Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Spotlight on a Mac - Adium

In the last few months, I have urged 5 friends to buy a mac when they asked my opinion.

Now I know I am a little biased, I have been a mac lover for some time now, and I do admit I am a little rusty on my windows knowledge (mainly because the IT Natzi doesnt allow MSN at work). But this isnt a pro or con of eachs programs, its meerly a feature on programs I think every mac user should have.

So this week, I chose Adium.

According to Wikipedia Adium is a free instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple platforms. This means that in the one program I can use MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Twitter and a whole range of other clients. Awesome for multitasking. Even more awesome for keeping in touch with friends and family

Now, I do admit, I origionally liked this program for the cute little birdie, especially as you can make him blue, purple, green, red and yellow. I fell even more in love when I discovered that I could put 'outfits' on the birdie! (what can I say, small things amuse me).

Until recently, ok tonight, I never knew about the Twitter add in, but seeing as though TweetDeck died on me this week, it is a welcome addition.

The only downside is that you cant use webcam with msn messenger, but seeing as though we only use it with family, and they all use macs, we just use iChat. Hasnt really caused a drama in our household

All in all, Adium gets two thumbs up

PS, if you have any programs you think i would love/want to know about/should review let me know
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  1. I am guessing I am one of the 5? Tehehe. So worth it. Steve Jobs, pay this woman a commission!

    I hardly use IM anymore, but I will be now purely for the bird. Genius.

  2. Oh I knew I loved you/your blog. MAC users UNITE! ;-) I do not have an iPhone or know how to use Mobile Me but my parents and rest of my family members swear by it. It synchs EVERYTHING.

  3. LOL, Teneal, yes you are one of the 5! I hope you are super duper happy with your purchase (otherwise I will feel bad).

    Aunty Em, I am not sure on the Mobile Me thing either. I dont really use my iPhone for much, other than an ipod and game device (ever so handy when bored at work). I am pretty sure my brother in law has it and lvoes it though.


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