For those chat clients outside of the realm of iChat, most of us Mac People use a great little app called Adium.  On the PC side of things, the best equivalent of Adium is Trillian (you may know Trillian from its iOS app?)  Today, Trillian’s application for Macintosh has gone into Beta (the Alpha’s been floating around for a couple of months).

On paper and with a few minutes of use, it looks pretty good.

OSX Social

From Trillian:

Trillian for Mac is back with a vengeance featuring extensive upgrades across the board! You can now view all of your previous conversations – even those you had before this release – using our new history viewer and chat windows! We’ve also added awesome new social window support starting with Facebook and Twitter. studiVZ chat integration joins Trillian for Mac in Build 160, a few important crash bugs have been fixed, and we’ve also spent some time improving overall performance and stability for this build.

Download Trillian for Mac Beta now! http://www.trillian.im/get/mac/

Brand new history viewer

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Point 1 All of your previous Mac chat history is included. You can start browsing your chat history right away.

Point 2 Browse by date. The history viewer is laid out like iCal, and days with conversations are marked with a dot.

Point 3 Auto-history previews your last conversations, letting you close your chat windows and come back anytime.

Extensive Facebook and Twitter integration

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New features include:

  • List views of multiple sizes
  • Growl notifications
  • Chat history with viewer
  • Twitter feeds
  • Facebook news feeds
  • MSN MPOP
  • XMPP-based Facebook Chat
  • Contact info card popups
  • Avatar chooser
  • Mac-specific keyboard shortcuts
  • Sound and notification preferences
  • Universal binary support, anda whole bunch of resolved issues and bug fixes!

Will any of you AdiumX users convert? 

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