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Adium Reviews

Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Adium and what they use it for.
  • New company "new" projects
    I love classic IM apps, and I want to give the macOS instant messaging app "Adium" a complete rejuvenation for Apple Silicon because it's last update was over 5 years ago and I've needed a good XMPP client for Mac because I've started using it. But almost the WHOLE. THING. Is written in Objective-C, containing no Swift code whatsoever. It's so old, it still has growl (old 3rd party macOS notification system before... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • in the year 2022?
    Jabber is now called XMPP. XMPP is a technology, actually used by many other services such as Facebook chat. (or at least it has been at one point, don't know what the current status is.) XMPP continues to also work with Adium, a multi-protocol chat app that's completely customizable (visuals + sounds). - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Pidgin: The Universal Chat Client
    I really miss Adium ( which was based on Pidgin's libpurple. Adium had such a great user experience. It was built with native widgets and also incorporated chat themes that were implemented using WebKit's rendering ( It was fast and memory friendly given that it was a native app and the themes were just small templates offering... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Pidgin: The Universal Chat Client
    > there was also some Duck app for macOS? You are thinking of Adium ( I believe it was a port of pidgin/libpurple to cocoa/aqua (or whatever the macOS gui framework was back then). - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • EU negotiators agree new rules to rein in tech giants
    > I remember using pidgin back in the day and it was really convenient to have every messaging app in one interface. I remember those days! A lot of folks started with Trillian, a paid IM client with skins like WinAmp [1]. I remember it looking so futuristic [2] compared to AIM [3] and other clients at the time. After they started deeply monetizing the product, a lot of folks found Adium [3] for Mac, Pidgin, etc.... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • I have an anonymous online friend. How can we ensure that even if we lose access to our current chat platform we will be able to find each other, while still maintaining our anonymity?
    Mac: Psi, Adium, Monal (though it's in beta phase at the time of writing and unfortunately and they have odd stances on GDPR (source)). - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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