So I’ve covered Safari alternatives and Thunderbird alternatives, so now it is time for iChat alternatives. These alternatives are chat clients that will communicate with iChat. With the exception of AIM, the main benefit of these programs is that they will allow you to talk to your friends on several services at once. Instead of opening Yahoo Messenger, iChat, Microsoft Messenger, and others at the same time, these programs will talk with most of the popular clients at the same time.
By the way, all of these programs are free.
Product: Adium 0.89.1
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Mac OS X 10.2.7 (“Jaguar”) or later; Mac OS X 10.4 (“Tiger”) or Mac OS X 10.3.9 (“Panther”) is recommended
Instant Messaging (IM) Systems were starting to get big, when I started to use the internet – back in 1996. A few folks invented ICQ and they were soon joined by many other IM Systems. Today the market is fragmented, so much so, that many of us have more than one IM client installed at the same time. Each of these clients of course comes with their own set of cool features, but the feature I personally use most, is the basic text based chat. Having many IM clients open, means a drain on system resources.
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