Adium IM

December 1, 2019 - Adium team (Free)
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Adium is a fast and free instant messaging client that supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Yahoo! Japan, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, SIP/SIMPLE (Text), and Lotus Sametime. It supports beautiful WebKit message display, tabbed messaging, encrypted chat, file transfer, and more. Give it a try; you won’t look back.

Adium was created by college student Adam Iser, and the first version, “Adium 1.0”, was released in September 2001 and supported the only AIM. The version numbers of Adium since then have followed a somewhat unusual pattern. There were several upgrades to Adium 1.0, ending with Adium 1.6.2c.


Adium Features

  • Open Source, so everyone can see how it works and help improve it.
  • Support for a wide range of different Instant Messaging services (see the full list)
  • A delightful UI
    • Tabbed chat windows
  • Mac OS X integration
    • Address Book integration
    • WebKit Message View: Theme your chat windows
  • Combined Contacts: Merge your contacts so that each one represents a person, not an account
  • A sophisticated events system including support for visual notifications via Growl and OS X’s Notification Center
  • OTR Encryption
  • File Transfer
  • Xtras and many, many other customization options
  • A beautiful icon, the “Adiumy” duck
  • Translations: Adium speaks 27 different languages

Supported Languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Canadian English
  • Australian English
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Canadian French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Turkish

Supported services

  • AOL Instant Messenger (Including ICQ and .Mac)
  • Jabber (Including Google Talk and LiveJournal)
  • MSN Messenger
  • Yahoo! Messenger (Including Yahoo! Japan)
  • Bonjour (Compatible with iChat)
  • MySpace IM
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Lotus Sametime
  • XMPP (including Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and LiveJournal services)
  • Twitter
  • IRC
  • Novell GroupWise
  • IBM Sametime
  • Skype with a plugin
  • Skype for Business Server (previously Microsoft Lync Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server) with a plugin
  • Telegram with a plugin
  • QQ with a plugin
  • Steam chat with the “Steam IM” plugin
  • NateOn with a plugin

System Requirements

Adium or later Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer, an Apple-branded Macintosh computer
Ad 1.5.10 Mac OS X 10.6.8
Ad 1.4.5 Mac OS X 10.5.8
Ad 1.3.10 Mac OS X 10.4
Ad 1.0.6 Mac OS X 10.3.9
Ad X 0.89.1 Mac OS X 10.2.x and older

Adium X 0.88 and later are Universal applications that run natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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