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Chat Heads

By Raffael Hannemann

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Hello, Chat Heads for OS X®!


Message your friends on Facebook® easily with Chat Heads!
Chat Heads is the easiest and most comfortable way of
messaging your friends from your Mac.

Chatting has never been that beautiful. With great features,
e.g., choosing from different conversation styles, going back in the
conversation history, hiding certain friends, receiving unread
messages, and more*!

This app will be improved constantly! Feel free to
contact us if you have any feedback.

Simply get in contact via @chatheadsapp, or via mail!


Please note: Chat Heads is not sponsored by or associated in any way with Facebook®. Chat Heads is not an official Facebook application. Facebook and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook, Inc.

Some of the mentioned functions may require In App Purchases.
This app is relying on 3rd party services, e.g., Facebook Chat, and thus may become unusable once these services alter their availability. You must have a valid Facebook account and agree to the Facebook terms to use this application.

Funded by In-App Purchases. We do not collect, sell or analyse your personal data.

What's New in Version 1.0.2

Here's how to download the Unread Messages feature -->FOR FREE<--:

Roll back the bad reviews, we've fixed the No Friends issue! :)
Some users were affected by the No Friends issue, which gave us lots of negative reviews (time to roll them back :). Since this bug was clearly against our promise of quality, we are offering one of our most popular features for FREE as a compensation for three days after this release.
Download the feature in the new preferences window after updating. We're deeply sorry.

+ Improved gestures (swiping, catapulting)
+ Faster Chat Head grouping (This is for you, Michael)
+ Use CTRL+Click on Chat Heads, if Secondary Click is disabled (Haydn)
+ Better Connect/Disconnect visualization (Gianni)
+ Change Chat Heads' size (numerous requests)
+ Better keyboard shortcuts (CMD+W, ESC, numerous)
+ Setting to make them Desktop Level (Jayaprasad)
+ Plus button keeps its position after restart (numerous)
+ Possibility to keep chats opened (Marius)
+ Auto-reconnect after connection loss/awaking (numerous)
+ Louder sound effects (Julian)
+ Better Friend loading visualization
+ Better In App Purchase handling
+ Better hiding in grouped state
+ Better swipe gesture support
+ Other smaller improvements

+ Empty friend lists
+ Incomplete friend lists
+ Empty conversation titles
+ Some settings not saved
+ Problems with enabled Voice Over feature
+ Problems with the Update Available notification
+ Overall performance boost
+ Smaller other bugfixes

+ Menu bar icon
+ More themes
+ Group chat (once it's possible)
+ Photo support (once it's possible)
+ Better Multi Display support
+ Custom sound selection
+ ... stay tuned!

NOTE: We'll be constantly improving the app. Thanks for all the reports sent to us, we're reading them all. If you're having problems and feature suggestions, get in contact! @chatheadsapp, /chatheads

Don't forget to re-consider your rating, we're really working hard! <3


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Customer Reviews

Promising, but bad for extended use

I thought this concept was great when I first saw it. I installed it enthusiastically and tried it out, but was somewhat disappointed. It’s riddled with bugs and poor design decisions. For example, when you click on a head, it takes almost a full second for it to actually expand the window. A good 30% of messages or so cause your scroll position in a chat window to be reset up to the top, so you have to scroll all the way down to chat more. There’s no alerts system so you can’t preview any messages sent to you. Messages don’t get grouped together, so each one takes a lot of space. There’s no way to use keyboard shortcuts to open a head, so I have to click on it every time I want to expand it (no Cmd+Tab shortcut). The browser is still a much better way to chat, unfortunately.

Not quite 5 stars!

I am usually a fan of reading as many reviews as i can before installing stuff. I decided to give this app a shot. I can say this, it works. There are bugs here and there and those things have not made me stop using it. I can only see this as getting better provided the developer keep up with improvements. They say they are funded by in app purchases for the rest of the things associated with the app, so they got some funding from me. I want to see it get better.

Nice, but needs to change desktops.

This app is very helpful, even if it does require extra purchases to actually be able to use it. The only thing it needs is to be able to stay in the active desktop. For example, I’ll be writing something in pages on my desktop and I’ll be able to use this app, but if I switch to my full screen web browser, I can’t use this app. That would be a great addition.

Chat Heads
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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Sep 07, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 6.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Raffael Hannemann

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Unlock All Purchases$3.99
  2. Unread Messages & History$1.99
  3. Contact List$0.99
  4. Theme Pack #1$0.99
  5. Unlock Smileys$0.99