Chax
Chax
3.0.2

4.6

Chax free download for Mac

Chax

3.0.2
09 March 2010

Adds enhancements to iChat; does not support OS X 10.7 or later.

Overview

Chax is a collection of minor modifications and additions that make using Apple's iChat more enjoyable. Some major features include:
  • Unified contact list shows all contacts from all accounts in one window
  • Growl notifications for new messages and users changing status
  • Automatically resize the contact list to fit the number of visible users
  • Powerful, searchable log viewer that can also browse images and URLs from past conversations
  • Activity log that displays your contacts' status changes
  • Auto-accept file transfers, AV chats, and screen sharing requests
  • Always on top option for contact list, message windows and AV chats
  • Set font of names, status messages, and group separators
  • Option to immediately display new messages, skipping the notification window
  • Show status changes directly in the message window
  • Additional unread message notifications in the Dock
  • Automatically hide chat windows and contact lists when iChat is inactive
  • Toggle text status visibility of users
  • Properly use ICQ accounts without sending text formatting in messages

What's new in Chax

  • (Bug) Fixed a serious crash when that could occur if using groups.

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Nicolasd
21 July 2011

Most helpful

15 months without an update and Lion is here. Any chance of an update?
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Version 3.0.2
splashy26
26 July 2011
I love that I can use growl now with iChat! I can't seem to figure out how to tailor the notifications though. How can I have the growl notifications only for messages, and not every time someone becomes available or unavailable or idle? I tried changing the iChat preferences, but they are still popping up. Is there a way to change this?
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Version 3.0.2
Nicolasd
21 July 2011
15 months without an update and Lion is here. Any chance of an update?
Like (5)
Version 3.0.2
4 answer(s)
Jrhuey
Jrhuey
29 July 2011
http://www.ksuther.com/contact/
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-M-S-
24 August 2011
We pinged the dev before Lion was officially released and have yet to hear back...
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Kettle
Kettle
25 October 2011
Sometimes life happens - Chax doesn't pay the rent for instance - judging by the amount of effort put in so far I imagine he'll get to it as soon as practical.
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MacUpdate-Trevor
MacUpdate-Trevor
25 January 2013
Chax was just open sourced: http://ksuther.com/2013/01/21/cleaning-up-and-starting-over/
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Derren
30 March 2011
Such a useful app full of iChat enhancements that, in many cases, Apple REALLY missed the boat on. Makes iChat SO much more convenient and useable.
Like (1)
Version 3.0.2
Cerniuk (Hates Captcha)
28 February 2011
Having a problem with Chax during network transitions. If I change my Cisco VPN status (worse when connected going to not connected) Chax crashes iChat. Otherwise it works rather nicely. Process: iChat [258] Path: /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat Identifier: com.apple.iChat Version: 5.0.3 (745) Build Info: iChat-7450300~8 Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: launchd [135] PlugIn Path: /Users/WmCerniuk/Library/ScriptingAdditions/ChaxAddition.osax/Contents/Resources/ChaxLib.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ChaxLib PlugIn Identifier: com.ksuther.chax.lib PlugIn Version: 3.0.2 (15) Date/Time: 2011-02-28 08:27:03.135 -0500 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.6 (10J567) Report Version: 6 [snip] Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000d, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
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Version 3.0.2
Alexiusca
24 June 2010
Help! I have to reinstall Chax after every logout or it doesn't load. Any suggestions? I'm on 10.6.4
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Version 3.0.2
1 answer(s)
Eric-Cheng
Eric-Cheng
23 August 2010
I have the same issue Any suggestions?
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Version 3.0.2
georgeclift
08 March 2010
I think this application is great for what it does. I wonder what the possibility in the future is for Chax to have plugins for MSN/AIM/Yahoo! etc.?
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Version 3.0.2
Kentzo
07 February 2010
Problem with ICQ still available :( http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9853/20100208033245.png
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Version 3.0
CollinBl
07 February 2010
Kent - thanks a bunch for keeping it current, have got to rely on it in the years i have had it.
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Version 3.0
Khsuther
07 February 2010
Chax 3.0 is loaded into iChat automatically again, you don't need to launch a separate application anymore.
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Version 3.0
Iconz113
07 February 2010
does chax still use its own icon? or is it back to the way it used to be where u can just click the ichat icon? I just dont like having to click the chax icon to open ichat
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Version 3.0
Free

4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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