After a long wait, Google decided to throw Picasa finally at the Mac community. Google announced that Picasa will be available for Mac users starting 5 January. Of course, Picasa starts off as a Beta for the Mac, but hey, that’s Google’s tradition. Google Picasa is a good picture manager with a web component. Shortly, Picasa can edit, organize your digital photos with the option of sharing them to your friends using the Picasa portal. You can sync your entire photo library with your Picasa account and as any Google App, you can manage it using your gmail account.
Basically, the Picasa for Mac has almost the same features as Picasa 3.0 for Windows, one exception being the webcam capture feature. Also, being a Beta doesn’t mean it’s full of bugs, using it almost 2h, I’ve found out that worked as flawlessly as its Windows counterpart. While not as popular as Fickr, community wise, Picasa is still a very mature platform that’s worth considering.