Adium vs iChat

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  1. Furq

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    I've been using iChat, any real reason to switch to Adium fulltime if all you use is AIM?

    One thing I like about iChat is you can search through logs using spotlight, is there a way to set it up to prefer adium logs in spotlight results?
     
  2. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Adium has tabbed chatting windows and more customizable GIU options. Those are the two main reasons to switch. :dunno:
     
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  4. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    yeah like these guys said, tabbed chat window + GUI customization = win. also it being a multi protocol IM client doesnt hurt either. :)

    rumor is when 10.5 comes out, iChat is going to adopt tabbed IM window.
     
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    iChat is pretty polished in some regards (i.e. the video bit), but in the end, it uses a lot of screen space for clunky brushed metal windows when all you generally need from IM is to just get at the list of buddies and the conversation, both of which are just text. Adium gets this more, in my opinion, but that means some features (i.e. file transfers) aren't quite as elegant if not downright buggy, but for 99% of the time, it's perfect and puts iChat to shame.
     
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    I really like the look of ichat better, i like the buddylist and the im window. I used to use adium, and the only real plus i like about is the tabbed browsing, if i had multiple screenames on multiple acounts (Msn, AIM..etc.) i'd prob use adium, but since all i use is AIM, i feel ichat goes along much better with the whole apple series, integrated nicely with the adress book, and mail!

    I do hope ichat does tabbed iming in 10.5 or whatever, because i think it is a very simple thing to do it seems, and can make for people like me (12inch powerbook) alot better! =)
     
  7. Peyomp

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    I need to be on MSN to see my X girlfriend. I miss her. So I have to use Adium.
     
  8. Furq

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    Yeah I do like tabs. I heard the current iChat was supposed to get tabs but they pulled them out for some reason :dunno:
     
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    yes, you can search adium logs in spotlight, just turn on logs and your ready to search them, plus adium has a neat way of handling logs with the application
     
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    i have noticed adium logs come up in spotlight before, its just that it seems to default to ichat logs. i suppose if i made spotlight fullsize instead of just in the menu bar it'd show more adium results
     
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    I wish iChat had tabs.. What I like about Adium is how you can drag the tab and make it a seperate window if you'd like.. and then drag it back to make it just a tab. awesome work
     
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    Cool I didnt know that :bowdown:
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

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    the gui alone is reason enough to change
     
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    I like the iChat GUI better, even without Tabs. Adium is fucking ugly. iChat is beautiful. Just too bad no MSN. I guess I could setup a jabber server and have it... I'm gonna do that.
     
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    wow i didn't know that! :bowdown:
     
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    anyone ever use bonjour? I've never been able to find anyone on it :o
     
  17. Furq

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    I do prefer the GUI of iChat and some of the nicer effects such as the new message bubble popping in the top right, but I prefer the Adium dock icon after I customized it, and I like the message view I found for Adium.

    I can't seem to find a contact list theme that I really like though. I'm currently using Morpheus Black, and it's alright.

    Any suggestions? :dunno:
     
  18. Furq

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    Bonjour I think is for network users like if someone else is on your network you can talk to them via Bonjour. It'd probably be useful for workplaces or at school, but no one in the school computer lab ever has it on that I've noticed
     
  19. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i've got one thats about to get published, you might like it. its really cool IMO. as soon as the moderators at adium approve it, ill give you a link. :)


    edit: if you check out the post your desktop thread in here, you can see it on my desktop in action. its the last desktop ive posted.
     
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    oh, I also like how I can do a fake idle :bowdown:
     
  21. agent0068

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    you can customize the hell out of adium in terms of appearance....
     
  22. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    :coolugh: srsly, adium can be as clean or as ugly as you want it. it is customizable from the ground up. every font, color, bar of trim, you name it can be altered.
     
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    :werd::mamoru:
     
  24. Furq

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    cool, ill go look at it

    def send me the link whenever you can :o
     
  25. Yardsale

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    ah no wonder :o

    I wish I had used it while I was still in school :hsd:
     

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