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Apple Messages is more than instant messaging. It comes with iMessage, so you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can even start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iOS devices. If you want your friends to see when you've read their messages, just turn on read receipts. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private. You can also send photos, videos, documents, and contacts to a friend or to a group, and see when your message has been delivered and when someone's typing a reply. And Messages works seamlessly with Yahoo! Messenger and AIM, so more...

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OS X 10.9 or later

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nazeema aslam Member IconReview+1
nazeema aslam
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please make it for mac snow leopard also and git us for free

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Version 6.1
Deemery Member IconReview+49
Deemery
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I tried this again, and still rate it as "Fail". Until Apple squares away its Apple ID self-inflicted mess, providing (a) a means to merge old and new Apple IDs (those with and without an email address) and (b) easy ways to handle passwords/credentials for same (damnit! If I want to repeat a password on my account, it's -my business-), I won't be using this, under any version of the OS.

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Version 6.1
Ronnb
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I agree regarding the AppleID "mess". It is a pain especially if one is not limited to just one country or buys Apple gear in another country than where they are from. This is more a problem of having a vendor-solution imposed upon the user.
Just how many IDs do I need other than the two I must use now?

Roek
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This was said to be fixed with the iOS 6 release, that no mather if it's sent to your "number" or "email" all units will get it. Otherwise this is a useless software

Regular-Warren Member IconReview+311
Regular-Warren
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This one is very beta at this point. Not only do I have inexplicable issues staying connected to certain accounts, but it's constantly adding those little blue unread message signifiers to messages that I've already read.

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Version 6.1
Jp7 Member IconReview+9
Jp7
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After trying it an liking it since it came out, I uninstalled it today. Despite adding our emails to our iPhones; yesterday it started failing if she was not on wifi. It didn't automatically then send SMS as it had been doing before. Missed several texts that screwed communication up.

When it's in 10.8 I believe it will slide in and out of the right side of the screen. It's too big and clunky hanging out all the time--especially on a 13" MBP.

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Version 6.1
Pirx Member IconReview+208
Pirx
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It's the old iChat, with a giant message board, similar to dreaded Skype 5. Outdated and uninspired. Visualize Steve Jobs turning in his grave when seeing this. Back to the drawing board, Apple, while I go back to Adium.

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Version 6.1
Mudflapper
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The last few versions of Adium no longer let me send messages through AIM to phone numbers. iMessages does. But for now I'm going to stick with an old version of Adium.

BlackMacX Member IconReview+68
BlackMacX
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I have used it all day yesterday without issue; love it sofar. It is long overdue to be able send/receive iMessages to/from your family/friends iPhones/iPad on your Mac. Works well, no issues. The other apps from OS X Mountain Lion that I hope are released for Mac OS X Lion users to try and keep are Reminders and Notes. Notification is nice possibly as well.

That said, the idea of OS X Mountain Lion doesn't enthral me at this point, I am using Mac OS X Lion and don't like how it has removed some functionality that was there in Snow Leopard. This though is just my 2 cents worth of thought on the future version of (Mac) OS X.

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Version 6.1
Odysseus
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It works, but there were no alerts posted when messages were received, either on my Mac or my iPhone!

Anyone else?

silverhand31 Member IconReview+9
silverhand31
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good for me.
Stop Adium, working with Messages

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Version 6.1
Helmo Hass Member IconComment+87
Helmo Hass
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Well guys your all luckier then me ....
here it doesn't even launch.. crashes immediately..
hopefully ichat either has never been my preferred client but this again reading your comment is a clear sign.... we'll see....

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Version 6.1
Mysticalos Member IconComment+268
Mysticalos
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Some notes I observed before uninstalling it.

The apple scripts for auto accept and what not no longer work, in fact it flat out ignores/removes them.

The option to choose "text only" as a conversation format is gone. This brings the total choices from 4 down to 3. Which is a shame, i prefered text only as it was the most copy and paste friendly format, the other 3 formats don't let you copy and paste names as part of conversation at all.

There is no option to hide recent conversation history. So you're stuck with new IMs always showing old messages.

The iMessage main window always opens, even for a single IM. This is a bit clunky, to have an extra window consolidating a single IM tab. at least in ichat, this did not happen until you had at least 2 or more IMs. you can however detach IMs from the main message window then close message window, but this is extra steps that shouldn't be nessesary if designed better. Hopefully later beta's resolve this.

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Version 6.1
Y-Guy Member IconReview+163
Y-Guy
+1

Sweet! Finally! Been waiting and hoping for this app since iOS started allowing you to skip SMS. I've installed on my iMac and MacMini and working great on both. I like that the messages are echoed on my iPhone so I can reference conversations, if needed, later on. Sitting at my desk at work I can carry on a conversation now without needing to pick up my phone.

Is it perfect? No, but it's beta what do you expect.

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Version 6.1
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Version 8.0
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Version 8.0
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GalynhaPreta
Version 7.0.1
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Wmumpower
Version 7.0.1
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Downloads 131,391
Version Downloads 46,618
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 10 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free