Portable Adium

Multi-account messenger to use wherever you like

Adium is already a popular instant messaging application for Mac offering as it does access to multiple protocols and accounts. You can use it to connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo! View full description

PROS

  • Great design
  • Good performance
  • Take your profile and message logs with you anywhere

CONS

  • Not many internet cafés use Macs

Very good
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Adium is already a popular instant messaging application for Mac offering as it does access to multiple protocols and accounts. You can use it to connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo!

, Google Talk, Jabber and other chat services all at the same time, meaning you only need one chat program open for all your different accounts.

In this special mobile bundle, the application is designed to be placed on your portable device (e. g. USB key, iPod, portable hard disk etc) so that you can run it on any Mac you like.

Simply connect your portable device and run the program directly from it: all your profile and account info are stored on your device, meaning there's no need to set-up your client on each new machine you use.

The design, implementation and performance of this version of Adium are just as great as on the normal version. The only thing I'd question is just how useful the portable version would be: between work and home it could serve as handy but with very few internet cafés opting for Macs, it might prove less useful for travellers and students.

Portable Adium is the multiprotocol Adium instant messaging client that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more, packaged as portable application so you can carry around with you on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also on your internal hard disk) as long as it has 40 MB of free space and use on any Mac OS X computer, taking your contact list, emoticons, message stiles, plugins, scripts, sound and users with you.

Portable Adium

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Portable Adium r40 1.3.2