FaceTime

FaceTime 0.9

Free
FaceTime is a video calling application developed by Apple.
4.1  (38 votes)
5.0 (See all)

FaceTime is a video calling application developed by Apple. FaceTime was announced when the iPhone 4 shipped, which came with an application called FaceTime that allowed users to video call each other. At first, only users of the iPhone 4 could use that feature, but then iPod Touch and Mac OS X were added as supported platforms. Thus, if you use one of the supported platforms, you can have a video call with any other FaceTime user. There is a rumor that the new iPad will also have a front-facing camera that will add the iPad to the supported devices list.

On the Mac, FaceTime is a very smooth experience, even though the app is still in its beta stage. When you first run the app, it will run a very short Apple ID and e-mail verification process. The app uses your e-mail address to start and receive calls.

I tested this app calling a contact who had an iPhone 4. I could see and hear him and he could see and hear me just fine. The quality of the call was average. I would say it was like a Skype call. It will take some time before the technology behind FaceTime can be tweaked considerably to achieve great quality calls, but I trust Apple to come through with it.

José Fernández
Editor rating:

Review summary

Pros

  • It works well
  • You can chat with users of other devices

Cons

  • None
Info updated on:

Related software

Install Call Recorder for FaceTime
1.1.4
Call Recorder for FaceTime allows you to record FaceTime audio and video calls.
Call Recorder for FaceTime
1.3.6
Record FaceTime audio and video calls directly to your Mac.
1TapFav
1.0
It helps you create custom shortcuts that will let you dial FaceTime faster.
FaceTime AutoAnswer
1.0
FREE
The best solution to auto answering FaceTime calls involved AppleScript.
Apple FaceTime
Make video calls to iPhone 4, the new iPod touch, or another Mac.