By Indragie Karunaratne
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Flamingo is a beautiful, native instant messaging client for OS X that supports Hangouts/Gtalk, Facebook, and XMPP.
• All-in-One design. Buddies, conversations, and chats in a single window.
• Multiple, detachable chats in a single window.
• Inline previews for images, videos, and tweets. Supports CloudApp, Droplr, Instagram, and YouTube.
• File transfer via direct connection (compatible with Messages, Adium, and other clients), CloudApp, and Droplr.
• Reply to messages right from the notification bubble in OS X 10.9.
• Full conversation history browser with fast message search and many filtering options.
NOTE: Due to service limitations, Flamingo does not support group, video, and audio chats in Facebook or Hangouts/Gtalk, and MUC (Multi User Chat) for XMPP is not supported.
More information can be found at flamingo.im.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
This update contains UI updates and support for OS X Yosemite.
This will be the last update to Flamingo. More information on our blog: http://blog.flamingo.im
Thanks to everyone who supported us over the last year!
Close, but no cigar.
This piece of software looked really great and combined some services that seemed like a great thing. But the software itself is horribly buggy. Full screen mode is an absolute mess and opening new conversations are hidden until you exit full screen mode. Also, no group chat of any kind. So this is only usefull if you’re ever chatting with one person at a time.
Everything else is pretty slick and really fun. But honestly no group chats makes the Facebook login useless for me and not having a deep integration with the services limits the function of chats.
And the deal breaker is how much the application crashes on my new MacBook Pro. I emailed support and the response was cold and impersonal, and it seemed like it was an attempt to belittle me. I don’t like talking to this team at all.
This software is really close, but I am uninstalling it.
Great in theory / not so much
Well, I bought this chat client thinking it would be a great replacement for what I’m currently using. It’s very beautiful, but it’s just not quite there. I’m hoping this developer will keep working on it and make it what it really should be. Sorry to say that I’m pretty dissipointed … and even after reading all of the bad comments I thought to myself “it can’t be that bad” … well it kinda is. It could really be the best chat client out there if it’s ever finished.
Needs some updates
This app is great looking and for the most part works, but needs to fix syncing and history with Google Chat. It’s frustrating to not have previous conversations, or if you have a Google chat window pop-up in your Gmail, your conversation history is lost.