someone did put together an unofficial test build that supports Personal Messages over on Cocoaforge, but it's quite buggy as far as I know.

Personally, I leave Adium running in the background, and switch over to Mercury Messenger if I anticipate that I'll be sending / receiving messages.
 

Iamtherealwoody

macrumors 6502
May 28, 2007
369
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Gainesville, Florida
iChat + Chax does it for me. I have my MSN stuff comin through Jabber so I really dont have any need for adium, except having all my buddies on one list and customization. But I really like iChat cause of its UI, its more polished that adium, i never could get that into adium. Ironically, I use skype to video chat so the only reason I use iChat instead of adium is for the UI.

I have the same problem with all none-factory apps like firefox and camino.

Edit: Im gonna give it another try for a couple days, hell if 80% of the people are using it, it must be better.
 

Muzzway

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2007
224
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if you read just about any thread here on instant messaging i'd say that about 80% of the users here who use im, use Adium.

that includes me.
That looks about right according to the results...

I use it myself as well.
 

Aniej

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Oct 17, 2006
1,744
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i use it and love it. the customization is really a wonderful treat, especially compared to most IM clients which view customization as simply being able to switch the color of the skins to your favorite band.
 

Taylor C

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May 27, 2007
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I actually don't either, not anymore anyway. iChat is much more enjoyable and streamlined, in my opinion. I also make frequent use of it's video and audio capabilities, two things Adium doesn't provide functionality for. I've found running iChat and Messenger to be more powerful than running Adium alone.

iChat + Chax = <3
 

psychofreak

Retired
May 16, 2006
9,064
4
London
Adium FTW! Thankfully today's update has fixed the irritating fact that I couldn't have both translucent message windows and Safari 3 beta :)
 

iKwick7

macrumors 65816
Dec 29, 2004
1,055
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The Wood of Spots, NJ
I tried Adium- I like it, but I found myself going back to iChat. All I use are AIM and Google Talk, and both work great on iChat. I like the customization of Adium, but I found myself going back to and liking the look of iChat more.
 

kwood

macrumors 6502a
Jun 26, 2006
834
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In the Great White North.
I really like using Adium, but it does not support off line messages from MSN clients pidgen was working on an update for this scheduled to be releases on August 31st, but they are behind.

I posted this in another thread.

Personally I am still waiting for Adium to support offline messages with MSN. Which according to this thread, which links to this page, should be by the end of the month. Here is to hoping.
EDIT: So I use aMSN for now, but it is fickle and buggy.
 

Diaresi

macrumors regular
Aug 23, 2007
242
0
Being in the UK I only use MSN (and Skype!), so for me everything else in Adium isn't important. Microsoft Messenger does MSN better than Adium anyway so i'll stay with that until (if ever) anything better comes along.

IMO libpurple sucks for anything other than AIM (and maybe Jabber) and building Adium on it might make for easier coding, but it's the one thing that is seriously slowing development on an otherwise good looking app.