Here is a good list of the best IM’s (Instant messengers) for MAC OS X.
Adium for Mac OS X:
Adium is a free highly customizable multiprotocal instant messenger for Mac OS X.
Adium can connect to:
AOL Instant Messenger (Including ICQ and .Mac)
Jabber (Including Google Talk and LiveJournal)
Yahoo! Messenger (Including Yahoo! Japan)
(Compatible with iChat)
Adium supports the following languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian English, Australian English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, French (Canadian), German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.
MSN Messenger for Mac OS X:
Who isn’t familiar with MSN =). Microsoft’s MSN messenger designed for the mac platform. I have already posted the link from where you can Download MSN 7 for Mac.
For more information and download links visit Download MSN 7 (Latest up to date) or visit the official website.
Mercury Messenger for Mac OS X:
Mercury Messenger is also a good alternative msn messenger client for Mac.
Mercury messenger features:
Sign in with multiple accounts
Fast file transfering
Simultaneous sending & receiving webcam
Extensive event notifications
User defined event actions
Single window (tabbed) conversations
Customizable contact list
Customizable message views
Custom status icons
Resource saving (Webcam streams,
Display pictures, Emoticons)
Runs from USB stick
Instant Messaging: Send text messages in real-time to your friends on Yahoo! or Windows Liveâ„¢ Messenger.
Chat Rooms: Join a chat room to meet new friends while you discuss your favorite topics.
PC-to-PC Calls: Make a voice call to another Yahoo! Messenger user for free (microphone and speakers/headset required).
Phone Out (PC-to-Phone Calls): Call friends on their regular or mobile phones from Messenger for as low as 1Â¢ a minute (Phone Out account required).
Phone In (Get a Phone Number for Messenger): Get a new phone number that allows you to receive calls in Yahoo! Messenger (Phone In account required).
SMS (Text Messaging): Send text messages from Messenger to your friends mobile phones for free.
Webcam: Plug in your webcam to share live video with your friends on Yahoo! Messenger.
IM conferences, file transfers, content search bar and the list goes on.
Skype is another popular IM alternative for Mac. Main feature of Skype is their free Skype-to-Skype calls, conferences, history features, uses low resources and much more.
If you use iChat for Mac then Chax is for you. Chax is a awesome add-on for MAC iChat.
With features (latest version 2.1.2) like:
- Unified contact list shows all contacts from all accounts in one window
- Growl notifications for new messages and users changing status
- Automatically resize the contact list to fit the number of visible users
- Built-in log viewer
- Activity log that displays your contacts’ status changes
- Auto-accept file transfers, AV chats, and screen sharing requests
- Toggle text status visibility of users
- Always on top option for contact list, message windows and AV chats
- Set font of names, status messages, and group separators
- Option to auto-accept text chats, skipping new message notification window
- Show status changes directly in the message window
- Additional unread message notifications in the Dock
- Automatically go away when the screensaver activates
- Properly use ICQ accounts without sending text formatting in messages
You shouldn’t be missing out on this one.