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How to Install Adium on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Adium on macOS using Homebrew.

What is Adium?

“Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, XMPP (Jabber), ICQ, IRC and more. Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.” ~ Adium

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Adium on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install adium

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Adium on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                       # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask            # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search adium                 # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info adium              # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install adium           # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                      # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Adium on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.