iChat

tiffer17

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2002
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hey everybody!

just wondering, what features do you think would be really cool for future releases of iChat?
oh and please dont be too unrealistic.....:D
 

loveshismac

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Nov 21, 2001
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first off the abilty to have more than one person in a chat window.
second i want video. (yahoo can do it!)
be able to send files through fire walls

work with isync
able to send more than 1 file at a time
ummmm
let me think a little longer
 

mozez

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Sep 18, 2001
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you do not want to be able to send files through firewalls, that's how prohgrams that send viruses get made and use that to get it, i don't care if it's an incovience to college kids that they can't get files soemtimes, but it should never break a firewall, it defeats the purpose.

video!! hell yea, i'd buy a cam if ichat could do video, and audio of course.

ability to change size of names in buddy list, it's just to big on the screen when doing other things.

i'll think of more. maybe one click emails, like right click on the name, send email and send it right through ichat using mail connection? that'd be neat.

away messages when you click on your name need to be either made smaller or have like a sub menu cause i have a few and i always have to delete some otherwise it drops to like the bottom of the screen.
 

gandalf55

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Apr 13, 2001
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i would like the inititated chats to be contained in a palette shot of the side of the Buddy List... like how Proteus works. You can toggle through users - a new msg from them = an icon so you select them, and their message appears in the side palette. in fact, if it worked a lot like proteus that would be a good thing. my 2 bits.
 

P-Worm

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Jul 16, 2002
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Salt Lake City, UT
I may be wrong, but i thought that you could have multiple users in one chat box.

As for the video thing, Apple already has something like that. It's called Quicktime Broadcaster and it's free. The problem with it is that it only goes one-way. They might update it and put it in iChat later, that would be cool.

P-Worm
 

newmanium

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Jan 18, 2002
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-i wouldn't mind having the ability to add a new user from the chat window, since its a pain to do it through address book or retype the SN in ichat

-even though you can see people's real names now, it'd be nice to have the option to display their SN instead.

-one thing i miss a lot is the ability to make groups on your buddy list. i figure apple had the right idea to show the real name of people to easily tell them apart but it would be a heck of a lot more organized to put each person into groups again (i.e. family, classmates, people you stop talking to but keep their SN anyway...)

-and, it'd be gread to be able to drop a folder of buddy icons into your little picture on the buddy list, and have your icon change every login, sign on, etc...it'd be a pretty cool thing to have when bored.

hmm..thats it for now, i guess.
 

beez7777

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Aug 5, 2002
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Notre Dame
Originally posted by newmanium
-even though you can see people's real names now, it'd be nice to have the option to display their SN instead.
you can display their sn. just don't put in their name when u add them to ur list. also, i would kinda like the ability to make a profile, even tho its not that big of deal
 

wn3_z

macrumors newbie
Nov 18, 2001
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Incorporates ICQ

Most, in fact all of my friends are on ICQ. If ICQ is built into OSX, I'll be a happy man.
 

newmanium

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Jan 18, 2002
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Originally posted by beez7777


you can display their sn. just don't put in their name when u add them to ur list. also, i would kinda like the ability to make a profile, even tho its not that big of deal
but ichat utilizes address book, and if you dont put their full names on address book, it defeats the purspose of taking advantage of address book. i just want the option to display their screen names and still keep their actual names for when i use Mail or iCal.
 

tiffer17

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2002
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personaly one thing that i would like to see is profiles. it would really be nice. the other thing is voice
 

Skandranon

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Feb 1, 2002
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North Carolina
Yeah. One suggestion:

Make the damn thing stop crashing all the time. And give me little glowing icon in the Dock ala AIM so that I know when people are returning IMs so that I don't have to keep the sound alerts on.

Beta software, indeed. Blech.

(oh, and let me read Away Messages via the Info panel... mousing over the names on the Buddy List just doesn't cut it for me.)

:mad:
 
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