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iChat improves, but seems out of place

At a Glance
  • iChat 6.0

    Macworld Rating

    Lion's version of iChat is the best implementation of OS X's built-in chat client to date. But it still lacks the features of third-party instant messaging clients.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Lion's version of iChat is the best implementation of OS X's built-in chat client to date. But it still lacks the features of third-party instant messaging clients.

    MSRP: Free

    Pros

    • Support for Yahoo IM
    • Vastly improved tab management
    • Unified buddy list and statuses

    Cons

    • Outdated approach to accepting incoming messages
    • Limited Dock notifications
    • Buggy behavior when merging buddies

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