Adium

Adium iconAbout Adium

Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS X's Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.

Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services (see further down for the list) and then chat with other people using those services.

Note: We do not host any IM services ourselves. Adium is a third-party client for connecting to services run by other people (mostly companies).

Notable Features

System requirements

Adium 1.5 or later Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer, an Apple-branded Macintosh computer
Adium 1.4.5 Mac OS X 10.5.8
Adium 1.3.10 Mac OS X 10.4
Adium 1.0.6 Mac OS X 10.3.9
Adium X 0.89.1 Mac OS X 10.2.x and older

Adium X 0.88 and later are Universal applications which run natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macintosh computers.

See our Supported OS Policy for more information.