Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Instant messaging has taken over as one of the main types of communication in todays world. All you need is a computer, an IM program, and an account to chat through. My most used IM program for Mac OSX is Adium. Adium is open source software and thus free. It is also user-friendly.

Adium has a lot useful qualities. It enables you to use multiple IM accounts within one program. I use jabber, Gtalk, and MSN with my Adium program. All of my accounts can be online at once and my contacts are all listed on the same list so there is no juggling of windows. I can also combine contacts if i have a person who is on my list with both an msn and Gtalk account for example. Once combined their name will only show up once, but when i want to talk to them i have the option to choose through what account i want to chat.

Adium's look can be personalized by downloading various new sound sets, dock icons, contact list styles etc. at http://www.adiumxtras.com/.

For anyone who is looking for an instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more, Adium is for you:).