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Portable Adium is the multiprotocol Adium instant messaging client packaged as portable application so you can take your conctact list, emoticons, message stiles, plugins, scripts, sound and users with you.

Warning: Data and passwords stored with Keychain are not portable!

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 65 MB of free space and use on any Mac OS X computer, taking your conctact list, emoticons, message stiles, plugins, scripts, sound and users with you.

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Download:

Old release:

  1. Drag "Portable Adium" folder to your portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also to your internal hard disk) as long as it has 40 MB of free space.
  2. Clicking "Portable Adium" will open Adium from your portable device, wait a while before Adium start.
  3. If a local copy of Adium is running an alert window allow you to quit it.

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Using your data

You can copy your user preferences folder to Portable Adium when "Copy preferences" window ask you. So, if you wish to use your conctact list, dock icons, emoticons, message stiles, plugins, scripts, sound and users you already have on your computer, just click "Yes" when prompt.

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Adium application, preference file and profile folder are inside the bundle:

Portable Adium.app/Contents/Resources/app/


Know issues

Starting with v1.0 Adium include Sparkle autoupdate module.

When autoupdate "Install and Relaunch", Adium, inside Portable Adium, is relaunched without custom preferences folder path. Just quit it and reopen Portable Adium.

Portable Adium will not copy on Mac OS standard (HFS) and File System MS-DOS formatted volume.

Finder warning mesage is "One or more files could not be copied".

Mac OS extended (HFS+) and Fyle System UNIX volumes are supported.

Try to archive Portable Adium folder into a .zip file, copy it on your external drive, and expand the file on your external drive.


Support Forum

Post questions, tips, suggestions, clues, helps, bugs to our OS X Portable Apps support forum


Source code


Change log

  • 1.3.2 r4.0 (2009.02.10)
    Adium updated to 1.3.2
  • 1.3 r4.0 (2008.08.31)
    Adium updated to 1.3
  • 1.2.7 r4.0 (2008.07.06)
    Adium updated to 1.2.7
  • 1.2.5 r4.0u (2008.06.27)
    r4.0u fixed Intel only packege,  now is universal
  • 1.2.5 r4.0 (2008.06.15)
    Adium updated to 1.2.5
  • 1.2.1 r4.0 (2008.01.19)
    Adium updated to 1.2.1
  • 1.1.4 r4.0 (2007.09.14)
    Adium updated to 1.1.4
  • 1.1.2 r4.0 (2007.09.05)
    Adium updated to 1.1.2
  • 1.0.1 r4.0 (2007.03.03)
    Adium updated to 1.0.1
    New shell script.
    Growl style notification windows.
    Dialog made by CocoaDialog.
    10.4 OS X version check.
    Can't be launched on a locked volume.
    Requires OS X 10.4 or later.
  • 0.89.1 r3.1 (2006.04.11)
    Adium updated to 0.89.1
    New icons.
  • r3.1 (2006.03.11)
    Bug fixed: existing preferences were not copied when Portable Adium run the first time.
  • r3.0 (2006.03.10)
    100% standalone.
    Portable Adium is wrapped as application package with Platypus.
    Preference are automatically copied if desired.
    Portable Adium ask to quit Adium copy already running.
    Files hosted by Sourceforge.net OS X Portable Applications project.
  • r2.1 (2006.02.01)
    An AppleScript in the background, instead of shell script, open the portable application, no more Terminal window open, no need to quit Terminal.app to eject external drive.
    Application bundle and Profile folder are both inside "app" folder.
    New "OPEN Portable Adium.app" icon.
  • r1.0 (2006.01.26)
    first public release

Donations


Acknowledgments

All friends on #adium irc channel and Cocoaforge forum
Portable Adium.app is packaged using the Platypus script wrapper from
http://sveinbjorn.sytes.net/platypus
Dialog made by CocoaDialog.

Portable Adium © 2006-2010
Carlo Gandolfi - http://www.freesmug.org
Paolo Portaluri - http://plus2.it/~paolo/

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This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL.

Adium provided is an unmodified version of official binaries downloaded from www.adiumx.com licensed under:
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991


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