Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS X’s Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.

Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.


  • Open Source
  • Support for a wide range of different Instant Messaging services
  • A delightful UI
  • Mac OS X integration
  • Combined Contacts: Merge your contacts so that each one represents a person, not an account
  • A sophisticated events system including support for visual notifications via Growl and OS X’s Notification Center
  • OTR Encryption
  • File Transfer
  • Xtras and many, many other customization options
  • A beautiful icon, the “Adiumy” duck
  • Translations: Adium speaks 27 different languages

Software Info

Supported Platforms
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