Messages is one of the new features of the upcoming Mountain Lion OS X from Apple. This is currently only available for OS X 10.7.3 Lion users and replaces iChat. Whats great about this app is it integrates with all of your iOS devices just like iMessage. Start a message on one device and pick it up on another or on your Mac and you can send unlimited messages using your Apple ID. More than one email addresses can be used as your contact and different status can be set as well as displaying the current iTunes song that’s playing.
Messages for Mac is an integration of iMessages on iOS and the workings of how the app is used are virtually identical. The ability to customize a number of features is also good to have. You can set Messages to change your status when you return your Mac once it has gone to sleep or the screen saver has activated. You can change the colors of the text bubbles (to and from) also the fonts can be changed too. There are number of other options to change and the great thing about why your reading this is that you can download the Beta version of this from Apple right now.
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