Messages

Apple's official chat client for OS X

Messages is iMessage for Mac - Apple's replacement for iChat in OS X 10.8. View full description

PROS

  • Better integration with iOS
  • Unlimited Messages to iOS devices
  • Integrated with Facetime
  • Supports AIM, Google Talk and Jabber

CONS

  • Removes iChat completely
  • Mainly benefits those with iOS devices

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Messages is iMessage for Mac - Apple's replacement for iChat in OS X 10.8.

Firstly, note that if you install Messages, it replaces iChat although Apple has assured that iChat services will continue to work. In a further move towards iOS, Messages provides better integration with Messages on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 5.

Some of the benefits include unlimited Messages to these devices, the ability to start a conversation on your Mac and then continue it on your iOS device and launch FaceTime video calls. You can also send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more.

You can also connect Messages to other chat protocols. It supports AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts.

If you want iMessage for Mac then Messages brings OS X and iOS one step closer to make sure you can always keep in contact with your friends and family.

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Messages Beta Beta 8.0

User reviews about Messages

  • slacka

    by slacka

    "No longer current, wasted my time and bandwidth."

    No longer current. Wasted my time and bandwidth. Goes through install procedure then tells you to upgrade to mountain Li... More.

    reviewed on October 1, 2013

  • cesar.alsina

    by cesar.alsina

    "ALERT: EXPIRED SOFTWARE."

    ALERT: This software has expired and it will not work on your Mac. . More.

    reviewed on May 27, 2013

  • Keeker62

    by Keeker62

    "Broke what didn't need fixing."

    iMessage is a clunky word for a clunky piece of software. It has replaced the rather nifty little iChat, which, when us... More.

    reviewed on March 23, 2013