FaceTime

FaceTime for Mac

Video chat done the Apple way

FaceTime, the excellent video calling application originally introduced for the iPhone 4, is Apple's answer to Skype. It allows you to keep in touch with friends and family on Apple devices via video chats. Open Facetime and you'll immediately see yourself on screen and you must sign in with your Apple account to get started. Once done, FaceTime will sync with your address book, allowing you to immediately call anyone with an iOS device.

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PROS

  • Looks great
  • Excellent minimal interface
  • Calls are really simple to make

CONS

  • Contact adding cannot be done in-app
  • Only available on Apple products

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FaceTime, the excellent video calling application originally introduced for the iPhone 4, is Apple's answer to Skype. It allows you to keep in touch with friends and family on Apple devices via video chats. Open Facetime and you'll immediately see yourself on screen and you must sign in with your Apple account to get started. Once done, FaceTime will sync with your address book, allowing you to immediately call anyone with an iOS device.

Stable, high quality video calling from Mac to iOS devices

The best way of keeping in touch for Apple devices

FaceTime is an excellent chat application that's certainly the best option for communication between your Mac and friends or family using Apple devices.

Calling an iPad or iPhone is easy, once your contacts are added via your Apple ID. Image quality is excellent, and the display is pleasantly free of distractions. If the iPhone is rotated, the image also changes on FaceTime for Mac, from landscape to portrait and back. All round, it's a very smooth, simple and comfortable video call experience. Although much will depend on your internet connection, the quality of calling on Facetime is generally better than Skype.

FaceTime is not perfect though. While integration with your contacts on the iPhone makes perfect sense, on the Mac it's less useful and some users may find contacts get duplicated or confused on their Mac. This is complicated by the fact that you can't add contacts to FaceTime directly, but have to do it via Address Book so if you don't use Address Book, you'll have to start. It would also be nice to have FaceTime open without constantly seeing video of yourself!

Improves performance when FaceTime is taken full screen. Update only available via the Mac App Store.

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  • Improves performance when FaceTime is taken full screen. Update only available via the Mac App Store.

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User reviews about FaceTime

  • by Anonymous

    Works just about fine.. Great app for socializing. I love it cos of the video and audio quality. Pros: Video/Audio quality. Cons: Not s More

  • by Anonymous

    FaceTime is the best video chat application.. FaceTime is by far the best way to video call somebody owning an iDevice. It offers a far More

  • by Anonymous

    Sound problems. Using facetime on mac desktops or laptops flags unresolved audio problems where one or both users loose sound although More

  • by Anonymous

    you can add contacts! :D. Actually, you can add contacts to facetime! You have to do it via Adressbook:add a contact into your adress b More

  • by Anonymous

    Fun, but.... It's really pretty, and really fun. It does what it's supposed to do and does it pretty well! I can't wait for it to be mo More

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