FaceTime

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

Very good
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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.

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.

Changes

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

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FaceTime for Mac 1.0.5

— User reviews — about FaceTime

  • Deckard82

    by Deckard82

    "Works just about fine."

    Great app for socializing. I love it cos of the video and audio quality. More.

    reviewed on January 31, 2014

  • p1

    by p1

    "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 greater quality and stability ... More.

    reviewed on December 27, 2012

  • quail

    by quail

    "Sound problems"

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

    reviewed on July 16, 2012

  • gman.com

    by gman.com

    "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 book, and it... More.

    reviewed on August 13, 2011

  • JamnJamn

    by JamnJamn

    "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 ... More.

    reviewed on October 27, 2010