ManyCam for Mac

ManyCam for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.9
  • Total Downloads:
    839,669
  • Date Added:
    October 01, 2014
  • File Size:
    24.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    315
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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ManyCam for Mac allows you to add special effects to the pictures and videos you take with your computer's built-in iSight camera. When you select it as your video source, these effects can be added to your video chats with programs such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Hangouts, or Skype.

Pros

Entertaining effects: ManyCam for Mac offers many entertaining photo effects including objects, backgrounds, and face accessories. You can also draw over video, add text over video, and add date and time. However, some of the other features we stumbled upon while exploring this program were welcome surprises. For example, you can create and add new effects, yourself, as well as take selfies with your chosen effects and share them online.

Facial recognition: The built-in facial recognition technology tracks your movements, so if you give yourself huge cartoon-bushy eyebrows, devil horns, and set your head on fire, these effects will remain plastered to your face, even if you bob around or lean in toward the camera.

Fun and accessible interface: The clean and easy-to-navigate interface makes adding and editing photo effects highly intuitive. There is also a Preview mode, so you can check how your effects look before going live.

More effects available for free: If you want more effects than what you get by default, you can download them free of charge from the developer's Web site.

Cons

Attempts to change your default search engine and home page: During the installation, this application recommends that you leave checked options that change your default search engine and homepage. However, if you pay attention, you can easily skip this step by unchecking the options.

Watermark with free version: Although the free version does come with many of the features available in the full version, all pictures and videos that you take come stamped with a watermark logo. The full version, which comes with many more image options and eliminates the watermark, costs $49.95, which seems rather expensive, considering the type of application it is.

Bottom Line

ManyCam for Mac lives up to its promise, being an easy-to-use, amusing application. We especially like the support for multiple video chat programs and the facial recognition feature. The free version is definitely entertaining, but the full version seems overpriced.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 13

  • 1 stars

    "Hasn't worked since Mountain Lion"

    October 21, 2013   |   By MickeyPhelps

    Version: ManyCam for Mac 1.0.44

    Pros

    When it used to work, it was a great camera virtualization system. Nice overlays. Good options.

    Cons

    It doesn't work anymore.

    Summary

    Not sure if they'll ever update it since the last update for Mac was in 2011. Windows seems to get updates all the time. Mac users need to find something else.

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  • 3 stars

    "Needs to be updated"

    August 17, 2013   |   By Chicago_Jay

    Version: ManyCam for Mac 1.0.44

    Pros

    Does a great job adding cool effects to live video.

    Cons

    WAY behind the PC version, which has PiP and many other cool features that the Mac lacks.

    Summary

    For a free program, it's really good. My biggest beef is that the Mac version hasn't been touched in years, while the PC version is updated often, and has many cool features that simply aren't there on the Mac version.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't Work in OS X Lion"

    July 31, 2011   |   By celesguy

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    Works great in Snow Leopard
    Windows Version works as described

    Cons

    Doesn't Work in Lion

    Summary

    If you've upgraded to Lion, don't bother on this one until it's updated. v1.0.41 and below don't work.

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm so appreciated this matter what I can see my friend"

    April 19, 2011   |   By AKY-9set

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    No comment anything

    Cons

    Sometime my Lap top out of order but I remained love it!

    Summary

    I'm contiuing play the camfrog on line basis.

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  • 3 stars

    "Fun and functional"

    December 23, 2010   |   By The_Defenestrator

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    Amusing free utility that does some fun effects that should have been included in Photo Booth.

    Cons

    Runs a little clunky, and really slows down any other running apps. And could that ridiculous watermark be *any* bigger?

    Summary

    This could be fun for children who would like fun effects for Photo Booth, and I can see some people using it for chatting. I'm probably going to delete it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Good introduction to a fun video conferencing concept."

    November 01, 2010   |   By trilarkielf

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    A good "basic" program if you can't find other options. (Better than CamTwist - couldn't get that one to work at all!)

    Cons

    Doesn't quit properly. Slows down the camera. Navigating ManyCam within a chat is fiddly. Would like to be better quality - perhaps even be able to sync speech with animations.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as advertised."

    October 30, 2010   |   By collab_guy

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    Easy to install, free, works as advertised.

    Cons

    Considering it's free not too much to complain about.

    Summary

    The product works as advertised and is fun. And did I mention it was free?

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  • 5 stars

    "WORKS GREAT"

    April 29, 2010   |   By Skyylee04

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    WORKS GREAT. ITS VERY EASY TO USE... I LIKE IT

    Cons

    I HAVE NO CONS TO SHARE

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  • 4 stars

    "Exactly what it is designed to do"

    March 10, 2010   |   By Paul McNulty

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    A fun thing and enjoyable too!

    Cons

    none, everything was easy to understand

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  • 1 stars

    "Only compatible with Intel-Based Mac"

    March 10, 2010   |   By AlexeiK

    Version: ManyCam Virtual Webcam 1.0.41

    Pros

    No Pros, when there is not use for it.

    Cons

    I know my computer is outdated...but I still wished this software would work with PowerPC based mac too.

    Summary

    Did not work with my PowerBook G4

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.0.9
    • Multiple video screens and sources.
    • Redesigned and more responsive UI.
    • The new Gallery tab allows you to easily access images and videos.
    • The new Favorites section allows you to access frequently used effects.
    • Search for effects, photos and videos in the software.
    • Includes a new category of effects called Emoticons.
    • New Lower Third feature.
    • ManyCam Pro can unlock more HD resolutions.
    • ManyCam Pro can unlock more picture-in-picture modes.
    • Various bug fixes and improvements requested by users.
    General
    Publisher ManyCam
    Publisher web site http://www.manycam.com
    Release Date February 20, 2014
    Date Added October 01, 2014
    Version 3.0.9
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Webcam Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 24.54MB
    File Name ManyCam.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 839,669
    Downloads Last Week 315
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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