Messages Beta Redux

I’ve been using Messages Beta since its release and I’ll go ahead and post my thoughts below:

  • Being able to iMessage my friends and especially my wife has been really handy
  • There is no major distinction between people you are chatting with with an IM account or using iMessages
  • The window is large, but I have grown accustomed to it
  • I do not find the moving pictures to be distracting … but I usually have the application minimized
  • It has worked really well for beta software from Apple

Now, I’m not a heavy user of IM and I mainly use it for messaging my wife and a couple of close friends and family members, but I have been really impressed with Messages Beta so far and am looking forward to its final release in Mountain Lion.