headline is not a typo: at long last, after hoards of OS X users have cried out to Apple in vain for a feature to be
added to iChat that other clients have had for what seems like a millennia (I'm Irish. I exaggerate. Sue me) - iChat
now has tabs, thanks to the latest Chax update to v1.4. You have the option
of placing tabs at the top or bottom of a chat window (or not using them at all, of course), and you can also chose
colors for the text in the tab based on whether there is a new message, the user is typing or they've gone offline. I
know I speak for many, many iChat users when I say: thank you, Kent
Another handy new feature in the update is a set of (optional) Chax menu badges to designate which iChat menu features belong to Chax. Of course, there are various bug fixes and tweaks, but what are you waiting for? Go grab the latest Chax update for tabbed iChatting goodness, and while you're at it: leave a donation for Kent's hard work.