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Chat & Instant Messaging (177 programs)

  1. Statz

    0.8.5
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Modify your status across several apps

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports nine different apps, Easy to use
    CONS: Doesn't work as well with all services
  2. More iChat Effects

    2.0.5
    • 3.2
    • (42 votes)

    56 free effects for iChat

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to install, 56 different effects
    CONS: Crashes sometimes in 64 bit mode
  3. Spark

    2.9.4
    • 3.2
    • (23 votes)

    Full featured IM client for internal communication

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Very attractive design, Integrated capture tool in chat windows, Complete profile for users, Extra tools
    CONS: Some bugs when managing contacts, Configuration settings uncomplete
  4. iModz

    1.5
    • 2.6
    • (1 vote)

    Customize your iChat status

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Display animated status, Very simple to use, Communicates with other apps, Display iTunes songs
    CONS: Limited to iChat
  5. Portable Adium

    2.6.2
    • 2.8
    • (6 votes)

    Multi-account messenger to use wherever you like

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Great design, Good performance, Take your profile and message logs with you anywhere
    CONS: Not many internet cafés use Macs
  6. ChatFX

    1.21
    • 5
    • (1 vote)

    Video effects within iChat

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Loads of effects, Appears at bottom of iChat interface
    CONS: Can't add effects directly from the interface, Can be unstable
  7. iChatSuite

    1.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Diversify your use of iChat

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  8. Camfrog Video Chat

    7.17.2
    • 3.7
    • (53 votes)

    Join live streaming video chat rooms

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lots of people online, Lots of different rooms available, Good for those using sign language
    CONS: Very confusing and overwhelming at first, Interface looks a bit cheap
  9. Chax

    3.0.2
    • 4.1
    • (2 votes)

    Pimp your iChat with this awesome plug-in

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Adds hundreds of new functionalities to iChat, Includes Growl support, All contacts grouped into one contacts pane, Free to use
    CONS: Still doesn't feel quite as slick as Adium, No off the record messaging
  10. Colloquy

    2.3
    • 3
    • (13 votes)

    Elegant internet chat client for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Elegant interface, Supports a multitude of plugins
    CONS: Doesn't support audio or voice
  11. More iChat Smileys

    3.1.1
    • 2.9
    • (46 votes)

    120 smileys for your chat client

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Wide choice
    CONS: Some look outdated
  12. iSpQ VideoChat

    8.1
    • 2.6
    • (6 votes)

    Meet other video chat users from around the world

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Chatrooms for a host of different subjects and peoples, Easy to use and get involved in, High resolution video images
    CONS: Requires subscription to view full profiles, More for hooking-up with people than conferencing
  13. ohphoneX

    0.4.2
    • 2.5
    • (1 vote)

    Internet video conferencing and telephony for Mac OS X

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  14. MSN Messenger

    4.0.1
    • 2.9
    • (181 votes)

    MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.9

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Simple to use, Integration with Windows Live Mail, Lots of emoticons
    CONS: No webcam support, Sending files is slow, Superseded by a newer version
  15. aMSN

    0.98.9
    • 3.9
    • (318 votes)

    Alternative to Microsoft Messenger supporting webcams

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: More features than MSN, Extended customization, Usually allows use of webcams (although temporarily disabled in this update), Allows you to sign into multiple accounts at once
    CONS: Many users report problems opening webcams, Webcam/Audio support disabled in this update, Only supports audio clips not audio chats in realtime
  16. Yahoo! Messenger

    0.8.288
    • 2.8
    • (65 votes)

    The Instant Messenger for Yahoo! fans

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Clean interface, Allows adding of MSN contacts, iSight-compatible
    CONS: iSight webcam would not work for me, MSN contacts can only be added individually
  17. AIM for Mac

    2.2.439
    • 2.9
    • (16 votes)

    AOL chat messenger for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lots of ways to customize sounds, Lots of plug-ins to choose from
    CONS: Requires an AOL account, Doesn't allow you to connect to other accounts, Adds nothing particularly new to current messaging clients

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