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AOL releases AIM 1.0 for Mac, Desktop for Mac 1.5

updated 10:40 am EST, Tue December 16, 2008

AIM 1.0 for Mac launched

AOL has released AIM for Mac 1.0, adding features from the PC version of its instant messaging service, as well as new abilities. AIM 1.0 also forms a part of the just-released AOL Desktop for Mac 1.5 update, which features improved parental controls. Available as a stand-alone application, AIM now includes expressions and one-click e-mail support, plus the previously PC-only file transfers, friendly names and tabbed IM conversations. Users can select buddy sounds, wallpapers and animated buddy icons, and finally take advantage of Apple's VoiceOver feature.

AIM requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 on Tiger systems, and v10.5.3 on Leopard systems. It is now available via download, and is free of charge. AOL Desktop for Mac -- which includes mail, web-browsing, toolbars and the new version of AIM -- is also available for free.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Version 1.0???

    Hasn't this been out for quite a while???

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Since about the late 80s. :-)

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    AIM for mac till now was for os9 & only ran in classic mode on osx. The aol desktop software is only ~8 months old and actually works quite well for something free. I've been an aol member for long enough to remember when not having aol was the same today as not having the internet at all. Dialup to dsl to faster dsl to faster dsl to fios i've kept aol, and i'm glad i did because though most members are now former members, a lot of the old schoolers are still there from 15 years ago and if you can see through the bots its quite fun.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not true!

    They've had version 4.7 for OS X out for some time.

    It may or may not be Intel compatible but it runs natively on OS X just fine.

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