Apple Messages
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Send and receive messages from anyone on a Mac or iOS device; part of OS X 10.9.   Free
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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
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Intel, OS X 10.9 or later



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Apple Messages User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mac Os X 4ever reviewed on 29 Oct 2013
Apple has a lot of problems. It took months for them to fix it so I could log into more than pone computer. I dread the day I try to use a 3rd.
It seems that they lock your account down on their end and limit you to one computer. This only seems to effect Messages and FaceTime. All other iApps seem to work from multiple computers.
It gives you a really strange error that says call AppleCare, then once they fixed it, the swore it would never happen again, and it did the very next day.
I had to call them back, then they fixed it again, and it's been fine since, but I haven't tried to log into another computer with my AppleID yet.
Also, I really hate that I can't send SMS messages to cell phones.
I can to my daughter and dad because they are registered with Apple and have AppleIDs, but there is no way to just send a SMS message to a regular cell phone.
[Version 7.0.1]


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nazeema aslam reviewed on 24 Oct 2012
please make it for mac snow leopard also and git us for free
[Version 6.1]


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Deemery reviewed on 18 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]

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Ronnb replied on 03 May 2012
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?
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Roek replied on 14 Sep 2012
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
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MacUpdate-Warren reviewed on 09 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]


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Jp7 reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]


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Pirx reviewed on 17 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]

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Mudflapper replied on 20 Feb 2012
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.
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BlackMacX reviewed on 17 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]

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Odysseus replied on 17 Feb 2012
It works, but there were no alerts posted when messages were received, either on my Mac or my iPhone!

Anyone else?
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silverhand31 reviewed on 17 Feb 2012
good for me.
Stop Adium, working with Messages
[Version 6.1]


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Helmo Hass commented on 17 Feb 2012
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....
[Version 6.1]


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Mysticalos commented on 16 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 6.1]


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Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 8.0]



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Ikir rated on 25 Jan 2014

[Version 8.0]



GalynhaPreta rated on 20 Mar 2013

[Version 7.0.1]



Wmumpower rated on 04 Feb 2013

[Version 7.0.1]



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Roes rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 6.1]



+4

Timelawd rated on 07 Sep 2012

[Version 6.1]



Doubleyo rated on 06 Mar 2012

[Version 6.1]



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jordanwar rated on 19 Feb 2012

[Version 6.1]



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OsloX rated on 17 Feb 2012

[Version 6.1]



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Lancetx70 rated on 16 Feb 2012

[Version 6.1]


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License:Free
Date:10 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 you can keep up with conversations any way you like.


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