Adium 1.5.10

A free and open-source multiple protocol instant messaging client that enables you to use numerous instant messaging services from within one window
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Adium is a practical and easy-to-use OS X application designed to help you connect to various messaging services such as Yahoo Messenger, Jabber (XMPP), IRC, ICQ, MSN (Windows Live Messenger), Twitter,  Facebook, AIM and many more other messaging protocols.

A wide selection of supported messaging services

If you need to find out if Adium comes with built-in support for a specific instant messaging protocol, you can find a detailed list of all supported services on Adium’s

List of services supported and their interoperability online page.

Moreover, Adium is an open source Cocoa based instant messaging software solution that has been built as a graphical interface for the libpurple protocol library.

This way, you can see how Adium manages to connect you to your friends and family and, if you really want to and have the knowledge to do it, help its development team to further improve it and to add extra features.

Support for connecting to multiple chat protocols at the same time

With the help of the Adium messenger, you can effortlessly connect to any number of messaging accounts from any of the supported messaging services and chat with your friends, family and co-workers using the same services.

Furthermore, Adium comes with a user-friendly and highly customizable interface designed to make it as easy and simple as possible to view all your contacts regardless of their service provenience.

To make things even better, Adium offers you multi-tabbed chat windows and a state-of-the-art notification system that will alert you every time your contacts need your attention.  

Advanced contact controls and displays system, as well as inbuilt OTR-based chat encryption support

The contacts you have in your list can be grouped according to your needs and preferences, and you can also hide the ones that you don’t frequently chat to with a simple mouse click.

In addition, Adium can be configured to hide or show offline, idle, away, mobile and blocked contacts using the simple and toggle-based View menu.

What’s more, Adium can also be used to rapidly and effortlessly transfer files to any chosen contact in your buddies list, view your chats’ logs and encrypt your conversations with the help of the OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) library for private conversations .

Full-featured and intuitive IM client for the Mac

All in all, Adium should be the logical choice if you want a comprehensive instant messenger with support for a vast array of messaging protocols, and with enough features to satisfy all your communication needs.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 21st, 2014

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What's New in This Release:
  • Updated libpurple to 2.10.9, fixing many security issues.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause high CPU load when a connection is lost. (#16431)
  • Fixed a bug that can cause disconnects when using a Retina Mac with an external screen. (Johannes Loepelmann) (#16552)
  • Fixed an issue causing to Adium to connect accounts during PowerNap. (Mayur Pawashe) (#16249)
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Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, XMPP (Jabber), Yahoo, and mor...

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