We’re happy to announce that our new Mac app is open for beta testing. We’ve completely re-written and redesigned HipChat from the ground up. Written natively for Mac, it’s faster, lighter, and integrates deeply with OS X.
What’s new in the native app?
Built for speed and performance.
Everything is faster in the new app — signing in, loading conversations, sending messages, scrolling, even typing. Best of all, your Mac isn’t working harder. The new client uses almost 5x less CPU than the legacy AIR client.
A new left sidebar organizes your chats vertically so you can have more than 3x as many chats open at once. Every tab has the same amount of horizontal space so you can view the full names of all your open rooms and quickly see exactly which rooms require your attention.
OS X ready
A native Mac client opens the door to many awesome OS X features: fullscreen mode, stay updated with your teammates through Apple’s notification center, and enjoy crystal clear display with Retina support.
Download and give us your feedback
But seriously, the app is still in beta and there are some features coming but we wanted to get you the beta as quickly as we could. We’d greatly appreciate if you report any feedback or bugs.
Dear Linux and Windows Users, we haven’t forgotten about you.
Native apps for Windows and Linux are on their way. So leave us your email address, and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re ready for beta testing.