Not only has
America Online delivered its AOL software for Mac OS X, the company’s communications community and international service,
has released ICQ Lite and ICQ 3.0X for Mac OS X. Both are instant messaging products.
ICQ products inform you who’s online at all times and lets you to contact them at will. The Lite version lets you access your ICQ account from a Web browser on any Internet-enabled computer anywhere in the world, and ICQ 3.0X for Mac brings the full power of ICQ to Mac OS X users, according to Jim Bankoff, President of AOL Web Properties. The ICQ communications portal has over 115 million registered users worldwide, he added.
By leveraging the new server-based contact lists introduced with 2001b, ICQ Lite frees users from relying solely on the host computer where the ICQ client has been installed, Bankoff said. By visiting the
ICQ Lite homepage, users can immediately send instant messages, access their contact lists, send SMS text messages to cell phones and more, he added.
ICQ 3.0X is ICQ’s first unified version for Mac OS “Classic” versions 8.6 and higher as well as for Mac OS X. It contains features that were previously separately available to users of the two platforms, as well as key new features found in ICQ 2001b, such as the server-based contact lists. ICQ 3.0X integrates with the Mac desktop using the latest Mac OS technologies, Bankoff said. Plus, it offers enhanced multilingual support as well as AppleScript support, which lets users automate ICQ actions and activate them from other applications, he added.