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FirstClass software provides a desktop application that is optimized for fast, streamlined access to the FirstClass server. It allows you to connect to First Class networks to send Intranet email, exchange files, chat, and more.

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Version 11.042: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+143

Attention MacUpdate admins. Version 11.042 is now available.

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Version 11.033

Thanks for the heads up, I've updated the listing :)


Version 12 is now available.

Cdoch Member IconComment+0

Version 11.033 is for Intel Macs Only!

Please correct your information.

Power PC Mac users running 10.4.11 or later can download 11.017 here (but check the system requirements):

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Version 11.033
Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+143

To MacUpdate Admins: FirstClass Client 11.005 is now available.

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Version 10.013
Pizzacake Member IconReview+43

I use this to connect to open university servers. You have to create a settings file for each server you use by clicking advanced put the server name in the address box then click setup to put your user id and password, server ip address etc.

It works but the controls are clunky and setting the view settings is unintuitive and tiresome as they as per view rather than global settings. To change font sizes for the main window go to view>change view settings. You have to do this repeatedly for different containers though thankfully once. However to change the font sizes for messages you go to preferences>content>options>zoom!

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Version 10.0
GervaisdeM Member IconComment+4

FirstClass Client is not Shareware. It is freeware. It can only be used to connect to a FirstClass Server, which is a commercial product.

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Version 9.126
Foraging-Ferret Member IconComment+12

This client needs some serious work on GUI behaviour. For my conferencing needs all its features seem to work but I don't use email or instant message. What annoys me the most is that it won't remember window sizes and positions once they've been closed or when the program is quit. Please fix this! I waste so much time resizing windows when I could be reading messages. The whole program is also a bit sluggish which it shouldn't be as its not exactly Final Cut Pro.

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Version 9.106
jpalme Member IconReview+7

First Class has a very nice user interface. In particular, the possibillity to arrange your conferences on a desktop is very useful.

The main drawbacks is the incompetent e-mail interface. It does a lot of things wrong: (1) Changes the message-id when incoming messages are sent out again (2) Conveys information about what is a quote from a previous message in incorrect ways (2) Cannot handle HTML-formatted messages correctly (4) In general munges the message header of incoming mail when sent out to e-mail again.

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Version 9.022
ThinkPenguin Member IconComment+0

I'll be the first to make you guys smile: version 8.3 is out. And it is this version that the FC's developers have realized their application painfully needed an interface update, so they updated it (although it still looks really cheap in my opinion). I'm not sure where you can pick the new version up - probably the FC website, or if MacUpdate "updates" itself that would be great.

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Version 8.101
iNik Member IconComment+19

It's better that the Windows client... That's about all I can say for it.

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Version 8.101
Anonymous Member IconReview

Just updated to 8.047 and was hoping a miracle had occurred. Still the same appalling GUI, still like a Classic app' (a bad one), still unfriendly to use, still doesn't conform to Apple standards...should I go on?

If this wasn't free with my university course, I'd be asking for a refund.

I've got to use this software for the next 4 or 5 years; beginning to hate the FC Mac development team!

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Version 8.047
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Version 11.042
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Downloads 29,574
Version Downloads 5,875
License Free
Date 14 May 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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