Multi-protocol IM client for Mac OS X
There is no need to have several IM applications open when you can just use one! We offer support for AIM (including .Mac accounts), MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber, iChat Rendezvous, Gadu Gadu, and Sametime with more in the works!
With a beautiful and intuitive Mac OS X interface, Proteus makes chatting with your friends and family a no-brainer. It has all the things you need, including a simple drawer to group all your conversations and remove the clutter from your desktop. Proteus just feels like it is a part of your Mac.
Proteus Extras make customizing Proteus to your tastes a breeze. Message views, sound packs, and emoticons are among the many extras Proteus has to make you feel right at home and in control.
Proteus supports file transfers for MSN, Yahoo, AIM, and Jabber. We are constantly working to make file transfers that much better in future versions.
Proteus works seamlessly with Mac OS X by integrating Address Book, Cocoa and WebKit technologies, resulting in a powerful application that feels right at home on your Mac. By using Address Book, Proteus lets you easily display real-names instead of usernames in your contact list. As for Webkit, we are able to provide customized chat views that fit every personality.
And because we use Cocoa, we support all the niceties that it gives us for free, like customizable toolbars, spell checking, integration with system services, drag and drop (file transfers, text clipping) - all the stuff that makes the Mac experience legendary.
We even support UNIX technologies thanks to Mac OS X's BSD heritage, such as running shell scripts when someone messages you or displaying rich LaTeX equations!
- Multi-protocol: Proteus supports multiple IM protocols, so you'll never need to use two clients at once again.
- Instant Messaging Standards Included: Contact Management, chatting features, away messages, etc. are included.
- Extras for your Enjoyment: Extras allow you full customizable options in Proteus, so you can change your message views, icons, and sound packs.
- Drag and Drop File Transfer: Proteus supports File Transfer, so you'll never need to use your email client again for quick transfers.
- Delicious UI: An intuitive UI makes everyone happy, and makes your viewing pleasure easier.
- Open Source: Open source for all those free lovers out there. Free is better, always.
- Growl Notifications: Growl support for your IM alerts, adding on to what Proteus already provides.
- Meta Contacts: Meta contacts for all your friends with more than one IM account that you need.
- Mac OS Technologies: Proteus uses Mac OS X technologies like WebKit and Address Book to manage your message views and IM contacts.
- UNIX Power: Being based on UNIX technologies, you can run shell scripts when people message you and much more.
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What's New in version 4.16
- Bug fixes, new icons and a universal binary IMServices.