Adium ChatMonitor

We recently set up our own Jabber server at work. For a short time we had been using an IRC server, but decided for a variety of non-technical reasons to switch to Jabber. The benefit is now I only have to run one chat client (Adium). The downside, is I miss the feature of Colloquy which had a special notification event for when I was mentioned by name.

I searched for a while, but didn’t find any way to add such a notification to Adium. I finally hacked something together using an AppleScript triggered for every incoming message. I’m sure there must be a better way to achieve the same results, but this works. Eventually I should learn more about how to develop true OS X apps using Objective C, and then I can create a real plugin to do the same thing.