Before arriving at the office and starting up my iMac, today was looking like an ordinary day, maybe a bit cold. I woke up,
checked my email, browsed the refrigerator, picked something to eat, drank my juice, arrived here... but what is this? Adium wants to update? Surprize!
I have been using Adium for almost three months now and I must say that this program proved to be very reliable and easy to use, but something just didn't look right to me, and that was the version number. I know that version 0.89 wasn't perfect, but it worked just great, so I checked and overchecked for updates, but nothing popped up. Well, not until this morning...
After a year and a half of development, Adium 1.0 became available less than a day ago, bringing over 600 enhancements and bug fixes. Its new features include a shiny new default appeareance, an installation setup assistant, improved account and privacy management, iTunes Now Playing status, optional Dock-like hiding of the contact list, grouping of saved status messages, a redesigned chat transcript viewer with improved searching, and much more.
Adium 1.0 also includes service-specific improvements such as AIM file transfer and Direct Connect image transfer improvements, Yahoo invisible status, receiving of MSN custom emoticons, and Google Talk buddy icons and typing indication support. QQ messaging support has been added to the 13 services already supported that include AIM, ICQ, MSN, Jabber, GTalk and Yahoo.
In addition to the native English, Adium is now available in 20 languages, but this is only the beginning... Adium X 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to run, and is available as a Universal Binary application.
To discover the rest of it, my advice is to update your existing version as soon as you start it up, or simply download it from our site, here