updated 01:15 pm EDT, Tue June 18, 2013
Solves issues with built-in OS X apps
Flexibits has released Chatology, a new Mac app for users of Messages or iChat. The app is designed to search through chat session content more efficiently than Apple's own tools allow. This includes faster search retrieval, and options to narrow searches to a specific time range. Images and links in conversations are automatically filtered into their own tabs for easier access.
Once the app is installed, users can toggle whether hitting Command-F in Messages or iChat will trigger Chatology instead of the regular Find command. The app costs $20, and requires OS X 10.7.5 or later. A free trial version is also available.