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This article was published on November 13, 2013


Check out this design concept for Apple’s Messages app on OS X — you’d wish it were real

Check out this design concept for Apple’s Messages app on OS X — you’d wish it were real Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Messages on OS X Mavericks is a nifty feature that lets you chat on any Apple device seamlessly, but its design could do with a facelift — and this is what the designers behind record player-style music app Turnplay have done.

In a design concept created by Ramotion, the Messages app gets a much cleaner interface, with a color scheme that is aligned closely with OS X Mavericks — basically it blends into the desktop.

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Ramotion has also imagined smart indications for statuses such as uploading media, typing and receiving messages. The app will also automatically filter and sync contacts from your address book into various categories, and sync media and messages instantaneously between all iOS devices.

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Messages.app Concept [Behance Gallery]

Thumbnail image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images