Adium 1.0!

Wow. I’m thrilled to announce that Adium 1.0 is released :)

With over 600 enhancements and bug fixes, Adium 1.0 is the culmination of over a year and a half of development. New features include a shiny new default appearance, an installation setup assistant, improved account management, privacy management, iTunes Now Playing status, optional Dock-like hiding of the contact list, grouping of saved status messages, a redesigned chat transcript viewer with improved searching, and much more. Adium 1.0 includes service-specific improvements such as AIM file transfer and Direct Connect image transfer improvements, Yahoo invisible status, receiving of MSN custom emoticons, and Google Talk buddy icons and typing indication support.

Adium 1.0 also adds QQ messaging support to its repertoire of 13 services which include AIM, MSN, Google Talk, and Yahoo. It is fast, lightweight, highly customizable, and has now been translated into 20 languages in addition to its native English.

The full changelog is available here… you might want to go get a cup of coffee while it’s loading, as it’s a beast.

What’s all that mean? Well, for starters, it means you’ve got one heck of an instant messaging client on your hands. Enjoy!

It also means that you’re enjoying the fruits of labor of a lot of hard working, brilliant, volunteer developers — the Adium Team, that is, (us!) along with fellow open source coders like our friends over at Gaim, Growl, Sparkle, Off-the-Record Messaging, and , just to name a few.

Sound exciting? It is. Check out Contributing To Adium for more on how you can help with development, from supporting other users to writing code to donating support further development efforts. (update: The link to contributing is down because it depends on Trac, which was not designed to handle digg + slashdot + the rest of the Internet. If you’re looking for the Adium 1.0 source, look no further. Trac and our Subversion repository will be publicly available again once the server is a bit calmer. Thanks for your paitence!)

And speaking of donating, I’d like to thank our network hosts for their awesome service and support. NetworkRedux hosts our code, website, and mailing lists, including the Trac support site and, home of all sorts of add-ons to Adium. CocoaForge hosts the Adium Forums. Finally, CacheFly hosts the Adium download itself. Thanks to them and to the fantastic Adium community for helping Adium get so far. :)

74 Responses to “Adium 1.0!”

  1. Pontus Says:


    Congratulations all of you who have been working (for, what is it, a year?) on this realease. Really great!


  2. Elliott Harris Says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who uses Adium. I know that the entire team has a lot of fun developing it and we are really happy to deliver it to you.

    Congrats to the rest of the team. We did it!


  3. Anonymous Says:

    You Guys are GREAT!

    Thank you!

  4. Jon Kantro Says:

    Congrats guys. Awesome job with this release.

  5. Peggy Says:

    Congratulations, guys. Thanks for all the hard work.

  6. Bas Says:

    Great! I can’t wait till the download has finished ;-)

    Thanks a lot for the best Mac OS X IM-client out there!

  7. rstevens Says:

    Congrats! Thanks for being a part of my daily life.

  8. steve mcfarland Says:

    congratulations, guys! it’s a beautiful and well-designed app – you must feel like proud parents right now. yay!

  9. MacZOT Says:

    hooray and 3 cheers to AdiumX Development Team (ADT)! many many thanks mates!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Congrats on the latest release!

    I just upgraded to 1.0, but Yahoo! doesn’t work anymore. “Server closed the connection.” is all i get.

    Besides that (i rarely use Yahoo!), you’ve done a great job with the latest version!

  11. kOoLiNuS Says:

    thanks for all the hard work and CONGRATS for having achived this milestone!

    hope the fum will start now :-D
    {ok, after some party !}

  12. Scott Hulbert Says:

    Congratulations, guys!!

    Hard to believe I’ve been using Adium for 2 years now, but it’s grown lots and is by far the most advanced IM client anywhere.

  13. James I McAnespy Says:

    Congrats. Shall downlod now.

  14. Chris Says:

    Well done. Thanks for the work.

  15. Sleepy Says:

    Congratulations and well done!

    This is my favorite OS X application – without it, I’d probably be back on XP.

  16. James Says:

    All I can really say is wow, I just spent almost an hour changing how adium looks and I love it! I started using adium right after I had tried fire and like adium alot more. Not that fire is bad or anything just like what adium has to offer more.

  17. Rafael Nevarez Says:

    Congratulations, You are doing an excellent Job. Adium is one of the reasons i switched to a Mac :)

  18. justin Says:

    Awesome! Congratulations to the Adium team. You’ve made more than one of my Windows-using friends jealous. Keep up the great work!

  19. Anonymous Says:


  20. TK-421 Says:


    just downloaded 1.0, and its great. Just wanted to say thanks, as an avid Mac user this program is my messaging bread-and-butter. the Xtras Manager is also very handy. Thanks for the work. Much appreciated~

  21. James_Oliver1989 Says:

    Adium 1.0 is beautiful, adium has saved me so much time it’s an amazing project. It’s made msn messenger dependabled! Thanks for your time providing such a usefull little piece of software

  22. Gentle Says:

    Awesome, awesome work. This is a real treat. thanks everyone!

  23. Anonymous Says:

    The new version looks great! I’m having problems, though, with logging into Yahoo as mentioned above. Two different accounts with the same problem while Y! Messenger works fine.

  24. hugh sato Says:

    yay for Adium!!!
    this program is by far the best chat program ever! i friggin hate the regular aim chat program ever since i switched to adium. Plus all of my Microsoft-loving friends have another reason to be jealous of my Mac… ness. Huzzah!

  25. Dylan1077 Says:

    Wohoo! Thanks a bunch for the hard work from a long-time Adium fan guys.

  26. Aurélie85 Says:

    J’aimais bien le fond d’écran avec les fleurs, où est-il? :(

  27. Fish Says:

    I’ve recently transitioned from Fire (I just have to get my old logs off the backup drive) and have really enjoyed using Adium. It was great to read through such a massive changelog, and I’ve gotta say it brought a smile to my face many times over! The only minor point I feel the need to take issue with is that you should have gone for 300% more cowbell. ;-)

  28. Christoph Says:

    Thanks for the effort. Great Prog…. :D

  29. Nemo Says:

    Oh my God! So cool! But…where is the simplest option you would have had to implemented?
    The mandatory gmail notification is tremendous boring! Why you don’t enable the checkbox to permit us to choos if we want that notification?

  30. Gordon Says:

    wOoT!!! Downloading it right now. Hard to believe I’ve been using Adiumx since the .6ish days. Congrats on a job well done. You guys have inspired me to write my own software. You guys rock!!

  31. itcaso Says:

    its very cool the new version, im like so much… so nice…!! thnks… hehehe…

    and Adium rulz!!!

  32. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for 1.0!!!

  33. Td Says:

    Great Job guys.

    Still planning to make some Adium X 1.0 shirts?

  34. kiddouk Says:

    Great ! Congratulation. I would like to thank you for your great job. This Messenger app is amazing.

    I use it since 0.8x i think … and it’s guetting better and better at every release.

    Thanks guys.

  35. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulation, good released!

    I dont know if I cant change this, but in the new header of Contact list, where apearce a _global_ icon I think that it show the icon of the actual user select, because is a little confused see a icon that not corresponding with the actual user selected.


  36. hanindyo Says:

    whoops it seems 1.0 have problems in connecting to Yahoo.. or it’s just me?

  37. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t even fathom the amount of work that must’ve gone into this. Fantastic app. All you Adium developer cats rock like a monkey on fire.

  38. Anonymous Says:

    thank you very much lads !!
    that’s a good work

  39. Anonymous Says:

    wow! i’m really excited to see that the world’s best IM just get better!
    thank you very much!

  40. Peter Hosey Says:

    Nemo: We did. It’s in the Options tab of the Account editor sheet. Go to Preferences→Accounts, then double-click on your account.

  41. Jorn Says:

    Brilliant! =D

  42. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you very much! Best IM ever.

  43. Lintila Says:

    Adium definitely competes with iChat, no doubt about it. In fact, it wins hands down on my own tally of the point by point comparison of features.

  44. Takeo Says:

    After using every beta and watching Adium to improve I’m really happy about 1.0

    There’s only one thing that worked in the last beta, but doesn’t in 1.0: The usericons don’t load in 1.0 in ICQ!!!!

    Greetings, keep up the good work!


  45. Choubistar Says:

    Congrats to the devs, long live Adiumy!

  46. kangamini Says:

    Wow! Congrats to everyone involved!

  47. Alex Rosu Says:

    Congratulations and a big thanks! I really don’t know what I’d do on my mac without Adium :) .

  48. Nemo Says:

    @Peter Hosey: Thanks for your reply! But the problem was another one: was me!! I registered the gtalk account as a simple Jabber account when GTalk was not officially supported yet! Then, I never updated it to a “pure” GTalk account when you added the support officially. So, there was a checkbox always checked on and “grayed” (disabled) and I was not be able to turn off the notification. Now I have deleted the old Jabber-Gtalk account and I’ve recreated it as a “pure” Gtalk account. Now all works correctly. Sorry for my poor memory ;)
    For all other stuff: great work! Know it!
    Bye bye and continue on this way!

  49. vectr Says:

    Thank-you everyone who has contributed to what is hands down the best Mac IM client.

    You rock!

  50. Renko Says:

    Very very nice :) Thank you!

  51. Eelco Says:


  52. Anonymous Says:

    Great job, guys! Thanks for an awesome IM client!

  53. Says:

    I was so excited when I saw this! The new features are amazing! I think one of my friends is buying a Mac just to be able to use Adium. You guys rock!

  54. Dot Says:

    I´m thrilled to see the new features of Adium. I think it´s awsome. Just wondered.. where´s the toolbar gone? – Can anybody help me with this?

  55. Figure Says:

    Adium wins hands-down over any other mac messaging client I’ve tried – it’s still one of the first things I install on my new computers, and it makes my non-Mac friends jealous!
    Much love.

  56. Anonymous Says:

    Thank God for Adium. Best im program on any platform!

  57. Th0mas Says:

    Congratulations, guys! I’ve enjoyed Adium for quite a long time now, and it’s awesome that you’ve hit the 1.0 mark. Adium is the only messenger that really runs flawlessly on my old clamshell, and it manages to look pretty damned sexy while it does so.

    *raises champagne flute*

  58. J Says:

    Thank you so much guys. Really. Thank you for all your work.

  59. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the great work!
    BTW – you’re on Golem :-)

  60. Anonymous Says:

    Am I the only one having serious problems with the Adium update? I can’t access Preferences at all … also, I cannot send IMs, nor see IM windows when others message me (even though it says in the Dock that I have been IMed).

    All the updates look really promising, and the new features that I can access are fantastic … but these glitches are making the program unusable for me. :(

  61. Anonymous Says:

    Congrats guys… Adium is the main reason I could get a mac@ work .. we use Sametime app for IM and Adium has been awesome at it for the past year and half ( My windoze buddies are at awe at what it can do ! )


  62. Anonymous Says:

    I grabbed the beta about a week before 1.0 was released, I had noticed how old adium was and how new the beta was and was very happy to see recent development.

    TO my surprise I greatly enjoyed everything new about Adium beta and will try to be a constant beta tester from now on, not to mention gaining a lot of interest in helping the project code wise.

    Keep up the great work was amazed to see 1.0 come out. I hope only good things for the project

  63. President Leechman Says:

    Don’t seem to be able to connect to my AIM accounts since the update.

  64. greg Says:

    thank you very much for your work!

  65. fiat lux Says:

    Adium 1.0 truly rocks. Thanks for all the hard work!

  66. Anonymous Says:

    has anyone found that display names for offline contacts aren’t updated and reeeeaaaalllllyyyy old at that? otherwise it’s lovely, thank you…

  67. Anonymous Says:

    global hotkey which brings up adium from any app is great, but, on second keypress, it needs to hide it again :)

  68. Anonymous Says:

    Sweet! Adium is rocking on my Mac.

    I thought I was the only one with the really old offline contact display names.

  69. Anonymous Says:

    This program is very well done and I am pleased to use it.


  70. Karen Says:

    However, umm, anyone having problems loading xtra’s menubars on Adium 1? I tried replacing all the necessary files but I still see the duck.

  71. Evan Schoenberg Says:

    The menubar ‘replacement’ icons were never supported.

    Official support for an AdiumXtra to control the menu bar icon will most likely be present in Adium 1.1.

  72. Anonymous Says:

    when someone send me a file…. it doesnt work so good.. and the icon users, doesnt actuallize in the moment….

    is this a bug????

    thank you

  73. Anonymous Says:

    OK — this looks great! I’m a VERY new Mac user. Downloaded Adium and was able to get AOL AIM up, but can I use it at the SAME TIME for Yahoo and MSN messenger? If so, how?

  74. zoo Says:

    I would like to know how come I can’t send differed msg to offline people or talk with people who appear offline. you can mail me to! I really need to know… thanks