Portable iChat icon

Portable iChat

How to install

Drag Portable iChat folder to your portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also to your internal hard disk) as long as it has enough free space (at least 1Mb). The amount of space needed depends from size of your Preferences folder (see Copy local preferences).

Portable iChat background dmg screenshot

Running Portable iChat

Requires OS X 10.4.2 or later.
Double click on Portable iChat icon will open a local copy of iChat using Preferences stored on your portable drive. A pop up window inform you that Portable iChat open and quit with success.

Open OK popup window Quit OK popup window

Only one copy of iChat can be run at a time.

If a local copy of iChat is running a window alert you. Clicking OK button will quit Portable iChat allowing you to quit running iChat. When local copy of iChat is closed you can reopen Portable iChat.

Already running alert window