Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tiffer17, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. tiffer17 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2002
    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
  2. loveshismac macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2001
    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
    let me think a little longer
  3. mozez macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2001
    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.
  4. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    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.
  5. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    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.

  6. newmanium macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2002
    -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.
  7. beez7777 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    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
  8. damson34 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Houston, TX
    an indication of who imed you when your IMs are minimized, now that would be nice
  9. wn3_z macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2001
    Incorporates ICQ

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

    Jan 18, 2002
    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.
  11. tiffer17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2002
    personaly one thing that i would like to see is profiles. it would really be nice. the other thing is voice
  12. onemoof macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    abillity to display screennames;
    display buddy icons at actual size, not scaled down;
    and make it crash less often! This is clearly beta software.
  13. Skandranon macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2002
    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.)


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