This program was intended to get the buddies from iChat on a computer running Mac OS X and save it to the same format as the official AIM client. The main reason for writing this was to have a way for iChat users to add their Buddy List to BuddyZoo.

Note: This does not preserve groups when saved like the Windows AIM client does.


Open iChat and logon to AIM. Run the script and follow the onscreen instructions. The file will be saved to your desktop.


extractbuddies-1.0.applescript (source)

The program was written by Andrew Hitchcock, but parts of it came from examples on Apple's website.

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