Proteus for Mac

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Softpedia Pick image 4.2.2 100% FREE GPL    
3.9/5 67
User friendly IM client for Mac OS X that can handle multiple protocols and enables you to connect to more than one account at the same time.

editor's review






If you are using more than one chat solution to communicate with your friends, you need a separate application for accessing each service. Proteus is a powerful Mac app that allows you to connect to various types of accounts via the same user interface.

Streamlined software solution for dealing with multiple chat services that works right out of the box

Proteus comes with support for some of the most popular protocols and services, such as AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Lotus Sametime, Yahoo Messenger, Gadu Gadu, iChat Bonjour, Jabber, or Microsoft Messenger.

However, keep in mind that the project has not been updated for some time and, as a result, it does not support more recent OS X releases, such as Yosemite. On the other hand, Proteus is great if you are working on Tiger or Snow Leopard.

To help you get started, Proteus comes with a Setup Wizard that takes you through the essential configuration steps and helps you connect to 5 different types of accounts. Of course, you can connect more services by navigating to the app’s Preferences.

User friendly chat client that can help you manage all contacts associated to various messaging services

Once everything is setup, Proteus works as any other chat client: you can send and receive messages, you can customize your online status, and you can effortlessly personalize the app’s appearance.

The only difference is that you can visualize and communicate with all your contacts, regardless of the messaging service they are using. For your convenience, Proteus allows you to apply different sorting rules for your contacts list, and allows you to export all of them to the same text file.

To conclude, Proteus proposes simple yet efficient solutions that can help you manage your instant communications without having to deal with multiple chat clients.

Proteus was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on March 5th, 2015

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