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By using popular libpurple protocol library, this very easy-to-use messaging program can connect you to dozens of popular chat services, from MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Skype Facebook Chat, Yahoo! Messenger to the many other less known chat protocols such as Tlen, Lotus Sametime, Gadu-Gadu, and others. As of early 2014, the latest version Adium for Mac requires users to have Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer, although older versions have support all the way down to Mac OS X 10.2.x and older. Since version 0.88, Adium is a universal application that works natively both on PowerPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers.
From the first version of Adium that appeared in late 2001 with support only for AIM chat system, this app managed to evolve into highly popular multi-protocol Instant messaging client that is today used all around the world on Mac.
Adium Support services:
- XMPP ("Jabber"), including: Google Talk, LJ (LiveJournal) Talk, Facebook Chat, Gizmo5
- MSN Messenger
- AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), including MobileMe (formerly known as .Mac)
- Yahoo! Messenger, including Yahoo! Japan Messenger
- Bonjour, compatible with iChat
- IBM Lotus Sametime
- Tencent QQ
- Novell GroupWise