Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Aug 2006 16:05 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with Christopher Forsythe, the developer behind the Growl notification system and project manager of Adium, the multi-protocol chat application for Mac OS X.
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Adium is Great
by Gryzor on Wed 9th Aug 2006 18:33 UTC
Gryzor
Member since:
2005-07-03

I'd recommend it over any other IM Client.
I used Trillian Pro on Windows for a looooong time and also GAIM (on Windows when Trillian was having problems with some protocols).

When I 1st got a Mac I tried Adium and Fire. I sticked with Adium, it's fantastic.

I miss *some* features from Trillian, like the ability to set up different States per protocol and switch them back and forth with a keyboard shortcut... that's priceless, when the phone rangs you have a state "on the phone" you just change your state instantly, so the guy/s you were talking to don't keep asking "Hello? Hello? Hello?".

;)

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RE: Adium is Great
by kloty on Wed 9th Aug 2006 20:09 UTC in reply to "Adium is Great"
kloty Member since:
2005-07-07

Thanks to Adium I finally could ditch the old crappy ICQ. iChat did not work for me because of cyrillic letters (not supporting them). Now with Adium I can chat with ICQ and MSN users. What I miss is video/audio integration and possibility of screen-sharing. Another issue is that I cannot see the user profile of someone who sends me an invitation. So I cannot decide if this is spam or a real user.

So thanks a lot to the developers of this great program, which I use quite every day.

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Agreed
by milatchi on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:07 UTC
milatchi
Member since:
2005-08-29

Adium is a great IM program for the Mac. I hope they continue their development.

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Adium
by Finchwizard on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:56 UTC
Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

Adium is brilliant, hands down the best out there, I just wish it would be ported to Windows as well, I use Miranda at home, and it's not bad, but Adium handles plugins, themes much much better.

Trillian is ok, but it started to get a little irritating for me with how it looks or does things.

Keep up the great work guys.

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good stuff
by chrish on Thu 10th Aug 2006 13:59 UTC
chrish
Member since:
2005-07-14

Growl is awesome, and I love Adium (just wish it had IRC support so I didn't have to run Colloquy... at least Colloquy is also good and supports Growl).

- chrish

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