Chax for Mac

Chax for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3.1
File Size:
1.53MB
Date Added:
February 13, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
2,573
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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  • 5 stars

    "Can't Recommend Enough"

    January 25, 2010   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

    Version: Chax 3.0b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The features Chax adds are all the ones Apple should have put into iChat in the first place. I really don't think I can say enough nice things about it; it loads transparently and doesn't get in the way. If you use iChat, get Chax. There is just no reason not to.

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  • 5 stars

    "EVERYTHING iChat should have been!"

    December 06, 2007   |   By Versiontracker232

    Version: Chax 2.1b1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have never regularly used iChat until Leopard came out. Mostly because I couldn't stand many aspects of it. The main 3 were: no tabbed chat windows, no combined "Contacts" window with ALL services included, and finally, didn't support MSN, which my company uses. There were a lot of other annoyances, but those kept me from using the program, especially since Adium had ALL of them and more.

    Well, Apple sweetened the deal with better multi-media chatting options and screen-sharing, and actually fixed the 1st problem I had - tabbed chat windows. As a result of these, I moved to iChat with Leopard. This was very frustrating, though. Now, where I used to have a single Contacts window and a single chat window, I now have to have 6! 3 for the 3 services I'm subscribed to in iChat, plus the chat window. Add to that the normal contacts window and chat window of Adium to keep MSN. That takes up some serious real estate on the screen. Luckily, at work, I have that real estate, so I've been suffering through it.

    Well, now all of my iChat complaints have been solved! THANK YOU CHAX! (All but MSN, but I understand the licensing problem there.)

    Not only are all of the issues I had solved, but now iChat is up to parity with other apps by being able to automatically resize the contacts window (Yeah! there's a SINGLE contacts window!) and the notifications are awesome. It also changes my away message when my screensaver activates or de-activates. And there are many more toys that really complete iChat.

    Now, if i could just get MSN in there (Yeah, I know Jabber can do it, but it's not easy.) it would be PERFECT.

    I am so grateful for the program, I immediately PayPal'ed a donation to Mr. Sutherland.

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  • 5 stars

    "An Easy, Free Way to Improve iChat"

    September 05, 2007   |   By 5000!

    Version: Chax 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I don't know how long it's been since other reviewers have used this (or why they're writing reviews for a new release based their experience from several versions ago), but I've been using Chax for probably a year and I've never had a problem with it. Nice feature set with lots of control over which features you actually want enabled. Easy to install and use. Easy to remove if you don't like it. If you're a fan of iChat over other IM clients, this is a must have if only for tabbed conversations and automatic message acceptance.

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  • 5 stars

    "An Easy Improvement to iChat"

    September 05, 2007   |   By 5000!

    Version: Chax 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I don't know how long it's been since other reviewers have used this (or why they're writing reviews for a new release based their experience from several versions ago), but I've been using Chax for probably a year and I've never had a problem with it. Nice feature set with lots of control over which features you actually want enabled. Easy to install and use. Easy to remove if you don't like it. If you're a fan of iChat over other IM clients, this is a must have if only for tabbed conversations and automatic message acceptance.

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  • 5 stars

    "An Easy Improvement to iChat"

    September 05, 2007   |   By 5000!

    Version: Chax 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I don't know how long it's been since other reviewers have used this (or why they're writing reviews for a new release based their experience from several versions ago), but I've been using Chax for probably a year and I've never had a problem with it. Nice feature set with lots of control over which features you actually want enabled. Easy to install and use. Easy to remove if you don't like it. If you're a fan of iChat over other IM clients, this is a must have if only for tabbed conversations and automatic message acceptance.

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  • 5 stars

    "An Easy Improvement to iChat"

    September 05, 2007   |   By 5000!

    Version: Chax 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I don't know how long it's been since other reviewers have used this (or why they're writing reviews for a new release based their experience from several versions ago), but I've been using Chax for probably a year and I've never had a problem with it. Nice feature set with lots of control over which features you actually want enabled. Easy to install and use. Easy to remove if you don't like it. If you're a fan of iChat over other IM clients, this is a must have if only for tabbed conversations and automatic message acceptance.

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  • 5 stars

    "I like it!"

    April 10, 2007   |   By serogers

    Version: Chax 1.4.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Great little addition to iChat! I love that you can auto hide the window, and do chats in tabs. nice to not bury your other stuff behind millions of chat windows.

    Would love this functionality in Yahoo IM too!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great!!!"

    July 24, 2006

    Version: Chax 1.4.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The beta version was causing me some problems, but this version is working great.

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  • 5 stars

    "Superb Plug-in"

    July 23, 2006   |   By Rick Evertsz

    Version: Chax 1.4.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is an excellent piece of work. I originally installed it to get the tabbed functionality, but it does so much more. Bugs appear now and again, but the developer fixes things quickly and is actively adding new features at an incredible rate of knots. Nice to be along for the ride :)

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  • 1 stars

    "Ack, Ack, Sorry, Had to spit out a Chax fur ball."

    July 22, 2006   |   By Hockpooh777

    Version: Chax 1.4.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Any of this Chax stuff totally screws up iChatUSBcam software. I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. I use it with iChat with the help of iChatUSBCam. It stopped working one day and then it took me a couple days to figure it out with the help of the iChatUSBCam support.

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