Chax

Licence: Other Open Source
Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2010-03-08 | Download

3.0.2
(Bug) Fixed a serious crash when that could occur if using groups.
3.0.1
(Bug) Fixed cases where iChat would not reconnect properly when waking from sleep
(Bug) Fixed the unified contact list sometimes appearing blank when reconnecting
(Bug) Fixed iChat sometimes hanging when contact list auto-resizing is enabled
(Bug) Fixed tooltips not appearing in the unified contact list
(Bug) Improved renaming and deleting groups in the unified contact list
(Bug) Corrupted logs handled better in the log viewer
(Bug) The selected user is preserved when searching in the log viewer
(Bug) Minor localization fixes
3.0
Rewritten for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Version 2.2.2 | Release Date: 2009-07-25 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.2.1 | Release Date: 2009-05-25 | Download
  • (New) Added the ability to manage groups and contacts to the unified contact list.
  • (New) Added an option to flip images when taking a camera snapshot (Buddies -> Send Camera Snapshot...)
  • (New) Can now add and remove contacts from the unified contact list
  • (New) Can now rearrange groups in the unified contact list
  • (Bug) Fixed issues with the unified contact list updating when moving contacts from one group to another.
  • (Bug) Dates in the activity log respect locale setting.
  • Updated German localization (thanks to Christoph Schmitz)
Version 2.2 | Release Date: 2009-02-05 | Download

(New) Message history shows messages from the previous conversation in new chat windows
(New) Send Camera Snapshot in the Buddies menu allows you to instantly send a picture from your camera as an inline image
(New) Added option to confirm before ending AV chats
(New) Added multitouch swipe gesture to switch tabs in message window
(New) Hidden default SaveWindowFrames saves per-contact window positions
(New) Hidden default ShowSenderAccount shows the active account in each conversation
(Bug) Fixed parsing logs with some languages
(Bug) New chat windows no longer steal focus when using auto-accept
(Bug) Fixed unlocalized UI elements appearing in some languages

Version 2.1.2 | Release Date: 2008-05-14 | Download
  • (New) Quick Look support for inline image transfers (available by right-clicking an image)
  • (New) Contact lists can now be sorted by user handle (View menu -> Sort Buddies -> By Handle)
  • (New) New default to strip background color of outgoing messages (StripOutgoingBackgroundColor)
  • (New) Russian localization (thanks to Denis Avdeev)
  • (New) Options to undim the screen when receiving a message or AV invitation
  • (Change) The unified contact list can now be set as the primary contact list in the Chax preferences
  • (Bug) Unified contact list should now stay in sync properly with all accounts
  • (Bug) Auto-replies to ICQ users are now properly stripped
  • (Bug) Name notifications in the Dock now truncate better
  • (Bug) Selecting "All Contacts" from the Window menu now toggles unified contact list visibility
  • (Bug) Can now make all accounts invisible at once with the unified contact list
  • (Bug) Fixed crash that could occur on wake-from-sleep and when reconnecting
  • (Bug) Improved German localization
  • (Bug) Viewing logs on a specific person will now properly reload logs
  • (Bug) Exporting logs as text will now save status changes
  • (Bug) Exporting log as text now gives a default name
  • (Bug) Stop screensaver on event options now properly stop the screensaver
  • (Bug) Find now works properly in the log viewer
Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2007-12-13 | Download
  • (New) Unified contact list displays all contacts from all connected accounts
  • (New) Contact list pops to the front after a short delay when dragging a file onto a contact
  • (New) Options to control auto-away and auto-away delay
  • (New) Automatically go away when the screensaver activates
  • (New) Auto-accept for file transfers, AV chats and screen sharing
  • (New) Option to warn before quitting iChat when there are open message windows
  • (New) Option to display message sender names in the Dock icon
  • (New) Reimplemented hidden BlockAOLSystemMessage default
  • (New) Reimplemented hidden DisableFocusRing default
  • (Bug) Fixed encoding problem with status changes in message windows
  • (Bug) Export icon in the activity monitor now shows a text document
  • (Bug) Fixed issue where Growl notifications and the activity log would display some available statuses incorrectly
Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2007-12-12 | Download
  • (New) Unified contact list displays all contacts from all connected accounts
  • (New) Contact list pops to the front after a short delay when dragging a file onto a contact
  • (New) Options to control auto-away and auto-away delay
  • (New) Automatically go away when the screensaver activates
  • (New) Auto-accept for file transfers, AV chats and screen sharing
  • (New) Option to warn before quitting iChat when there are open message windows
  • (New) Option to display message sender names in the Dock icon
  • (New) Reimplemented hidden BlockAOLSystemMessage default
  • (New) Reimplemented hidden DisableFocusRing default
  • (Bug) Fixed encoding problem with status changes in message windows
  • (Bug) Export icon in the activity monitor now shows a text document
  • (Bug) Fixed issue where Growl notifications and the activity log would display some available statuses incorrectly
Version 2.1b1 | Release Date: 2007-12-06 | Download

(New) Unified contact list displays all contacts from all connected accounts
(New) Contact list pops to the front after a short delay when dragging a file onto a contact
(New) Options to control auto-away and auto-away delay
(New) Automatically go away when the screensaver activates
(New) Auto-accept for file transfers, AV chats and screen sharing
(New) Option to warn before quitting iChat when there are open message windows
(New) Reimplemented hidden BlockAOLSystemMessage default
(Bug) Fixed encoding problem with status changes in message windows
(Bug) Export icon in the activity monitor now shows a text document

Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2007-11-25 | Download

Rewritten for iChat 4 for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Version Chax 1.5 | Release Date: 2007-09-04 | Download
  • (Bug) Fixed an issue where some incoming messages could not be accepted
  • (Bug) Fixed missing strings in the Italian localization
  • (Bug) Increased responsiveness of the log viewer
  • (Bug) Log viewer now sorts logs by creation date
  • (Bug) Fixed an issue where the Chax preferences could become hidden
Version 1.4.9 | Release Date: 2007-07-06 | Download
  • (New) Added options for command-up/down arrows to change tabs for vertically oriented tabs
  • (Bug) Fixed an incompatibility with Safari 3 Beta
  • (Bug) Updated localizations to include new items in the activity window toolbar
  • (Bug) Chat logs saved in subfolders of the iChats log folder now appear properly
  • (Bug) "Send SMS Message" menu item now respects the the show Chax badge preference
  • (Bug) Fixed an issue with new direct IM conversations being immediately selected
Version 1.4.8 | Release Date: 2007-03-10 | Download

(New) Support for vertically oriented tabs on the left and right sides of message windows
(Feature improvement) Added an option to have the activity log automatically clear after a certain length of time
(Bug) Fixed a problem where tab animations became stuck when opening or closing a tab
(Bug) Tear-off windows are now always the same size as the window they are removed from

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download

Rewritten for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Version 1.4.6 | Release Date: 2006-10-17 | Download

(New) Tear-off tabs allow for quick separation of chats through drag-and-drop
(New) Options to show the AIM/Jabber/Bonjour contact lists when clicking the iChat dock icon
(New) Activity log data can now be exported as an HTML table
(Feature improvement) Tab overflow menu now animates when a new message has been received that is not visible
(New) Polish localization, thanks to Piotr Chyliński
(Feature improvement) Activity log now periodically saves to disk every hour
(Bug) Log search results now sort properly
(Bug) Using nicknames while sorting by availability and first name now works properly
(Bug) Tabs now close in the correct order after being rearranged
(Bug) Fixed visual problems when disabling close buttons on tabs
(Bug) Improved iChat quit speed
(Preference change) Confirm quit option moved from the General preferences tab to the Chats tab
(Removed) "Move to Window" and "Move to Tab" options removed in favor of tear-off tabs

Version 1.4.5 | Release Date: 2006-08-02 | Download

(Feature improvement) Users with nicknames now sort properly in the contact list
(Bug) Further improved iChat launch speed
(Bug) Fixed incompatibility with iChatUSBCam that caused a crash on launch

Version 1.4.3 | Release Date: 2006-07-09 | Download
No changes specified
Version 1.4.7 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download

(New) Option to quickly send SMS messages over AIM to any user with a cell phone number in the Address Book.
(New) Added an option to reveal log files in the Finder to the log viewer. Right-click the log viewer toolbar and select "Customize Toolbar..." to add the new toolbar item.
(New) The "More Info" option has been added to the Buddies menu.
(Feature improvement) The log viewer text view will now remember its display settings separate from chat messages.
(Feature improvement) Deleting logs in the log viewer now moves the log to the trash rather that immediately deleting it.
(Change) Automatic updates are now checked for every ten days
(Change) Updated to newer version of PSMTabBarControl class.
(Bug) Fixed a crash when closing messages after being torn-off
(Bug) Fixed a minor problem when deleting the last log from a user in the log viewer
(Bug) Fixed a display bug when using tear-off tabs with the tab bar position set to the top of the window
(Bug) Yes/No buttons on the quit warning alert are now localized
(Bug) The log viewer window now remembers size and position between launches.
(Bug) Improved URL highlighting in the More Info window.
(Bug) More info window should now be positioned better when using multiple displays.
(Bug) Log viewer now shows when a search is active.
(Bug) Improved behavior of the new message indicator on the overflow menu.