iChat in Adium!

UPDATE: April fool. 😉

We’re pleased to announce, jointly with the ChatKit project and Apple, that Adium (powered by ChatKit) will replace iChat in Leopard.

A future version of Adium, with ChatKit installed, is now running and working in prerelease builds of Mac OS X 10.5. These builds are currently only available to the Adium and ChatKit development teams. Here are some screenshots:

That’s right — iChat’s video support has been merged into ChatKit, and Adium can thereby use it. It’s the best of all three worlds!

Other features of the merged Adium-ChatKit-iChat experience:

  • Buzz support, integrates with your iPod (now you can be BUZZed on the go!)
  • External Buzz: Adium can knock on your friends’ doors to let them know they have messages waiting (requires external hardware, not included)
  • Security feature: contact list moves away from your mouse cursor, making it impossible for unauthorized users to double-click on your contacts
  • Pink Adiumy
  • Boredom meter measures time since last message; can be configured to ring when the conversation is getting too boring
  • Intel Core Duo
  • Smart contact list groups with iTunes integration
  • Wireless integration with iPod’s games: Play games like Brick and Music Quiz over IM
  • .Mac synchronization
  • Live graphics
  • Close widgets have been freshly polished
  • Click wheel
  • Built-in disc-burning support — IM on the go!
  • Support for IM over RFC 1149 transports (with the Duck-Pigeon Adapter)
  • Even more tasty sandwiches

Some features are still in development, and will come in a future (post-Leopard) release:

  • Electroshock buzz (requires external power supply and plug-in)
  • Popcorn
  • IM over Blu-Ray (requires that both you and your contact be downhill from each other)
  • Interplanetary IM


  1. April first.


  2. Funny, i hope you use more the blog.

  3. Let’s get to 1.0 first and make this a stable release will real killer addons.

    No Joke

  4. i hate april fools day

  5. I don’t think you should release. You need tastier sandwiches.

  6. HAHA Thats great, I wish it was real though….


  7. What theme was used to make it look like Leopard?

  8. I almost started crying with joy, and then i remembered that it was april fools, 🙁

    nice one

  9. lol nice one!

  10. If this was true, adium would be the best IM client ever..well i think it is, but it would have world domination.

  11. @zerock
    Especially if it could make you sandwiches 🙂

  12. how far are we from 1.0b1 ?

  13. zsahhhaha i got fooled!!!

  14. Oh, April Fools..I was getting excited, damnit.

    I also look like a fool on IRC.

    Bastards. ;-;

  15. Nice one, but i think someone should take this joke down or mark it as a April Fool joke?

    It’s quite misleading as it’s not April Fool anymore 😉

  16. It’s really kind of a lame joke. You point out how much Adium sucks because it doesn’t include video chat support or active status messages.


  17. in Spain fool’s day is December 28… I was confused till I read these comments…

  18. Ohhhhh nooooooooooo…………….. you won’t do a pink Adiumy?! Too BAD 🙁

  19. Where can I find those status icons in the second screenshot?

  20. where did you get that background?

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