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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 188 votes out of 188 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    141,455
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    55
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Chat

Editors' Review

Those using Microsoft applications sometimes have difficultly when using a Mac. Microsoft Messenger for Mac helps keep track of instant messenger communications while using a Mac OS.

Microsoft Messenger for Mac is available for download as freeware with no paid upgrades necessary. In addition to the fast download, the installer was well designed, getting the program loaded and running in under a minute. After we accepted the user agreement and signed in with an instant messenger username and password, the interface appeared just as it does on Microsoft operating systems. Even for those who are not familiar with the program, it is easy to navigate despite the lack of instructions. Buttons for video, calls, messages, mail, and contacts are simple and easily distinguishable based on their graphics. The indicators for those contacts online and offline were clear to read. The interface also allowed easy selection of online contacts for sending new messages. As with any Microsoft product, there is good support available for any technical issues encountered. The program, even it's closed, remains active in the background to notify the user when any new messages are received. There are no additional features, but this is not a problem due to the free program's limited function.

For those who use instant messenger but do not have a Windows OS available, Microsoft Messenger for Mac performs all of the expected functions at no cost.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date May 20, 2011
Date Added May 20, 2011
Version 8.0.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.34MB
File Name Messenger8.0.1_ALL.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,455
Downloads Last Week 55
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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