Loving messages for mac

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  1. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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  2. Adamon macrumors newbie

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    Or you could just use google voice for the past few years its been doing that.
     
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    fwiw not everyone wants to use google's stuff, plus at least with the mac it's imessage to imessage.
     
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    I don't use google products. And nor do my friends or family. This is an iphone/imessage/ichat/facetime solution.
     
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    Exactly. No additional charges if people don't have texting plans or have limited texting plans.
     
  6. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    this thing is awesome!! i am literally loving it:D
     
  7. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly!
     
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    Yup. My jaw dropped when I opened up Reeder on my iPhone this morning while sitting on the pot (ok maybe too much info there). I cannot wait till the Mountain to be released. Although, I find the Lion in their picture to be quite naked.
     
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    imessage to imessage
     
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    Only works from one Apple product to another.
    GTalk works with pretty much anything, including Apple products. ;)
     
  12. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not really. It integrates with ichat (aim) and facetime on the mac. So your AIM/ichat buddies etc are all there as well. and on your iphone it's imessage to sms. And for me: whose appleiD IS their primary email, it's ONE means of contact for everything (and importantly, is google free).
     
  13. walie macrumors 6502a

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    ahahahahahhaahahahahah
     
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    You're completely missing the point. GTalk requires both users to be logged into their system. With iMessage, you KNOW you can reach a person no matter where they are b/c it always will go to their mobile device if they're not at the computer. If you and a friend/colleague both have an iPhone, there is no better way to communicate. With ALL other IM services, users can log in or log out and even when they're logged in, there is no confirmation that they're at their computer and they received the message.
     
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    Macrumors front page or my first post.
     
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    Now we just need a windows version so I can use it on my work PC...
     
  18. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really well put.
     
  19. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    really loving the iMessage for the mac, being able to use the iphone/ipad and the macbook is brill

    david
     
  20. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know it's still beta but what really impressed me was when I received a message on the phone and then OPENED my laptop and once it connected to wifi the message popped up there too.
     
  21. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly
    As with a lot of apple stuff 'it just works'

    Dave
     
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    Pictures don't quite work yet, but that's okay.
     
  23. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if Facetime will eventually be built into the macApp?
     
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    Given that there's already a button there that launches FaceTime I'd bet yes.
     
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    Yes it has. There's a lot of advantages to Google Voice, as well as the convenience of user controls far beyond what any other company offers.

    The possible uses are nearly endless. I've been enjoying it for over two years and it's incredibly reliable.
     

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