Unlike MSN Messenger which closed its doors to give way to its successor Skype, its ancestor ICQ still exists and has not been abandoned at all since a brand new version has just appeared on the Mac App Store.
Since its takeover by Microsoft, Skype is you can imagine the undisputed leader in multiplatform instant messaging software. However, ICQ does not intend to let it go and offers various rather interesting features such as free audio and video calls, but the lack of active community remains its biggest weakness.
However, contact support on Facebook and Google Talk, and other social networks can allow him to keep his head above water for a while longer… As a reminder, ICQ originally belonged to AOL and was then sold to the Russian firm Mail.ru for nearly 190 millions of dollars.
In addition, the application has been available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for several months, also free of charge: