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  • 2.0 stars

    "Kindle Book Webcam Magic by Dr. Steele better/easier"

    June 4, 2012  |   By technobliss

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.2.190

    Pros

    Easy, but what impressions do you really want to give, what effects would you really like to create???

    Cons

    Effects are juvenile, amateurish. Book I read (above) showed me how to posterize myself, create special effects (look like an alien, for example), even look like other people, all live, with LIVE webcam feeds. Suitable for business, making yourself LOOK better, any purpose, not just being silly or hidden completely.

    Summary

    Once you learn how to produce effects with lighting, in particular, as shown in the book (it's EASY), these kind of effects just don't measure up, not powerful or versatile enough.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Another hand in your pocket?"

    April 24, 2012  |   By michaelvm

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.2

    Pros

    The software works ok, although it is crippleware. Being limited to one small video window doesn't provide an open window to the true capabilities of the software. What happened to an unencumbered trial period, guys?

    Cons

    True to the common new business model, you have to rent the full capability that the program has. Big brother isn't a cam ridden society, It's a society where you have to buy software then let a business put it's hand in your pocket perpetually. I'd rather buy software that I only have to pay for once.

    Summary

    If not for that subscription required for full capability, I'd give it an a+. Anything that takes us from chat to nearly face to face communication is a step forward. I for one will continue to resist the trend towards allowing every company I deal with putting their hand in my pocket and giving them the keys to my bank account.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Handy for quick communication on a network."

    April 18, 2012  |   By 19gc45

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.2

    Pros

    Saves me knocking on doors in the house I share.

    Cons

    My only complaint is that formatting text is a little glitchy. Creating paragraphs doesn't work as the enter key sends your message, which is OK, but use the spacebar to accomplish the purpose & Camfrog has a mind of its own.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Really good soft"

    March 12, 2012  |   By spanky324

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    The interface should be familiar to anyone who has used any messaging software.
    High-resolution video support
    Works behind most firewalls and routers

    Cons

    Little slow

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool"

    February 3, 2012  |   By Otmane-EL-RHAZI

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    Very useful and great gadget.

    Cons

    A bit slow.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "its a good product, been going for years"

    January 17, 2012  |   By tonylowery

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.156

    Pros

    enables me to maintain contact with certain friends

    Cons

    none I'm aware of although dont use often enough to really give opinion

    Summary

    Always pleased with CNet and just download updates when prompted, dont have to worry about security risks etc. Total trust in CNets integrity. Thanks

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Unique Program"

    December 19, 2011  |   By DirtyMousey

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.151

    Pros

    Multi-video chat rooms are great!
    Audio chat capabilities while in the room are also great for open mic nights/karaoke, and discussions.
    There is private chat features: Send photos, video, audio or 1 on 1 video calling (and can use while in a room)
    Different country servers to choose from, you can meet people from ALL over!
    Mac OSX and PC versions
    Moderators in rooms most of the time to keep annoying users out
    Increased security to keep minors OUT of the rooms
    Frequent Updates to the program with new features!

    Cons

    It is pricey for those of you who got pro after 2010. They have always charged a $49.9 fee, however now it's per year as opposed to a lifetime fee. This may turn off some users from going pro, and I have noticed (since i've been on since 2003) that the user count of pro users is severely reduced.

    This is really the only negative aspect, but I've still been seeing people purchase pro licenses anyway.

    Also, customer service isn't the best when it comes to issues. I've only ever had to email them a few times. I did get a replacement code once, with ease, but another time I emailed for issues with the actual program connection, I received no response ever to my emails. Also some of their admins can be testy when you ask about updates, they're not exactly the most "professional" but you really don't need to email that often.

    Summary

    It's a great program, it's unique with it's multi-video environment (icuii doesn't quite match it), lot's of great features, and you get to meet lot's of interesting people. A bit pricey today, but that's the economy for ya! and this is a business, and for it to stay on it's feet it has to find ways to do so.

    Also, I would rely more on other users for program assistance versus emailing camfrog directly, at least as much as possible. They are more willing and responsive, because they tend to care a lot about their users who come int their rooms. (Most of these users pay for rented chat space with no income in return, so they do take the time to ensure the visitors are taken care of.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "expensive and Unusefull."

    December 2, 2011  |   By orlynchoco

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.151

    Pros

    let me think!

    Cons

    expensive just for chatting, I think there are plenty of free beters programs.
    used to be good program for video chat, now if you want it $$$$$.
    loosing tons of users, you now log in and all rooms are empty

    Summary

    The truth, do not pay for this, this is a program that will soon stop working, you may end up buying a key for camfrog, and another for paltalk, same crap.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "this product sucks as free product."

    October 28, 2011  |   By bigpimpjc69

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    none, i have nothing good to say about this software.

    Cons

    video view is only 30 sec.

    Summary

    would not download again or recomend to anyone.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free version is very limited."

    October 19, 2011  |   By waviness

    Version: Camfrog Video Chat 6.1.146

    Pros

    None in the free version.

    Cons

    The free version only allows one camera at a time for less than a minute at a time.

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