Popular group messaging service, HipChat, announced today that its Mac app is finally out of beta and ready for primetime. The good news doesn’t stop just there, though, as the HipChat iOS app has been completely redesigned too.
Both HipChat 2.0 for Mac and HipChat 2.0 for iOS are available now for free. HipChat for Mac finally runs natively on the Mac rather than being powered by AIR, and new features include better performance, vertical tabs, Retina support, Notification Center alerts, and more.
Here are the release notes on the iOS app:
We’ve completely redesigned HipChat for iOS with a focus on usability and performance. Key new features include:
- All-new design
- Left-sidebar displaying open rooms
- Right-sidebar in rooms to view members, browse shared files and links, and search chat history
- Swipe gestures for accessing left and right sidebars
- In-app notifications for new chats and mentions
- Faster uploading of screenshots and pictures
- Source iTunes
- Via HipChat