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After more than 7 years, Chatology has been discontinued due to major changes with Messages in the upcoming release of macOS Big Sur.

Chatology is no longer available for purchase but should continue to work on macOS Catalina and earlier.

Technical support officially ended on December 31, 2020.

Message search made simple

If you use Messages, you probably know that searching messages to find important info from past chats can be frustrating. Perhaps you couldn't find what you were looking for, or your Mac slowed down so much that you gave up.

Chatology helps you find exactly what you're looking for without frustration. Chatology understands chats from all the favorite services you already use with Messages, such as iMessage, Google Talk, and Jabber.

Filter by images and links

Chatology lets you filter images or links from your messages quickly and easily. Looking for the photo from Tokyo that Anna sent you? Or what about the link to that new restaurant you recently got from Matthew? Filter their chats by images or links to find exactly what you're looking for.


⌘F is now ⌘Fantastic

Press ⌘F from Messages and Chatology opens, ready to search!


Get Chatology for Mac today

The hassle-free way to find your messages.

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  • Supports macOS 10.11 El Capitan through macOS 10.15 Catalina