Adium is an instant messaging software built into Mac OS X with which you can connect to existing networks. Currently widely used, Adium offers many features and supports several services like AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Twitter, XMPP, Hello, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook, MySpace IM, IRC, ICQ, MobileMe, Facebook Chat, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Sametime, Jencent QQ, Gadu-Gadu.
Adium offers you to chat with several contacts at once, thanks to windows arranged by tabs, it is possible to gather several contacts under one person, it has an interface that you can customize. This is made possible by Webkit Message View, Growl Cyrptage, ability to transfer files. You can set the background color the size of the windows, change the appearance of the contact list. Thanks to the settings you can make custom designs.
Thanks to the toolbar you can add smileys, change the text, transfer a file by selecting the file to be transferred and send it to the recipient who must accept. In return you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt to confirm that the file has indeed been sent. On the other hand, it is impossible to transfer the videos or to discuss live with Adium. So you can only send messages, pictures, smileys. Through Adium you will be able to keep in touch with your loved ones and chat with them whenever you want.