Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mattpen, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. mattpen macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    How do you create an info for urself in iChat?
  2. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2002
    Washington DC USA
    you have to go to the addy book :(

    One more reason why iCHAT sucks.

    Adium is much better :)
  3. mattpen thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    i must be thick, but how exactly do you do it?
  4. big macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
    is there iTalk yet in iChat? you know, where you can communicate via voice instead of typing?
  5. mattpen thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
  6. big macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
    bastards...the PC has excelled in frr dial-up and telephone.

    I guess that's the free market though
  7. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    actually, it is my humbe opinion that iChat is probably the best chat client out there. i used it at the apple store the other day and i was thoroughly impressed. i went in to the store expecting the absolute least from iChat of all Jaguar features. i left the store excited the MOST about iChat and its interface.
  8. mattpen thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    yeah i love it too, especially the ability to put a picture next to their names, as well as being able to group sn's. But does anyone know how to change the info?
  9. zed macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    ichat and icq

    do you think it will be possible for developers to make a patch or something that would allow iChat to access ICQ users or MSN? I saw iChat in action the other day and it is much less annoying then it looks in the pictures, it's actually quite cool.... I just have WAY more friends on ICQ than on AIM....

    any ideas?
  10. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    iChat is badass...but in the latest build(6C115) its till somewhat buggy, i noticed while i was chatting to a friend i was causing her font to change to the one i was using!...thats pretty weird..
  11. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    iChat is an excellent piece of software. I especially like the ability to chat over Airport or Ethernet networks without going through the internet. Runs great on my 500MHz iBook running 10.2 build 6C106
  12. aznatari macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2002
    ichat looks so dumb. Stick with the original AIM from aim.com, or go with the new Adium. Download that at versiontracker.com

    Go With Adium!

  13. Microsoft_Windows_Hater macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2001
    iChat is cool

    Much better than anything else on the market and wait till apple adds more features like talk and video. They are sitting on a possible killer app.

    I don't know how to change my info. Its strange that it is not there... Also, did you notice that as soon as you talk on Rendezvous, that persons VCard gets passed to you address book. That is so neat. In fact, Address Book is cool too. It runs perfectly on 6C115 on an iBook 500
  14. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    wow. im surprised to hear so many people who are impressed with ichat.

    this concerns me.

    although it is clearly the worst apple app ever, it also seems to be the worst AIM client as well. its scary to think that people find it acceptable.

    im curious. have those of you who like ichat used any other instant messenger before? im wodering if maybe you just are unfamiliar with how good all the other IM applications are. ichat seems completely devoid of features and brings absolutely nothing new to the IM market. if you are please with ichat i think adium, fire, proteus (maybe even aim) will completely blow you away.

    i suppose though, that iapps are not made for the computer savy and are not meant to compete with other apps in the market. they are merely there for users who do not ask or expect much from their computers. and just will use whatever is already on the machine as long as it meets a very meager minimum standard of functionality.

    this is upsetting because i assumed apple would improve ichat quickly, assuming that the outcry over its terrible design and functionality. but it seems there will be no outcry. :(
  15. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    hmmm lets see...i've used:

    Adium: good but the support dropped off, and the one mode i was going to use the most was simply given up on it seems. doesn't support mac.com names

    Fire.app: Another good alternative, but has always had same nagging issues. One interface option, and it hangs like crazy any time it runs into connection problems. did like the eye candy of flashing windows doesn't support mac.com names

    AOL AIM: Piece of crap. Slow, buggy, not customizable in the right areas, too customizable in the wrong ones. overall clunky and unimpressive.

    Proteus: Always has been a promising app, never has delivered. Basically dead in the water altho this guy goes on hacking sprees sometimes. never quite gets his services to work properly. doesn't support mac.com names

    iChat: My pick. I played with it for about 10 whole minutes and I knew it was going to be the surprise app for me. It seems to be responsive, has build in Rendezvous support, has a clean interface that is in the mode of the iApps. You can turn the eye candy off. Integrated with Address Book and Mail. Icon to go along with Airport, Battery, etc. click and drag file X-Fer!! I was extremely impressed.

    Anyways that was my $0.99
  16. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    personally i like adium.. but the one thing that psisses me off the most is buddy list support -- in every single client ive tested (cept for aols) i always dont see a few buddies on my list... i can im them.. but that really bugs me.. i dont think this affects others cause i have 198 buddies on my list...

    personally i like adium the most, but i like iChat a lot, too, just cause of how responsive it is.. but im sad to say it, but the best client ive ever used is aols on the pc -- it is very responsive, and is very easy to use and everything..

    just my 2 cents...

  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Re: iChat

    You need to go into the address book and create a card with your own info. I would suggest a dummy card so that you don't give everything away. Then, there is a menu option to mark it as the "me" card. I don't have 10.2 active or I'd go look for it. Once you designate it as you and put in the AIM i.d. and password, you're set to use it.

    You can add information about your friends through address cards as well.


    After using ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, and Fire, I find that iChat isn't so bad although it's a bit too cute. The nicest feature is the drag-and-drop file transfer.

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