Adium Unveils Enhanced Beta Version with Improved Psychic Features

Exciting news for Adium users as a fresh beta release is now up for grabs.

If the update to version 1.3b2 doesn’t pop up automatically, head over to the General tab in the Preferences pane and ensure the “Update to beta versions when available” option is checked.

The latest iteration introduces a slew of enhancements designed to streamline your messaging experience:

  • Automatic chat window activation the moment a contact starts typing

  • Improved search functionality within the Contact list

  • Seamless integration with Apple’s Address Book, accessible via the Advanced tab in Preferences

  • Facebook chat compatibility, which can be enabled from the Accounts tab in Preferences

  • Updates to Growl notifications and the libpurple library

  • Enhanced Contact Inspector features, including “Last Seen” status and Apple Address Book notes

Additionally, this update resolves several issues, including the proper formatting of URLs within messages, a reduction in memory usage, and fixes to prevent closed chats from reopening unexpectedly.

Overall, the update boasts over 150 improvements, further cementing Adium’s reputation as a robust chat application.


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