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iChat improves, but seems out of place

At a Glance

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  • iChat 6.0
    3/5

    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.

iChat 6.0

3/5

At a Glance

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.

Price when rated: Free
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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  • Outdated approach to accepting incoming messages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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