Geekery – Upgrade and AdiumX

Geek interlude. First, I just upgraded to MT 3.12. You see anything wrong (other than what’s wrong with me, and oh, where to start), let me know. Second, if you’re running OSX and still using iChat instead of AdiumX, get on it. AdiumX is a multi-protocol chat client, like Trllian. Only it’s still completely free, […]

Geek interlude.

First, I just upgraded to MT 3.12. You see anything wrong (other than what’s wrong with me, and oh, where to start), let me know.

Second, if you’re running OSX and still using iChat instead of AdiumX, get on it.

AdiumX is a multi-protocol chat client, like Trllian. Only it’s still completely free, it’s incredibly well designed, it’s under active development, and the guys who are working on it are really really cool.

Now, I was a big iChat fan. It has what I still think is the best chat interface around. But it’s full of bugs, it’s not really being worked on much, and it only supports AIM and rendezvous chat. As far as I’m concerned, a chat client that doesn’t support at least AIM and Yahoo is worthless. iChat also only lets you sign in one account at a time; again, useless. I have a work IM account, and a social account, and I need them both signed in. So until they get iChat up to speed with all that (and yeah, I keep asking), I will run something else.

I tried a bunch of other tools. Fire, Proteus, I think some others. They all sort of sucked.

AdiumX though, does not suck at all. It’s got a great, very configurable interface, it’s intuitive to use, it can be configured to look a lot like iChat. It’s got all kinds of plug-ins.

Version .7 was just released. I’ve been beta testing it all along and this is the best version yet. And it’s still getting better.

Even if you like iChat, I’d suggest you get it and give it a try.

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