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Camfrog Video Chat for Mac

Editors' Review


For those looking for a Skype or Yahoo Messenger alternative, Camfrog Video Chat is an option to consider. While we found it easy to use, we ran into a few difficulties trying to join some of its chat rooms.

Camfrog's user interface is clean and simple, although it reminds us a bit too much of Apple's iChat application. Still, it isn't intimidating and has all the primary functions accessible so you won't waste valuable minutes reading the Help files. Just like in Skype or YM, you need to create a contact list first, but the application isn't limited to messaging; it also provides a place to meet people through its long list of video chat rooms. Unfortunately, Camfrog for Mac wasn't at its peak performance during our testing. We wanted to join several video chat rooms, but we got kicked out of some, as the application couldn't recognize our built-in iSight camera.

When compared with the Windows application, we found that Camfrog for Mac has certain limitations. For instance, we couldn't retrieve a contact's profile details by hovering the cursor over the video window. You can access the user's public information by locating him or her using the Locate User feature, which seems a bit Skype-ish.

Camfrog is a good free application for both personal and professional use (due to its videoconferencing feature), providing what you'd expect from the name: easy video chat.

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"No longer works after Yosemite update"

December 12, 2014  |  By Radixx23x

 |  Version: Camfrog Video Chat 2.8.3269


Was great fun, hosted chat rooms, music. Sort of like a video IRC for non-geeks


Never as many features available for Mac users as Windows users. Now it is no longer compatible after Yosemite.


Camfrog used to be pretty good for Mac, even though the developers treated the Mac users like second class citizens. Many of the features available for the Windows version were never implemented for the MAc OS. After the yosemite update, Camfrog has become useless. Sluggish and frustrating. The developers now seem to have little or no interest in fixing it. Now they spend all their time writing cutesy cartoons and dreaming up ways for the already lifetime members to spend more money for silly features like colored user names and such.I really miss being able to chat with friends via Camfrog, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for them to fix the Mac version. It should also be said that out of 150 applications on my mac, camfrog was the ONLY one to become unusable after the Yosemite update.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Camshare
Publisher web site
Release Date March 06, 2014
Date Added March 18, 2014
Version 2.8.3269
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.44MB
File Name camfrogmac.dmg
Total Downloads 600,156
Downloads Last Week 82
License Model Free
Limitations Some features disabled.
Price Free

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