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FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac over Wi-Fi. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it's great to hear a voice. But it's even better to see the face that goes with it.

What's New

Version 3.0:

Note: Finder reports this as version 3.0 on OS X 10.9. The version available for purchase in the App Store is 1.0.4.

  • This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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nazeema aslam Member IconReview+1
nazeema aslam
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please make it for free for mac snow leopard

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Version 1.1.1
kirbypuff Member IconReview-1
kirbypuff
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I put this on my MacBook Pro and turned on the feature on my iPhone 4. The video is not razor sharp but very workable. For a buck it is more than worth it. Get the app if you want to video chat computer to iPhone 4.

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Version 1.0.2
Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130
Libertyforall1776
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Is there any Windows XP client for FaceTime? Apple needs a Windows solution, IMHO... What happened to FT being open source? Have yet to see that happen...
http://www.apple.com/opensource/

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Version 1.0.2
Virtualruffy
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No, it doesn't. Nor is it listed at that link.

Mr. BigMac Member IconReview+12
Mr. BigMac
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Extensively used Mac to Mac /Mac to iPhone / iPhone to Mac and it just works fine.
No problem at all with vera. 1.0.2 as well with vers. 1.1 in Lion DP2.

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Version 1.0.2
Alper Member IconReview+6
Alper
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It still has connection problem. I use 1.0.2 and its stick connection part.

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Version 1.0.2
Maylbu Member IconReview+53
Maylbu
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Great app, don't understand the reason for some complaints about downloading, it's so simple, straightforward.

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Version 1.0.2
Mysticalos Member IconComment+268
Mysticalos
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Unfortunately the app store is a peice of crap and this update is not downloadable any other way. I purchased andd ownloaded 1.0.1 through app store. And now app store is telling me i cannot download 1.0.2 update cause i'm not signed into the account that was used to buy app (when I am) and apple doesn't have update posted anywhere else.

I apsolutely hate installing/updating apps through this terrible pile of garbage app. Anyone know another way to get update?

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Version 1.0.2
Ben-Marko
+1

Yes, I bought it when it first came out and it will not let me update.

Crap!

Mikaelf
+3

Seriously? Just login with the account that you used to buy the app. Can't easier and it's also the only way...has never failed for me on my 2 macs.

Mysticalos
+6

we are logged in, it's saying we are logged into wrong account, that our current account didn't buy the app, which is false. i've googled it and it's not an uncommon problem, the app store is a 1.x application and is ridiculously buggy. I don't think it was really ready for main stream yet.

According to tickets i've found on issue, it's a bug in app store depending on spotlight.

http://openradar.appspot.com/8934694

I do in fact have spot light disabled so this explanation makes sense. Honestly it's outright dumb. Is the spotlight index the new mac version of the windows registry? this is a huge regression to macs in my opinion. Macs have always been good about knowing what's installed and where, without needing anything more then catalog btree. The last thing i want is app store to be as inferior as windows program manager, that doesn't know what's going on half the time.

Jayaii
+4

Here's how I updated: (1) Drag the application into the trash; (2) Open "App Store" and sign into your account; (3) Search for FaceTime, which will then allow you to download the new version and also recognize that you've already paid for it.

Mikaelf
+2

Spotlight is NOT a registry but lots of things might depend on a good search index and your Mac will run better with it. All indexes can at some point get corrupt just as any data stored on any device can get corrupt. Has nothing todo with Mac OS X or not. It's however easy to rebuild a Spotlight index and it might be a good idea to do sometimes. I've done it once on my iMac it it was an improvement. Try rebuild a Windows Registry. Spotlight is one of the big advantages of Mac OS X (and it might just be a btree under the covers). Compared with the useless search in Windows.

So, just enable Spotlight and sit back;-)

Mikaelf
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One of the index files used by Mac OS X and I presume Spotlight is actually named...hotfiles.btree

Mikaelf
+2

Same account as you use on iTunes, so yes. What's the problem? You want to write a check?

Eric-Woehler
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Ditto. Am logged into my App Store/iTunes acct and when I tell it to update, I am told I need to log in to the acct in which I bought the app. Fine - except that I have only 1 account and I am already logged it. Sorry Apple - you screwed up!!!

BiL-C
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Same thing happened to me. I went to the “purchased” tab in App Store and it told me I had update for FaceTime, but when I clicked “update” it told me I had to sign in to account (null) to download the update. I tried deleting the local copy but when I tried to download it again, I was asked if I was sure I wanted to have my credit card charged. #FAIL.

Ikir
+1

Check in your App Store folder, i think it is in your home, library, you will have probably 2 subfolders. It could happen when you clone hd or recover from backup i think.
Mac App Store is fantastic, multilicense, easy install, lifetime updates.

BiL-C
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UPDDATE:

I reported this issue to Apple and they told me this issue is under investigation, but that I should uninstall and reinstall FaceTime and see if that works.

I completely deleted the app, this time emptying the trash. I also had to sign out of the App Store and back in before any apps showed up in the App Store “Purchased" section. Once I completed that, FaceTime (and my other apps) showed up in the “Purchased" section and I was able to Install FaceTime successfully.

Zeebie Member IconReview+71
Zeebie
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Intel only, Snow Leopard only, Mac/iPhone only? WTF? Who needs this as long as there are platform independent video chat clients
which enable waving and laughing really to *anyone*?

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Version 1.0
Monkeyjunkey
+1

Absolutely true. Not sure why Zeebie gets downranked for this valid statement. Strange times I guess.

Steve Frawley Member IconReview+188
Steve Frawley
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A buck is as cheap as it could be and still meet regulatory guidelines, so no problem there.

It fails on one machine of two tried so far, so I give it an Incomplete. OK on MacBook Pro, but activation problems on Mini w/HD camera.

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Version 1.0
Walruscp Member IconReview+135
Walruscp
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Ok, people need to get over this app being a whole $1. Like the N Wireless Upgrade a few years back and the iPod iOS upgrades, Apple pretty much has to charge something for the upgrade because of accounting regulations. So they're charging what amounts to the bear minimum for what is a nifty little app.

I'm sure it will come included in OSX Lion (10.7) as it does right now with the new MacBook Pros, so if you REALLY cannot bear to pay $1, wait until the summer. Otherwise, please rate the app based on the app, not the fact you have to pay for it.

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Version 1.0
Mikebenda
+1

Is the "bear minimum" a really small bear, like Boo-Boo bear?

Simonm
+2

I don't think it's the price that is bothering people. I just don't buy Apple's "accounting regulations" excuse if that is indeed what they said. I've never heard anyone say authoritatively or conclusively why they are legally required to charge for new software or functionality. It seems like just a way to charge something for economic rationalism's or profit's sake.

After all, Apple has and does release new software from time to time without charging anything. Take the recently released Mac App Store app for instance. FaceTime could have easily been bundled into a Snow Leopard software update like the App Store app. That or they could've built FaceTime functionality into iChat as that is the logical evolution of iChat I would've thought.

So it's probably not the price but the perception that Apple hasn't been entirely honest in its reasoning that is causing most people to complain. Personally, I don't mind paying to support feature development one little bit and gladly bought the FaceTime app.

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Eat_A_Peach
Version 3.0
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John_Brown
Version 3.0
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Moccaboi
Version 1.1.1
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GIRIII-REDDY
Version 1.1.1
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kjconrad
Version 1.0.2
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Macbond
Version 1.0.2
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Dushi
Version 1.0.2
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Harry Hirsch
Version 1.0
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Jean5
Version 1.0
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Version 1.0
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Details

Downloads 31,571
Version Downloads 1,520
Type Internet / Chat
License Commercial
Date 22 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $0.99