Adium Updated To Version 1.5

Adium, the popular free open-source chat client for OS X which supports multiple IM protocols (including Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and Facebook) has been given its first update in a year and a half, bringing it up to version 1.5.

Adium 1.5

Adium 1.5 for OS X 10.6.8 and above has been released with a load of new and improved features

The new release adds support for the latest version of Growl (version 1.3), allowing you to view your chat notifications easily from any part of OS X. However, if you’re not a fan of Growl, then Adium 1.5 includes its own notification system, nicknamed ”Mist” so you can stay up-to-date with minimum effort.

The release, alongside the usual bug fixes, also adds support for 64-bit Macs for the first time and the transcript viewer (which saves all your conversations) has been given an overhaul with a speedier and more refined interface, with new ”Next” and ”Previous” buttons so you can highlight terms in individual transcripts. You’ll also notice that several icons and buttons have been redesigned slightly and the transcript viewer has been given a slight interface tweak to bring it up to Lion’s design standards.

You can grab the free update via Adium’s website by clicking on the source link below. Bear in mind though, that because this update adds 64-bit support, you’ll have to update any plug-ins installed, which can be done via the Xtras page of Adium’s website. You’ll also need to be running OS X 10.6.8 or later, though I’m sure this won’t cause any frets for most people!

Source: Adium 1.5


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  • Mist is actually part of Growl. It’s built in to the library to display notifications when Growl isn’t installed.

  • whats that wallpaper?

    • The screenshot was ganked from the Verge’s article on Adium. Maybe someone there will say.

  • I just deleted Adium not too long ago after 4+ years of using it for Messages Beta. I’d much rather have Adium’s themeability, but being able to message on iMessages over all iOS devices (and Facetime) is crucial. If Adium can do this, I’ll immediately switch back.

  • I too would like to know which wallpaper is used in the image?

  • So here’s a question, what do you all use instead of Adium. Like most of you lack of updates drove me away from it – though I still keep it on my system [shrug]/.

    Without video chat for GTalk, or even file transfer Adium has really fallen behind. Pidgon does these things, but it’s a pain to install (or at least it was when I checked last).


  • Downloading now. Hopefully the software UI will have a better design approach than their website..