FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you're ready to go. Whether you're talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There's no better way to keep all your favorite faces just a click away.
Simple to Get Started
• Setup is quick and easy – just enter your Apple ID.
• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, or another Mac.
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Add the people you call most often to your Favorites list.
• Quickly review your past calls with Recents.
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime's widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.
Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.
*Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder; and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac. (for a complete list, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4534).
This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Ratings and Reviews
Messed up my MAC
At first I thought, great!. I downloaded installed it and thought, great. Them weird things started happening to my MAC. My keyboard seemed to start to get all buggy with keys not working at all. Then my mouse went took on a life of its own including the trackpad. I was ready to bring it in to the repair shop because I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Then I remembered I'd recently installed facetime, removed it (with a funky keyboard not an easy task I might add) and hey presto everything was back to normal. If anyone experiences similar problems you know what it is now. So for now I'm not reinstalling facetime as much as I'd like to until I hear back from other users and APPLE giving it the green light. In the meantime approach with caution!!
Better free apps out there
skype is free, and should be used anytime over this. if it was still free it would make sense, but i've been having very lacklustre performance when using this app. Calls frequently can't connect, and even when they do, they often drop less than 5 minutes into the call. There's nothing wrong with my WIFI because Skype works fine, and offers messaging and sharper images too. it feels like a gimmick so mac users can call iphone users (which skype lets you do fine, even without WiFi!)
Much Improvement Needed
The only good thing about FT on Mac, is its stability, compared to other apps like Skype and OOVOO.
I think the issue is more than just "an issue connecting calls when the system language is German", it should be an issue getting connected at all.
Now the downside of FT on Mac is that, it's really hard to get the connection through. Either the calls go un-detected at all, or it's always connecting but never succeed in getting through, or it just takes forever to connect.
In short, calling on FT is like buying lottery, if you're lucky, you get through to a reasonable quality chat, most of the time, you don't.
And I agree with previous review, this should be free on Macs, but if it has to cost 99 cents, then it better be much than this.
- Apple Distribution International
- 17.6 MB
- Social Networking
OS X 10.6.6 or later
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010 Apple Inc.
- S$ 1.48
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.