IM Chat Interface Designs for OSX Applications

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It’s so popular to chat and meetup with friends online. The convenience alone allows you to communicate right from your computer, regardless of where you two are physically located. Laptop and desktop windows can be difficult when you’re struggling for new ideas. That’s why I’ve put together this gallery of Mac OSX chat application ideas.

Anybody designing for OS X will obviously love this collection of interface features. But even web designers may be able to pickup on some neat ideas. You never know where inspiration will strike. And our modern technology is constantly blurring the line between desktop apps and typical websites.

Google Talk for Mac

Skype Chat Notification


Minimal Chat Window

Native Facebook Chat App

Messenger for Mac

Chat UI Freebie

Chat App Mockup


Better UI for Messages

Skypre Redesign + PSD

Dear Skype,


OSX FB Chat Idea

Instant Message App Idea

Universal Chat Window

Skype for Mac Chat

Chat Console Interface

Simple Chat UI

Skype App

Chat App Logo

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  1. Perfect instant messaging interface designs for software inspiration. The Mac App Store has improved the quality of software distribution so much. It’s easier now than ever before to push your apps out to the many users of OSX – great collection!