FreeChat for Facebook Messenger
Developer: Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
Current Version: 1.1.1
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Download Size: 2.7 MB - Download
FreeChat lets you access Facebook Messenger conveniently. You’ll never miss a message!
Just launch the app and start messaging without even opening your browser.
- Get all your messages without opening Facebook
- Smooth and responsive look and feel
- Always stay logged in and receive notifications
- Awesome looking Dark Theme
- Easily send stickers, photos and enjoy group conversations
- See who's using Messenger and who's active on Facebook.
- Never lose your conversation history or contacts.
Legal Note: FreeChat for Facebook Messenger is a 3rd party app and is not affiliated with Facebook.
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[changed] application Icon: messenger logo removed due to legal issues
[fixed] bug for OS X 10.12 login
[fixed] minor bugs
Most Helpful Reviews
Works great - I am actually pleasantly surprised at how good this app is. You don’t need to have FB open (which I find distracting) and it has all the capabilities of FB messenger (stickers, emojis, gifs, etc). Sometimes when I restart my MacBook or iMac, it asks me to re-log on, but, whatever, not a biggie. I’m giving it 5 stars because it’s free and it’s a great-quality app so far. Update: I still love this app. I think it’s great and I will keep using it.
Great app! But, what’s going on with the power usage? - On my computer, this chat program uses about four times as much power as everything else on the system combined. I’m running lots of tabs in Safari and lots of tabs in Chrome as well as multiple terminal emulators and KVM sessions and Remote Desktops all at the same time, and this is using 70 “Energy Impact” units whatever those are. Nothing else is ever using more than about 15 consistently, this is at 70 and it’s constant. It works great, but it’s just not efficient with its use of my computer and my use of your program will have to stop just due to bad taste in the programming, even if it is convenient for me. Folks, check Energy use in Activity Monitor. If you’re on a desktop you probably don’t care, but I am on a laptop. EDIT: This even happens when I restrict my computer to the low-power Intel GPU using gfxCardStatus. Also, I shouldn’t need my high power GPU for a chat program! Many inefficiencies here. Nice program visually, convenient, perfectly functional and no bugs that I’ve found, but it’s horribly inefficient. A few simple changes could make it a great program for everyone but it’s not suited to laptops right now.
More Reviews for Current Version
Doesn’t like 2-factor auth - The app is good if you’re using a plain old username/password pair (which you shouldn’t unless you want to have your account hacked), but if you’re using a 2-factor auth chain the app simply won’t work. Not sure why it doesn’t use the standard Facebook Auth pages that would get the tokens cleanly, but until it does - its a non starter for more secure connection methodologies.
Works well and keeps improving - I’m giving this app 5 stars because it typically works very well. The updates they’ve been putting out help a lot. My only concern is that it will sometimes glitch out when I try to do “special tasks” like muting conversations or sending/opening videos. Otherwise, it works very well.
Works great - I am actually pleasantly surprised at how good this app is. You don’t need to have FB open (which I find distracting) and it has all the capabilities of FB messenger (stickers, emojis, gifs, etc). Sometimes when I restart my MacBook or iMac, it asks me to re-log on, but, whatever, not a biggie. I’m giving it 5 stars because it’s free and it’s a great-quality app so far.
It's free - It's free, and it runs the Facebook Messenger webpage in an app container that handles notifications, so this app functions just fine for that purpose. There are a few odd flaws, however. Lots of popups when opening and closing the app, which are annoying and can prevent my laptop from shutting down smoothly. It can't do video chat, likely due to it using the native WebKit framework since Facebook complains the feature isn't supported by Safari. The "Dark" theme just changes most backgrounds to a darker color and nothing else, which makes it look very strange and unnatural since the rest of the theme wasn't designed for dark backgrounds. And for some reason, this app requires the dedicated GPU, which drains the battery dramatically on my MacBook Pro. This last problem is what forced me to have to find alternatives. One good thing is that, unlike some paid apps, the left column can be resized to your liking. I'd say this app is perfectly good for anyone who needs a free standalone Facebook Messenger app, but most of the above issues could easily be dealbreakers as they were for me.
Great app, could use a few tweaks but v. impressive - I needed something that allowed me to have Facebook conversations without navigating to Facebook. Politics and the general distraction of Facebook keeps me from my work, so downloading this wa a great solution. My only problem is that the sound kept going although I thought I’d turned it off. Weird. Other than that - great, simple app with not a lot to complain about. Well done!