by Joe White
February 24, 2011
FaceTime for Mac is now available to download via the Mac App Store for $0.99. The application brings HD video calling to "supported Macs," and will come preinstalled on new MacBook Pro laptops.
FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, 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 stay in touch with all your favorite faces.High definition video calling can take place between Macintosh computers that have a built in FaceTime HD camera - such as the new MacBook Pro models. Previously, FaceTime for Mac was in public beta. However, the beta version of the application is still available to download (for free) on Apple's website. Much like the beta version, users of FaceTime for Mac can make a video call to an iPhone 4, an iPod touch (4G), or another Mac. Like before, setup is quick and easy, simply enter your Apple ID, and you're ready to make a call. The app uses existing Address Book contacts, meaning you don't have to "enter your contacts from scratch," which is handy. Furthermore, FaceTime for Mac owners will be alerted of an incoming call, even if the application isn't running. You can download FaceTime for Mac via the Mac App Store now, by clicking this link. As mentioned, it's available for $0.99.