Ideas From the Deep and SquidSoft have released SquidCam, a Mac OS X-native videoconferencing application. Designed for broadband connections, SquidCam enables you to engage in video chat sessions with one or more users with both video and audio connectivity, along with text messaging as well.
SquidCam has no user limits; you can work with as many people as your connections can handle. It’s low latency compared to other video and Voice over IP (VoIP) apps, according to the developers, and it doesn’t incur advertisements, monthly service fees or other hassles.
SquidCam also sports a hands-free audio setup, the ability to “LANcast” multi-person conferences over a local network and more. People receiving your broadcast need to have SquidCam too — at this time, SquidCam only works with other SquidCam clients.
SquidCam requires Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher (it’s “Jaguar” compatible too), access to TCP/IP, and a microphone and camera (if you intend to share your face and voice with the world).
A FAQ and link to a demo version of SquidCam are available from
SquidSoft’s Web site.